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ward63
04-26-2009, 03:28 PM
I am really wondering who we will get and at what position. Hopefully we can land a Woodyard type player or two this year!

PRBronco
04-26-2009, 03:31 PM
Fingers crossed for Marlon Favorite!

Conklin
04-26-2009, 03:35 PM
Fingers crossed for Marlon Favorite!

agreed, if he goes undrafted, imma be callin his ass immediately tellin him to go sign w/ denver

broncos-rock
04-26-2009, 03:39 PM
some kind of d-line help maybe a chris baker if hes there

illbroncsfn
04-26-2009, 03:45 PM
I have not seen Mitch King DE from Iowa get drafted yet..... Love to have him in Denver

Vegas_Bronco
04-26-2009, 04:45 PM
I have not seen Mitch King DE from Iowa get drafted yet..... Love to have him in Denver


lol - only 6-1....is he fast enough to play SS? He can hit!

http://www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d80f8db28

seanpgk
04-26-2009, 04:50 PM
I have not seen Mitch King DE from Iowa get drafted yet..... Love to have him in Denver

This kid would be a great addition!

thebroncosnation
04-26-2009, 04:52 PM
some line help please!!!

Vegas_Bronco
04-26-2009, 04:53 PM
What about Graham Harrell, Texas Tech QB? He's worth a shot!
http://www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d80f92d86

154 passer rating
5,000 passing yards mutiple times

gunns
04-26-2009, 04:55 PM
Louie Sakoda K Utah. Kid is good

Vegas_Bronco
04-26-2009, 05:00 PM
HERE WE GO:

Someone who can knock the shiat out of you at SS and he's not afraid to tackle!:
http://www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d80f8848d

Vegas_Bronco
04-26-2009, 05:10 PM
Best name in the draft:

WOPAMO OSAISAI
http://www.nfl.com/draft/2009/profiles/wopamo-osaisai?id=80676

Broncosfreak_56
04-26-2009, 05:12 PM
Bring in worrell williams?

Big Ideas
04-26-2009, 05:15 PM
Louie Sakoda K Utah. Kid is good

Yes please. He's a good punter as well.

MileHighMagic
04-26-2009, 05:42 PM
Matthew Quillen FB UNM (my cousin) :)

ColoradoBuff
04-26-2009, 06:40 PM
Matthew Quillen FB UNM (my cousin) :)

for????

Finger Roll
04-26-2009, 06:46 PM
a kicker

misturanderson
04-26-2009, 06:46 PM
Here's a list of updated signees. http://www.nepatriotsdraft.com/2009/04/2009-undrafted-free-agent-signings-list.html

Two great pickups so far in Everette Pedescleaux and Dominique Johnson.

According to someone on another forum we also got Lucas Taylor WR U of Tenn.

ColoradoBuff
04-26-2009, 06:55 PM
posted this in the other UDFA thread as well:

ALL FROM KFFL.COM'S NEWSWIRE
Arizona Cardinals: Justin Brown (WR) Hampton
Arizona Cardinals: Michael Ray Garvin
Atlanta Falcons: Aaron Kelly (WR) Clemson
Baltimore Ravens: Drew Willy (QB) Buffalo
Carolina Panthers: Anthony Heygood (LB) Purdue
Carolina Panthers: Kevin Brock (TE) Rutgers
Carolina Panthers: Graham Harrell (QB) Texas Tech
Carolina Panthers: Gerald Cadogan
Chicago Bears: Eric Peterman (WR) Northwestern
Cincinatti Bengals: Greg Orton (TE) Purdue
Cincinatti Bengals: Dan Skuta
Cleveland Browns: Jordan Norwood (WR) Penn State
Dallas Cowboys: Kevin Ogletree (WR) Virginia
Denver Broncos: Travis Shelton (WR) Temple
Denver Broncos: Everette Pedescleaux
Detroit Lions: John Gill (DT) Northwestern
Green Bay Packers: Tyrell Sutton (RB) Northwestern
Green Bay Packers: Kole Heckendorf (WR) North Dakota State
Green Bay Packers: Carson Butler (TE) Michigan
Houston Texans: Jason Watkins
Indianapolis Colts: Pat ****z (DT) Notre Dame
Jacksonville Jaguars: Jason English (WR) Tuskgee
Jacksonville Jaguars: Peter Ittersagen (CB) Wheaton
Kansas City Cheifs: Pierre Walters
Miami Dolphins: Jared Bronson (TE) Central Washington
Miami Dolphins: Mark Lewis (OG) Oregon
Minnesota Vikings: Andy Schantz (LB) Portland State
Minnesota Vikings: DeVon Hall (S) Utah State
New England Patriots: Marcus McClinton (S) Kentucky
New England Patriots: Brad Hoyer (QB) Michigan State
New York Giants: Maurice Evans (DE) Penn State
New York Jets: Andrew Davie (TE) Arkansas
New York Jets: Jamal Westerman (DE) Rutgers
New York Jets: Robert Myers (TE) Utah State
New York Jets: T.J. Conley (P) Idaho
New York Jets: Matt Kroul
Pittsburgh Steelers: Mark Estermyer (LS) Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike Reilly (QB) Central Washington
Pittsburgh Steelers: Ramon Foster (OT) Tennessee
San Diego Chargers: Darry Beckwith (LB) LSU
San Diego Chargers: Ryan McDonald (OL) Illinois
San Diego Chargers: James Holt (LB) Kansas
San Francisco 49ers: Jahi Word-Daniels (CB) Georgia Tech
San Francisco 49ers: Kory Sheets (RB) Purdue
San Francisco 49ers: Pannel Egboh (DE) Stanford
St. Louis Rams: Mark Rubin (S) Penn State
St. Louis Rams: Roger Allen (OG) Missouri Western
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Rashaad Duncan () Pitt
Washington Redskins: Chase Daniel (QB) Missouri
Washington Redskins: Scott Burley (OT) Maryland<!-- / message --><!-- edit note -->

