Pick 3 players for each round the bronco pick that you would like to see them draft
Anttaj Hawthorne College: Wisconsin Height: 6-33/8
Position: Defensive Tackle Weight: 321
Class: Senior 40-Yard: 5.25
Strengths: Has great size and big frame with long arms...Very strong up top...Has a lot of experience...Can be unblockable at times and almost forces offenses to devote two men to him...Can play the run as well as get after the quarterback...Has a good burst and good closing speed...Does a good job shedding blocks...Solid, reliable tackler.
Weaknesses: Has an inconsistent motor and can disappear for stretches...Doesn't have elite speed and quickness...Needs to get stronger in his lower half...Needs to get in better shape to play longer stretches...Still relies on his natural talent too much.
Notes: Probably a better prospect than Wendell Bryant was coming out of college...Erasmus James stole some of his thunder as a senior, but Hawthorne is still one of the top defensive tackles in this draft.
Official Bio College: Northwestern Height: 6-3
Position: Defensive Tackle Weight: 305
Class: Senior 40-Yard: 4.79
Strengths: Good athletic ability...Is very strong...Always gives 100% and has a motor that never stops...Shows good quickness...Does all the little things...Developing player who still has some upside and potential.
Weaknesses: Needs to work on refining his technique and doing the little things...Still somewhat raw...Isn't as physical as you would like.
Notes: A former prep wrestler...Family is from the Dominican Republic...Has the physical tools that the pros look for and could rise up boards as the draft nears.
Official Bio College: L.S.U. Height: 6-4
Position: Defensive End Weight: 307
Class: Senior 40-Yard: 4.80
Strengths: Has excellent athletic ability...Good size and frame with long arms...Versatile...Very quick and agile...Strong...Does a nice job against the run...Has a knack for making the big play and has scored multiple defensive touchdowns...Top character.
Weaknesses: Isn't a dominating pass rusher and more of a left end...Lacks top end speed...Still raw and learning the position...A bit of a DE / DT 'tweener and may have to change positions in the pros...Needs to play with better technique and leverage.
Notes: One of the top tight end recruits coming out of the prep ranks...May fit in best as a 3-4 defensive end at the pro level...Still has a lot of upside and could flouish in the right scheme
Official Bio College: Utah Height: 6-31/2
Position: Offensive Guard Weight: 344
Class: Senior 40-Yard: 5.25
Strengths: Massive size and frame...Strong as an ox...Can just maul defenders at times...A dominator in the running game...Intense and fiery...Good athletic ability for his size...Explosive out of his stance...Will not get pushed around.
Weaknesses: Has some character questions...Has been known to lose his cool on the field and has been suspended for kicking opposing players in the face during a game...Immature...Struggles in space...Needs to get better technically and plays too high.
Notes: You certainly never condone the type of violence on the field he has gotten in trouble for, but you can bet some coaches will love his intensity...If you are looking for a massive, dominating run blocker a la David Dixon then this is your guy...Has a brother that plays for the Baltimore Ravens.
Official Bio College: Arkansas Height: 6-61/4
Position: Wide Receiver Weight: 242
Class: Senior 40-Yard: 4.39
Strengths: Has amazing athletic ability...Very good size...Has a lot of potential and showed he has the ability to make the move to wideout in Mobile at the Senior Bowl...Very tough...Appeared to have good hands...Fiery player with a great competitive spirit.
Weaknesses: Very raw and has never played a position other than quarterback...Will need a lot of work and development...May lack a killer instinct and be too laid back...Is he truly dedicated to the game of football or was basketball his true love?
Notes: Was also a top high school basketball player and saw some time on the court with the Razorbacks...Could also project to quarterback or tight end in the pros...Interesting prospect who really doesn't have a clear position.
Official Bio College: Vanderbilt Height: 6-2
Position: Defensive End Weight: 284
Class: Junior 40-Yard: 4.75
Strengths: Very good speed...Great size...Very athletic...All-around player who can rush the passer as well as play the run effectively...Quick with good closing speed...Very smart...Also a team captain.
Weaknesses: Was not nearly as productive in 2004 (1 sack) as he was in 2003 (8.5 sacks)...Still had to find an ideal playing weight...Needs to be more aggressive...Streaky player who is either great or average.
Notes: Led the SEC in sacks with 8.5 as a sophomore...Has added 40+ pounds since arriving on campus...Could be a workout warrior and certainly has the physical tools pro teams look for.
Official Bio College: Southern Miss Height: 6-63/4
Position: Offensive Tackle Weight: 323
Class: Senior 40-Yard: 5.25
Strengths: Excellent size and a massive frame...Good athleticism and nimble feet...Has long arms which aid him as a pass blocker...Powerful and does a solid job as a run blocker...Smart player who graduated in 3 1/2 years...A team leader and captain.
Weaknesses: Not as strong as you would like and needs to hit the weight room...Doesn't always play up to his physical ability...Inconsistent...Will improve in the running game as he gets stronger.
