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Requiem
04-05-2011, 12:11 PM
According to the Denver Post here are some of the 13 players who have met or will meet with the Broncos this week:

Da'quan Bowers, DE
Jaiquawn Jarrett, S
Mason Foster, LB
Colin Kaepernick, QB
Nick Fairley, DT
Von Miller, OLB
Marvin Austin, DT

If you guys find any more of the official 30 visit names, please post them here. Dove Valley visits only.

I like seeing Mason Foster on that list, and Jarrett is an interesting option at safety.

oubronco
04-05-2011, 12:16 PM
Clemson star Bowers visits Broncos

Make no mistake, the Broncos are considering trading back from the No. 2 spot so long as they get another first-round pick, and at least a second-round pick, in return.

The possibility of trading out of the No. 2 spot is why the Broncos are visiting with so many players who may go later in the first round.

Besides Bowers, the Broncos will meet today with linebacker Von Miller, defensive tackle Nick Fairley on Wednesday and quarterback Cam Newton on April 19.

http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_17772110 (http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_17772110)

Interestingly they throw this little nugget in there

Garcia Bronco
04-05-2011, 01:07 PM
LOL...Clemson

Orange&BlueMohawk
04-05-2011, 03:51 PM
Anyone know how the Patrick Peterson workout for the Broncos went?

BroncoInferno
04-05-2011, 03:52 PM
LOL...Clemson

Are you trying to bait me, GB? ;D

SpringStein
04-09-2011, 12:38 PM
Any updates? I think there was another thread that contained more names, but didn't find it using the search function.

Requiem
04-09-2011, 01:03 PM
Spring,

Here is an article from Mile High Report (http://www.milehighreport.com/2011/3/23/2068253/denver-broncos-private-workout-team-visit-official-list).

I'm not sure how accurate that is, but there are some names there.

lostknight
04-09-2011, 01:56 PM
Did Tebow even show up on the list before hand last year?

UltimateHoboW/Shotgun
04-09-2011, 03:05 PM
Defensive End (3)

Aldon Smith (http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/players/36926/aldon-smith), Missouri
Allen Bailey (http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/players/5186/allen-bailey), Miami
Da'Quan Bowers (http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/players/35780/da-quan-bowers), Clemson
Defensive Tackle (4)

Nick Fairley, Auburn
Marcell Dareus, Alabama
Phil Taylor, Baylor
Marvin Austin, North Carolina

Should be noted here, the Broncos sent EFX to the pro days of Auburn (Fairley) and Alabama (Dareus), and have been rumored to have significant interest in Hampton DT Kenrick Ellis. Curious though that they have yet to bring in a single defensive tackle in this deep class.

Linebacker (7)

Von Miller (http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/players/37943/von-miller), Texas A&M
Lawrence Wilson (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/109410/lawrence-wilson), UConn
Casey Matthews, Oregon
Bruce Carter, North Carolina
Akeem Ayers, UCLA
Mason Foster, Washington
Cornerback (3)

Patrick Peterson (http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/players/36522/patrick-peterson), LSU
Brandon Harris, Miami
DeMarcus Van Dyke, Miami
Safety (2)

Jaiquawn Jarrett (http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/players/14284/jaiquawn-jarrett), Temple
Quinton Carter (http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/players/8325/quinton-carter), Oklahoma


Love this! Out of 30 interviews possible a majority are on DEFENSE! Yes!

CEH
04-10-2011, 06:59 AM
Pittsburgh DE Jabaal Sheard had a private workout with Denver.
Not sure if it was one of the 30 but it was private maybe on campus

Add Villanova OT Ben Ijalana to the private workout list as well as

Kansas State RB Daniel Thomas

elsid13
04-10-2011, 07:16 AM
Did Tebow even show up on the list before hand last year?

yes and McDud held a private one on one in Florida with him.

elsid13
04-10-2011, 07:24 AM
I am surprised they haven't looked at Robert Quinn.

CEH
04-10-2011, 07:31 AM
I am surprised they haven't looked at Robert Quinn.

He's my dark horse candidate in a trade down.

Give me Quinn and Austin from NC and I would love to see what Fox does with this two athletes.

Don't be suprised to see NE jump up and grab Quinn.

