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titan
04-07-2010, 09:29 AM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Source-Damian-Williams-to-work-out-for-Broncos-Falcons.html

USC wide receiver Damian Williams is set to conduct a private workout with the Denver Broncos on Thursday, per a league source with knowledge of the situation.

One of the highest-ranked wide receiver prospects, Williams is also set to work out for the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday.

Williams has upcoming visits with the Broncos and the St. Louis Rams next Monday and Tuesday.

Williams ran the 40-yard dash in 4.52 seconds at the NFL scouting combine, also registering a 38-inch vertical leap. He bench pressed 225 pounds 19 times and turned in a 9-10 broad jump.

The 6-foot-1, 197-pounder caught 70 passes for 1,010 yards and six touchdowns last season.

He also doubled as a dangerous punt returner, averaging 14.2 yards per return.

As a sophomore after transferring from Arkansas, Williams caught 58 passes for 869 yards and nine touchdowns.

Williams caught 12 passes for 189 yards in an Emerald Bowl win over Boston College in his final game for the Trojans.

He's projected as a second-round draft pick.

PRBronco
04-07-2010, 09:31 AM
In other news, PRBronco threw up in his mouth.

mr007
04-07-2010, 10:25 AM
I would think with having Royal we'd be looking at a taller receiver. 38" vertical is pretty damn ridiculous though.

broncogary
04-07-2010, 10:25 AM
Dang, I was hoping it was Mike Williams.

According to Mock, he's a beast.

Tombstone RJ
04-07-2010, 10:41 AM
No thanks. I still hold a grudge against him for leaving Arkansas.

ludo21
04-07-2010, 10:54 AM
I dont mind a WR in the 2nd, Benn would be great. no thanks on the USC guy though

Bronco CB40
04-07-2010, 10:55 AM
Williams is an explosive playmaker and Denver needs some guys like that. His 40 time doesn't do him justice.

gyldenlove
04-07-2010, 11:01 AM
Just say no to drugs and USC WRs.

Ray Finkle
04-07-2010, 11:25 AM
Just say no to drugs and USC WRs.

Steve Smith?

crush17
04-07-2010, 11:30 AM
Williams is noted as being one of the most polished and pro-ready receivers in this draft. He has excellent route running skills and is very "football" smart. He would be a good pickup in the 3rd round if he makes it that far.

Popps
04-07-2010, 11:36 AM
This is still the best bargain prospect, imo...

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6'5".

6'4 5/8, 215 pounds | Wide receiver | Missouri

Acceleration/Burst/Quickness: Does not short step well, long strider from the get-go. Struggles to burst through the small windows with the ball in his hands.

Agility/Leaping Ability: Has tremendous length and understands body positioning when in a jump ball situation. Lacks power coming from his base, thus his leaping ability is sub-par. Possesses a surprising amount of agility for such a long athlete, can miss tacklers in a tight space. Has enough wiggle in his hips to shake his way out of arm tackles.

Blocking: Comes from an offensive scheme that demands a lot of blocking from the receivers. Gives a lot of effort and can overpower a defensive backs with his strong hands and long arms.

Body Control/Body Adjustment: Does not track the ball well when running downfield. Loses his sense of balance and speed when looking up. Has enough flexibility to adjust to a poorly thrown ball. Can turn his body well and get his hands out in front.



Concentration/Hands: Does an excellent job of getting his head around and looking the ball in. Will let the ball in to his body at times where doesn’t need to, but for the most part he absorbs the pass and controls the ball right away. Does not get distracted over the middle, remains focused on the ball. Has had a case of the drops at certain points of his career.

Release: Starts way too high off the line, giving the defender a huge target to jam. Has enough strength to toss away a cornerback, but gets tied up against the more physical defenders. Lack of short-step ability makes it hard for him to miss contact at the line.

Route Running: Ran a very limited route tree at Missouri, and it was clearly evident during the Senior Bowl practices. Shows too much of a decline in speed when getting in and out of breaks. Does not run the deep double routes well. Does not use head fakes, tends to telegraph his routes.

Separation: Does not have the deep speed to outrun most defensive backs, and does not have the short area quickness to get himself open underneath against man coverage. Is rarely found alone in space against man coverage.

Size/Length/Hand Size: Very strong hands that create a different sound than most receivers when he makes the catch. Long, lanky frame that needs more bulk to the lower half. Strong upper body.

Speed: May not time well once he can run for scouts, but he has big time game speed. Once he has a couple yards of separation downfield, he is incredibly difficult to catch from behind. He covers so much ground with each one of his long strides. Does not look as fast as he is because of the length in his strides. Has outrun plenty of speedy defensive backs.

