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Vegas_Bronco
04-25-2009, 03:45 PM
The Mo you will all get to Kno! Whether you like this pick or not, he was one of the best players in the draft. He provides our backfield with the speed that is needed to break a game open. Covering him, Royal, Marshall and Sheff will be pure hell for defenses!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5Tvu9Cx9PQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wz7i3ET5lg


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Knowshon Moreno, RB, Georgia

</TD></TR><TR borderColor=#f6f6f6><TD width=60>Height:

</TD><TD width=60>5-10</TD><TD width=100>RB Rank:


</TD><TD>1</TD></TR><TR borderColor=#f6f6f6><TD width=60>Weight:


</TD><TD width=60>217</TD><TD width=100>Overall Rank:


</TD><TD>19 </TD></TR><TR borderColor=#f6f6f6><TD width=60>Year:


</TD><TD width=60>So</TD><TD width=100>40 Time:


</TD><TD>4.61</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR><TD><TABLE class=leftnavin cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR borderColor=#f6f6f6><TD colSpan=4>Top 4 teams likely targeting Knowshon Moreno.


</TD></TR><TR borderColor=#f6f6f6><TD width=5></TD><TD width=200>Team</TD><TD width=50># Drafts</TD><TD>%</TD></TR><TR borderColor=#f6f6f6><TD width=5></TD><TD width=200>Philadelphia Eagles (http://www.fantasyfootballjungle.com/y/nfl-draft/teams/index.php?steam=Phi), Pick 21</TD><TD width=50>77</TD><TD>39.1</TD></TR><TR borderColor=#f6f6f6><TD width=5></TD><TD width=200>Arizona Cardinals (http://www.fantasyfootballjungle.com/y/nfl-draft/teams/index.php?steam=Ari), Pick 31</TD><TD width=50>29</TD><TD>14.7</TD></TR><TR borderColor=#f6f6f6><TD width=5></TD><TD width=200>San Diego Chargers (http://www.fantasyfootballjungle.com/y/nfl-draft/teams/index.php?steam=SD), Pick 16</TD><TD width=50>19</TD><TD>9.6</TD></TR><TR borderColor=#f6f6f6><TD width=5></TD><TD width=200>New York Jets (http://www.fantasyfootballjungle.com/y/nfl-draft/teams/index.php?steam=NYJ), Pick 17</TD><TD width=50>17</TD><TD>8.6</TD></TR><TR borderColor=#f6f6f6><TD colSpan=4><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD width=15></TD><TD width=120>Pick Chart (http://www.fantasyfootballjungle.com/y/2009-nfl-draft/prospects/pchart.php?pid=1348) http://www.fantasyfootballjungle.com/images/chart.gif (http://www.fantasyfootballjungle.com/y/2009-nfl-draft/prospects/pchart.php?pid=1348)


</TD><TD width=20></TD><TD>Ranking Charts (http://www.fantasyfootballjungle.com/y/2009-nfl-draft/prospects/hchart.php?pid=1348) http://www.fantasyfootballjungle.com/images/chart.gif (http://www.fantasyfootballjungle.com/y/2009-nfl-draft/prospects/hchart.php?pid=1348)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR><TD><TABLE class=leftnavin cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR borderColor=#f6f6f6><TD>Knowshon Moreno Scouting Report by Tom Matthew (quiksilver99@verizon.net)


</TD></TR><TR borderColor=#f6f6f6><TD>Pros: Great latteral speed, cuts on the dime. Great on punt return. Perfect ratio of speed and strength. Phenominal vision and intuitive decisions. Outstanding ability to break tackles and make defenders miss. Precise and confident under pressure. </TD></TR><TR borderColor=#f6f6f6><TD>Cons: The only negative aspect to his game is his size. Moreno lacks the NFL's ideal size but certainly makes up for it with his power.</TD></TR><TR borderColor=#f6f6f6><TD>Overall: Knowshon Moreno has the speed, strength, and ability to finish a run through, and gets up right away to get to his next touch. He is the top RB prospect this year and will make an immediate impact on the league next year. Projected to be taken some where in the teens but will instantly have a positive effect on whatever team takes him.</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR><TD><TABLE class=leftnavin cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR borderColor=#f6f6f6><TD>Knowshon Moreno Scouting Report by Raj (extremeraj44@yahoo.com)


