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Hercules Rockefeller
04-17-2009, 10:09 AM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/04/notes-from-lombardi-mock-draft/

12. Denver Broncos: B.J. Raji, DT, Boston College The Broncos have to rebuild their defense and specifically their defensive line. Getting Raji is a huge bonus.

18. Denver Broncos: Tyson Jackson, DE, LSU Two defensive linemen make sense for the rebuilding Denver defense.

And unless I missed it, no Rey Rey in the 1st round

no-pseudo-fan
04-17-2009, 10:21 AM
The funny thing is, neither of those two picks will be an impact this year.

Kaylore
04-17-2009, 10:26 AM
The funny thing is, neither of those two picks will be an impact this year.

I'd rather take the impact player for twelve years but takes awhile to get going than the guy that flashes in his first year and then settles out. LaVar Arrington...I mean Rey Maualuga.

Oh yes...I went there.

TheReverend
04-17-2009, 10:35 AM
Oh that just plain disgusts me on so many levels Khan...

BroncoMan4ever
04-17-2009, 10:52 AM
The funny thing is, neither of those two picks will be an impact this year.

i am fine with the Jackson pick, but at 18 i would much rather get Matthews because he will come in and have immediate impact.

i think Jackson will be able to start at DE this season and won't get notice or praise, but will be fine, and Matthews will be a possible DROY candidate at the end of the season.

meangene
04-17-2009, 10:52 AM
The funny thing is, neither of those two picks will be an impact this year.

Really? I think they are both instant starters on our defense.

gyldenlove
04-17-2009, 10:53 AM
The funny thing is, neither of those two picks will be an impact this year.

Depends how you define impact. It is true that neither one will get double digit sacks or get any pro bowl consideration, it is actually quite likely that neither one will start 16 games. However I beileve that drafting these 2 guys would improve our defensive front and the impact would be noticible, especially in the run game. Tyson Jackson is an excellent run defender.

Punisher
04-17-2009, 10:56 AM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/04/notes-from-lombardi-mock-draft/

12. Denver Broncos: B.J. Raji, DT, Boston College The Broncos have to rebuild their defense and specifically their defensive line. Getting Raji is a huge bonus.

18. Denver Broncos: Tyson Jackson, DE, LSU Two defensive linemen make sense for the rebuilding Denver defense.

And unless I missed it, no Rey Rey in the 1st round

I'll jump for joy if this happens

no-pseudo-fan
04-17-2009, 11:03 AM
I'd rather take the impact player for twelve years but takes awhile to get going than the guy that flashes in his first year and then settles out. LaVar Arrington...I mean Rey Maualuga.

Oh yes...I went there.

;D

You are still drafting potential. I love Raji, and I hope we do get him at 12, but he is going to get handled his first year or two in the league. LaVar was a athletic freak that lack love for the game and had injury problems, he was also a OLB. The first DE off the board did so much better....Courtney Brown. The first MLB off the board sucked......Brian Urlacher, he is a liability in the passing game.

no-pseudo-fan
04-17-2009, 11:04 AM
Depends how you define impact. It is true that neither one will get double digit sacks or get any pro bowl consideration, it is actually quite likely that neither one will start 16 games. However I beileve that drafting these 2 guys would improve our defensive front and the impact would be noticible, especially in the run game. Tyson Jackson is an excellent run defender.

Maybe. I am just saying that D Lineman have a very high bust rate.

Killericon
04-17-2009, 11:07 AM
I'd be ecstatic about this.

BroncoLifer
04-17-2009, 11:22 AM
I'll jump for joy if this happens

Amen.

LittleFloyd
04-17-2009, 11:44 AM
I'd rather take the impact player for twelve years but takes awhile to get going than the guy that flashes in his first year and then settles out. LaVar Arrington...I mean Rey Maualuga.

Oh yes...I went there.


Well said. I'm thinking in 3 years Rey Rey will be 290 pounds and selling cell phones in a mall.

gyldenlove
04-17-2009, 11:51 AM
Maybe. I am just saying that D Lineman have a very high bust rate.

They are still better than WRs and QBs.

BroncoMan4ever
04-17-2009, 12:57 PM
I'll jump for joy if this happens

i like it, i am just still really unsure about Raji. and i want an OLB (Matthews) to take the starting spot away from Boss.

cmhargrove
04-17-2009, 01:11 PM
i like it, i am just still really unsure about Raji. and i want an OLB (English) to take the starting spot away from Boss.