Notes: Prospect who has a rare blend of size and athleticism...Has a lot of potential as well as the drive to succeed and improve...May have the potential to play left tackle in the NFL.
Official Bio College: Utah Height: 6-33/8
Position: Defensive Tackle Weight: 325
Class: Senior 40-Yard: 5.06
Strengths: Has excellent size and a wide frame...Very strong and powerful...Can be dominant at times...Athletic with good speed and quickness...Mature, team leader with great character...Still has a lot of upside and potential.
Weaknesses: Overaged prospect who will be a 26-year-old rookie because he took time off for a church mission...Wears down in games...Underachiever who doesn't always play up to his physical abilities...Is not a great pass rusher but could be...Needs to be more consistent.
Notes: Has just about everything the pros look for in a defensive tackle...Could make a move up draft boards due to his impressive physical tools.
Official Bio College: Northern Colorado Height: 6-43/4
Position: Wide Receiver Weight: 241
Class: Senior 40-Yard: 4.55
Strengths: Excellent size and height...Good speed...Very good athletic ability...Strong...Has good hands...Will jump over defensive backs to make the grab...Also a good punt returner...A playmaker who has a knack for making the big play and scoring touchdowns.
Weaknesses: Did not play against a top level of competition...May be too big to play wideout in the pros and could grow into a tight end...Isn't a great route runner and doesn't look smooth...Inconsistent and needs to show more effort...Isn't much of a threat to run after the catch.
Notes: Prospect with a lot of upside and potential...Also played basketball in college...One of the top sleeper prospects in the draft and a player on the rise.
Official Bio College: B.Y.U. Height: 6-35/8
Position: Offensive Guard Weight: 312
Class: Senior 40-Yard: 4.93
Strengths: Has good size and the frame to get bigger and stronger...Quick and fast with very good athleticism...Very strong and a beast in the weight room...Still has a lot of upside.
Weaknesses: Raw with limited experience on offense and still has a lot of learn about the position...Needs to add some bulk...Technique is lacking and will need a lot of work.
Notes: Former defensive tackle...Far from a finished product but an interesting developmental guy with a lot of upside...Could end up being a steal if he continues to improve.
Official Bio College: Penn St. Height: 6-1
Position: Fullback Weight: 259
Class: Senior 40-Yard: 4.80
Strengths: Very good size...Excellent lead blocker...Very smart...Strong and gets a good push...Has led the way for a very good rushing attack, including Larry Johnson's 2,000 yard campaign.
Weaknesses: Offers very little in terms of a receiving threat...Only average athletically and won't work out real well...Split time with Sean McHugh for a good part of his career...One dimensional.
Notes: Won't jump out at you athletically but just gets the job done...Will never be a star but is the type of guy who could make it in the NFL due to his blocking ability alone.
Official Bio College: Washington St. Height: 6-71/8
Position: Offensive Tackle Weight: 325
Class: Senior 40-Yard: 5.50
Strengths: Good size and frame...Athletic and moves well...Hard worker and team leader...Good footwork and agility...Good strength.
Weaknesses: A bit of an underachiever...Lacks a mean streak and killer instinct...Plays too high...Inconsistent...Needs to use his hands better.
Notes: Has the tools you look for but never developed in a dominating player...Could end up being a better pro than college player with the right coaching.
Official Bio College: B.Y.U. Height: 6-4
Position: Punter Weight: 229
Class: Senior 40-Yard: 4.76
Strengths: Versatile and has kicked and punted during his days in Provo...Has very good leg strength...Mature individual...Can punt for distance or pin the opponent inside the twenty...Good size and athletic ability...Can also kickoff.
Weaknesses: Only average as a field goal kicker...Not as accurate as you would like...Didn't concentrate on just one position in college.
Notes: Statistically one of the best punters in the country...Will probably get drafted late and has a good chance of making an NFL team.
Official Bio College: Oklahoma St. Height: 6-3
Position: Offensive Guard Weight: 330
Class: Senior 40-Yard: 5.3
Strengths: Has excellent size...Very strong...Physical player...Works hard...Can be a dominating run blocker and is a roadgrader...Experienced.
Weaknesses: Needs to watch his weight and keep that under control...Has to stay in good shape to be effective...Only average as a pass blocker.
Notes: Has the tools to be an excellent blocker at the next level if he can keep his weight in check...Would be a perfect fit for a team that likes to run the ball.
Official Bio College: Clemson Height: 6-4
Position: Offensive Guard Weight: 325
Class: Senior 40-Yard: 5.25
Strengths: Has a massive frame...Is very strong...Has a lot of experience and has played all over the offensive line...Very quick with good athleticism...Does a nice job in the running game.
Weaknesses: Has to work on staying in shape...An underachiever...Character and dedication are major question marks...Leaves a lot to be desired as a pass blocker...Technique is lacking.
Notes: How teams assess his intangibles will tell the story for him on Draft Day...Would appear to be a prototypical backup in the pros due to his ability to play any position along the offensive line.