</TD></TR><TR borderColor=#f6f6f6><TD>Pros: Pros: Great competitor. Has that tremendous ability to make cuts on a dime without losing speed. Great vision and instincts. Played behind an average offensive line, and still put up good numbers. Also, very underrated as a receiver out of the backfield. </TD></TR><TR borderColor=#f6f6f6><TD>Cons: Cons: Does not have top end speed and lacks ideal size at only 511 208. Only has two years of experience under his belt, and may benefit from another year.</TD></TR><TR borderColor=#f6f6f6><TD>Overall: Moreno may be the most complete running back that is draft eligible. Reminds me of a Marion Barber-type player. Look for him to go in the mid-first round, and come in and make a splash right away in his rookie year. </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR><TD><TABLE class=leftnavin cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR borderColor=#f6f6f6><TD>Knowshon Moreno Scouting Report by Mild Burden (MildBurden@gmail.com)


</TD></TR><TR borderColor=#f6f6f6><TD>Pros: Explosive against high level talent. Good speed, hands and playmaking ability.</TD></TR><TR borderColor=#f6f6f6><TD>Cons: Lacks ideal size. Combine numbers won't be great. Can he handle carrying the load?</TD></TR><TR borderColor=#f6f6f6><TD>Overall: Plays faster than his timed speed. Seems to step up when a play is needed. Overall fantastic RB with only questions regarding his durabilty.</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>http://www.fantasyfootballjungle.com/nfl_draft_prospect/Knowshon_Moreno/1348


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epicSocialism4tw
04-25-2009, 04:11 PM
Moreno is a good player. I was initially disappointed by the pick but after the Broncos got Ayers with #18, it made this one make more sense.

Moreno was the best back in the draft, and adds an explosive pass-catching element out of the backfield in the spread.

I should have seen this one coming, as the Patriots are known for this type of player in their offense. Its important for them to have a playmaker at all levels of the receiving game. That's now what the Broncos have.

Moreno can also pound the ball off of the tackles, so this pick could end up being beneficial.

Hopefull the Broncos look at DT, LB and S for the remainder of the draft.

scttgrd
04-25-2009, 04:21 PM
A mess either way you look at it. The team had needs and none were met in the first two pics. Sure, the back four might have a chance but without a front three the back four the will get blown up. Lots of tackles down field coming.

LonghornBronco
04-25-2009, 04:22 PM
I was also a bit dissapointed with the pick but probably the only other player that makes sense there is Jenkins, so not much left at that point.

epicSocialism4tw
04-25-2009, 04:24 PM
A mess either way you look at it. The team had needs and none were met in the first two pics. Sure, the back four might have a chance but without a front three the back four the will get blown up. Lots of tackles down field coming.

...just like last season.

scttgrd
04-25-2009, 04:31 PM
...just like last season.

I know, this will be a mess. I am looking to middle of the year and the mess this team will be. Who will still be slobbing on the knob then. I want long term success but this isn't the way to go.

TennBronco
04-25-2009, 04:32 PM
My favorite Knowshon video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZKTaC9-jDQ

scttgrd
04-25-2009, 04:38 PM
My favorite Knowshon video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZKTaC9-jDQ


Ohhh, squisshhy. A punching bag, great pic McDaniels. I am thinking there is no fear of Orton, welcome to 8 in the box Beano.

cartel
04-25-2009, 05:29 PM
I love this pick so much that I just bought a replica black out georgia moreno jersey. nice number and out of georgia just like champ and td.

BroncoMan4ever
04-25-2009, 05:39 PM
Moreno is a good player. I was initially disappointed by the pick but after the Broncos got Ayers with #18, it made this one make more sense.

Moreno was the best back in the draft, and adds an explosive pass-catching element out of the backfield in the spread.

I should have seen this one coming, as the Patriots are known for this type of player in their offense. Its important for them to have a playmaker at all levels of the receiving game. That's now what the Broncos have.

