Originally Posted by Perry1977
Why do you want a Guard? There's only been 3 guards drafted in the first round in the past 5 years....and two of them were the 30th and 32nd picks. Spending a 1st rounder on a guard would be a mistake, unless it was a huge need for the team. I thought it was going to be, but Carlisle is kicking ass.
And what makes you think Denver would pick Jean Giles? He's 340 pounds...that boy is going to end up at Buffalo or Dallas where they like them big and fat. We already have our heavy mover on the O-Line in George Foster, but he's a tackle and a freak in that hes agile as well.. No way we bring in a guard that big and expect him to pull like we do so many times. Unless Denver changes their running scheme, this guy is going somewhere else.
Besides, we already have Myers on the roster, who was a steal, and unless he's already a total bust be will be filling in for Hamilton when/if Nalen retires.
Lepsis is a FA next year, and we are already light at OT with Carswell's career possibly over. We need Tackles way more than Guards, especially in the first round, when nearly every year tackles go in the 1st and guards don't start to go until the second.
As for Hagan, I have only seen him 3-4 times, He has the measurables to fit the possession type, but he is not the guy to be the flashy hot speed receiver. He is a possession receiver that might be the perfect replacement for Rod.
I don't how you think Carlisle has been kicking ass. The broncs have run left, away from his side, almost twice as much as in the past. The constantly hide Carisle in the running game. The only times they have made yards to the right is when they have Hmailton pull and help out. Go back and check All of the long runs have been to the left. As for Lepsis, he is here as long as he wants to be, which is to the end of his career. He is playing at a pro bowl level and will get a nice bump, but not enough to take him someplace else. He fits our system well, but few others. For Jean Giles, he is bigger than normal, but he may be the quickest off the line and in limited space of all guards in the draft. Wait till you see his 10 yard and shuttle numbers from the combine. He may be more agile than Foster. Imagine the running game with a true right guard who could move and use his strength to clear the road. Plus the guy is also a schooled pass protector.
My opinion remains the same. The Broncs needs in order are: 1. OG, 2. Pass Receiver (WR or Sharpe type Te), 3. Depth on DL.