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Old 04-10-2009, 07:27 AM   #1
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In light of the deficiencies from last year and the stated preference of bigger stronger players by new coach Josh McDaniels, it appears the Broncos will target some of the more "meatier" players in this years draft.

During the last two years this squad has given up critical yards in the red zone and on first and second down litterally at the opponents will. The Shannahan era is marked by fast starts and late season fades. Shannahan was a genius at jumping on teams out of the gate, but neglecting the D resulted in a hold on by the skin of your teeth for a win, finish. The tendancy of the d during this era was for late season fade about the time of the season you want to be playing your best. These problems point to a severe lack of muscle in the core of the d and a propensity to wear down as the season progresses.

Not only has McDaniels said we will go bigger, it's the Patriot/Bellichek/Parcells method of oporation.

So the question I'm proposing is, if this is the focus of the team who do you think best fits this mold at each of the Bronco's picks?
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:31 AM   #2
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Tyson Jackson at 6'-4" 296.

would add some muscle to the 5 tech DE spot that looks vacant right now.
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:33 AM   #3
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Robert Ayers at 6'-3" 272.

I think he could carry some more weight and not loose too much.
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:39 AM   #4
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Malcom Jenkins 6'-1" 204.

Has good size, speed, instincts, to be an effective FS from day one. Could also be a physical corner you look for in a Belichec 3-4 defense.
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:43 AM   #5
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Rey Maualuga 6'-2" 255.


Looks stout at ILB and plays heavier than his reported weight.
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Terrance Taylor 6'-0" 306 DT/NT Michegan

Being a former college wrestler I'm partial to this kid.

Terrance Taylor accepted a football scholarship to the University of Michigan and thought about doubling up his athletic workload there by wrestling. He was a formidable presence on high-school wrestling mats at 300 pounds and believed he could be that same force in college. Taylor was the undefeated heavyweight wrestling champion in the state of Michigan as a senior at Muskegon High and left school with an 89-6 career record.
But Taylor didn't ponder a dual-sport career long. Football was paying for his education, so he knew he couldn't make the same commitment to wrestling at Michigan as he had at Muskegon.
"I didn't want to do this part time," Taylor said. "If I was only going to give half, I was going to be a have not. I had to realize I had an opportunity to play in the NFL. If I do something stupid I could hurt myself."
Taylor became a three-year starter ayt nose tackle and a team captain in 2008. He's the strongest defensive tackle in this draft with 37 reps on the bench press at 225. The NFL likes players with wrestling backgrounds because it sharpens use of the hands and feet. The sport also teaches accountability.
"It's different from football in that if you make a mistake, it's your fault," Taylor said. "If you lose, it's your fault. There's no..."He didn't do his job or he didn't do his job.' It's all on you."
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Terrance Taylor 6'-0" 306 DT/NT Michegan

Being a former college wrestler I'm partial to this kid.

Terrance Taylor accepted a football scholarship to the University of Michigan and thought about doubling up his athletic workload there by wrestling. He was a formidable presence on high-school wrestling mats at 300 pounds and believed he could be that same force in college. Taylor was the undefeated heavyweight wrestling champion in the state of Michigan as a senior at Muskegon High and left school with an 89-6 career record.
But Taylor didn't ponder a dual-sport career long. Football was paying for his education, so he knew he couldn't make the same commitment to wrestling at Michigan as he had at Muskegon.
"I didn't want to do this part time," Taylor said. "If I was only going to give half, I was going to be a have not. I had to realize I had an opportunity to play in the NFL. If I do something stupid I could hurt myself."
Taylor became a three-year starter ayt nose tackle and a team captain in 2008. He's the strongest defensive tackle in this draft with 37 reps on the bench press at 225. The NFL likes players with wrestling backgrounds because it sharpens use of the hands and feet. The sport also teaches accountability.
"It's different from football in that if you make a mistake, it's your fault," Taylor said. "If you lose, it's your fault. There's no..."He didn't do his job or he didn't do his job.' It's all on you."
I like Taylor too, but you have to look at him as a 2-3 year developmental guy. He has the strength, but could probably put on some more fat to be more "immovable." He has already played the true NT position, so that is a plus. However, he didn't stand out enough to be considered more than a 3rd to 5th rounder. Pick him in the fourth, let him learn for a year or two and you might have a very productive NT.
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Here is my mock. It fits the "Beefy player" requirement, adjusted for position of course and gives McDaniels 2 "The Player's" to try to develop.

#12) Malcom Jenkins CB/S - Ohio State
#18) Chris Wells RB - Ohio State
#48) Max Unger C - Oregon
#79) Lawrence Sidbury OLB - Richmond
#84) Alex McGee DE/NT - Purdue
#114) Rhett Bomar QB - Sam Houston State
#140) Sammie Lee Hill DE/NT - Stillman
#149) Bradley Flecher CB - Iowa
#185) Terrance Taylor DT/NT - Michigan
#225) Nick Reed RILB - Oregon
#235) Grahm Harell QB - Texas Tech
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