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Old 07-11-2018, 02:36 PM   #1
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22. Denver Broncos
With the Broncos investing $25 million guaranteed in new quarterback Case Keenum and trading for new right tackle Jared Veldheer, general manager John Elway was forced to pinch pennies elsewhere on offense. It was no surprise that the Broncos moved on from C.J. Anderson, although the move turns things over to a combination of ineffective veteran Devontae Booker and rookie Royce Freeman. Denver never really addressed tight end, so they'll hope that redshirt rookie Jake Butt can serve as a receiving threat from Day 1. The Broncos used a second-round pick on Cody Latimer in 2014 and a third-round pick last year on Carlos Henderson, but Latimer never broke out before leaving this offseason and Henderson might be on the roster bubble after missing his entire rookie season with a finger injury, leading to the selection of Courtland Sutton with the 40th overall pick. The Broncos will spend another year depending on Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas, both of whom are now on the wrong side of 30.

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Old 07-11-2018, 02:37 PM   #2
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But the good news is that 22 is better than 32!
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Old 07-11-2018, 02:38 PM   #3
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Before y'all go crazy when you see these rankings:

These rankings are attempting to consider a team's skill-position talent without including the impact of the quarterback, offensive line or scheme.

Which is kinda dumb. But whatever.
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Faiders ranked 19, SD ranked 10, KC ranked #1...
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:42 PM   #5
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Before y'all go crazy when you see these rankings:

These rankings are attempting to consider a team's skill-position talent without including the impact of the quarterback, offensive line or scheme.

Which is kinda dumb. But whatever.
That seems weird.

That's like giving a car review but the disclaimer is "This review is considering the vehicles potential, without including the impact of the engine, tires or safety features."
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:20 AM   #6
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If Denver gets a third reliable WR and the OL is functional they will easily be top 20, and that is good enough
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:16 AM   #7
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Before y'all go crazy when you see these rankings:

These rankings are attempting to consider a team's skill-position talent without including the impact of the quarterback, offensive line or scheme.

Which is kinda dumb. But whatever.
Given the lack of discreet matchups in the NFL attempts to isolate the overall quality of a specific group is often an exercise in frustration.

New England has had years where their receiving corp would barely make other teams practice squads, but because they have had Tom Brady behind center, they produce solid numbers. Indianapolis had some pretty terrible O-lines that Peyton was able to make look better with is quick reads and decisions. The Broncos Middle Linebacker options have been pretty sad for close to a decade now, but we could make journeymen look serviceable during the 2015 season with our stifling secondary and monster pass rush.
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:04 AM   #8
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Unfortunately, everything in that analysis is true. This is what you might call a "wing and a prayer" season. https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/...-a-prayer.html
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yet, somehow we are still tied for first in the division right now.
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Faiders ranked 19, SD ranked 10, KC ranked #1...
another KC win in the off season
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