elsid13
04-26-2009, 06:57 PM
Well we just signed a DE/DT.

socalorado
04-26-2009, 06:59 PM
I have not seen Mitch King DE from Iowa get drafted yet..... Love to have him in Denver

Mitch King would be a great addition, and couldnt possibly be any worse than any of the current DEs in DEN.
Shoot, he would more than likely start opposite MThomas!

SpringStein
04-26-2009, 07:00 PM
Mitch King would be a great addition, and couldnt possibly be any worse than any of the current DEs in DEN.
Shoot, he would more than likely start opposite MThomas!

Signed with Titans.

socalorado
04-26-2009, 07:03 PM
This pisses me off to no end

Raiders
LB Frantz Joseph (Florida Atlantic)

chaz
04-26-2009, 07:04 PM
Bring in worrell williams?

should be almost a lock with DJ here, provided we're interested.

Rohirrim
04-26-2009, 07:05 PM
Hey, Broncos! Call up Lee Robinson, LB, Alcorn State. :thumbs:

SpringStein
04-26-2009, 07:06 PM
We've also signed

Lucas Taylor, WR, TN
Dominique Johnson, CB, Jax State

BroncoBuff
04-26-2009, 07:09 PM
George Hypolite .... DT/DE

SpringStein
04-26-2009, 07:10 PM
Patriots signed Hoyer.

I would exppect we need to sign another QB for camp and maybe PS.

SpringStein
04-26-2009, 07:11 PM
George Hypolite .... DT/DE

signed with Jax.

TheDave
04-26-2009, 08:05 PM
So far...

DL Everette Pedescleaux (Northern Iowa)
CB Dominique Johnson (Jackson St)
WR Lucas Taylor (Tennessee)
WR Nate Swift (Nebraska)

chaz
04-26-2009, 08:13 PM
Lee Robinson and Worrell Williams would be great LB pickups

Chris Baker DT Hampton is still available too...a big body at the least.

MABroncoFan
04-26-2009, 08:14 PM
http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_12234124

Says Lee Robinson signed w/ us.

chaz
04-26-2009, 08:18 PM
So far...

DL Everette Pedescleaux (Northern Iowa)
CB Dominique Johnson (Jackson St)
WR Lucas Taylor (Tennessee)
WR Nate Swift (Nebraska)

Pedescleaux and Johnson seem to go against the draft mantra seen from McD so far...high character, high effort guys. The two WRs don't have a chance at making the roster IMO...hardly even PS material but we shall see. Rod Smith yadayada

Broncoman13
04-26-2009, 08:18 PM
DL Everette Pedescleaux (Northern Iowa) (6'5 305# DE. Sounds like a possible fit in the 3-4. Don't know much else about him.

Everette Pedescleaux
Height: 6-53/8 | Weight: 305 | 40-Time: 4.95

Official Bio

Strengths:
Excellent height and bulk...Large frame with long arms...Outstanding athlete...Good speed and quickness...Can penetrate and make plays in the backfield...Great kick blocker...Offers versatility...Still has upside.

Weaknesses:
Didn't face top competition...Needs to get stronger...Not real physical or aggressive...Inconsistent leverage...Marginal instincts...Some off- the-field trouble..Stamina?..Durability issues...Does he love the game?

Notes:
Could project to defensive tackle in a 4-3 scheme or defensive end in a 3-4 front...Was a finalist for the state of Minnesota's "Mr. Basketball" in 2004...Enrolled at the University of Minnesota in January of 2005 to play football and basketball but did not compete for the Gophers in either sport...Transferred to Northern Iowa where he also saw some action on the hardwood for the Panthers...Suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during a high school All-Star Game in 2004...Missed time with a right knee injury in 2005...Was arrested in 2004 for allegedly shoplifting a CD from a Best Buy store...Arrested again in 2005 when he failed to appear in court for a pretrial hearing stemming from a motor vehicle violation in which he was pulled over on his moped for not wearing eye protection...Was named 1st Team All-Missouri Valley Conference and earned some All-American notice as a senior...Very talented small school sleeper with some extremely intriguing physical tools...Developmental prospect who might be worth a late round flyer.
(Wish I had a picture of him riding a Moped... CAPTION THIS! Ha!)

CB Dominique Johnson (Jackson St)
Domonique Johnson
Height: 6-13/8 | Weight: 197 | 40-Time: 4.59

Official Bio

Strengths:
Prototypical height and bulk with long arms...Very athletic...Great timed speed...Has a burst to recover...Physical and aggressive...Good strength...Solid tackler...Nice instincts and awareness...Smooth with fluid hips... Excellent hands and ball skills ...Real confident...Versatile.