I fixed it for you....

chickennob2
04-17-2009, 01:21 PM
i like it, i am just still really unsure about Raji. and i want an OLB (Barwin) to take the starting spot away from Boss.

I fixed it for you....


There, really fixed

cmhargrove
04-17-2009, 01:28 PM
There, really fixed

I love the Barwin pick - in the second round. The guy is awesome and has oodles of potential, but he will be an inexperienced convert. A very good selection in the second round. A gamble at 18.

I love Barwin and would love to see him available at our 48 pick. I honestly think he has the size/athleticism/smarts to play all four LB positions.

Drek
04-17-2009, 02:30 PM
The funny thing is, neither of those two picks will be an impact this year.

How the hell not?

Tyson Jackson is a better 5-tech right now than anyone on our roster. He'd be an every down starter from day one.

BJ Raji would immediately take close to 50% of the snaps in the 3-4 front's NT position, splitting time with Ron Fields, and when we go to a 4-3 front (in the hybrid that we will probably be running) he'd take over 75% of the snaps as he can be a rare NT who can penetrate.

Jackson could step in and start for a lot of 3-4 defenses in this league, even good ones. The fact that Raji would start isn't something to be proud of, but its pretty safe to bet he could take a good number of snaps away from Ron Fields and whomever else we might consider for the NT job.

Triplelefthook
04-17-2009, 02:47 PM
i would love this but i don't see Raji getting past Green Bay.

SonOfLe-loLang
04-17-2009, 03:22 PM
i like it, i am just still really unsure about Raji. and i want an OLB (Matthews) to take the starting spot away from Boss.

I keep forgetting Boss is even on the team.

cmhargrove
04-17-2009, 03:28 PM
I keep forgetting Boss is even on the team.

Let's just hope they reach an injury settlement by training camp...

Los Broncos
04-17-2009, 05:47 PM
I seen a mock where they had SD picking Rey Rey, don't know if there's any truth to that.

eddie mac
04-17-2009, 07:29 PM
The funny thing is, neither of those two picks will be an impact this year.

Wrong on both counts actually.

BroncoMan4ever
04-17-2009, 09:05 PM
There, really fixed

no, because Barwin is not worth the number 18 pick. he has a ****load of potential, but for a 1st rounder, he needs to be ready to have impact on day 1. Barwin is really raw and will need a season or 2 before he is of any use.

i can live with the English pick, but want Matthews. i see that guy and just think of a new version of Romanowski.

lex
04-17-2009, 09:14 PM
no, because Barwin is not worth the number 18 pick. he has a ****load of potential, but for a 1st rounder, he needs to be ready to have impact on day 1. Barwin is really raw and will need a season or 2 before he is of any use.

i can live with the English pick, but want Matthews. i see that guy and just think of a new version of Romanowski.

The thing is though, Bill Romanowski was drafted in the 3rd Rd (80th). While he outplayed where he was drafted, was he really #18 good?

BroncoMan4ever
04-17-2009, 10:53 PM
The thing is though, Bill Romanowski was drafted in the 3rd Rd (80th). While he outplayed where he was drafted, was he really #18 good?

an intimidating LB that hit like a truck, lived and breathed football all day everyday, was a leader, got more out of his teammates, brought a physical nature to the defense, got into QBs heads and caused mental mistakes, and made ball carriers fear going across the middle.

Yes that is 1st round good. if i was in charge of drafting and if i thought i could get a guy(Matthews) that will be even 90% of what Romo was for the next 10 years for our defense, i would take him at number 18 in a heartbeat.

OrangeRising
04-17-2009, 11:47 PM
Since we're dreaming, I would take a Romanowski clone at 12 if the future could be told.

I guess I'm the only remaining hold-out for Sanchez at 12 if he's available even though it's a waiting game with a rookie QB, but even then, if Raji was also on the board (yes, I know, unlikely), you almost have to go with the defensive side of the ball.

The troubling thing to me is that DTs have a pretty steep learning curve, as do QBs, but good LBs tend to play right out of the box.

The Broncos need help now, this year. I suppose there is a good argument for building over a couple of years, but I'd like to see someone drafted very early who can have an immediate impact.