For Broncos’ assistant Ejiro Evero, executive Kelly Kleine, face time with NFL owners a valuable experience

If Broncos defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero becomes a head coach or executive director of football operations Kelly Kleine becomes the NFL’s first female general manager, they may point to this past week’s inaugural Coach and Front Office Accelerator as an important launching point.

Held over two days at the league’s spring meeting in Atlanta, more than 60 diverse head coach and general manager candidates attended development sessions, listened to speakers and, most notably, met with team owners.

The goal: Develop a more diverse hiring pipeline. This year, the NFL has five minority head coaches and general managers apiece.

“The league is trying to make a change and it was a really great event,” Kleine said in a phone interview with The Post. “It was really, really good for all of us (participants) to meet each other, too. You got to meet the owners and know them personally, but it was huge for potential head coaches and GMs just to get to know each other because these are the people hopefully getting hired eventually and boom, you have connections.”

Among the main speakers were owners Jerry Jones (Dallas), Robert Kraft (New England), Clark Hunt (Kansas City) and Art Rooney II (Pittsburgh), Indianapolis coach Frank Reich, Atlanta president/CEO Rich McKay and from outside the NFL, Marvin Ellison, the chairman, president and CEO of Lowe’s.

Breakout sessions included meetings with the league’s Management Council (salary cap) and the Diversity Advisory Committee and workshop-type…

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