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GoBroncos84
04-16-2010, 03:02 PM
Updated for the Scheffler trade, should be final version:

1- Dan Williams NT Tennessee

I still really like McClain and think he'd have a more immediate impact, but our d line needs to get younger. Having someone waiting in the wings learning from Jamal would be wise. Williams could rotate in, keeping the vets fresh as a rookie and develop into the starter. Could probably play some end as well. I really think this pick is front 7, and Williams might be the best player on their board at 11.


2A- Demaryius Thomas WR Georgia Tech

I felt we had one of the best and deepest groups of receivers in the league. Losing Marshall obviously changes that, as its now a weakness. We have some excellent support players, but we are a number 1 receiver away from having that status back. Hopefully Thomas can be the guy.

2B- Vladimir Ducasse G/T UMass

Moving to a power blocking scheme full time, we need size on the interior. Ducasse has the flexibility to play inside or RT should Harris get injured. Could start at LG right away. John Jerry and Jon Asamoah could also be strong possibilities

3- J.D. Walton C Baylor

Probably our biggest need position right now, Walton is a tough, physical presence that would also be counted on to start right away. Most scouts rank him no.2 in the class, and he'd fit in well. I'd love Pouncey, but I don't see that happening unless we can trade back

4- Brandon Spikes ILB Florida

Spikes falls due to lacks in speed and production. A 2 down backer. However, he could be a steal in the 4th round. With Davis gone, this is a depth pick that could turn into a starter next to D.J.

5- Trindon Holliday KR LSU

Electric game changing speed, but doesn't project to much more than a return specialist. Drafting him allows Royal to focus solely on being a receiver and would hopefully turn our woeful kick and punt return game around

6- Brandon Deaderick DE Alabama

6-4 314. Played 3-4 at Alabama. Wasn't very productive, but was also recovering from a gun shot wound. Adding a young prospect with upside at the 5 technique is important.


If this draft happened we'd be a much better team. Our existing skill players would vastly improve by having better players protecting them. Getting a big time LG and C would do wonders for Knowshon. We add depth to the front 7. All feedback welcome, but keep in mind this is a straight forward draft, no trades. I'd love to trade back, but projecting trades is too much of a crap shoot. Just using our current selections, if the draft was today. Go Broncos

mattob14
04-16-2010, 03:47 PM
I like it...except for the Ducasse pick. I'm on board with each of the other picks, but just don't think Thomas, Walton, Spikes, or Deaderick fall that far. The value's not way off on any of them, and I wouldn't be surprised to see one (maybe two) of them available where you have them selected, but for all 4 of these guys to be around that late seems like a pretty big stretch.

orinjkrush
04-16-2010, 03:50 PM
vewy vewy similiaw. shhhhh we'we hunting wabbits!

11 NT Dan Williams or G Iupati
43 C/G Pouncey (doubt he falls that far), then WR Arrelious Benn
45 G/T Ducasse
80 ILB Sean Lee
114 C JD Walton (if not Pouncey earlier)
183 KR Trindon Holliday
220 TE Scott Sicko or FB Jameson Konz

Triplelefthook
04-16-2010, 04:25 PM
Might have to do this again if Scheffler is traded before the draft, but here we go:

1- Dan Williams NT Tennessee

I still really like McClain and think he'd have a more immediate impact, but our d line needs to get younger. Having someone waiting in the wings learning from Jamal would be wise. Williams could rotate in, keeping the vets fresh as a rookie and develop into the starter. Could probably play some end as well. I really think this pick is front 7, and Williams might be the best player on their board at 11.


2A- Demaryius Thomas WR Georgia Tech

I felt we had one of the best and deepest groups of receivers in the league. Losing Marshall obviously changes that, as its now a weakness. We have some excellent support players, but we are a number 1 receiver away from having that status back. Hopefully Thomas can be the guy.

2B- Vladimir Ducasse G/T UMass

Moving to a power blocking scheme full time, we need size on the interior. Ducasse has the flexibility to play inside or RT should Harris get injured. Could start at LG right away. John Jerry and Jon Asamoah could also be strong possibilities

3- J.D. Walton C Baylor

Probably our biggest need position right now, Walton is a tough, physical presence that would also be counted on to start right away. Most scouts rank him no.2 in the class, and he'd fit in well. I'd love Pouncey, but I don't see that happening unless we can trade back

4- Brandon Spikes ILB Florida

Spikes falls due to lacks in speed and production. A 2 down backer. However, he could be a steal in the 4th round. With Davis gone, this is a depth pick that could turn into a starter next to D.J.