In two years ,I think Quinn will be the one of the top 3 best players out of this draft.

I wish I knew exactly how Fox felt about Ayers that would make our predictions a little more simplier

FireFly
04-10-2011, 07:33 AM
I think that if bowers checked out medically, and the broncos stay there, they could pick him at 2. Stranger things have happened

FireFly
04-10-2011, 07:36 AM
I wish I knew exactly how Fox felt about Ayers that would make our predictions a little more simplier

I have to think he's penciled in as the starter!? I think he showed enough, and that he'll be a solid enough starter

elsid13
04-10-2011, 07:40 AM
He's my dark horse candidate in a trade down.

Give me Quinn and Austin from NC and I would love to see what Fox does with this two athletes.

Don't be suprised to see NE jump up and grab Quinn.

In two years ,I think Quinn will be the one of the top 3 best players out of this draft.

I wish I knew exactly how Fox felt about Ayers that would make our predictions a little more simplier

Quinn is one of those guys that flying below the radar that has a chance to be very good pro. If he there it a would set up a nice rotation of Doom, Quinn, Ayers.

Requiem
04-10-2011, 07:57 AM
Stop advocating for the Broncos to draft two players who were suspended the whole year from college football. We don't need those types of risks. Good grief. Are people that nuts?

Cito Pelon
04-10-2011, 08:21 AM
He's my dark horse candidate in a trade down.

Give me Quinn and Austin from NC and I would love to see what Fox does with this two athletes.

Don't be suprised to see NE jump up and grab Quinn.

In two years ,I think Quinn will be the one of the top 3 best players out of this draft.

I wish I knew exactly how Fox felt about Ayers that would make our predictions a little more simplier

I've wondered if Quinn could be a target for the same reason.

elsid13
04-10-2011, 08:22 AM
Stop advocating for the Broncos to draft two players who were suspended the whole year from college football. We don't need those types of risks. Good grief. Are people that nuts?

Because they are top rate talent, and according to all reports NFL folks are happy with the response they given to them about the suspense. Let be real, they didn't get suspend for drugs or crimes, they got suspend dealing with potential agent, something that happens more often then it should in major collage football.

broncos-rock
04-10-2011, 08:30 AM
Because they are top rate talent, and according to all reports NFL folks are happy with the response they given to them about the suspense. Let be real, they didn't get suspend for drugs or crimes, they got suspend dealing with potential agent, something that happens more often then it should in major collage football.

I think there is where the problem is in that they knew the rules and still broke them. That's a red flag in my book!

Requiem
04-10-2011, 08:33 AM
Top rate talents who have been out of college football a year. Sorry, those aren't the kinds of players we need on this team, or prospects like Kyle Rudolph who have missed a good portion of their college careers due to injury. They aren't deserving of early consideration from us.

Denver needs impact players, football savvy guys and people who aren't in trouble. Their suspension from the NCAA was rightful and for good reason. I'd rather not have such immaturity and lack of common sense on my team. They knew the rules and broke them. Poor judgment. If all reports were good on these guys' response to suspension, they wouldn't already be dropped from draft boards.

Also, Quinn has a ****ing tumor in his head. Some teams think it is a concern, others don't. Pass on Quinn and Austin every day of the week. Way better players to select.

CEH
04-10-2011, 08:34 AM
Because they are top rate talent, and according to all reports NFL folks are happy with the response they given to them about the suspense. Let be real, they didn't get suspend for drugs or crimes, they got suspend dealing with potential agent, something that happens more often then it should in major collage football.

I agree


You know the top sought after athletes in Amercia are paid to play football.
Just watch any 30 for 30 documentatry on Eric Dickerson or Marcus Dupreee to know that a guy like Patrick Peterson was paid something to play at LSU

This team needs a dramatic talent infusion on defense. The "team first we can win with 53 Larry Izzo's " is not the mantra any longer

Requiem
04-10-2011, 08:38 AM
And you're advocating a talent infusion on defense with players who (A) have character concerns (B) judgment issues (C) and one has a tumor in their brain. Moreover, they haven't been active in playing college football in a year.