Moreno can also pound the ball off of the tackles, so this pick could end up being beneficial.

Hopefull the Broncos look at DT, LB and S for the remainder of the draft.


i like Moreno, but i would like him even more if he could put on a few more pounds of muscle and play at around 220

extralife
04-25-2009, 06:02 PM
Well, the last time we picked a Georgia back worked out pretty well for us, so there's something.

Kaylore
04-25-2009, 06:09 PM
Knowshon is this years Forte! He can pass protect and make some great plays in the passing game! :thumbsup:

Popps
04-25-2009, 06:15 PM
3 out of 4 picks were on D, so if our staff didn't see good value at 12 on D, I understand taking the most talented runner in college football. McDaniels has just ensured that his starting QB will now have a great line, a great set of receivers and a top flight RB. In other words, this falls in line with the Pats philosophy. Set your QB up for success.

That, plus three apparently very solid picks for the defense, and I'm not too upset. I may have done it differently, but isn't that always the case on draft day?

Keep in mind the addition of Dawkins, Fields, Davis plus these guys... and we're looking at 6 new faces on defense, right there... with more to come. It's not as if we're not making upgrades.

I'm also of the mindset that the scheme switch will immediately improve at least two of our defensive players, maybe three.

This is what building a winning franchise looks like, folks. It's not always bells and whistles.

Though, the best runner in the NCAA isn't exactly a boring pick, either.

extralife
04-25-2009, 06:21 PM
McDaniels has just ensured that his starting QB will now have a great line, a great set of receivers and a top flight RB. In other words, this falls in line with the Pats philosophy. Set your QB up for success.

I don't understand why people think this is the "Patriot philosohpy." It's not. For years Brady didn't have weapons. He only got weapons when the Pats perceived value in trading picks for Moss and Welker (and Corey Dillon earlier). The Pats' philosophy is to stockpile draft picks and bring in talented veterans that are either versatile, or have character issues that the Pats believe they can overcome.

epicSocialism4tw
04-25-2009, 06:25 PM
3 out of 4 picks were on D, so if our staff didn't see good value at 12 on D, I understand taking the most talented runner in college football. McDaniels has just ensured that his starting QB will now have a great line, a great set of receivers and a top flight RB. In other words, this falls in line with the Pats philosophy. Set your QB up for success

Kyle Orton is the Broncos' QB.

The only way that he has success is if success does not depend on him.

That, plus three apparently very solid picks for the defense, and I'm not too upset. I may have done it differently, but isn't that always the case on draft day?

Oh...you mean like maybe NOT giving up your first rounder next year for a 5'9" DB taken in the 2nd round after pushing Dre Bly out of the door?

Keep in mind the addition of Dawkins, Fields, Davis plus these guys... and we're looking at 6 new faces on defense, right there... with more to come. It's not as if we're not making upgrades.

Upgrades? You sure are jumping through hoops to prop up McD.

I'm also of the mindset that the scheme switch will immediately improve at least two of our defensive players, maybe three.

Ah. So its magic dust that will make our defense better, eh? That's something to be confident about!

This is what building a winning franchise looks like, folks. It's not always bells and whistles.

This is NOT a winning franchise right now, and with these types of moves it doesnt look like it will be.

Though, the best runner in the NCAA isn't exactly a boring pick, either.

Maybe not boring, but it should be questioned and not blindly appreciated like you are seem to do with McD's string of bumbled messes.

Killericon
04-25-2009, 06:26 PM
Him and Hillis should make a great tandem.

epicSocialism4tw
04-25-2009, 06:48 PM
Him and Hillis should make a great tandem.

Hillis may be gone.

Sassy
04-25-2009, 07:11 PM
I hope not. I love Hillis.

chex
04-25-2009, 07:19 PM
Hillis may be gone.

And you say this why?

Or do you mean to say you hope Hillis is gone so you can have something else to complain about.

Sassy
04-25-2009, 07:46 PM
http://www.denverbroncosproshop.com/main_objgroup.cfm?nCategoryID=16&nObjGroupID=316&sAuxTitle=09%20Draft%20Party&utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=Main%2Banner&utm_campaign=Draft%2BParty%2BBlowout&emc=el&m=371775&l=14&v=e80480f222

Weird...light orange and black letters?

