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Old 03-13-2013, 07:57 PM   #1
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Now that we have filled many holes with FA's, and none so far have been RB's, I think the draft is where the Broncos will be looking to pick up their starting RB this coming season.

It looks like Lacy on most mock drafts is going in the mid-second round, and Ball is not that far behind him, mid-second or late second.

I think you clearly go after Lacy. You've got to find somewhat to move up in the 2nd round. I still think you use that 1st rounder for BPA (probably either DT or CB). Would you trade your 3rd rounder to move up and get Lacy in the 2nd? Or do you hope that Ball is there when we pick round 2?

You're not gonna find a MLB that's any good in this draft, well not worth drafting in rounds 1-3. You just signed Welker so you don't have a big time need at WR. I think you make a move for Lacy. If we landed Lacy in the 2nd by giving up a 3rd and got a quality CB or DT in the 1st, no matter who we get later in the draft, with all the nice FA's we signed, wow - what an offseason. Primed for a big time run.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:59 PM   #2
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I would still take Jesse Williams in the first if he's still on the board.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:59 PM   #3
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Now with DRC signed. I really don't know who we are going to draft in the first round. Maybe, a MLB like T'eo or Minter, but I really want us to draft a Safety.
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I just want them to get their #1 runningback of choice in the draft!! Trade whatever picks move what you have to but get him and this team will rock!!
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Now with DRC signed. I really don't know who we are going to draft in the first round. Maybe, a MLB like T'eo or Minter, but I really want us to draft a Safety.
DRC on a 1 year deal and Bailey getting older means CB will still be a priority. I think our top pick goes there unless the BPA is a DT or DE.

MLB will wait until the second- third round probably. No one really good enough for a #1.
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DRC on a 1 year deal and Bailey getting older means CB will still be a priority. I think our top pick goes there unless the BPA is a DT or DE.

MLB will wait until the second- third round probably. No one really good enough for a #1.
I think one of our top 3 picks goes to CB, but i sincerely doubt they zero in on the position in the first round. It'll be a BPA situation, within reason of course.

Any impact player will do...though i'd stay away from running back...and id prefer that impact guy come on D
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Pass on Lacy. Get Le'Veon Bell.

Betting RB/LB/DB/Pass Rusher are our top four selections.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:13 PM   #8
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Pass on Lacy. Get Le'Veon Bell.

Betting RB/LB/DB/Pass Rusher are our top four selections.
I'd be happy with either, but Bell is almost certainly going to be there later than Lacy so he may end up being better value. All I know is that this offense needs a big, powerful back to move the chains and eat up the clock (because we all know Fox is going to try to do that every game once we have a decent lead, no matter who our back is).
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Get Le'Veon Bell.
Is it me, or does this guy look like Knowshon?
He's a great athlete, seems to do the hurdle or spin move a lot. He's got good speed but may not have the burst of others?

I like what I see, but wondering if we already have this guy on our roster.

I should add though, he as a really good cut up the running lane.
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Is it me, or does this guy look like Knowshon?
He's a great athlete, seems to do the hurdle or spin move a lot. He's got good speed but may not have the burst of others?

I like what I see, but wondering if we already have this guy on our roster.

I should add though, he as a really good cut up the running lane.
This is going to be extraordinarily high praise, but I think he can be just as good of a player as Matt Forte in the NFL. His receiving skills and burst are not as great as him, but he can definitely carry the ball 250 times a year and get another 35-45 catches in an offense like this. He already averaged a good amount of catches a season in college with far less games.

He is hungry and has a desire to get better. He knows what he has to do to get the next level and I am confident he willl. I see some similarities to Knowshon, but I think Bell has superior strength and decisiveness hitting the hole. If Knowshon was ever healthy and could stay healthy, he would be a perfect back for this offense too. Unfortunately, I think this is the last time we will see him with the Broncos.
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The most successful teams in the draft year after year stick to the BPA left on their board and do not look at position so much which tends to make teams reach and make poor decisions. The Broncos have more than one position where they could use a young talent, so focusing on one position or 2 would be a mistake. There's also a chance someone they like but figure will be gone by their pick could drop too. Seeing how so many good RB's there are out there who were not 1st rounders makes me believe it is a mistake to draft one unless that RB is deemed an all-world type back or something who can dominate. Otherwise, draft one later in the draft.
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The most successful teams in the draft year after year stick to the BPA left on their board and do not look at position so much which tends to make teams reach and make poor decisions. The Broncos have more than one position where they could use a young talent, so focusing on one position or 2 would be a mistake. There's also a chance someone they like but figure will be gone by their pick could drop too. Seeing how so many good RB's there are out there who were not 1st rounders makes me believe it is a mistake to draft one unless that RB is deemed an all-world type back or something who can dominate. Otherwise, draft one later in the draft.
The Broncos are trying to complete their roster so they can win a Super Bowl now. Drafting strictly based on BPA is likely to be counter-productive to that. That said they should definitely try to get the best value in the process of getting the guys they feel they need, so if they are targeting Lacy, for instance, they might be well-advised to trade down from the late 1st to the early or mid 2nd (wherever they are relatively confident he will fall).
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The Broncos are trying to complete their roster so they can win a Super Bowl now. Drafting strictly based on BPA is likely to be counter-productive to that. That said they should definitely try to get the best value in the process of getting the guys they feel they need, so if they are targeting Lacy, for instance, they might be well-advised to trade down from the late 1st to the early or mid 2nd (wherever they are relatively confident he will fall).
I just don't want them to dance around and lose their guy. Got the feeling last year they got too cute and missed Martin. We don't have that luxury this year. get the impact guy or two and be done...hell with the RB rotation they have maybe Lacy and Leveon should be targets.
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The Broncos are trying to complete their roster so they can win a Super Bowl now. Drafting strictly based on BPA is likely to be counter-productive to that. That said they should definitely try to get the best value in the process of getting the guys they feel they need, so if they are targeting Lacy, for instance, they might be well-advised to trade down from the late 1st to the early or mid 2nd (wherever they are relatively confident he will fall).
They're completing that roster via FA. To me that sends a strong message that they want to win now, but they aren't going to deviate from their draft values just to fill short term holes.

