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Requiem
02-05-2010, 12:54 PM
Available for you at The Beat. (http://broncosdraft.wordpress.com/)

No fancy pictures this time around, I'm about to leave work and have been doing this for the past hour and don't have Photoshop to spruce it up. Anyways, there are the picks and some initial player analysis.

Keep in mind, I will not -- WILL NOT -- project trades in our mocks unless they have actually happened. That means Marshall, Dumervil, Orton and the rest of our RFA's are Broncos when taking this mock into place.

I'll leave my buddy Elway777 to do that, as his mocks are always full of interesting scenarios.

Hope you guys enjoy it. :yayaya:

Paladin
02-05-2010, 01:38 PM
Nice mock, Req.

ColoradoBuff
02-05-2010, 01:39 PM
love that draft Req! Hope to hell you are correct!

Rohirrim
02-05-2010, 01:46 PM
Excellent work! I definitely agree with your #1 pick. I'm still holding out the desperate hope that we can also find a way to pick up Alualu. I would love to see a guy with that kind of fire on the Broncos. I haven't studied the lower half of the draft board yet, so can't comment on those. That draft does fill our needs. Nice site, BTW. :thumbs:

Requiem
02-05-2010, 01:48 PM
I'd place Aluala up there in round two and then toss a receiver in three as well. Those picks are sort of interchangeable. I just thought that a Thomas/Carrington combo would be more powerful than an Aluala/WR combination in my mind. Aluala would be a great selection for us too. He is a better playing than Carrington, IMHO.

meangene
02-05-2010, 02:05 PM
I would love it if our draft fell this way. Only need I see not addressed is center. :thumbs:

Requiem
02-05-2010, 02:08 PM
I would love it if our draft fell this way. Only need I see not addressed is center. :thumbs:

There is always free agency as well. I do believe players will be moved and we'll get some additional picks. In that scenario, I would most certainly place a priority on getting a center. Center, linebacker and an offensive/return specialist would be other areas I'd consider in my mocks if we end up accumulating more picks.

That is why I don't like doing mocks early. Indy is coming up, FA and all that jazz. Still a lot of motions to go through before the real stuff starts to settle, if it ever does. Chaos will ensue until the clock ends in April anyways.

Glad you guys liked it. :wave:

nickademus
02-05-2010, 03:09 PM
I liked the mock req!
the only thing I will say is that you prefaced this by saying you were not going to be taking trades into consideration but then the justifaction for a 2nd round wr is the marshall situation. I dont dislike the pick though!

mattob14
02-05-2010, 03:17 PM
Pretty much exactly what I'd like to see happen. I feel like #10/11 might be a little high for Williams, but if you don't grab him there, I don't know if he'll be around much longer. I'm not sure Carrington will last that long, but I'd like to see it happen. If we could address both lines and add a threat at WR while keeping Marshall, Doom, et al, it would be a great off-season!

elsid13
02-05-2010, 03:28 PM
I am big fan of Thomas. He is a player that going to explode when get to the NFL. Remind me of Marshall. If we could get him and Gronkowski, the offense would have two dynamic players makers.

GoBroncos84
02-05-2010, 05:22 PM
Wow, the mock I am working on has the same 1st, 3rd, and 4th round picks that you have. I have us taking Pouncey in the 2nd instead of a WR. This makes my silly little mock feel more validated.

Requiem
02-05-2010, 09:19 PM
Great minds think alike!

Chris
02-05-2010, 10:53 PM
Nice work. Do you really feel like we can get someone starting at LG without drafting OL in the first three rounds?

I think Dan Williams is a great pick and i think Pouncey will be gone before we draft in the 2nd so the WR pick makes sense... that said from your description this guy sounds like another marshall... a posession receiver not a field stretcher.

EDIT: Totally spaced on the YPR number. Wow.

Mat'hir Uth Gan
02-05-2010, 11:45 PM
I liked the mock req!
the only thing I will say is that you prefaced this by saying you were not going to be taking trades into consideration but then the justifaction for a 2nd round wr is the marshall situation. I dont dislike the pick though!


I think the WR selection makes sense, even if we keep Marshall. And that is because DeMaryius is a fabulous deep ball threat, which I don't believe we currently have.

Eddie Royal is fast, but he was never a deep ball guy at Virginia Tech, nor has he been in the NFL. He gets knocked off his routes too easily, which is annoying since Shanahan said the main reason he drafted him was his ability to beat the jam and his return skills. Meanwhile, Marshall is a possession WR that does his damage after the catch. He made a few one-handed stabs this year, but he's never going to be a guy you see diving and making an over-the-shoulder catch on the sideline. He's also, to much disappointment, not very consistent on jump balls, often getting out-positioned by smaller DBs.

Now, theoretically, Thomas and his insane 25 YPR average, would give us the Randy Moss type deep threat that could make this offense go. It would pull a Safety out of the box, which would also help our running game, also possibly freeing up some crossing routes. The question with Thomas is whether he was a product of GT's system. But he certainly has a ton of experience running deep and going up for jump balls. He's not in Dez Bryant's stratosphere, but he'd be a good nab in the 2nd Round if we miss out on Bryant in the 1st.

ayjackson
02-06-2010, 06:47 AM
Great draft. I'm on board for every pick with the possible exception of Thomas. He seems very raw and high boom-or-bust prospect. Jury's still out on him for me, and I'm not sure what the combine could show me to convince me otherwise.

gyldenlove
02-06-2010, 09:43 AM
In the 3rd I would prefer Torell Troup for that 5 tech spot, but that is really the only thing I disagree with.

I have to admit I wouldn't be surprised to see us call a CB in the 2nd or 3rd rounds, but.

Good work.

bpc
02-06-2010, 11:44 AM
Available for you at The Beat. (http://broncosdraft.wordpress.com/)

No fancy pictures this time around, I'm about to leave work and have been doing this for the past hour and don't have Photoshop to spruce it up. Anyways, there are the picks and some initial player analysis.

Keep in mind, I will not -- WILL NOT -- project trades in our mocks unless they have actually happened. That means Marshall, Dumervil, Orton and the rest of our RFA's are Broncos when taking this mock into place.

I'll leave my buddy Elway777 to do that, as his mocks are always full of interesting scenarios.

Hope you guys enjoy it. :yayaya:

Very solid draft. Good job.

cmhargrove
02-06-2010, 10:33 PM
I don't know much about the players in the later rounds, but the first four rounds are money. I'll take it...

Dedhed
02-07-2010, 03:13 PM
I haven't seen Thomas taken anywhere before the 4th round, and rightly so, so I think that's a huge reach in the 2nd. He's a physical presence, but doesn't run routes and has some drop issues. There are a number of prospects who would be better able to contribute next year.

I would much rather Alualu in the 2nd. A 3-4 end with experience playing a true 3-4 defense in college. Great at the point of attack, reads plays well, and can get off blocks to make plays. Would upgrade this team, imo, far more than a developmental WR.

Bronco Boy
02-08-2010, 02:47 PM
Just watched a video on Alualu, that guy is a beast. He looks like more of a 4-3 DT to me, despite what he played in college.