Vision/Run After the Catch: Very tough and aggressive, always fighting until he hits the ground. Was used on several screen passes throughout his career and he has enormous success in that package. Can read blocks and find seams in a defense. Has more wiggle to him than one would think given his size.

Final Word: There are one of two ways to go when trying to diagnose the NFL potential of Donario Alexander. You can pop in one of the several big performances on tape he had in 2009 and easily fall in love with the 6’5 speedster. He showed flashes of top notch ability with the ball in his hands and he was once ahead of former Tiger and 2009 Eagles’ first round pick Jeremy Maclin on the depth chart. However Alexander has already been bit hard by the injury bug and he will enter the league with four knee surgeries on his record sheet. His slight frame cannot go unnoticed considering how physical receivers have to be at the next level, and the latest injury suffered in Mobile at the Senior Bowl is yet another red flag. We have seen injuries absolutely kill the stock of prospects in the past and despite the ability shown by Alexander in 2009, he could fall into the mid-to-late rounds. He played in an friendly system at Missouri and he will enter the league fighting numerous uphill battles. If he can stay on the field, Alexander has the potential to be a gamebreaker but the lack of short area quickness and of course the injury concerns, he will be crossed off several draft boards.


I can't imagine anyone takes a risk on him before the 3rd round. But IN the 3rd... it's a decent risk/reward pick, imo.

Requiem
04-07-2010, 12:01 PM
No thank you. Alexander has the knees of an 80 year old.

gyldenlove
04-07-2010, 12:28 PM
Steve Smith?

Patrick Turner, Dwayne Jarrett, Mike Williams, Keary Colbert, R Jay Soward, Windrell Hayes, Larry Parker, Billy Miller.
Really since Meshaun Johnson in 1996 there has only been 1 good USC WR drafted - I don't like those odds.

ohiobronco2
04-07-2010, 12:31 PM
Do we pay better than USC?

Dedhed
04-07-2010, 12:45 PM
This is still the best bargain prospect, imo...

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6'5".

6'4 5/8, 215 pounds | Wide receiver | Missouri

Acceleration/Burst/Quickness: Does not short step well, long strider from the get-go. Struggles to burst through the small windows with the ball in his hands.

Agility/Leaping Ability: Has tremendous length and understands body positioning when in a jump ball situation. Lacks power coming from his base, thus his leaping ability is sub-par. Possesses a surprising amount of agility for such a long athlete, can miss tacklers in a tight space. Has enough wiggle in his hips to shake his way out of arm tackles.

Blocking: Comes from an offensive scheme that demands a lot of blocking from the receivers. Gives a lot of effort and can overpower a defensive backs with his strong hands and long arms.

Body Control/Body Adjustment: Does not track the ball well when running downfield. Loses his sense of balance and speed when looking up. Has enough flexibility to adjust to a poorly thrown ball. Can turn his body well and get his hands out in front.



Concentration/Hands: Does an excellent job of getting his head around and looking the ball in. Will let the ball in to his body at times where doesn’t need to, but for the most part he absorbs the pass and controls the ball right away. Does not get distracted over the middle, remains focused on the ball. Has had a case of the drops at certain points of his career.

Release: Starts way too high off the line, giving the defender a huge target to jam. Has enough strength to toss away a cornerback, but gets tied up against the more physical defenders. Lack of short-step ability makes it hard for him to miss contact at the line.

Route Running: Ran a very limited route tree at Missouri, and it was clearly evident during the Senior Bowl practices. Shows too much of a decline in speed when getting in and out of breaks. Does not run the deep double routes well. Does not use head fakes, tends to telegraph his routes.

Separation: Does not have the deep speed to outrun most defensive backs, and does not have the short area quickness to get himself open underneath against man coverage. Is rarely found alone in space against man coverage.

Size/Length/Hand Size: Very strong hands that create a different sound than most receivers when he makes the catch. Long, lanky frame that needs more bulk to the lower half. Strong upper body.

Speed: May not time well once he can run for scouts, but he has big time game speed. Once he has a couple yards of separation downfield, he is incredibly difficult to catch from behind. He covers so much ground with each one of his long strides. Does not look as fast as he is because of the length in his strides. Has outrun plenty of speedy defensive backs.

Vision/Run After the Catch: Very tough and aggressive, always fighting until he hits the ground. Was used on several screen passes throughout his career and he has enormous success in that package. Can read blocks and find seams in a defense. Has more wiggle to him than one would think given his size.

