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Chris 01-16-2013 09:24 AM

Who is the speedy slot WR we can pick up in the draft?
 
Figure we're keeping everything 'central' and the draft forum hasn't picked up yet. Whose a guy the Broncos can look to target in rounds 1-4 that could step in and be a big play slot guy for us (ala Cruz in 2011)?

yerner 01-16-2013 09:31 AM

If you're gonna go in with a first, why not just take Cruz from the Giants? Cost some money but at least he contributes next season.

Chris 01-16-2013 09:39 AM

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Originally Posted by yerner (Post 3782918)
If you're gonna go in with a first, why not just take Cruz from the Giants? Cost some money but at least he contributes next season.

The guy wants #1 money, at least 10 mil a year. I doubt he gets that. The Giants FO is tough but even at a lower rate we can't afford him.

SonOfLe-loLang 01-16-2013 09:44 AM

Tavon Austin. He's the closest thing to Harvin since, well, Harvin if you ask me.

TheChamp24 01-16-2013 09:56 AM

Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey are 2 options.
One guy who could be interesting project would be Denard Robinson.

Chris 01-16-2013 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by TheChamp24 (Post 3782955)
Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey are 2 options.
One guy who could be interesting project would be Denard Robinson.

Is Robinson entering the draft as a WR?

yerner 01-16-2013 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Chris (Post 3782935)
The guy wants #1 money, at least 10 mil a year. I doubt he gets that. The Giants FO is tough but even at a lower rate we can't afford him.

Agreed. But drafting a slot guy is more difficult than it sounds and they take years sometimes.

SonOfLe-loLang 01-16-2013 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Chris (Post 3782956)
Is Robinson entering the draft as a WR?

I believe he's going to the senior bowl as one.

24champ 01-16-2013 10:22 AM

Mid rounds, Rashad Ross of ASU.


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Can be a dual threat as a WR and Kick returner as well.

Denver724 01-16-2013 12:13 PM

Robert Woods (USC). Write it down.

Baba Booey 01-16-2013 12:36 PM

Swope from Texas A&M

TheChamp24 01-16-2013 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Chris (Post 3782956)
Is Robinson entering the draft as a WR?

His only chance in the NFL is to be a WR/RB, unless it turns out he can play CB which is doubtful. I think he has a decent shot at becoming a solid WR if he can catch. And by solid WR, I mean #3 WR at best who goes deep/catches screens.


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Originally Posted by yerner (Post 3782961)
Agreed. But drafting a slot guy is more difficult than it sounds and they take years sometimes.

I think it would be stupid to throw money at Cruz when we have Thomas and Decker to worry about first.

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Originally Posted by Baba Booey (Post 3783062)
Swope from Texas A&M

Dang forgot about Swope, he'd be a good candidate too.

TheChamp24 01-16-2013 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Chris (Post 3782956)
Is Robinson entering the draft as a WR?

His only chance in the NFL is to be a WR/RB, unless it turns out he can play CB which is doubtful. I think he has a decent shot at becoming a solid WR if he can catch. And by solid WR, I mean #3 WR at best who goes deep/catches screens.


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Originally Posted by yerner (Post 3782961)
Agreed. But drafting a slot guy is more difficult than it sounds and they take years sometimes.

I think it would be stupid to throw money at Cruz when we have Thomas and Decker to worry about first.

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Originally Posted by Baba Booey (Post 3783062)
Swope from Texas A&M

Dang forgot about Swope, he'd be a good candidate too.

BroncoInferno 01-16-2013 01:10 PM

DeAndre Hopkins from Clemson. He can play outside or the slot. He raped LSU for 13 catches 191 yards and 2 TDs in the bowl game. It was a joke that he wasn't All-American. i don't know what he'll time in the 40, but he plays fast.

RhymesayersDU 01-16-2013 01:17 PM

Wes Welker, Senior, New England

01-16-2013 02:49 PM

Tavon Austin. But he would have to be taken with our first. Amendola or welker in fa seem like better bets...

01-16-2013 03:01 PM

amendola . collie . stedman bailey tavon austin or DAndre Hopkinz.

hopkins would soften the blow if we lose decker or DT

Chris 01-16-2013 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by g6matty (Post 3783184)
amendola . collie . stedman bailey tavon austin or DAndre Hopkinz.

hopkins would soften the blow if we lose decker or DT

There is no way in hell we lose Decker or DT.

01-16-2013 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Chris (Post 3783189)
There is no way in hell we lose Decker or DT.

our good friend lonestar can tell you how the cap will come into play and we may need to let one walk due to financial reasons

razorwire77 01-16-2013 03:59 PM

Denard Robinson with a 4th rounder. Kid could be a dynamic play maker as a slot WR/RB hybrid.

DBroncos4life 01-16-2013 04:31 PM

Donnie Avery would be the best FA slot WR we could get IMO...bang for your buck. Dude is fast, 4.3 speed even though he claims he ran a 4.27 40. He had 60 catches 781 yards and 3 TDs last year. He signed a 1 year 615K contract with the Colts last year. That is more then Caldwell signed for.

01-16-2013 04:55 PM

robinson intrigues me as a randle el type. but I don't think he's polished enough to make a big impact in the manning offense for a couple years..

ZONA 01-16-2013 06:11 PM

You can't go wrong with either of the West Virginia WR's but I think Austin will be gone in the 1st or early 2nd, too high for the Broncos. I like the idea of Stedman Bailey in the 3rd much better. Polished route runner, great hands, tons of speed and he's full of big plays. I'd stay away from the USC kid. He's 6-1 and 180 soaking wet. That's not compact enough for a slot guy IMO. Randy Moss could get away with being a slinky because he was an outside deep threat guy who didn't take many big shots. That slot guy is gonna get hit.


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Lestat 01-16-2013 06:29 PM

lots of options for the slot. they don't have to be just smallish guys.
Hopkins,Woods,Patterson,Hunter,Williams,Allen,Aust in are all guys you can use and a 3rd WR and slot guy who can help further elevate the passing game.

though a sleeper i like, Maquise Goodwin from Texas. cat quick little slot dot who can also return kicks and punts.

Wheaton from Oregon St is another guy who is a nice WR and could play the slot for us.

extralife 01-16-2013 09:06 PM

I have no interest in a skill position guy who is not ready to step in immediately.


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