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ZONA 03-13-2013 08:57 PM

Drafting a RB
 
Now that we have filled many holes with FA's, and none so far have been RB's, I think the draft is where the Broncos will be looking to pick up their starting RB this coming season.

It looks like Lacy on most mock drafts is going in the mid-second round, and Ball is not that far behind him, mid-second or late second.

I think you clearly go after Lacy. You've got to find somewhat to move up in the 2nd round. I still think you use that 1st rounder for BPA (probably either DT or CB). Would you trade your 3rd rounder to move up and get Lacy in the 2nd? Or do you hope that Ball is there when we pick round 2?

You're not gonna find a MLB that's any good in this draft, well not worth drafting in rounds 1-3. You just signed Welker so you don't have a big time need at WR. I think you make a move for Lacy. If we landed Lacy in the 2nd by giving up a 3rd and got a quality CB or DT in the 1st, no matter who we get later in the draft, with all the nice FA's we signed, wow - what an offseason. Primed for a big time run.

Rohirrim 03-13-2013 08:59 PM

I would still take Jesse Williams in the first if he's still on the board.

Bigdawg26 03-13-2013 08:59 PM

Now with DRC signed. I really don't know who we are going to draft in the first round. Maybe, a MLB like T'eo or Minter, but I really want us to draft a Safety.

Requiem 03-13-2013 09:02 PM

Pass on Lacy. Get Le'Veon Bell.

Betting RB/LB/DB/Pass Rusher are our top four selections.

Broncojef 03-13-2013 09:04 PM

I just want them to get their #1 runningback of choice in the draft!! Trade whatever picks move what you have to but get him and this team will rock!!

barryr 03-13-2013 09:09 PM

The most successful teams in the draft year after year stick to the BPA left on their board and do not look at position so much which tends to make teams reach and make poor decisions. The Broncos have more than one position where they could use a young talent, so focusing on one position or 2 would be a mistake. There's also a chance someone they like but figure will be gone by their pick could drop too. Seeing how so many good RB's there are out there who were not 1st rounders makes me believe it is a mistake to draft one unless that RB is deemed an all-world type back or something who can dominate. Otherwise, draft one later in the draft.

maven 03-13-2013 09:09 PM

RB is where I wanted the Broncos to go all along with the #1 or #2 pick. Make it happen John.

Rohirrim 03-13-2013 09:12 PM

The other guy I would be fine with at 28 would be Jamar Taylor at FS.

03-13-2013 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Requiem (Post 3812352)
Pass on Lacy. Get Le'Veon Bell.

Betting RB/LB/DB/Pass Rusher are our top four selections.

I'd be happy with either, but Bell is almost certainly going to be there later than Lacy so he may end up being better value. All I know is that this offense needs a big, powerful back to move the chains and eat up the clock (because we all know Fox is going to try to do that every game once we have a decent lead, no matter who our back is).

03-13-2013 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by barryr (Post 3812363)
The most successful teams in the draft year after year stick to the BPA left on their board and do not look at position so much which tends to make teams reach and make poor decisions. The Broncos have more than one position where they could use a young talent, so focusing on one position or 2 would be a mistake. There's also a chance someone they like but figure will be gone by their pick could drop too. Seeing how so many good RB's there are out there who were not 1st rounders makes me believe it is a mistake to draft one unless that RB is deemed an all-world type back or something who can dominate. Otherwise, draft one later in the draft.

The Broncos are trying to complete their roster so they can win a Super Bowl now. Drafting strictly based on BPA is likely to be counter-productive to that. That said they should definitely try to get the best value in the process of getting the guys they feel they need, so if they are targeting Lacy, for instance, they might be well-advised to trade down from the late 1st to the early or mid 2nd (wherever they are relatively confident he will fall).

BroncoMan4ever 03-13-2013 09:23 PM

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Originally Posted by ZONA (Post 3812342)
Now that we have filled many holes with FA's, and none so far have been RB's, I think the draft is where the Broncos will be looking to pick up their starting RB this coming season.

It looks like Lacy on most mock drafts is going in the mid-second round, and Ball is not that far behind him, mid-second or late second.

I think you clearly go after Lacy. You've got to find somewhat to move up in the 2nd round. I still think you use that 1st rounder for BPA (probably either DT or CB). Would you trade your 3rd rounder to move up and get Lacy in the 2nd? Or do you hope that Ball is there when we pick round 2?

You're not gonna find a MLB that's any good in this draft, well not worth drafting in rounds 1-3. You just signed Welker so you don't have a big time need at WR. I think you make a move for Lacy. If we landed Lacy in the 2nd by giving up a 3rd and got a quality CB or DT in the 1st, no matter who we get later in the draft, with all the nice FA's we signed, wow - what an offseason. Primed for a big time run.