Final Word: There are one of two ways to go when trying to diagnose the NFL potential of Donario Alexander. You can pop in one of the several big performances on tape he had in 2009 and easily fall in love with the 6’5 speedster. He showed flashes of top notch ability with the ball in his hands and he was once ahead of former Tiger and 2009 Eagles’ first round pick Jeremy Maclin on the depth chart. However Alexander has already been bit hard by the injury bug and he will enter the league with four knee surgeries on his record sheet. His slight frame cannot go unnoticed considering how physical receivers have to be at the next level, and the latest injury suffered in Mobile at the Senior Bowl is yet another red flag. We have seen injuries absolutely kill the stock of prospects in the past and despite the ability shown by Alexander in 2009, he could fall into the mid-to-late rounds. He played in an friendly system at Missouri and he will enter the league fighting numerous uphill battles. If he can stay on the field, Alexander has the potential to be a gamebreaker but the lack of short area quickness and of course the injury concerns, he will be crossed off several draft boards.


I can't imagine anyone takes a risk on him before the 3rd round. But IN the 3rd... it's a decent risk/reward pick, imo.

Ashley Lelie with two torn ACLs, no thanks.

Boobs McGee
04-07-2010, 12:46 PM
LOL can somebody make a gif of the first 5 seconds of Denario's video? That ball catch bicep stare is ****ing hilarious

barryr
04-07-2010, 12:53 PM
Williams is a very good WR prospect and would be a good fit on this team with or without Marshall.

Lolad
04-07-2010, 01:02 PM
I think the 1st 4 rds should NOt be skill positions. IMO

Ray Finkle
04-07-2010, 01:04 PM
Patrick Turner, Dwayne Jarrett, Mike Williams, Keary Colbert, R Jay Soward, Windrell Hayes, Larry Parker, Billy Miller.
Really since Meshaun Johnson in 1996 there has only been 1 good USC WR drafted - I don't like those odds.

so in that case, you can't draft RB's from Florida, QB's from Stanford, or DL from Texas?

iDENVER
04-07-2010, 01:13 PM
Alexander is going to be a beast. when is he projected to go ?

Popps
04-07-2010, 03:35 PM
Ashley Lelie with two torn ACLs, no thanks.

Bigger, stronger and available (likely) in the middle, maybe even late rounds.

If Lelie was a 3rd round pick, I don't think anyone would have minded his production being what it was.

Of course, we took Lelie in the first round... instead of.................

Popps
04-07-2010, 03:37 PM
Alexander is going to be a beast. when is he projected to go ?

I can't find much in the way of quality predictions, but my composite guess would be in the 3rd or maybe early 4th round.

That said, this could also be one of these dudes that people are afraid of because he's had injuries... and he'll slip much further.

Popps
04-07-2010, 03:41 PM
Led the nation in yardage...

http://espn.go.com/college-football/statistics/player/_/stat/receiving/sort/receivingYards/year/2009/group/80

One mock draft suspects that 15 WRs will go before him.

1 Dez Bryant Oklahama St. 6-2 210 4.54
2 Golden Tate Notre Dame 5-11 195 4.41
3 Arrelious Benn Illinois 6-2 214 4.46
4 Demaryius Thomas Georgia Tech 6-3 229 4.55
5 Mardy Gilyard Cincinnati 6-0 187 4.50
6 Damian Williams USC 6-1 190 4.45
7 Taylor Price Ohio 6-0 200 4.36
8 Brandon LaFell LSU 6-3 206 4.54
9 Dexter McCluster Ole Miss. 5-9 170 4.42
10 Jeremy Williams Tulane 6-1 205 4.50
11 Jacoby Ford Clemson 5-9 185 4.37
12 Eric Decker Minnesota 6-3 215 4.54
13 Carlton Mitchell South Florida 6-4 212 4.45
14 Dez Briscoe Kansas 6-3 200 4.56
15 Jordan Shipley Texas 6-0 190 4.47
16 Danario Alexander Missouri 6-4 215 4.58

DBroncos4life
04-07-2010, 03:44 PM
Just draft Andre Roberts and call it a day. The guy is going to be a stud.

# Strengths: Highly productive and consistent
# Sneaky athletic
# Has an intriguing second gear in open field
# Savvy route runner
# Understands how to set up corners
# Simply doesn't drop the football - period
# Very good sideline awareness
# Nice footwork
# Changes speeds, uses head fakes, dips hips - does the little things as a receiver
# Comes back to the football and presents a window
# Very competitive and fearless
# Great Y.A.C. receiver
# Love his hand-eye coordination
# Terrific intangibles
# Highly underrated skill set

4.46 speed, he is a Greg Jennings type WR. Plus he is a pretty good return man.

gyldenlove
04-07-2010, 04:42 PM
so in that case, you can't draft RB's from Florida, QB's from Stanford, or DL from Texas?

QB from Stanford is fine, aside from Busty McEdwards there hasn't been any high draft picks since Elway and only 4 total in the last 20 years as far as I can see.