Weaknesses:
Did not always play against top competition...Is too aggressive at times...Has some technique issues that need to be ironed out...Doesn't necessarily play to his measurables...Has clashed with coaches and character might be a concern...Durability's an issue...Bit of a 'tweener.

Notes:
Also being looked at as a potential safety prospect...Began his college career at Missouri and actually started six games there in 2005 and 2006...Transferred to Jackson St. following his redshirt sophomore season...Was a 2nd Team FCS All-American and 1st Team All-SWAC in 2008...Helped lead the Tigers to the SWAC Championship game both seasons he was with them and was even named the Defensive MVP in 2007...Dealt with minor knee and shoulder injuries in college...Talented player with a pretty intriguing set of triangle numbers...Was a big fish in a small pond at the Division I-AA level and didn't necessarily look like he would be an early round pick while at Mizzou...Should be one of the top small-school prospects available but isn't close to being in the same class as Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
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Career Statistics
Year GP TKL PBU INT YDS
2004 RS - - - -
2005 12 35 2 0 0
2006 7 17 3 2 23
2007 12 22 14 5 52
2008 12 44 13 5 104
Totals 43 118 32 12 179

Just read where he did 7 reps of 225. I'm stronger than he is!!! ;D that's not saying much, lol.

WR Lucas Taylor (Tennessee)

Cant' find anything on him other than triangle #'s. 6'0 189# 4.36 speed.

WR Nate Swift (Nebraska)

Decent production as a Sr. Good size at 6'1 203.

Nate Swift
Height: 6-13/8 | Weight: 203 | 40-Time: 4.67

Official Bio

Strengths:
Adequate height and bulk...Excellent hands...Runs good routes...Solid ball skills...Quick and has some wiggle...Is very tough...Great football IQ...Decent blocker...Terrific work ethic...Team player...Productive.

Weaknesses:
Below average speed...Lacks explosion and a burst...Isn't a deep threat and won't stretch the field vertically...Not very strong...Has trouble beating the jam...Might have some health concerns...Upside is limited.

Notes:
Essentially a three-year starter in the Big 12...Owns the Cornhuskers record for career receptions...Named Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 as a senior...Earned numerous academic honors in college...Has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, a condition of ascending paralysis that affects one or two out of every 100,000 people...A overachiever with marginal physical tools and top-notch intangibles who could possibly compete for a job as a backup and special teamer.



I would think Quan Crosby would be looked at too. Top intangibles and somewhat similar to a Wes Welker type. Outstanding Character and team first player that fits what McD likes.

chaz
04-26-2009, 08:19 PM
http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_12234124

Says Lee Robinson signed w/ us.

Great signing...he put up HUGE numbers against low competition. Seems to know how to get after the passer well...worth a look for sure.

Broncoman13
04-26-2009, 08:21 PM
http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_12234124

Says Lee Robinson signed w/ us.

Nice. Wouldn't mind bringing in Swank as well. Two years ago he was the next great kicker. That hype was derailed by a groin injury, but he can still kick!

Broncoman13
04-26-2009, 08:22 PM
We haven't signed him, but it would be good comp for Prater!

Kicker | Senior | Wake Forest Sam Swank
Height: 6-0 | Weight: 193 | 40-Time: 4.95

Official Bio

Strengths:
A lot of experience...Strong leg with range beyond fifty yards...Good elevation / hangtime...Fast motion...Not fazed by pressure...Versatile.

Weaknesses:
Durability is a huge concern...Will miss some he shouldn't...Probably won't be able to punt at the pro level...Did not have a great senior year.

Notes:
Was a four-year starter for the Demon Deacons...Played soccer as a youngster...Holds the school records for field goals made, field goals attempted and also consecutive PATs converted...Named 1st Team All-ACC in 2006 and was also voted Wake Forest's Most Valuable Player by his teammates...Was a Lou Groza Award semifinalist in 2005, 2006 and 2007...Missed six games with a groin injury as a senior...Has worked as a kicker, punter and kickoff specialist...Has the ability to be a starting kicker in the NFL as long as he is finally healthy and can revert to the form he displayed earlier in his collegiate career.
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Career Statistics
Year GP FGM FGA LG XPM XPA
2004 RS - - - - -
2005 11 19 24 52 29 29
2006 14 23 31 53 33 33
2007 13 18 21 52 44 44
2008 7 11 17 49 18 19

SoCalBronco
04-26-2009, 08:24 PM
I'd love to have Worrell Williams, for homer reasons (obviously) and also for legitimate ones. He's short, but he's a beefy LB, who played in the 3-4 last year. He has good speed for a guy that bulky.

They really gotta bring in some linemen, though.

MABroncoFan
04-26-2009, 08:40 PM
http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/player?page=news&id=24187&action=upsell&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fnfl draft%2fdraft%2ftracker%2fplayer%3fpage%3dnews%26i d%3d24187


ESPN lists Lee Robinson at 6022 lbs. That should be big enough to play NT. :)

BoiseBluTurf
04-26-2009, 08:47 PM
I put this in the wrong thread... Ian Johnson to Vikes... Vinny Perretta to Vikes... Jeremy Childs to Chargers. Re-united with Legs.