This team needs talent and impact performers. If you think that those two are going to provide that as rookies, you are insane. I have no interest in drafting a player who has been out of college football a year, when there is no CBA which is already going to impact the condition/form players return in when the league finally does start rolling again.

Quinn/Austin = Dumb

Yeah, lets spend picks on guys who didn't play last year! SMART MOVE.

HAT
04-10-2011, 08:40 AM
Pass on Quinn and Austin every day of the week. Way better players to select.

I can only assume you don't watch college football....Either that or you are just plain retarded.

If Austin is there at 36 (Which is doubtful)....You take him.

If Denver were to trade down with a team like Washington or Minnesota and Quinn is there (Which is doubtful)...You take him.

Requiem
04-10-2011, 08:43 AM
I've wondered if Quinn could be a target for the same reason.

Why? Quinn isn't even comparable to the same player as Ayers and wouldn't have his role in our defense. Why would you worry about a guy who is going to be a 4-3 RDE or a 3-4 OLB and how he projects/compares to a guy who plays LDE in the NFL?

If you watched Quinn play at North Carolina, you'll see that a majority of his statistics and sacks came from lesser competition in chunks. He was hardly consistent. You'll also realize he doesn't have a good variety of moves, and just gets by on his athleticism. That isn't going to fly in the NFL.

It takes good instincts, awareness and judgment to do that at the NFL level. Something that is lacking in his game.

Couple that with being suspended, brain tumor issues and other various concerns and there is no reason we should consider him.

Requiem
04-10-2011, 08:49 AM
I can only assume you don't watch college football....Either that or you are just plain retarded.

If Austin is there at 36 (Which is doubtful)....You take him.

If Denver were to trade down with a team like Washington or Minnesota and Quinn is there (Which is doubtful)...You take him.

No, I watch college football a lot and I've been doing a great job with the draft and prospect evaluation over the past few years on the Mane. People can speak to that. You can check my posts and history regarding thoughts on players. A lot have been spot on, accurate and better projections than most here. (Of course, we all have our failures -- Chad Jackson easily being my worst over the past five years or so!)

Austin and Quinn weren't playing football this year. Maybe you weren't watching?

Off the top of your head, would you care to tell us the games that you saw a few years ago by Austin/Quinn that make them worthy of such selections?

Bet you honestly can't.

People raving about Quinn and Austin are lying through their teeth. They didn't play this year, and I'll bet every ****ing dollar I have, the casual observer on here didn't pay attention to their game two and three years ago when they were actually playing.

They are talented players, that doesn't mean they are good options for this team. (For the reasons I've pointed out.) The way people even talk of their skillsets and where they project on our roster makes me seriously doubt they have any idea of how to do so, or that they even know what they are talking about at all.

I could list a half-dozen names I take over Quinn in a trade down.

I could list at least fifteen prospects I take over Austin at #36.

And it isn't because I'm dumb, it's because I project value well. Apparently some don't.

Which is OK.

I'm fine with not having two prospects who were suspended from college football on my board when this DL class is as talent as it is. There are much better fits on board, who don't have all the issues they do anyways. :) Apologies that I'd prefer the Broncos to spend their first two selections on players who actually competed last year, not on prospects who were dumb enough to have that opportunity stripped from them.

WINNING.

HAT
04-10-2011, 09:36 AM
I'm with you in that Quinn isn't the best fit for Denver. I don't really want a DE in R1 at all. He is a borderline top 10 talent however and getting suspended doesn't change that.

As for Austin....There's almost no chance he will be there at 36 and there's even less of a chance that you can honestly name 15 players that are a better fit for Denver in that slot. Dareus, Liuget, Fairley, Austin....Not much separates the four potential wise.

Dedhed
04-10-2011, 11:38 AM
I love that Phil Taylor and Mason Foster are on that list.

epicSocialism4tw
04-10-2011, 04:45 PM
I'm with you in that Quinn isn't the best fit for Denver. I don't really want a DE in R1 at all. He is a borderline top 10 talent however and getting suspended doesn't change that.

As for Austin....There's almost no chance he will be there at 36 and there's even less of a chance that you can honestly name 15 players that are a better fit for Denver in that slot. Dareus, Liuget, Fairley, Austin....Not much separates the four potential wise.