Popps
04-25-2009, 08:12 PM
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TheDave
04-25-2009, 08:18 PM
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McDman
04-25-2009, 08:34 PM
Hillis may be gone.

Why make that up?

mhgaffney
04-25-2009, 08:50 PM
Remember, Moreno is only a red shirt sophomore.

The kid is still growing -- and he will surely gain more weight.

wandlc
04-25-2009, 09:03 PM
Now when Hillis comes in and plays in the single back set he can be considered a change of pace back since he is faster than Moreno.

Inkana7
04-25-2009, 09:33 PM
Love the pick.

Vegas_Bronco
04-25-2009, 09:55 PM
I love those screen plays and crossing routes - the guy can do it all and makes even the best SEC defense look silly.

WABronco
04-25-2009, 11:34 PM
http://cdn3.sbnation.com/fan_shot_images/45010/031909_pday_moreno02_ts.jpg

He's so manly!

Popps
04-26-2009, 01:12 AM
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Holy ****. Watch this run. Even funnier, the commentator says he "doesn't have great speed" as he's blasting by a guy looking like he was shot out of a cannon.

(Just noticed someone did a spoof of this where they looped the announcers, too. LOL)

ZONA
04-26-2009, 01:52 AM
Terrell Davis didn't have great speed either but he moved the chains, broke off huge chunks left and right and found the end zone often. For me, I'd rather have a guy with good to decent top end speed but can reach his top speed in 3 steps showing incredible burst then a strider who may run a 4.3 but takes 5 steps to reach his top speed.

In plain language, you can keep the back that wins the 40 yard dash, I'll take the one that wins the 20 yard dash.

Popps
04-26-2009, 02:08 AM
Yea, I would have never guessed he timed slow watching him play. He blows by people. How does a "slow" RB bust off so many long runs? He's game-fast, as they say.

This guy has a real arsenal of moves. Reminds me of Tiki Barber, for some reason.

WABronco
04-26-2009, 09:14 AM
Yea, I would have never guessed he timed slow watching him play. He blows by people. How does a "slow" RB bust off so many long runs? He's game-fast, as they say.

This guy has a real arsenal of moves. Reminds me of Tiki Barber, for some reason.

Tiki Barber without the pussy, perhaps.

OABB
04-26-2009, 09:27 AM
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I can't believe someone put in a run of him in a video game. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time...

Sassy
04-26-2009, 10:33 AM
Moreno on now...like this guy!
Was surprised Denver took him at 12
Is excited to be in Denver.
Very "team" oriented.
Excited to get going and work hard.
Talked about studying the playbook every night.
Hasn't met TD...LOL!


128 TD's in HS! WOW!

frerottenextelway
04-26-2009, 10:35 AM
Moreno on now...like this guy!
Very "team" oriented.
128 TD's in HS! WOW!

Seems like a very nice and likeable guy. Glad to have someone to cheer for.

Dagmar
04-26-2009, 10:36 AM
This kid says EVERYTHING right. That was a tremendous interview.

lex
04-26-2009, 11:10 AM
Im not 100% sold on the pick. Moreno is good player. Ive seen a lot of him as I watch a lot of SEC. The lack of top end speed bothers me but Im really trying to get behind this. At the very least Im glad we got out of that "we dont need to draft a RB in the first mentality". I just expect a first round back to run better than a 4.6.

epicSocialism4tw
04-26-2009, 07:09 PM
And you say this why?

It was rumored that Hillis does not fit the McD scheme and was on the block.

Inkana7
04-26-2009, 07:30 PM
He's awesome. He's shifty and crazy athletic but at the same time he runs with strength and authority. He finishes runs and is not denied at the goal line. He's a smart kid, a good leader, and his energy is contagious.

The lack of speed doesn't concern me in the least.