I might be wrong but I only see 2 high round RBs since Emmitt Smith and one was Fred Taylor and the other had two 1000 yard seasons, so I don't see why Florida RBs are so bad, although I would say never draft a Floriday player regardless of position.

DL from Texas I will give you, since the Casey Hampton Shaun Rogers draft they had a string of suckage up until Orakpo. Normally I say DL from Texas and Michigan are something you should stay the hell away from.

Drek
04-07-2010, 05:07 PM
I can't find much in the way of quality predictions, but my composite guess would be in the 3rd or maybe early 4th round.

That said, this could also be one of these dudes that people are afraid of because he's had injuries... and he'll slip much further.

Not a chance.

If any team takes Alexander before the 5th round they've likely wasted a valuable pick. He's a tough call for anyone before the 7th or as a UDFA.

He's had THREE knee surgeries. Seriously. His knees are completely ****ed up. Even before that he was a fringe 3rd or 4th kind of guy, because despite his big yardage numbers everyone questions if he's got anything close to NFL speed.

I like the guy, hell, I work with a horde of Mizzou freaks so he's pretty heavily pushed on me. Not a one of them want the Rams to kick the tires until round 5 or 6 and their best WR in Donnie Avery. What does that tell you?

If by some miracle Alexander's knees hold up and he can prove the knock about his speed was unfounded then he could be a really, really good WR. But that is a big crap shoot. About as likely as you drafting the next Tom Brady.

Dedhed
04-07-2010, 05:17 PM
Bigger, stronger and available (likely) in the middle, maybe even late rounds.

If Lelie was a 3rd round pick, I don't think anyone would have minded his production being what it was.

Of course, we took Lelie in the first round... instead of.................

It literally looks like his legs are going to snap off with every step. I can almost see the arthritis that's already forming in both. I'd go with 3 injury plagued seasons before he's out of the league for good.

Just watch him move. Every landing and cut is awkward looking. There's nothing fluid about him.

Caveat Lector
04-07-2010, 06:20 PM
Patrick Turner, Dwayne Jarrett, Mike Williams, Keary Colbert, R Jay Soward, Windrell Hayes, Larry Parker, Billy Miller.
Really since Meshaun Johnson in 1996 there has only been 1 good USC WR drafted - I don't like those odds.

Didn't we get a 5th round pick off the Seahags for him? Daylight robbery that was... Hilarious!

s0phr0syne
04-07-2010, 06:29 PM
I've really been wondering what's up with Popps's Alexander infatuation for the last few weeks...

I just don't see it. Glad to see I'm not alone on this one.

BroncoBuff
04-07-2010, 06:36 PM
Dang, I was hoping it was Mike Williams.

According to Mock, he's a beast.

Ouch.

gyldenlove
04-07-2010, 07:35 PM
Didn't we get a 5th round pick off the Seahags for him? Daylight robbery that was... Hilarious!

I do believe that is the reason Shanahan had to go, the heat was on from the local police department so Bowlen had to can him to save face.

Play2win
04-07-2010, 08:02 PM
I think Golden Tate is going to be a hell of a receiver in the NFL.

Caveat Lector
04-07-2010, 08:06 PM
I do believe that is the reason Shanahan had to go, the heat was on from the local police department so Bowlen had to can him to save face.

Seattle really love getting fleeced don't they? 5th rounder for Keary Colbert, 1st rounder for Deion Branch, whatever the hell they gave up for Charlie Whitehurst...

I still recall when Shanny picked up Colbert that he said we had the best WR corp in the league. We had BMarsh....... Darrell Jackson and Keary Colbert. Oh how I don't miss that.

s0phr0syne
04-07-2010, 08:15 PM
I think Golden Tate is going to be a hell of a receiver in the NFL.


He seems to body catch everything...anyone else concerned by this or am I just overblowing it?

UberBroncoMan
04-08-2010, 01:09 AM
He seems to body catch everything...anyone else concerned by this or am I just overblowing it?

So did Chad Jackson.

... though I think comparing a ND kid to a Florida one is a bit silly when it comes to work ethic.

Popps
04-08-2010, 01:23 AM
Not a chance.

If any team takes Alexander before the 5th round they've likely wasted a valuable pick. He's a tough call for anyone before the 7th or as a UDFA.

He's had THREE knee surgeries. Seriously. His knees are completely ****ed up. Even before that he was a fringe 3rd or 4th kind of guy, because despite his big yardage numbers everyone questions if he's got anything close to NFL speed.

I like the guy, hell, I work with a horde of Mizzou freaks so he's pretty heavily pushed on me. Not a one of them want the Rams to kick the tires until round 5 or 6 and their best WR in Donnie Avery. What does that tell you?.

It tells me that if we can take the NCAA receiving yardage leader in the 5th or 6th round, we'd better jump at that.