TheDave
04-26-2009, 08:47 PM
Updated...

DL Everette Pedescleaux (Northern Iowa)
CB Dominique Johnson (Jackson St)
WR Lucas Taylor (Tennessee)
WR Nate Swift (Nebraska)
DT Chris Baker (Hampton)

eddie mac
04-26-2009, 09:43 PM
Chris Baker, Lee Robinson and Pedescleaux are pretty decent 3-4 fits at NT, OLB and DE respectively oh and we drafted the best special teams player in the draft in Bruton.

ward63
04-26-2009, 09:51 PM
DL Everette Pedescleaux (Northern Iowa)
CB Dominique Johnson (Jackson St)
WR Lucas Taylor (Tennessee)
WR Nate Swift (Nebraska)
DT Chris Baker (Hampton)
CB Tony Carter (FSU)


Found from http://www.nepatriotsdraft.com/2009/04/2009-undrafted-free-agent-signings-list.html

MABroncoFan
04-26-2009, 09:57 PM
Chris Baker, Lee Robinson and Pedescleaux are pretty decent 3-4 fits at NT, OLB and DE respectively oh and we drafted the best special teams player in the draft in Bruton.

From what I read about them, they could all push for roster spots at least in training camp. Baker apparently played DE for Hampton's 3-4 defense this year, switching from NT ... though he's 320 lbs. Pedescleaux is like 6'5", 300 ... so he appears to have room to add a good deal of weight to his frame. Baker was pretty highly regarded. Transferred from Penn St. Will be interesting to see if the coaches see him as a NT or DE. Pedescleaux appears to be a DE right now. Robinson either OLB or ILB.
Dominique Johnson was also pretty well regarded as a small school DB prospect.

I like what we've done in UD FA so far.

eddie mac
04-26-2009, 10:01 PM
From what I read about them, they could all push for roster spots at least in training camp. Baker apparently played DE for Hampton's 3-4 defense this year, switching from NT ... though he's 320 lbs. Pedescleaux is like 6'5", 300 ... so he appears to have room to add a good deal of weight to his frame. Baker was pretty highly regarded. Transferred from Penn St. Will be interesting to see if the coaches see him as a NT or DE. Pedescleaux appears to be a DE right now. Robinson either OLB or ILB.
Dominique Johnson was also pretty well regarded as a small school DB prospect.

I like what we've done in UD FA so far.

Baker will need a year or 2 to learn the NT position but compared to what we already have at DE for 3-4 he could sit there for a year and learn the position quite comfortably.

OABB
04-26-2009, 10:07 PM
Baker will need a year or 2 to learn the NT position but compared to what we already have at DE for 3-4 he could sit there for a year and learn the position quite comfortably.

As long as he doesn't punch out anyone I'm all for it.

SonOfLe-loLang
04-26-2009, 10:16 PM
Very cool about Baker. i wouldnt have batted an eyelash had we drafted him as early as the 5th. Character issues, but a big body that had success on the small school level.

PRBronco
04-26-2009, 10:18 PM
As long as he doesn't punch out anyone I'm all for it.

And wears his damn scooter goggles!

BowlenBall
04-26-2009, 10:23 PM
From www.draftdaddy.com (http://www.draftdaddy.com)

TE Marquez Branson, Central Arkansas, Denver
WR David Grimes, Notre Dame, Denver

WR Nate Swift, Nebraska, Denver DT Chris Baker, Hampton, Denver
LB Lee Robinson, Alcorn State, Denver
OT Stanley Bryant, E. Carolina, Denver
DT Everette Pedescleaux, N. Iowa, Denver

BroncoBuff
04-26-2009, 10:29 PM
Very cool about Baker. i wouldnt have batted an eyelash had we drafted him as early as the 5th. Character issues, but a big body that had success on the small school level.

Yup ... this year's Marcus Thomas.

He WILL make the roster .....


Massive kid with massive value :thumbs:

Vegas_Bronco
04-26-2009, 10:42 PM
Yup ... this year's Marcus Thomas.

He WILL make the roster .....


Massive kid with massive value :thumbs:

Mr. Basketball....hmmmm how fitting of a knickname for the big ball in the center.

Pseudofool
04-26-2009, 10:43 PM
I wonder how much happier the Mane would be with our draft if we had spent some draft picks on Pedescleaux and Baker...

just sayin'

Ratboy
04-26-2009, 10:48 PM
I am very happy about Chris Baker. We needed a big body in the middle, He provides that.

UDFA, very little risk, high reward.

cutthemdown
04-26-2009, 10:53 PM
Baker will need a year or 2 to learn the NT position but compared to what we already have at DE for 3-4 he could sit there for a year and learn the position quite comfortably.

Mcdaniels is an interview said he thought there were only a couple of prospects that would make great NT for a 3-4, but that all of them needed to be taught the position.

Really not to many colleges play that pro style 3-4. Get the professor cap on Nolan time to go to work.

Hopefully Bronco players take to the teaching and coaching and grow quickly.