Forget Lacy and Ball and giving up picks to get them. Get Le'Veon Bell at the end of the 2nd and enjoy the best back in this draft.

Broncojef 03-13-2013 09:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Agamemnon (Post 3812383)
The Broncos are trying to complete their roster so they can win a Super Bowl now. Drafting strictly based on BPA is likely to be counter-productive to that. That said they should definitely try to get the best value in the process of getting the guys they feel they need, so if they are targeting Lacy, for instance, they might be well-advised to trade down from the late 1st to the early or mid 2nd (wherever they are relatively confident he will fall).

I just don't want them to dance around and lose their guy. Got the feeling last year they got too cute and missed Martin. We don't have that luxury this year. get the impact guy or two and be done...hell with the RB rotation they have maybe Lacy and Leveon should be targets.

03-13-2013 09:26 PM

Here's a question regarding Lacy vs Bell that I'm hoping someone can answer. I've seen enough of their running to feel that Lacy is the better all-around runner while Bell has the edge in power, but does anyone know who is better in pass protection? I really haven't seen much from either in that department. Whatever rookie back we draft needs to be able to protect Manning or he won't be able to get on the field consistently.

Requiem 03-13-2013 09:31 PM

They both need work in pass protection. Bell had a podcast with Scott Wright the other day and said that is what he knows he needs to improve upon to get to the next level and be an every down guy, but thinks his experience in a pro-style system will help translate to the next level. I would say that Bell is better than Lacy.

03-13-2013 09:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Requiem (Post 3812406)
They both need work in pass protection. Bell had a podcast with Scott Wright the other day and said that is what he knows he needs to improve upon to get to the next level and be an every down guy, but thinks his experience in a pro-style system will help translate to the next level. I would say that Bell is better than Lacy.

Do you think Bell is good enough that he'll be able to figure it out by the time the playoffs come around? Having a big all-around back who isn't a liability in pass protection is key for us once the playoffs start.

Broncojef 03-13-2013 09:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Agamemnon (Post 3812398)
Here's a question regarding Lacy vs Bell that I'm hoping someone can answer. I've seen enough of their running to feel that Lacy is the better all-around runner while Bell has the edge in power, but does anyone know who is better in pass protection? I really haven't seen much from either in that department. Whatever rookie back we draft needs to be able to protect Manning or he won't be able to get on the field consistently.

I watched every Michigan State game and Bell this last year. He has the ability to make holes when none exist and thrived with a subpar offensive line. He's a very solid guy and doesn't get moved off blocks. Michigan State seems to throw the ball more than Alabama so I'm sure he's got experience over lacy in that regard. We had a horrid underclassman as a QB this year so I'm not sure if you can judge too much on some of the sacks that were given up.

Mogulseeker 03-13-2013 09:38 PM

I hate drafting running backs in the first round.

Bigdawg26 03-13-2013 09:44 PM

No RB in the first round when you have a bunch you u can get in the 2-4th round!

KevinJames 03-13-2013 09:45 PM

take a chance on Lattimore in the 4th or 3rd round?

03-13-2013 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by MariusPontmercy (Post 3812419)
I hate drafting running backs in the first round.

Well be happy then, because we probably won't have to. Lacy is probably going to fall into the 2nd round due to missing the combine and his pro day, so most likely we can trade down or up if we want him in the 2nd. Meanwhile Le'veon Bell is probably going to be there at our second rounder, and if we are really lucky we might even be able to get him in the 3rd (not holding my breath).

DBroncos4life 03-13-2013 09:47 PM

Klis said that RB, S, and 3rd QB is on our FA wish list. Looking at the scrubs left for RB, one would think RB is higher on the draft list now.

Pontius Pirate 03-13-2013 09:49 PM

Top RB Deals of the 2013 Draft:

1) Stephon Jefferson - Nevada. #2 leading rusher in the nation. 24 TD's 1800+ rush yds
2) Kenjon Barner - Oregon. #4 overall rusher in the nation. Undersize, but looking great in combines
3) Jonathan Franklin - UCLA. 6.15 yds per rush. Impressive in combines and Senior Bowl

03-13-2013 09:51 PM

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Originally Posted by KevinJames (Post 3812429)
take a chance on Lattimore in the 4th or 3rd round?

In the 3rd? No thanks. In the 4th? Maybe, but he better be the second back we pick or we better have signed a meaningful free agent prior to the draft.

Cache Glades 03-13-2013 09:54 PM

How about our 2nd for Fred Jackson? Boom. Splash.

yerner 03-13-2013 10:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Cache Glades (Post 3812446)
How about our 2nd for Fred Jackson? Boom. Splash.

Not sure he's any better than Mcgahee and not for a 2nd.


I really like Franklin. He seems like an all round, 20 carries type of guy.


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