|04-09-2005, 03:14 PM||#1|
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Join Date: Jan 2003
What the hell, 1st day Broncos mock
I'd be pretty pleased with this draft. Feel free to agree or disagree.
25. David Baas, G, Michigan.
Unless someone they can't live without slips this looks to be a smart choice. Nalen is gone after next season with Hamilton vacating his guard spot to take over at center. With Carlisle re-signed, it gives Baas a full year to learn the system as the Broncos gave George Foster.
56. Anttaj Hawthorne, DT, Wisconsin
He seemed a first round lock a few months back but his stock has dipped dramatically for one reason or another. He could be this years version of Randy Starks or Darnell Dockett (someone thought to be a late 1st rounder, yet slips and becomes a steal for someone later on). Despite all their D-line moves, the Broncos could use some fresh blood (who's signed beyond next year) along the front 4 and this is great value at pick 56.
97. Vincent Jackson, WR, Northern Colorado
Everyone here knows this guy's story by now so not much background needs to be given. He's still looked upon as a project, but he's got all the tools and ability to be an outstanding NFL WR. If he's still here at this pick we'll know the stars have aligned in our favor as I wouldn't be opposed to grabbing him in round 2 either.
101. Richie Incognito, C/G, Nebraska
This is a risky pick here, but it's the last choice of day one and the last the Broncos will have until round 6, I think he's worth the gamble. He was dominant at the combine until he sprained his knee and he's got the nastiness and versatility that will fit in well on the Broncos O-line. This will give the Broncos 3 guys (Hamilton, Baas & Incognito) who can all play either guard or center and some think that Incognito could even play tackle if called upon to do so. Has serious personal issues though which could make him worthless, but I believe the risk is worth the reward.