BEREA — John Dorsey’s fingerprints remain all over the Kansas City Chiefs, and already, Chiefs coach Andy Reid says, they are all over the Browns.

“You just watch how things get turned around there,” Reid said.

Reid's Chiefs bring a 7-1 record to Cleveland 16 months after firing Dorsey, whose long relationship with Reid dates to the 1980s Green Bay Packers.

Reid, 60, made it clear who assembled the Chiefs' roster from 2013-17, the years when the nucleus of the 2018 team was acquired.

“John picked ’em,” Reid said. “Yeah. He picked ’em.”

Reid credits Brett Veach with a big assist on the drafting of quarterback Patrick Mahomes, but does not minimize Dorsey’s role.

“Brett wore ‘Dors’ and I out over this guy,” Reid said. “Every five minutes, he was talking about him. We said, ‘You know what? This guy’s pretty good.’

“You guys were the same way [with Dorsey spending a No. 1 pick on Baker Mayfield]. You put on the tape and it tells you the story. The National Football League is very fortunate to have both of ‘em.

“With Patrick, we got to know him. We watched the film. There was nothing not to like.”

Whether Dorsey clashed with rising star Veach remains a mystery. Reid was asked Wednesday to clear the air as to why Dorsey was pushed out and replaced by Veach.

“I’m friends with John. I’ve been friends with John. I leave it at that,” Reid said. “Things happen. They happen. I have the utmost respect for John. You just watch …”

Mahomes, who leads the NFL with 26 touchdown passes, has become the face of the Chiefs. Dorsey arranged to draft him at No. 10 overall in 2017, obtaining the pick from the Buffalo Bills in exchange for picks at No. 27 and No. 91 in 2017 and a first-round pick in 2018 that turned into a No. 22.

Mahomes said he got to know Dorsey during the 2017 pre-draft process and the month-plus after the draft. Dorsey was fired in June 2017.

″‘Dors’ is an awesome guy,” Mahomes said. “He is the guy who put the pick in and got me. He’s an awesome talent evaluator and guy. It was nice to get to know him for the little amount of time.”

Dorsey and Reid arrived in Kansas City together in 2013, after a five-year stretch when the Chiefs were 29-67. In the six seasons since Dorsey was hired, the record is 60-28.

Dorsey, of course, is not part of the 2018 Chiefs, but most of his key acquisitions are. In addition to Mahomes, the group includes:

• Running back Kareem Hunt, who ranks second in the AFC with 854 rushing-receiving yards. Dorsey drafted Hunt at No. 86 overall in 2017. Sashi Brown’s Browns passed on him five times, picking Myles Garrett, Jabrill Peppers, David Njoku, DeShone Kizer and Larry Ogunjobi within the top 65.

• Wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who ranks second in the AFC with 705 receiving yards and second in the NFL with seven receiving touchdowns. Dorsey drafted him at No. 165 overall in 2016, after the Browns had picked wide receivers Corey Coleman at No. 15, Ricardo Louis at No. 114 and Jordan Payton at No. 154.

• Tight end Travis Kelce, who leads AFC tight ends with 642 receiving yards. Dorsey drafted him at No. 63 overall in 2013.

• Right tackle Mitchell Schwartz. Since arriving from the Browns as a free agent, he has made 40 consecutive starts.

• Left tackle Eric Fisher, who has played every down this year, was a No. 1 overall pick in 2013.

• No. 2 running back Spencer Ware arrived as an undrafted free agent in 2014.

• Wide receiver Chris Conley was a third-round pick in 2015.

• Starting linebacker Dee Ford was a first-round pick in 2014.

• Starting cornerback Steve Nelson was a third-round pick in 2015.

• Starting defensive end Chris Jones was a second-round pick in 2016.

The list goes on.

“John picked ’em,” Reid said. “He’s picking ’em now. That’s why I’m telling you. You’re in good hands.”