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View Poll Results: Heading into next week's draft, what position most desperately needs upgrading?
QB Orton, Quinn, Brandstater 4 2.47%
RB Moreno, Buckhalter, Arrington 1 0.62%
WR Royal, Gaffney, Lloyd, Stokley, McKinley 18 11.11%
TE Graham, Quinn 0 0%
OT Clady, Harris, Polumbus, Gorin 1 0.62%
C/G Kuper, Hochstein, Olsen 127 78.40%
DE Bannan, Green, McBean, L.Smith, Thomas 2 1.23%
NT J.Williams, Fields, Baker 0 0%
OLB Dumervil, Ayers, Moss, Reid 0 0%
ILB D.Williams, Haggan, Larsen, Woodyard 9 5.56%
CB Bailey, Goodman, A.Smith, Jones, Carter 0 0%
S Dawkins, Hill, McBath, Bruton, Barrett 0 0%
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:19 PM   #1
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:20 PM   #2
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C/G and not far behind WR. Please Josh trade down

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Interior linemen, interior linemen, interior linemen. Offense and D honestly
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:28 PM   #6
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1. C/gaurd
2. Wr
3. Ilb
4. Nt
5. Qb

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I can't take my vote back, but you're right, it really is center and guard. Even so, the best talent still on the boards at 11 may be an ILB. If we can't move down, McClain would seem to be a safe choice.
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I look at it this way, the weakest starting players if the season started today would be Hochstein, Olsen, Lloyd and Haggan. Amongst that group, I'd trust the latter two far more than the first two and considering I value OL more than WR or LB - it's an easy one for me. Beyond that, we have positions with stop-gappers (WR, LB), no depth (OT, TE) and aging talent (DL, DB). There's really no position we couldn't use help, there's no banger or burner at RB, and the QB position is so critical another arm to push Orton, Quinn and Brandstater wouldn't hurt either. Because of these holes, I don't think the Broncos could make a pick in the upcoming draft that wouldn't help (assuming the player is good of course!) but right now their interior OL is so weak I'm not sure if the team can compete over the course of a 16 game season.
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O-Line hands down.

I keep trying to figure out how we can get 2 of the following players in the draft.

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Old 04-16-2010, 01:46 AM   #11
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WR then C/G.

You're kidding yourself if you think we can get by with Royal/Gaffney
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If the Broncos draft for need then Pauncey is first on the Broncos draft board.
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O-Line hands down.

I keep trying to figure out how we can get 2 of the following players in the draft.

Iupati
Pouncey
Ducasse
the more i hear about iupati the less i like him. the last 2 would be cool.

1. pouncey
2a. benn
2b. ducasse

would be nice. kind of ignoring the defense, but to set the oline for years like that would be nice, and the defense has players on it that will be there for a few more years which buys us time to add depth.
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Old 04-16-2010, 05:13 AM   #14
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NT, Center, and Guard

I hope the defense can play its ass off because the offense is going to be cover your eyes bad.
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I voted ILB but I was torn over that and interior O-line .....probably the options we currently have at ILB are serviceable, but on a 3-4 defense you need stars at linebacker not mediocrities, and I don't think we have enough of the former yet. For the interior O-line you don't necesarily need to burn high draft picks to get quality starters...

However whilst we need 1 or 2 quality starters on the interior O-line we do also need depth at OT. Harris is injury-prone and the backups are pure garbage. Particularly now that we're transitioning away from the zone-blocking scheme to more of a power scheme, we may need to consider rotating players more than we usually do as well.

At WR the depth is OK but we're lacking a true threat now so we may need to consider burning a high pick on a WR (probably one of the seconds)
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DO IT!!!

Count me on board with this as the draft inches closer.

Attempt to trade down, but if we can't, just take him, and then go after a guy like Daryl Washington who fits what we'd be asking him to do next to DJ better than McClain in the first place. The other second can go to Tim Tebow so we have plenty to talk about
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O-Line hands down.

I keep trying to figure out how we can get 2 of the following players in the draft.

Iupati
Pouncey
Ducasse
You take whichever one you think will move off the board with #11 (If we can't trade back a few spots) You package our 2nd rd picks and move back in the 1st rd and grab the other.
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Old 04-16-2010, 06:29 AM   #18
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Where's the head coach option
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Old 04-16-2010, 06:36 AM   #19
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QB and C. We don't have starting quality players at either. I voted QB since that is far more important.
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DO IT!!!

I like me some I-yoo-potty too, but we might do just as well to pick someone who can play Guard and Tackle. If Trent Williams falls to #11, he seems like the best value to me.

If not, John Jerry in the second round might be just as good as Iupati. I like seeing the guys that have also "successfuly" played Tackle, and Iupati was horrrrrrrible when he changed positions at the Senior Bowl. Still, I wouldn't be pissed if we took him.
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DO IT!!!

I like the fact that he covers to areas of need. OG and if Harris goes down, he can kick out to RT.

I think the areas of need are
OL-OG/C
DL-Still need a NT to groom
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I voted ILB but I was torn over that and interior O-line .....probably the options we currently have at ILB are serviceable, but on a 3-4 defense you need stars at linebacker not mediocrities, and I don't think we have enough of the former yet. For the interior O-line you don't necesarily need to burn high draft picks to get quality starters...
You do not need four stars at the LB spots in a 3-4.

In fact, the gap we're looking to fill in the 3-4 right now, SILB, is only going to be a two down player for us at least initially.

Haggans has excellent size and is naturally an inside backer. Spencer Larsen showed a lot of the skills you need to be an SILB in his limited time at LB (primarily the ability to move through traffic and stand a guard up and seal gaps). We've got two solid options there already.

The only way we should look ILB in the first two rounds is if the staff thinks McClain is really an elite ILB, then by all means take him, but if not then wait on a Brandon Spikes or some other later round value selection.
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ILB....that's why we need McClain @ 11. Nothing against Haggan, Woodyard or Larsen, but we need McClain.
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WR then C/G.

You're kidding yourself if you think we can get by with Royal/Gaffney
Won't do any good to have Bryant if Orton/Quinn has 1 second to throw
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I like the fact that he covers to areas of need. OG and if Harris goes down, he can kick out to RT.

I think the areas of need are
OL-OG/C
DL-Still need a NT to groom
ILB
WR
Did you watch the Senior Bowl?

Don't draft Iupati to play Tackle, just don't do it. He could be an awesome, bone crushing Guard, but the guy would take a few years to learn the Tackle position, and he still mmight not be that good at it. He's a Guard, and should be drafted as one. Or else just take anything more than a three step drop out of the playbook.
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