DeusExManning
04-26-2009, 11:03 PM
NFLDRAFTBIBLE.COm

WR Travis Shelton, Temple
TE Marquez Branson, Central Arkansas
DE Everette Pedescleaux, Northern Iowa
DE Rulon Davis, California
DT Chris Baker, Hampton
P/K Britton Colquitt, Tennessee
CB Tony Carter, Florida State
CB Domonique Johnson, Jackson State

BroncoDoug
04-26-2009, 11:22 PM
So what site has all the UDFA's?

BowlenBall
04-26-2009, 11:44 PM
A few more added to www.draftdaddy.com (http://www.draftdaddy.com), confirming what others have posted earlier:


WR Nate Swift, Nebraska, Denver
DT Chris Baker, Hampton, Denver
WR David Grimes, Notre Dame, Denver
OT Stanley Bryant, E. Carolina, Denver
LB Lee Robinson, Alcorn State, Denver
DT Everette Pedescleaux, N. Iowa, Denver
TE Marquez Branson, Central Arkansas, Denver
CB Dominique Johnson, Jackson State, Denver
WR Lucas Taylor, Tennessee, Denver CB Tony Carter, Florida State, Denver

Elway777
04-26-2009, 11:56 PM
A few more added to www.draftdaddy.com (http://www.draftdaddy.com), confirming what others have posted earlier:


WR Nate Swift, Nebraska, Denver
DT Chris Baker, Hampton, Denver
WR David Grimes, Notre Dame, Denver
OT Stanley Bryant, E. Carolina, Denver
LB Lee Robinson, Alcorn State, Denver
DT Everette Pedescleaux, N. Iowa, Denver
TE Marquez Branson, Central Arkansas, Denver
CB Dominique Johnson, Jackson State, Denver
WR Lucas Taylor, Tennessee, Denver CB Tony Carter, Florida State, Denver That a decent group of free agent signings. I really like the Baker and Pedescleaux signings.I think we should go after Vonnie Holliday. Holliday could bring a veterean pressence to help teach other players how to play the 3-4.

Kaylore
04-27-2009, 12:04 AM
A few more added to www.draftdaddy.com (http://www.draftdaddy.com), confirming what others have posted earlier:


WR Nate Swift, Nebraska, Denver
DT Chris Baker, Hampton, Denver
WR David Grimes, Notre Dame, Denver
OT Stanley Bryant, E. Carolina, Denver
LB Lee Robinson, Alcorn State, Denver
DT Everette Pedescleaux, N. Iowa, Denver
TE Marquez Branson, Central Arkansas, Denver
CB Dominique Johnson, Jackson State, Denver
WR Lucas Taylor, Tennessee, Denver
CB Tony Carter, Florida State, Denver
Interesting. Dustin's brother. Pedescleaux is an intriguing pick.

BroncoBuff
04-27-2009, 12:17 AM
Nice haul ... but I don't see The Marine listed ???

BowlenBall
04-27-2009, 12:48 AM
So... if we combine all the names into one list, here's what we get:

CB Dominique Johnson, Jackson State, Denver
CB Tony Carter, Florida State
DE Everette Pedescleaux, Northern Iowa
DE Rulon Davis, California
DT Chris Baker, Hampton, Denver
LB Lee Robinson, Alcorn State, Denver
OT Stanley Bryant, E. Carolina, Denver
P/K Britton Colquitt, Tennessee
FB/TE Marquez Branson, Central Arkansas
WR David Grimes, Notre Dame, Denver
WR Lucas Taylor, Tennessee, Denver
WR Nate Swift, Nebraska, Denver
WR Travis Shelton, Temple

Nice haul, if it's all correct.

BroncoDoug
04-27-2009, 12:50 AM
dang thats a lot of WR... Anyone see ANY of them sticking, maybe practice squad?

cmhargrove
04-27-2009, 06:01 AM
dang thats a lot of WR... Anyone see ANY of them sticking, maybe practice squad?

I absolutely love the WR competition. And, these guys will have to compete on their own merits and YAC, they won't have Cutler to make them look good. I say that in all seriousness.

And, it lights a fire under Marshall's rear end. He needs to be a major team player and beat out lots of competition, or he might go the way of Cutler next year.

We need the "good" Brandon Marshall to stick around for a few years.

Broncoman13
04-27-2009, 06:20 AM
cmh, BMarsh is so different from Cutler it's night and day. Last year the receivers wouldn't do anything as a group until Marshall arrived. When they ran their routes Marshall led the group. When they ran their "beat the jam" drills, he led the group. And the plays he made during camp were nothing shy of amazing. Trust me when I say that Brandon Marshall doesn't need competition to make him better. He is very driven on his own. I would look for BMarsh to again lead the Broncos receivers. He is coachable, likable, and extraordinarily talented. The guys that are being brought in at WR are to fill those 4th, 5th and possibly 6th spots and who knows, maybe we find a diamond in the rough as well... and then so that guys like Gaffney, Marshall, Royal, and Stokely aren't taking 100's of reps during camp.

Gcver2ver3
04-27-2009, 06:26 AM
That a decent group of free agent signings. I really like the Baker and Pedescleaux signings.I think we should go after Vonnie Holliday. Holliday could bring a veterean pressence to help teach other players how to play the 3-4.

absolutely...

i fully expect us to go after Holliday...

we get him and all of a sudden our D-line is starting to come together a little bit...