TheDave
04-26-2009, 07:34 PM
http://www.denverbroncos.com/page.php?id=349&videoID=3270&type=broncosTV&year=&month=

Here's his press conferece from today... REAL likeable kid, should be an easy one to root for.

worm
04-26-2009, 07:46 PM
http://www.denverbroncosproshop.com/main_objgroup.cfm?nCategoryID=16&nObjGroupID=316&sAuxTitle=09%20Draft%20Party&utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=Main%2Banner&utm_campaign=Draft%2BParty%2BBlowout&emc=el&m=371775&l=14&v=e80480f222

Weird...light orange and black letters?

I love how this link takes you to a Broncos flask for sale.

Seems appropriate.

Vegas_Bronco
04-27-2009, 12:27 AM
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lex
04-27-2009, 12:31 AM
I don't understand why people think this is the "Patriot philosohpy." It's not. For years Brady didn't have weapons. He only got weapons when the Pats perceived value in trading picks for Moss and Welker (and Corey Dillon earlier). The Pats' philosophy is to stockpile draft picks and bring in talented veterans that are either versatile, or have character issues that the Pats believe they can overcome.

LOL...children are so cute when theyre young and dont know any better.

lex
04-27-2009, 12:33 AM
More Pics:

That second pic is sweet. It was one of his best runs.

Taco John
04-27-2009, 12:56 AM
Moreno and Hillis together in the same backfield. Mind blowing!

Of all things, this is what I'm most looking forward to.

BroncoDoug
04-27-2009, 01:13 AM
Well, the last time we picked a Georgia back worked out pretty well for us, so there's something.

Olandis Gary??? He was okay I guess, for one season maybe...

lex
04-27-2009, 01:27 AM
Moreno on now...like this guy!
Was surprised Denver took him at 12
Is excited to be in Denver.
Very "team" oriented.
Excited to get going and work hard.
Talked about studying the playbook every night.
Hasn't met TD...LOL!


128 TD's in HS! WOW!

Yeah, I dont think TD looks back on his time at Georgia fondly. He played at Georgia during an era where his coach was in love with Eric Zeier. I remember them throwing the ball a ton and getting killed by Florida on a routine basis in those days. Goff ended up getting fired not long after that I think.

lex
04-27-2009, 01:27 AM
Olandis Gary??? He was okay I guess, for one season maybe...



Yeah, too bad he got hurt.

DenVa BroncHoos
04-27-2009, 10:43 AM
What ya think: Jersey # for Moreno? 27, 30, 33, 37 or 38?? Currently avail. Gotta be TD right? or too much pressure? Or maybe 33? 27 for atwater?

oubronco
04-27-2009, 11:01 AM
What ya think: Jersey # for Moreno? 27, 30, 33, 37 or 38?? Currently avail. Gotta be TD right? or too much pressure? Or maybe 33? 27 for atwater?

I'm sorry but #27 should be retired

penguintheory
04-27-2009, 11:58 AM
KnowMo is going to be a workhorse.

lex
04-27-2009, 12:12 PM
What ya think: Jersey # for Moreno? 27, 30, 33, 37 or 38?? Currently avail. Gotta be TD right? or too much pressure? Or maybe 33? 27 for atwater?

34

Broncoman13
04-27-2009, 12:20 PM
Yea, I would have never guessed he timed slow watching him play. He blows by people. How does a "slow" RB bust off so many long runs? He's game-fast, as they say.

This guy has a real arsenal of moves. Reminds me of Tiki Barber, for some reason.

That's exactly how I felt about Moreno. Every game I watched with him the announcers always talked about his lack of speed. Every game I watched I thought, he's plenty quick. He's not a long strider so maybe that's why he doesn't hvae that long speed, but his playing speed and quickness are great and his body control, vision, and elusiveness are second to none!

Broncoman13
04-27-2009, 01:01 PM
Just watched the interviews for Knowshon Moreno, Robert Ayers, and Alphonso Smith. I'm torn. I can't decide whether I like Knowshon better or Alphonso Smith better??? Still not real sure on Ayers. I'm not convinced he wanted to be here. I'm not convinced he isn't just putting on a good front the past year to play the game and get drafted higher. I'll tell you this much, I'm liking our first day a little more. Ayers and McBath are still the question marks in my mind and I think that Knowshon and Smith will become fan favorites in no time. In fact, I think McD owes Moreno, Ayers, and Smith lunch for the great interviews they gave. Very well spoken and the message was outstanding! If you guys haven't listened to their press conferences you should. And do me a favor and help me decide between Knowshon and Alphonso Smith.

