|04-23-2006, 06:51 AM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Broncos to go over middle for picks
Broncs to go over middle for picks
By Jim Armstrong
Denver Post Staff Columnist
Notes from the war room. ...
If you can't beat 'em, copy 'em.
The Steelers team that beat the Broncos in the AFC championship game was littered with middle-round draft picks who turned into impact players. Now it's the Broncos' turn to see if they can find those types of players.
The Broncos obviously view this as a deep draft, having dealt away one of their No. 1s, the 22nd overall, in exchange for the 49ers' second- and third-rounders. In the aftermath of the trade, they own a league-high seven selections in the first four rounds.
It remains to be seen who they'll pick, but we already know one thing: Several players taken in the middle rounds will have better careers than several others taken in Round 1.
But don't take my word for it. Check out the list of the last 10 Super Bowl MVPs. The list includes a second-rounder (Deion Branch), a third-rounder (Hines Ward), a fourth-rounder (Dexter Jackson), two sixth-rounders (Tom Brady and Terrell Davis) and an undrafted free agent (Kurt Warner). ...
Dolphins coach Nick Saban, whose team owns the 16th pick in the draft, when asked by Florida Today why he bothered to work out Vince Young: "Just because you're on a diet doesn't mean you can't look at the menu." ...