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Old 05-02-2012, 06:58 PM   #1
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I suggest we let that other thread die.



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Old 05-02-2012, 07:00 PM   #2
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Could have traded a second rounder for Mallet.
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I loved our draft.

I had my doubts about Elway's ability to run an NFL team but his actions are winning me over.

I have hope we will become as good an executive as he was a player.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:03 PM   #4
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I loved our draft.

I had my doubts about Elway's ability to run an NFL team but his actions are winning me over.

I have hope we will become as good an executive as he was a player.
if wishes were horses, everybody would ride.

Elway is in the HOF as a player. it remains to be seen if he's got the chops to earn admission for his FO gig.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:03 PM   #5
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Could have traded a second rounder for Mallet.
It appears the FO believes they hit a home run with Osweller, whom from now on I will call Oz.

Time will tell. This and dumping TT will be Elway's defining moment
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:04 PM   #6
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Elway is in the HOF as a player. it remains to be seen if he's got the chops to earn admission for his FO gig.
Yes it does and that is why I chose the word "hope"
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What about the other picks?
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who else thinks hillman will be our starting running back by week 4
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who else thinks hillman will be our starting running back by week 4
I have high hopes for the kid but he's got to be able to pass block before he starts.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:10 PM   #10
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It appears the FO believes they hit a home run with Osweller, whom from now on I will call Oz.

Time will tell. This and dumping TT will be Elway's defining moment
That works, I'm sure the kid as bought a few in his college days.
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Most teams consider a draft class a success if you have at least 3 picks make the starting lineup in their first season and I don't see it with this class.

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Hillman starts only because McGahee gets hurt.

I'm ok with this draft, though count me in as one who would have liked it much better with a different player at 57, especially one that could play and help right now. I just don't see this roster as good as the Broncos apparently think it is.
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When do the mini camps start
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OTAs: May 21-23, May 30-June 1, June 4-7.

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Most teams consider a draft class a success if you have at least 3 picks make the starting lineup and I don't see it with this class.
Wolfe, Blake and Osweiler isn't that hard to see happening. Bolden and Jackson... who knows.
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Wolfe, Blake and Osweiler isn't that hard to see happening. Bolden and Jackson... who knows.
Sorry, I forgot to add at least 3 picks starting in their first season, not projects down the road.
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Most teams consider a draft class a success if you have at least 3 picks make the starting lineup and I don't see it with this class.
There are 3 guys drafted that can make an immediate impact this year, health permitting, and that is Wolfe, Hillman, & Bolden. However, starting is another matter and may take longer.

While I think Wolfe can push to start mid-to late season, Hillman & Bolden may be 1 to 2 years away. Osweiller was drafted to be a starter, but we all know that if things go right, he won't see the field for at least 3 or more years.
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Sorry, I forgot to add at least 3 picks starting in their first season, not projects down the road.
Can you name a few teams that recently drafted 3 players that started their first year. I doubt that is where the bar for a successful draft is.
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Sorry, I forgot to add at least 3 picks starting in their first season, not projects down the road.
For the record, Elway said before the draft that he expected "impact" guys, not necessarily starters immediately. I think he was being realistic concerning the overall talent of this draft and where they were drafting, as compared to last year.
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Can you name a few teams that recently drafted 3 players that started their first year. I doubt that is where the bar for a successful draft is.
Denver Broncos, 2011 draft. Miller, Franklin, and Rahim Morris 1st half of year and Carter 2nd half of year.
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Broncos have big plans for rookie Blake

It’s unclear where he’ll play, but expect to see Philip Blake on the field somewhere for the Broncos this season. Able to line up at either guard or center, the 26-year-old Blake has terrific size and good feet, and played all across the line while at Baylor. Given the gruesome ankle injury suffered by ORG Chris Kuper in Week 17 of the 2011 season, Kuper's status and ability for the future is unknown, and Blake could fill in for him. Blake also could replace the underperforming J.D. Walton, his former college teammate, at center. Blake said he is “very comfortable” playing either position, having seen time at both spots in college and at the Senior Bowl. We hear Blake’s versatility was one of the reasons he was so highly desired by the Broncos, who are expected to put that skill set to good use early on.
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Yeah, I remember hearing all those guys at Dove Valley calling the 2006 class a failure that season.
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I think our draft was a pretty good one. We addressed some need and took some projects. I have always loved lower round picks cause the seem to have more drive and want in them. Either to prove everyone wrong cause of where they were drafted, or to just make the team.

Some of the best Broncos ever had been low round picks. Really excited for this rookie class.
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Can you name a few teams that recently drafted 3 players that started their first year. I doubt that is where the bar for a successful draft is.
That was a topic on the Sirius NFL network on draft day and that's were they set the bar. They brought up several teams with 3 or more including one team that had their first 3 picks all make the HOF.
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Denver Broncos, 2011 draft. Miller, Franklin, and Rahim Morris 1st half of year and Carter 2nd half of year.
Hopefully we will have similar success but the 3 starter bar is flawed because a shiity team will "find" more starters that a playoff team. The 3 starter bar is not fairly applied to all teams.
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