Alphonso has taken on the nickname of PrimeTime. A big Deion Sanders fan, it is more of a joke than anything. Perhaps a new one is due to him.

cutthemdown
04-27-2009, 01:05 PM
My favorite Knowshon video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZKTaC9-jDQ

How did Knowshon do after that hit? Do you remember? did he continue on to run hard and play well?

OBF1
04-27-2009, 01:30 PM
Where are all of these "Experts" getting their info??? His weakness is "Ideal NFL size" Get real Ladainian Tomlinson is 5-10 221lbs or 4 freekin pounds heavier than Special K

Kaylore
04-27-2009, 01:36 PM
He reminds me of Matt Forte. He has good hands and can pass protect very well. There were people on this site who argued with me when I said Forte was going to be good. I'm telling you guys, Knowshon will do more for this team than you realize.

lex
04-27-2009, 01:38 PM
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Holy ****. Watch this run. Even funnier, the commentator says he "doesn't have great speed" as he's blasting by a guy looking like he was shot out of a cannon.

(Just noticed someone did a spoof of this where they looped the announcers, too. LOL)

He barely pulled away from a LB on that play. The guy has really has really good balance and is really nimble so he will be able to spring himself on some runs by being able to make subtle cuts while slowing down minimally. The catch, is that he will also get tracked down a lot. Its a trade off. He will give himself opportunities that RBs who are only fast cant pull off but he will get caught from behind on his share of those.

Broncoman13
04-27-2009, 01:41 PM
Where are all of these "Experts" getting their info??? His weakness is "Ideal NFL size" Get real Ladainian Tomlinson is 5-10 221lbs or 4 freekin pounds heavier than Special K

Knowshon said he would like to play at 210. He feels that is his ideal weight. He said he can play heavier if he needs to but prefers 210.

Other notables around the same size:

Willie Parker, 5'10, 210
Adrian Peterson, 6'1, 217
DeAngelo Williams, 5'9, 217 (He was 205 when he entered the league)
Thomas Jones 5'10, 215
Clinton Portis, 5'11, 221 (He came into the league at 195 and it was rumored that by the time he finished his rookie season here in Denver he was down to 185!)
Steve Slaton, 5'9, 203
Matt Forte, 6'2, 216
Chris Johnson, 5'11, 200 (Rumored to finish the season at 185 as well.)
Marshawn Lynch 5'11, 215

And there are tons more. Knowshon can play well this season at 210. He is pretty well developed in the upper body already, but I'd guess with a professional strength training program he can add 5-10 lbs pretty easily in his legs alone. His size is outstanding already.

lex
04-27-2009, 01:46 PM
Knowshon said he would like to play at 210. He feels that is his ideal weight. He said he can play heavier if he needs to but prefers 210.

Other notables around the same size:

Willie Parker, 5'10, 210
Adrian Peterson, 6'1, 217
DeAngelo Williams, 5'9, 217 (He was 205 when he entered the league)
Thomas Jones 5'10, 215
Clinton Portis, 5'11, 221 (He came into the league at 195 and it was rumored that by the time he finished his rookie season here in Denver he was down to 185!)
Steve Slaton, 5'9, 203
Matt Forte, 6'2, 216
Chris Johnson, 5'11, 200 (Rumored to finish the season at 185 as well.)
Marshawn Lynch 5'11, 215

And there are tons more. Knowshon can play well this season at 210. He is pretty well developed in the upper body already, but I'd guess with a professional strength training program he can add 5-10 lbs pretty easily in his legs alone. His size is outstanding already.
He bulked up for the combine. I wonder if he likes 210 because he blames the added weight for running the 4.6.