Except for the fact that Fairley and Dareus both led their teams to National Championships.

HAT
04-10-2011, 05:36 PM
Except for the fact that Fairley and Dareus both led their teams to National Championships.

So did Matt Leinart & Vince Young....That didn't make them better QB prospects than Cutler did it? Maybe not even Charlie Whitehurst.

Stupid argument.

epicSocialism4tw
04-10-2011, 09:38 PM
So did Matt Leinart & Vince Young....That didn't make them better QB prospects than Cutler did it? Maybe not even Charlie Whitehurst.

Stupid argument.

You said that "not much separates them potential wise."

I'll tell you something else that separates them...about 10 to 45 slots on draft day.

CEH
04-12-2011, 05:05 PM
Kendrick Ellis DT Hampton visited Denver today

HAT
04-12-2011, 05:25 PM
You said that "not much separates them potential wise."

I'll tell you something else that separates them...about 10 to 45 slots on draft day.

Another stupid argument. 10 picks separated Tyson Jackson & Orakpo at DE in 2009.....40 picks separated Jackson & Everette Brown. I'd take either over Jackson.

Liuget will go anywhere from 14 to 29 and I'd be pleasantly shocked if Austin were there when Denver picks at 36.

Again....I won't be pissed if they take Dareus but I'd rather have Peterson or Miller and worry about DT in round 2. The fall off in talent at CB and LB is much much greater than the DTs

epicSocialism4tw
04-12-2011, 06:29 PM
Another stupid argument. 10 picks separated Tyson Jackson & Orakpo at DE in 2009.....40 picks separated Jackson & Everette Brown. I'd take either over Jackson.

Liuget will go anywhere from 14 to 29 and I'd be pleasantly shocked if Austin were there when Denver picks at 36.

Again....I won't be pissed if they take Dareus but I'd rather have Peterson or Miller and worry about DT in round 2. The fall off in talent at CB and LB is much much greater than the DTs

You're throwing "stupid" around alot, but you're the one suggesting that the projected #1 pick in the draft is a rough equivalent to the projected later first to early second guys.

That's just silly.

tsiguy96
04-12-2011, 07:24 PM
whats the word with mason foster? projected round, is he gonna be a baller or what? ive heard his name around lately.

elsid13
04-12-2011, 07:32 PM
whats the word with mason foster? projected round, is he gonna be a baller or what? ive heard his name around lately.

He's was solid player at MLB spot at UW. With the lack of talent in this draft at LB spot I would say he slips in the early third rounder. I think he at best a solid STer and spot starter and nothing more then that.

uplink
04-12-2011, 07:34 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/04/08/2011-draft-visits-and-workouts-tracker/
Denver Broncos Workout and visit dates are in parentheses

+Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller (3/10, 4/5).

+Temple safety Jaiquawn Jarrett (3/10, 4/5).

+Portland State tight end Julius Thomas (3/16).

*Baylor guard Danny Watkins (3/17).

*Oklahoma running back DeMarco Murray (3/?).

Miami defensive end Allen Bailey (3/?).

*Miami cornerback Brandon Harris (3/30).

*Miami cornerback Demarcus Van Dyke (3/30).

*Oklahoma State running back Kendall Hunter (3/31).

+Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick (3/31, 4/6).

*Washington quarterback Jake Locker (4/1).

*Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder (?/?).

*Missouri defensive end Aldon Smith (?/?).

*Oklahoma safety Quinton Carter (?/?).

Connecticut linebacker Lawrence Wilson (?/?).

Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert (?/?).

*Nevada defensive end Dontay Moch (?/?).

*Nevada defensive end Ryan Coulton (?/?).

Baylor defensive tackle Phil Taylor (3/?).

Oregon linebacker Casey Matthews (4/?).

UCLA linebacker Akeem Ayers (4/?).

Clemson defensive end Da’Quan Bowers (4/4).

Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley (4/6).

Kansas State running back Daniel Thomas (4/?).

Washington linebacker Mason Foster (4/7).

North Carolina defensive tackle Marvin Austin (4/8).

Hampton defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis (4/11).

Alabama defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (4/?).

+LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson (4/?).

Auburn quarterback Cam Newton (4/19).

