Originally Posted by barryr
If the Broncos are wanting a Super Bowl run with Manning, then they will not use that pick on a DT. They would trade down before taking a DT since most DT's as rookies do not have much impact. Trevor Pryce could not even get on the field as a rookie when he was drafted in the 1st round and it wasn't like he was playing behind Pro Bowlers.
And that's exactly my problem with chasing Manning. We go away from a fundamental approach to building a competitive team to chasing parts and pieces to suit PM. We need a running game and we need to stop the running game. We need to generate pressure on QB's in as many ways as possible because we have an aging (and aged) secondary that lacks depth. We need a strong front 7 so that means going DT/MLB early and often. Now with DJ's uncertainty...well that's just one more thing.