Broncoman13
04-27-2009, 04:04 PM
Doesn't really matter, the 4.6 I mean. You've watched him play enough to agree he has functional speed. Besides, his game isn't speed. He takes small steps and is one of the more instinctive runners you'll ever see. His vision and elusive moves are reminiscent of LT. In fact, he is very similar to LT minus the 4.45 speed. But really, it's not that big of a difference. His attitude is remarkable and his enthusiasm for the game contagious. Love the pick more and more every day!

Broncoman13
04-27-2009, 04:05 PM
Errr... every hour at this point. ;D

azbroncfan
04-27-2009, 06:48 PM
Doesn't really matter, the 4.6 I mean. You've watched him play enough to agree he has functional speed. Besides, his game isn't speed. He takes small steps and is one of the more instinctive runners you'll ever see. His vision and elusive moves are reminiscent of LT. In fact, he is very similar to LT minus the 4.45 speed. But really, it's not that big of a difference. His attitude is remarkable and his enthusiasm for the game contagious. Love the pick more and more every day!

I agree didn't TD run a 4.8 or something?

lex
04-27-2009, 07:36 PM
Doesn't really matter, the 4.6 I mean. You've watched him play enough to agree he has functional speed. Besides, his game isn't speed. He takes small steps and is one of the more instinctive runners you'll ever see. His vision and elusive moves are reminiscent of LT. In fact, he is very similar to LT minus the 4.45 speed. But really, it's not that big of a difference. His attitude is remarkable and his enthusiasm for the game contagious. Love the pick more and more every day!

Like I said earlier, Id prefer the first round pick run better than 4.6.

http://www.nfldraftbible.com/All-Access-Football/decision_time_rb_knowshon_moreno_georgia.html

Alright. I found this. He has actually ran in the 4.4s. I feel better now. I really think that added weight might have been an issue at the combine and pro day. I think he was up near 220.

FADERPROOF
04-27-2009, 07:55 PM
I'm still excited about Knowshon and Ayers in the 1st round.

Arkie
04-27-2009, 08:31 PM
I agree didn't TD run a 4.8 or something?

And TD was only 210 also, but he made up for it with power & endurance and was at his best in the fourth quarter. I hope Moreno is the same way having teams sucking wind. Plus, we can constantly smack them silly with Hillis. So they'll be not only exhausted, but sore, beat up, and completely punished for trying to stop us.

OABB
04-27-2009, 08:35 PM
It's about patience and vision. Moreno has both. cuts, speed and jukes are all cool, but knowing how to set up blocks is more important. I am so excstatic that we got this kid that I can barely contain myself.

our d and passing game have improved significantly with this pick.

bowtown
04-27-2009, 08:47 PM
Ohhh, squisshhy. A punching bag, great pic McDaniels. I am thinking there is no fear of Orton, welcome to 8 in the box Beano.

If only we had two great blocking TEs, 2 of the most precise short-mid route runners, and a couple of powerbacks that can catch out of the backfield to neutralize and dare teams to stack the box.... oh wait.

Odysseus
04-27-2009, 09:52 PM
Knowshon is a playmaker at RB. This is something we've needed for a long time but we've been unable to find the right guy. Moreno could be a franchise RB. It depends on our OL.

I don't remember Orton having this much firepower since he's been in the league. Wasn't he sacked a lot in Chicago? His number one receiver last year was (RB) Matt Forte. He has two proven top receivers and Knowshon. Even if he is the re-incarnation of Plummer (beard and all) I think he has the capacity to be better than expected.

Anybody know anything about our QB pick?

Sassy
04-28-2009, 11:21 AM
TD calls Moreno a "bonafide RB"...

lex
04-28-2009, 11:23 AM
TD calls Moreno a "bonafide RB"...

Yeah, it was good to hear TD give his stamp of approval.

lex
04-28-2009, 11:25 AM
And TD was only 210 also, but he made up for it with power & endurance and was at his best in the fourth quarter. I hope Moreno is the same way having teams sucking wind. Plus, we can constantly smack them silly with Hillis. So they'll be not only exhausted, but sore, beat up, and completely punished for trying to stop us.


I think TD played with more thump and better pad level. I think Moreno is more shifty and can jump to the endzone when 3 yards out.