Originally Posted by Beantown Bronco
Jake will get his offensive help from Watts having a year of experience under his belt. Smith, Lelie, Watts, Putz, a solid OLine and all those RBs. How many more weapons does Jake really need, especially from this draft?
Good call. Plummer put up more yards and as many TDs as Elway did in his best year. All without a topshelf O-line, shannon sharpe, or a pass-catching RB or FB. Even in the SB years, Elway tossed 14 picks. Consider how many times Plummer hit a rook or Putz or Carswell dead in the hands and the guy dropped it, or bobbled it for a pick. Did I read 11 times out of 20 picks? That said, would adding an expensive free-agent WR solve the problem? Name a FA WR that has come to Denver and been successful in the last 10 years. Eddie Mac is about it.....and consider all the talent that was around him. "Gee, maybe we need another 5 yards here...toss sweep to TD".
Denver's decision to focus on special teams and cornerback depth in a draft without a lot of high-end talent, while banking a number one for next year looks like a pretty good move because it addresses the needs of a good all-around team. Would Plummer rather have a Vincent Jackson....who will not be productive in his first year in Denver's offense (because no rook WR ever has been ) or would Plummer rather start on the 35 instead of his 17? Tough call? Not really.