Abilene Christian wide receiver Edmond Gates (4/20).

phibacka31
04-14-2011, 11:58 AM
Here's an article on Dareus and PP visiting, but also picked these names up.

http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_17836391?source=rss

RB Jay finley Baylor visiting on Tuesday
RB Mikel Leshoure visiting on Monday

underrated29
04-14-2011, 12:04 PM
Not sure why everyone keeps neglecting Muhammed Wilkerson. Stud DT.-teens to twenties is where he will go.

HAT
04-14-2011, 12:10 PM
You're throwing "stupid" around alot, but you're the one suggesting that the projected #1 pick in the draft is a rough equivalent to the projected later first to early second guys.



At DT, that's exactly what I'm suggesting. Thanks for finally getting it.

*WARHORSE*
04-14-2011, 12:52 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/04/08/2011-draft-visits-and-workouts-tracker/
Denver Broncos Workout and visit dates are in parentheses

+Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller (3/10, 4/5).

+Temple safety Jaiquawn Jarrett (3/10, 4/5).

+Portland State tight end Julius Thomas (3/16).

*Baylor guard Danny Watkins (3/17).

*Oklahoma running back DeMarco Murray (3/?).

Miami defensive end Allen Bailey (3/?).

*Miami cornerback Brandon Harris (3/30).

*Miami cornerback Demarcus Van Dyke (3/30).

*Oklahoma State running back Kendall Hunter (3/31).

+Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick (3/31, 4/6).

*Washington quarterback Jake Locker (4/1).

*Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder (?/?).

*Missouri defensive end Aldon Smith (?/?).

*Oklahoma safety Quinton Carter (?/?).

Connecticut linebacker Lawrence Wilson (?/?).

Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert (?/?).

*Nevada defensive end Dontay Moch (?/?).

*Nevada defensive end Ryan Coulton (?/?).

Baylor defensive tackle Phil Taylor (3/?).

Oregon linebacker Casey Matthews (4/?).

UCLA linebacker Akeem Ayers (4/?).

Clemson defensive end Da’Quan Bowers (4/4).

Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley (4/6).

Kansas State running back Daniel Thomas (4/?).

Washington linebacker Mason Foster (4/7).

North Carolina defensive tackle Marvin Austin (4/8).

Hampton defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis (4/11).

Alabama defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (4/?).

+LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson (4/?).

Auburn quarterback Cam Newton (4/19).

Abilene Christian wide receiver Edmond Gates (4/20).



Not a single offensive tackle.
One guard.

What does that mean concerning Ryan Harris?

Interesting.


Wide receiver Edmond Gates? Denver MUST be thinking TE for him. ...(edit) err.....maybe not....hes a stick and a good returner.


I love Quinn, and if we trade down and get Fairley/Dareus/Miller/Quinn....one of those....I'll have HAPPY FEET. Second to them would be Patrick Peterson.


Arizona and Cincy are the targets for a tradedown in my book.

Dedhed
04-14-2011, 01:40 PM
He's was solid player at MLB spot at UW. With the lack of talent in this draft at LB spot I would say he slips in the early third rounder. I think he at best a solid STer and spot starter and nothing more then that.
Actually, he's an OLB.

Pretty athletic, nice instincts, plays with a lot of energy. Probably will come off the board in the 3rd, maybe will slip into the 2nd.

ICON
04-14-2011, 01:48 PM
Not a single offensive tackle.
One guard.

What does that mean concerning Ryan Harris?

Interesting.


Wide receiver Edmond Gates? Denver MUST be thinking TE for him. ...(edit) err.....maybe not....hes a stick and a good returner.


I love Quinn, and if we trade down and get Fairley/Dareus/Miller/Quinn....one of those....I'll have HAPPY FEET. Second to them would be Patrick Peterson.


Arizona and Cincy are the targets for a tradedown in my book.Edmond Gates can flat-out fly.He never played High School Football I herd he got a scholarship after his first day of try outs.

BroncoInferno
04-14-2011, 02:17 PM
Not sure why everyone keeps neglecting Muhammed Wilkerson. Stud DT.-teens to twenties is where he will go.

Most analysts are projecting him to DE in a 3-4, so that's probably the reason.