6- Trindon Holliday KR LSU

Electric game changing speed, but doesn't project to much more than a return specialist. Drafting him allows Royal to focus solely on being a receiver and would hopefully turn our woeful kick and punt return game around

7- Brandon Deaderick DE Alabama

6-4 314. Played 3-4 at Alabama. Wasn't very productive, but was also recovering from a gun shot wound. Adding a young prospect with upside at the 5 technique is important.


If this draft happened we'd be a much better team. Our existing skill players would vastly improve by having better players protecting them. Getting a big time LG and C would do wonders for Knowshon. We add depth to the front 7. All feedback welcome, but keep in mind this is a straight forward draft, no trades. I'd love to trade back, but projecting trades is too much of a crap shoot. Just using our current selections, if the draft was today. Go Broncos

Love it dude. Love it

Rohirrim
04-16-2010, 05:10 PM
Sure works for me. :thumbsup:

Broncoman13
04-16-2010, 06:20 PM
You know, I think I would rather have Dez at 11 but if this were our draft I sure would be happy. Oh and no way Pouncey falls out of the first...

OBF1
04-16-2010, 11:37 PM
Perfect and rep for someone that gets it :thumbs:

SpringStein
04-17-2010, 01:17 PM
I recommend this page on PFW that gives, imo, a pretty good idea of where players are slotted a week before the draft: http://www.profootballweekly.com/2010/04/16/pfws-exclusive-draft-value-chart-3

For instance:
Demaryius Thomas is slotted 1B - approximately pick 12-22.
Duccase is slotted 1C - likley the end of the first round.
JD Walton is interestiingly not predicted until round 5
You have Spikes in round 4, and they project him late 2nd.

Is PFW perfect on this? Of course not - there are always surprises, but I have found them to be pretty accurate in the past. Sure I like the players you have going to the Broncos, I just don't expect several key ones you listed to be available where you have them slotted.

GoBroncos84
04-17-2010, 01:37 PM
I recommend this page on PFW that gives, imo, a pretty good idea of where players are slotted a week before the draft: http://www.profootballweekly.com/2010/04/16/pfws-exclusive-draft-value-chart-3

For instance:
Demaryius Thomas is slotted 1B - approximately pick 12-22.
Duccase is slotted 1C - likley the end of the first round.
JD Walton is interestiingly not predicted until round 5
You have Spikes in round 4, and they project him late 2nd.

Is PFW perfect on this? Of course not - there are always surprises, but I have found them to be pretty accurate in the past. Sure I like the players you have going to the Broncos, I just don't expect several key ones you listed to be available where you have them slotted.

I'd be really surprised if Thomas and Duccasse go that high. That chart has Thomas being the first WR taken, before Dez. I don't see that happening either. But we will see. Spikes was a late 2nd round prospect before he ran. He dropped his stock. Thomas could go before we pick in the 2nd and Spikes could go before we pick in the 4th, but there is a chance both players are there.

Momentum
04-17-2010, 01:39 PM
Id cry myself to sleep if this draft happened. Its that bad to me.

SpringStein
04-17-2010, 02:36 PM
I'd be really surprised if Thomas and Duccasse go that high. That chart has Thomas being the first WR taken, before Dez. I don't see that happening either. But we will see. Spikes was a late 2nd round prospect before he ran. He dropped his stock. Thomas could go before we pick in the 2nd and Spikes could go before we pick in the 4th, but there is a chance both players are there.

Just my personal opinion, but I will be shocked if Thomas is there at 43. Duccasse on the other hand, could be. He's so raw - frankly I'm not sure why so many people have fallen for him, but maybe they see things I don't.

I was surprised when I saw PFW's chart having Spikes go in the late 2nd. I agree that it's unusual for a LB that runs a 5.0 to be selected in the draft, much less anywhere close to that high.

peacepipe
04-17-2010, 03:33 PM
I want McClain with our 1st & Terrance cody with our 1st pisk in the 2nd round.
www.draftcountdown.com/sub/Mock-Draft-A.php

This mock hasn't been updated but it has cody available at 43.

ludo21
04-17-2010, 04:20 PM
Wow. Freaking perrrrfect mock my man! :thumbsup:

Love Ducasse/ Thomas in 2nd. If we decide to go Dez at all, then we can still grab Cody or another DT later in the draft. JD Walton would be a dream come true as well.

