Originally Posted by bananasplit_13
McNeil is about as good a prospect as you could ever want based purely on his measurables. But from what I've seen of him this year compared to last, his blocking has definitely taken a step back. He doesn't seem to have the same edge or hunger to finish his blocks that I saw of him last year blocking for Ronnie Brown and Cadillac. He's looked lazy out on the field. He, in my eyes, would be a project, and the first round is far too high, even given his measurables, to draft a project at Tackle.
The reasons you state would be why denver could have chance to draft him. Like Foster who had an injuried wrist which is why he fell to denver the year we drafted him, McNeils lack of crispness in his blocks will be the reason he could fall to Denver. I would take my chances on what the culture the Broncos have when it comes to work ethic to help McNeil play to his talent level. Just look at what it did for player like Warren. Remember you can not teach Size and Athletic ability but you can coach techneque and work ethic. From what you said McNeil seems to play at his best when blocking for an outstanding running back. The broncos have a history of having outstanding running backs.