TheElusiveKyleOrton
04-27-2009, 07:28 AM
absolutely...

i fully expect us to go after Holliday...

we get him and all of a sudden our D-line is starting to come together a little bit...

This.

Conklin
04-27-2009, 07:44 AM
Fingers crossed for Marlon Favorite!

well, he just signed w/ carolina so you can uncross ur fingers now

PRBronco
04-27-2009, 08:14 AM
well, he just signed w/ carolina so you can uncross ur fingers now

Balls. Thanks for the update though, I've been looking everywhere for news.

Conklin
04-27-2009, 08:57 AM
Balls. Thanks for the update though, I've been looking everywhere for news.

tis all good, kinda a weird story how i know him. if you recall a back named alley broussard that played for LSU but got hurt and then transferred to a small d2 school (missouri southern home of our own Rod Smith) well i attend there and he and i became friends while there, Marlon actually has a rap group w/ alley cat so i know him through that, kinda a shame hes not in den, but he really is a bit too small to play NT and i'd question his motivation @ DE

HEAV
04-27-2009, 10:17 AM
DENVER BRONCOS
WR Nate Swift, Nebraska
WR David Grimes, Notre Dame
WR Travis Shelton, Temple
WR Lucas Taylor, Tennessee
TE Marquez Branson, Central Arkansas
OT Stanley Bryant, E. Carolina
DE Everette Pedescleaux, Northern Iowa
DE Rulon Davis, California
DT Chris Baker, Hampton
LB Lee Robinson, Alcorn State
P/K Britton Colquitt, Tennessee
CB Tony Carter, Florida State
CB Domonique Johnson, Jackson State

Updated from
http://www.nfldraftbible.com/Latest/2009_nfl_undrafted_free_agent_tracker.html

BroncoMan4ever
04-27-2009, 10:59 AM
absolutely...

i fully expect us to go after Holliday...

we get him and all of a sudden our D-line is starting to come together a little bit...

didn't we bring him in for a look like a month ago?

as much as i want us to bring him in, just for the veteran presence of a guy well versed in a 3-4, i don't think the staff has any interest in him.

i am hoping for that Gabe Watson, at least on a 1 year deal so we have 2 guys in the middle who can play the Nose, with Baker learning from 2 guys.

Slade
04-27-2009, 11:05 AM
DENVER BRONCOS
3.10 WR Nate Swift, Nebraska 6-1.5, 203, 4.67
Swift is a reliable pass catcher with a consistent game. He lacks the measurables to be anything other than a fifth receiver at the next level, yet he does the little things well enough to find his way onto a roster.

WR David Grimes, Notre Dame 5-foot-10, 4.5 secs

WR Travis Shelton, Temple 5-foot-11, 185 pounds

2.99 WR Lucas Taylor, Tennessee 6-0, 185, 4.58
scouts expected much more from Taylor this year after a terrific junior campaign. He possesses the size and skill to be a fourth receiver at the next level, yet he must immediately produce in camp this summer to have any chance of making a roster.

3.34 TE Marquez Branson, Central Arkansas 6-2, 247, 4.62
Branson has been a playmaker for Central Arkansas and is a classic move tight end that would be effective in a system such as the one run by the Denver Broncos or Indianapolis Colts. Creative offensive coordinators may also line him up at H-back and Branson has the skills to compete for a job at the next level.

3.23 OT Stanley Bryant, E. Carolina 6-4.8, 280, 5.15
Bryant is an athletic prospect who possesses the footwork and skill to play on the weak side at the next level. His game is still rough around the edges, and Bryant needs time to physically mature, yet he is a very solid developmental prospect.

3.43 DE Everette Pedescleaux, Northern Iowa 6-4.5, 300, 4.98
Pedescleaux is a physically talented prospect with an NFL body and the ability to get bigger and stronger as he physically matures. He's a streaky player who seemingly turns it on and off at will, disappearing at times after he's made several game changing plays. Pedescleaux offers the skill to be used at several positions on the defensive line, including a two-gap system. If he dedicates himself to football and concentrates on the task at hand, he will be successful.

3.49 DE Rulon Davis, California 6-4.5, 281, 4.92
Davis is an athletic lineman who makes a lot of plays in every direction of the field when he's in the lineup. He possesses terrific size, growth potential, and has the ability to start as either a two-gap end or in a conventional system opposite right tackle. He will only get better as he physically matures and receives more playing time on the field, yet Davis must start to show durability if he's to ever meet his potential.

3.58 DT Chris Baker, Hampton 6-2, 320, 5.04
Baker comes off a tremendous junior campaign in which he looked like a one-man show, and he created a lot of opportunities for his team with the ability to be a disruptive force. He?s an athletic player with good size and one who could eventually develop into a starter at the next level if he keeps his focus on the field and stays in condition year-round. Baker is likely to be drafted much later than his talents warrant, but he is definitely a player to get excited about.

3.53 LB Lee Robinson, Alcorn State 6-2.5, 249, 4.68
Robinson is an explosive linebacker best playing downhill. He possesses the size, skill, and mentality to be used on the inside of a 3-4 defense.