These are the players I would not be upset on draft day if we could get them. In the lower round its a crap shoot ( but I guess that could be said for any round of a draft) I tried to pick players that had upside for the lower rounds in a position of need.
I am going to only do the first two rounds for now…
David Pollack, DE, Georgia
Shaun Cody, DT, Southern California
Demarcus Ware, DE, Troy State
Luis Castillo, DT, Northwestern
Ernest Shazor, SS, Michigan
C. J. Moseley, DT, Missouri
Maybe a trade down in the first to pick up Ware and grab an extra pick could be in our best bet?
2 rounds here als:
1st: Travis Johnson, Spears, Pollack.... I like Merriman, but he will be gone for sure.
2nd: Elton Brown, Vincent or Ware
I just wanna see Cody...if he's gone by the time we get there..i dunno...but there's just somethin bout that guys effort.
My idea targets per round (no particular order):
Rd 1 David Pollack, Anttajj Hawthorne, Matt Roth ,Mike Patterson (yes this high even)
Rd 2 DeMarcus Ware, Chris Canty, Elton Brown, Josh Bullocks
Rd 3 or Rd 4 compensatory- Craig Bragg, Claude Terrell, Chad Owens/Roscoe Parrish, Dustin Colquitt
Rd 6 Maurice Clarett, Frank Gore, Jim Davis, Chase Lyman
Rd 7 Chris Rix, Santonio Thomas
1- Mike Williams, Alex Smith, Demarcus Ware, or Shaun Cody
2-Luis Castillo, Josh Bullocks, or Brodney Poole
3-Chris Kemoeatu, George Gause, or Vincent Jackson
Denver sends it's first, second and Pryce for BMW and kicks back.
I hope we can trade down
Round 1 at 25 no trade down
Pollack Roth Cody
Round one if we trade down
Baas Hawthorne M. Jackson
Canty Bullocks Iowa DT his name escapes me
Thorpe Colquitt Jackson
My favs in this draft
B. Edwards WR
M. Williams WR
Shaun Cody DE/DT More Info Some places have him at #2 or #3 rated, so we got a shot at him.
Erasmus James DE More Info Know before people start to think I should be in the looney bin. Some places have him at #1 while others have him at #5. If some idiot scout has him at #5 then we've got a chance.
Demarcus Ware DE/OLB More Info This is my reach and boom or bust pick. I haven't seen him rated higher than #7 at DE or OLB. He would work in a 3-4 or a 4-3.
Justin Tuck DE More Info Has the size of a DE and the speed of a OLB. Could be taught to cover some.
Chris Canty DE/DT More Info A fit for a DT in 4-3 or a DE in 3-4.
Josh Bullocks FS More Info We need a real FS. Nick Ferguson has good instinct and could hold the spot until he's ready.
Ben Wilkerson G/C More Info We need G depth in 2 years after Cooper's contract runs out.
Elton Brown C/G More Info Another G thats quick, but also big unlike our other G.
Ronald Bartell More Info We need depth at CB since losing Kelly Herndon. And just in case Roc doesn't pan out as hoped.
Brandon Jacobs RB/FB More Info Great Project for the TE coach. He turned Gates into a the best TE in 2004.
Even Mathis C/G More Info
Joe Berger OT Project
Antwaun Rogers CB More info Return specialist.
Mike Montgomery DE/DT More Info Project
Micheal Hawkins CB More Info Return Specialist and Depth.
1st-Merriman- DE/OLB, Maryland (not likely)
Marlin Jackson- CB, Michigan (from my High School, but DO think he's the real deal)
Merriman- (SORRY, that's who I want) OK, OK, Antaaj Hawthorne- DT, Wisconsin
2nd-Baas- OG, Michigan
Face Kicker- OG, Utah
Kevin Everitt- TE, Miami
3rd-Vincent Jackson- WR/TE, Northern Colorado
Michael Boley- OLB/S, Southern Miss
Luis Castillo- DT, Northwestern
6th-Cedric Houston- RB, Tennessee (if he lasts)
Dan Orlovsky- QB, UConn (if he lasts)
Walter Washington- QB/WR, Temple
7th-Kyle Eckel- FB, Navy
Paris Warren- WR, Utah
Chauncey Stovall- WR, Florida State
1. - Pollack, Spears, Shaun Cody
2. - Castillo, Roth, Dan Cody
3. - Canty, Vince Jackson, Jonathan Babaneaux
6. - Chris Meyers, Jay Ratliff, George Gause
7. - Madison Hedgecock, Scott Young, Tab Perry
Here are mine
3-Colquitt or Payne
Round 4, 5, 6, 7
1-depth to ol, dl, rb.....
Is it me or are there more than a few d linemen that we all would love to have come to camp this fall...cody(dan or shaun), pollack, roth, james, and ware are a few of the ones i've seen Does anyone see that the lack of effort on the FA market for some new Dline, other than Warren mean that we are lookin at a 1st round d-line draft pick?
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