No way Spikes drops to the 4th? His pro day hurt him but not that much (i think...)

GoBroncos84
04-17-2010, 05:39 PM
I want McClain with our 1st & Terrance cody with our 1st pisk in the 2nd round.
www.draftcountdown.com/sub/Mock-Draft-A.php

This mock hasn't been updated but it has cody available at 43.

I really like McClain, and if he is our first round pick I will definitely embrace it. My original mock had us taking him. I just think Williams plays a more premium position and could ultimately have a bigger payoff down the road when Jamal is done, whereas McClain would contribute more at first but at a position that isn't quite as vital.

GoBroncos84
04-17-2010, 05:41 PM
Wow. Freaking perrrrfect mock my man! :thumbsup:

Love Ducasse/ Thomas in 2nd. If we decide to go Dez at all, then we can still grab Cody or another DT later in the draft. JD Walton would be a dream come true as well.

No way Spikes drops to the 4th? His pro day hurt him but not that much (i think...)

WalterFootball.com has Spikes going to Dallas in the 4th, which is after our pick. I know they are not the end all authority, just pointing out that some scouting sites have him falling that far. I think if he is still on the board in the 4th round and we have not yet filled that SILB spot, we have to strongly consider getting him.

mattob14
04-17-2010, 08:05 PM
WalterFootball.com has Spikes going to Dallas in the 4th, which is after our pick. I know they are not the end all authority, just pointing out that some scouting sites have him falling that far. I think if he is still on the board in the 4th round and we have not yet filled that SILB spot, we have to strongly consider getting him.

If he's on the board in the 4th and we haven't already picked up an ILB, I think you HAVE to take him. Realistically though, I think he's a 3rd round prospect. I felt Walton would be hard-pressed to make it round 3, but looking at the PFW rankings, they have him as a 5th.

This draft may be much more realistic by swapping the Spikes and Walton picks, and maybe grabbing Tate or Benn instead of Thomas with that 2nd rounder. You'd still be addressing the same needs (with almost the same players) but the value would be much closer.

GoBroncos84
04-20-2010, 04:02 PM
I like it...except for the Ducasse pick. I'm on board with each of the other picks, but just don't think Thomas, Walton, Spikes, or Deaderick fall that far. The value's not way off on any of them, and I wouldn't be surprised to see one (maybe two) of them available where you have them selected, but for all 4 of these guys to be around that late seems like a pretty big stretch.

Updated after Scheffler trade. Decided to just move the Holliday and Deaderick picks up a round each, maybe better reflecting value. Considered using the 5th on Beadles or Selvie, but just kept the players I had.

bap454
04-20-2010, 04:25 PM
The worst one Ive seen by far..... no Tim Tebow....For reals - nice job bro!

s0phr0syne
04-20-2010, 04:45 PM
Sweet. Could play out like this. Who are your alternatives for 2A and 4 if (and when) Thomas and Spikes aren't there?

elsid13
04-20-2010, 04:54 PM
Nice mock, I still think Denver will add tight end and they only brought one in to look at ,Gronkowski,. He should be sitting there with 2A pick.

phibacka31
04-20-2010, 05:22 PM
Did they really bring in Gronkoski?

elsid13
04-20-2010, 05:25 PM
Did they really bring in Gronkoski?

Denver Post reported it today.

Other intriguing players who fit the Broncos' mold at the position include Miami's Jimmy Graham (6-6, 260 pounds), a former basketball player with quality down-the-field skills. There's Arizona's Ron Gronkowski (6-6, 261), a top-rated player who is a bit of a medical concern because he missed the 2009 season after having back surgery. The Broncos had Gronkowski in for a predraft visit.

http://www.denverpost.com/premium/broncos/ci_14917420

GoBroncos84
04-21-2010, 05:16 AM
Sweet. Could play out like this. Who are your alternatives for 2A and 4 if (and when) Thomas and Spikes aren't there?

Benn or Tate at 2A could be good alternates, Jamar Chaney or Pat Angerer at 4

GoBroncos84
04-21-2010, 05:18 AM
Nice mock, I still think Denver will add tight end and they only brought one in to look at ,Gronkowski,. He should be sitting there with 2A pick.