P/K Britton Colquitt, Tennessee 6-foot-3, 205 pounds
The punter with the roller-coaster history makes the third Vol on the Denver shopping list. This isn't a bad place for Colquitt as the current punter for the Broncos is a fairly new guy himself. McDaniels wants to place a priority on special teams, so a solid showing could very well net Colquitt a new NFL home.
3.18 CB Tony Carter, Florida State 5-9, 163, 4.52
Carter has been a solid starter at Florida State, yet he has a slight build and really does not possess the skills to be anything other than a dime back in a zone system.

3.31 CB Domonique Johnson, Jackson State 6-1.5, 197, 4.60
Johnson is a nice-sized defensive back best facing the action in a zone system or backed off the line of scrimmage in coverage. The ability to play effectively at safety only adds to his attractiveness. Johnson is the best small-school defensive back in this year's draft, and he offers a large degree of upside potential.

Evenrude
04-27-2009, 03:15 PM
Nebraska homer weighing in on Nate Swift.

He does not have the raw measurables to start in the NFL, but I don't think you can ever count the guy out. He seems to "will" himself a play in tough situations. And though not a burner, he did have an 88 yd punt return touchdown against Virginia Tech last year. He's a high effort guy, a poor-mans Eddie McCaffrey. I think he stick on the PS for a year or two at least.

s0phr0syne
04-27-2009, 04:22 PM
Tony Carter has been talked about quite a bit, but he seems too slight in frame. He's like 5'9'' 170ish lbs, I think.

(and please don't try to use this to attack the A. Smith pick, Alphonso is a pretty stout 193 lbs for his 5'9'' frame)

We've got at least 5 or 6 of the top 50 UDFAs available. Nice going so far by McXanders.

Kaylore
04-27-2009, 05:08 PM
Any others? I'm finishing up the front page for these guys...

BroncoDoug
04-27-2009, 05:22 PM
Nebraska homer weighing in on Nate Swift.

He does not have the raw measurables to start in the NFL, but I don't think you can ever count the guy out. He seems to "will" himself a play in tough situations. And though not a burner, he did have an 88 yd punt return touchdown against Virginia Tech last year. He's a high effort guy, a poor-mans Eddie McCaffrey. I think he stick on the PS for a year or two at least.

I saw that, he does seem like a gamer, pretty cool runback..

eddie mac
04-27-2009, 06:52 PM
Any others? I'm finishing up the front page for these guys...

2 more
http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_12239714

Kestahn Moore, running back, Florida
Marcus Gordon, offensive tackle, Kentucky State

Gcver2ver3
04-27-2009, 06:57 PM
2 more
http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_12239714

Kestahn Moore, running back, Florida
Marcus Gordon, offensive tackle, Kentucky State

complete list of 15 undrafted FAs signed and even amonst that group, only one plays NT...

unless he does something idiotic, Chris Baker is a virtual lock to make the team...

eddie mac
04-27-2009, 06:59 PM
complete list of 15 undrafted FAs signed and even amonst that group, only one plays NT...

unless he does something idiotic, Chris Baker is a virtual lock to make the team...

Xanders said today they're working on 3 more UDFA signings.

Gcver2ver3
04-27-2009, 07:08 PM
Xanders said today they're working on 3 more UDFA signings.

oh thats good news...

thanks Mac...

cutthemdown
04-27-2009, 07:12 PM
dang thats a lot of WR... Anyone see ANY of them sticking, maybe practice squad?

Who knows. Most are camp fodder, but Broncos will be looking for players that can play special teams. IMO thats one spot Mcdaniels will feel he can for sure make team better with a little attention.

The pick of Bruton from Notre Damn was IMO a special teams draft pick.

Denver724
04-27-2009, 07:16 PM
Has DT Khalif Mitchell signed with anyone?

cutthemdown
04-27-2009, 07:20 PM
I absolutely love the WR competition. And, these guys will have to compete on their own merits and YAC, they won't have Cutler to make them look good. I say that in all seriousness.

And, it lights a fire under Marshall's rear end. He needs to be a major team player and beat out lots of competition, or he might go the way of Cutler next year.

We need the "good" Brandon Marshall to stick around for a few years.

Shanny sort of ended up with bkups that didn't make great special teamers. I think Mcdaniels is looking for dbacks and WR that can run and play on special teams. Our coverage units were the slowest I have seen getting down in coverage in NFL history.

I can't remember how often I yelled were are the Broncos? 3 seconds late again!!!!!!!!

s0phr0syne
04-27-2009, 07:27 PM
Might not mean much, but confirmation of UDFA signings by the official site:

http://www.denverbroncos.com/page.php?id=334&storyID=9003

The link goes to a succint, team (read: homer) write-up for some of the players.

Xenos
04-27-2009, 09:41 PM
Here's an interesting article about the UdFA process
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/04/boiler-room-nfl-style/

"There will be 32 boiler rooms in action on Sunday, 450 players in less than one hour. I’ve heard that some teams have gotten 15 players signed within 15 minutes after the draft. The speed at which this process works leads to many mismatches for teams and players."

Paladin
04-27-2009, 10:40 PM
HELLO!