I'd imagine the last piece we'll see signed is a free agent RB to take that off the board as well. Then they have worthwhile in-house options for every need going into the draft.
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Two pages in and no mention of Giovanni Bernard, I think he would be a steal in the 2nd and would be perfect in our offense.

Brian Westbrook type.
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Two pages in and no mention of Giovanni Bernard, I think he would be a steal in the 2nd and would be perfect in our offense.

Brian Westbrook type.
He and Hillman are very similar players. Their skillset is the same. I would not mind Gio, (drafted him in the OM Mock) but I think we need something different. My guy is still Le'Veon Bell. He can run hard and catch the ball. If he is there in the second, take him -- but I bet a team like Pittsburgh or NYG take him in the 2nd if he is available.
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RB is where I wanted the Broncos to go all along with the #1 or #2 pick. Make it happen John.
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The other guy I would be fine with at 28 would be Jamar Taylor at FS.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:23 PM   #19
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Now that we have filled many holes with FA's, and none so far have been RB's, I think the draft is where the Broncos will be looking to pick up their starting RB this coming season.

It looks like Lacy on most mock drafts is going in the mid-second round, and Ball is not that far behind him, mid-second or late second.

I think you clearly go after Lacy. You've got to find somewhat to move up in the 2nd round. I still think you use that 1st rounder for BPA (probably either DT or CB). Would you trade your 3rd rounder to move up and get Lacy in the 2nd? Or do you hope that Ball is there when we pick round 2?

You're not gonna find a MLB that's any good in this draft, well not worth drafting in rounds 1-3. You just signed Welker so you don't have a big time need at WR. I think you make a move for Lacy. If we landed Lacy in the 2nd by giving up a 3rd and got a quality CB or DT in the 1st, no matter who we get later in the draft, with all the nice FA's we signed, wow - what an offseason. Primed for a big time run.
Forget Lacy and Ball and giving up picks to get them. Get Le'Veon Bell at the end of the 2nd and enjoy the best back in this draft.
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Here's a question regarding Lacy vs Bell that I'm hoping someone can answer. I've seen enough of their running to feel that Lacy is the better all-around runner while Bell has the edge in power, but does anyone know who is better in pass protection? I really haven't seen much from either in that department. Whatever rookie back we draft needs to be able to protect Manning or he won't be able to get on the field consistently.
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Here's a question regarding Lacy vs Bell that I'm hoping someone can answer. I've seen enough of their running to feel that Lacy is the better all-around runner while Bell has the edge in power, but does anyone know who is better in pass protection? I really haven't seen much from either in that department. Whatever rookie back we draft needs to be able to protect Manning or he won't be able to get on the field consistently.
I watched every Michigan State game and Bell this last year. He has the ability to make holes when none exist and thrived with a subpar offensive line. He's a very solid guy and doesn't get moved off blocks. Michigan State seems to throw the ball more than Alabama so I'm sure he's got experience over lacy in that regard. We had a horrid underclassman as a QB this year so I'm not sure if you can judge too much on some of the sacks that were given up.
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They both need work in pass protection. Bell had a podcast with Scott Wright the other day and said that is what he knows he needs to improve upon to get to the next level and be an every down guy, but thinks his experience in a pro-style system will help translate to the next level. I would say that Bell is better than Lacy.
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They both need work in pass protection. Bell had a podcast with Scott Wright the other day and said that is what he knows he needs to improve upon to get to the next level and be an every down guy, but thinks his experience in a pro-style system will help translate to the next level. I would say that Bell is better than Lacy.
Do you think Bell is good enough that he'll be able to figure it out by the time the playoffs come around? Having a big all-around back who isn't a liability in pass protection is key for us once the playoffs start.
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I hate drafting running backs in the first round.
Well be happy then, because we probably won't have to. Lacy is probably going to fall into the 2nd round due to missing the combine and his pro day, so most likely we can trade down or up if we want him in the 2nd. Meanwhile Le'veon Bell is probably going to be there at our second rounder, and if we are really lucky we might even be able to get him in the 3rd (not holding my breath).
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