I definitely thought about that, but McD doesn't use the tight end much in his offense. I figure they spent a 2nd round pick on one last year, so hopefully Quinn can have a bigger role this year in support of Graham

ColoradoBuff
04-21-2010, 09:54 AM
love it....agree with you about rather having McClain @ 11. Then go DT in round 4...maybe Troup, Cam Thomas or Joseph.

Rohirrim
04-21-2010, 10:46 AM
Speaking of TEs, I hope the Broncos first UDFA call is to Jim Dray, TE, Stanford. He'll be a steal.

Broncoman13
04-21-2010, 11:52 AM
What about Gronkowski (sp?) if he slips to us in the 3rd?

ColoradoBuff
04-21-2010, 12:28 PM
What about Gronkowski (sp?) if he slips to us in the 3rd?


i'd take Gronkowski in a heartbeat in the 3rd if he is available!!!!!!!! I wouldn't mind it being scripted as follows:

McClain @ 11

D. Thomas @ 43

T. Cody @ 45

J. Jerry @ 80

GoBroncos84
04-21-2010, 12:50 PM
i'd take Gronkowski in a heartbeat in the 3rd if he is available!!!!!!!! I wouldn't mind it being scripted as follows:

McClain @ 11

D. Thomas @ 43

T. Cody @ 45

J. Jerry @ 80

That'd be excellent, but then we'd need a starting caliber center in the 4th

ColoradoBuff
04-21-2010, 12:51 PM
That'd be excellent, but then we'd need a starting caliber center in the 4th

Maybe Walton slides or Matt Tennant from Boston College should be there in the 4th.

GoBroncos84
04-21-2010, 01:09 PM
Maybe Walton slides or Matt Tennant from Boston College should be there in the 4th. if both were gone eric olsen from notre dame could be an option

elsid13
04-21-2010, 01:55 PM
What about Gronkowski (sp?) if he slips to us in the 3rd?

Gronkowski ain't slipping to the 3rd. He worth a the high second that we have if he slip past the 1st round. The kid is major difference maker.

orinjkrush
04-21-2010, 02:56 PM
Updated for the Scheffler trade, should be final version:

1- Dan Williams NT Tennessee

I still really like McClain and think he'd have a more immediate impact, but our d line needs to get younger. Having someone waiting in the wings learning from Jamal would be wise. Williams could rotate in, keeping the vets fresh as a rookie and develop into the starter. Could probably play some end as well. I really think this pick is front 7, and Williams might be the best player on their board at 11.


2A- Demaryius Thomas WR Georgia Tech

I felt we had one of the best and deepest groups of receivers in the league. Losing Marshall obviously changes that, as its now a weakness. We have some excellent support players, but we are a number 1 receiver away from having that status back. Hopefully Thomas can be the guy.

2B- Vladimir Ducasse G/T UMass

Moving to a power blocking scheme full time, we need size on the interior. Ducasse has the flexibility to play inside or RT should Harris get injured. Could start at LG right away. John Jerry and Jon Asamoah could also be strong possibilities

3- J.D. Walton C Baylor

Probably our biggest need position right now, Walton is a tough, physical presence that would also be counted on to start right away. Most scouts rank him no.2 in the class, and he'd fit in well. I'd love Pouncey, but I don't see that happening unless we can trade back

4- Brandon Spikes ILB Florida

Spikes falls due to lacks in speed and production. A 2 down backer. However, he could be a steal in the 4th round. With Davis gone, this is a depth pick that could turn into a starter next to D.J.

5- Trindon Holliday KR LSU

Electric game changing speed, but doesn't project to much more than a return specialist. Drafting him allows Royal to focus solely on being a receiver and would hopefully turn our woeful kick and punt return game around

6- Brandon Deaderick DE Alabama

6-4 314. Played 3-4 at Alabama. Wasn't very productive, but was also recovering from a gun shot wound. Adding a young prospect with upside at the 5 technique is important.


If this draft happened we'd be a much better team. Our existing skill players would vastly improve by having better players protecting them. Getting a big time LG and C would do wonders for Knowshon. We add depth to the front 7. All feedback welcome, but keep in mind this is a straight forward draft, no trades. I'd love to trade back, but projecting trades is too much of a crap shoot. Just using our current selections, if the draft was today. Go Broncos

of all the mocks i've seen (and i must have read over 100) this is probably the best one i've seen. i'm still hoping for sean lee to fall into the 4th but other than that this would be a dream come true!