My name is........

misturanderson
04-28-2009, 01:09 PM
Something interesting that I saw in a scouting report is that Travis Shelton is a cousin of Andra Davis and Devin Hester. Maybe being on the same team as his cousin is why he chose to come to the broncos.

s0phr0syne
04-28-2009, 01:28 PM
Interesting tidbit from http://www.draftdaddy.com/blog/nfldraft.htm:

The Denver Broncos selected (http://www.orangemane.com/BB/) Robert Ayers in the first (http://www.orangemane.com/BB/) round of the 2009 draft, but they still felt they needed more depth on the defensive line. With that in mind, they gave former small school stars Chris Baker and Everette Pedescleaux, who were highly coveted after the draft, $15,000 signing bonuses in order to secure their names on free agent contracts.



While #1 overall pick Matt Stafford received a reported $41.7 million in signing bonus money from the Detroit Lions, ever wonder how much a undrafted free agent can expect to get?

**The vast majority of undrafted rookies get signing bonuses of between $1,000 and $25,000. While prospects getting a bonus of $1,000 is very common, $25,000 prospects are extremely rare. Using all our sources (http://www.orangemane.com/BB/), we could only confirm that former L.S.U. defensive lineman Marlon Favorite (Carolina Panthers) has received a $25,000 bonus this spring.

**We'd figure $5,000 to $7,000 is the "average signing bonus" for an undrafted prospect, in the current market, but it can vary per team. The New York Jets, for example, almost never dole out more than $2,000 per undrafted prospect, while teams like the Vikings, Panthers, Colts and Broncos tend to be more generous with signing bonuses, hoping they can snare a future contributor by giving a draftable kid what amounts to "chump change" in the modern day N.F.L. For instance, Colts' star Peyton Manning made $18,704,320 last season (over $1 million per game) for being the leader and face of the Indianapolis based franchise. Meanwhile, on the other end (http://www.orangemane.com/BB/) of the spectrum, a undrafted rookie (Danny Woodhead) that impressed the Jets enough to be placed on injured reserve last season made $200,666 without suiting up for a game or practice.

**Signing bonuses of $10,000 to $15,000 are fairly common (about 20% of U.F.A.'s get this), but anything over $16,000 is also rare. The 20,000 and above range is even more rare. As we mentioned, Favorite secured $25,000 from Carolina. And, according to the people we've talked to, only a handful have got $20,000 or more. The short list includes safety Colt Anderson of the Minnesota Vikings and quarterback Hunter Cantwell of the Carolina Panthers.

Denver724
04-28-2009, 01:51 PM
At least Pat is letting Josh spend a little in the UDFA market.

JJJ
04-28-2009, 02:53 PM
What is the best UDFA class of all-time for the Broncos?

bowtown
04-28-2009, 02:58 PM
What is the best UDFA class of all-time for the Broncos?

Easy: 1994. The year a young undrafted reciever from Missouri Southern came to town. Doesn't even matter who else was in that class.

JJJ
04-28-2009, 03:06 PM
Easy: 1994. The year a young undrafted reciever from Missouri Southern came to town. Doesn't even matter who else was in that class.

Very nice.

The Bolts had a nice one.

The 2003 list of Chargers UDFAs; Antonio Gates, Kassim Osgood, Stephen Cooper, Kris Deilman and Jacques Cesaire.

3 Pro-Bowlers, one solid starter and one who may start in 2009.

The draft that year was pretty much a disaster.

s0phr0syne
04-28-2009, 03:10 PM
Very nice.

The Bolts had a nice one.

The 2003 list of Chargers UDFAs; Antonio Gates, Kassim Osgood, Stephen Cooper, Kris Deilman and Jacques Cesaire.

3 Pro-Bowlers, one solid starter and one who may start in 2009.

The draft that year was pretty much a disaster.

Nice!


I'm not super sure about this, but I don't think the Broncos have ever had such an expansive yield from UDFA in one year like that, but I feel like year-to-year we add a very high quality player or two on a consistent basis.

s0phr0syne
04-28-2009, 04:04 PM
http://blog.denverbroncos.com/denverbroncos/two-more-college-free-agents-signed/

Two more UDFAs added:

Braxton Kelley (6', 230 lbs) LB, University of Kentucky

Jeff Schweiger (6'5'', 276 lbs), DE, San Jose State University [former USC transfer]

s0phr0syne
05-02-2009, 01:16 AM
Has DT Khalif Mitchell signed with anyone?

http://www.tarheeltimes.com/article18044.aspx

Looks like Khalif Mitchell signed with SF late Thursday or on Friday.


Stinks that we didn't get him, but at the same time I feel reassured by McXanders' aggressive UDFA that if they had seen any potential in him for us that they would have secured his services.

Drek
05-02-2009, 03:13 AM
dang thats a lot of WR... Anyone see ANY of them sticking, maybe practice squad?

You can basically ink Baker and Pedescleaux into the rotations at NT and 5-tech. The size of their bonuses and our need at that position is pretty telling that they consider them highly likely contributors.

cutthemdown
05-02-2009, 04:24 AM
You can basically ink Baker and Pedescleaux into the rotations at NT and 5-tech. The size of their bonuses and our need at that position is pretty telling that they consider them highly likely contributors.

If either of them worked out and became starters that would be huge.

For some reason I'm just getting this feeling Broncos are going to get lucky on a few players.