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View Poll Results: How do you feel the Broncos drafted on day one?
5 - Excellent 40 16.95%
4 70 29.66%
3 62 26.27%
2 35 14.83%
1 - Awful 29 12.29%
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:14 PM   #1
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:18 PM   #2
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I'll give it a 4 pending the outcome of the rest of the draft

The thing we need to understand is this...
WR and QB were positions of need.
If you're mad we didn't draft Pouncey, Morgan or Iupati, so am I.
But who do you blame?
McDaniels of course. WR and QB were not positions of need before he came to Denver to be the head coach, but guess what? they're now.
So, we needed to address those positions.
Two good picks. Contrary to what the rest of the world think, Tebow is franchise QB material. I'm extremely happy we've got him.
To win in this league, you've got to have a marquee QB, and Tebow is IT...

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Old 04-22-2010, 11:21 PM   #3
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I still feel as though I'm wandering through an "X Files" episode. Unable to quantify it yet.
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:23 PM   #4
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Btw, we couldn't have drafted Pouncey or Iupati, they both got taken off the board.

We would have had to throw some picks to move up and get those guys.

I think, as far as wheeling and dealing, we did a damn fine job.

I am a Tebow fan, and I also really liked Thomas, so I'm fine with that.

I also believe the Broncos Organization is better at diagnosing players than we are, and we picked Thomas for a reason.
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:25 PM   #5
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We got a Wr that can't run routes and a QB that can't throw. Tebow saved this draft/
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:30 PM   #6
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it really comes down to what happens tomorrow.

I loved the wheelin and dealin but how are we better off than when shanny was here essentially we replaced a QB WR combo with a QB WR combo.

If he made either Orton or Quinn his franchise QB and solidified the team else where I'd probably be happier atm.

But some good picks in rds 2 & 3 and we'll be looking good again.
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:31 PM   #7
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Btw, we couldn't have drafted Pouncey or Iupati, they both got taken off the board.

We would have had to throw some picks to move up and get those guys.

I think, as far as wheeling and dealing, we did a damn fine job.

I am a Tebow fan, and I also really liked Thomas, so I'm fine with that.

I also believe the Broncos Organization is better at diagnosing players than we are, and we picked Thomas for a reason.
Yes we could've.
They were there at 11th had we stayed put...
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:35 PM   #8
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I still feel as though I'm wandering through an "X Files" episode. Unable to quantify it yet.
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:36 PM   #9
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-Ill give it a 3. I just believe none of the picks make our team better than last year, actually I still think we are worse on the O side.
-I liked the trade downs
-Hated the first trade up.
-Undecided on the 2nd trade up.If we gave up our 4th and did not swap it then I lean more to disliking it.
-I am not a fan of drafting wrs and cbs in the first round.
-Like the Tebow pick, was just hoping we could get him a little later but I guess a couple teams were looking at him.

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Old 04-22-2010, 11:38 PM   #10
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:39 PM   #11
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Yes we could've.
They were there at 11th had we stayed put...
I was under the impression that every single person wanted us to trade back. You were not on that boat, or is this 20/20 hindsight?
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:39 PM   #12
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Like the maneuvering, love the trades down, like the Thomas pick, love the Tebow pick. Could have been better (was hoping for Pouncey or Iupati @ 24... if still available) but I'm still in the 5 camp. Outstanding day one.
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:39 PM   #13
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We got a Wr that can't run routes and a QB that can't throw. Tebow saved this draft/
Don't be such a dbag. He wasn't asked to run alot of "routes" on the so called route tree, for the offense that he played in. I'm sure he will be able to run routes just fine. So I understand your concern that he didn't run them and wasn't asked to run many of them in college but not asking him to run many and not being able to are two very different things.

The Tbow thing vexed me. I loved how we moved down to acquire all those extra picks but then we gave up 3 of them to move back up to get Tbow. Who knows if this was a good move or not, only time will tell. I obviously don't think he's ready to start at QB for this team but I can tell you that our "Wildhorses" package will have a lot more extra umph to it. I can see Tbow contributing in that package right away, and it being taken to a new level. Now teams have to honor the pass out of that package also and can't stack the run.

This thread is a bit of an odd one since you can't really rate your draft for a few years but it's fun to see what fans think. If we can still land some quality linemen in the later rounds, it should be fine.
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Would have liked to address the interior OL, but am overall pretty happy with Thomas and Tebow. I am starting to get worried about the OL though.

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Would have like to address the interior OL, but am overall pretty happy with Thomas and Tebow. I am starting to get worried about the OL though.
I'm not. There are a ton of solid line guys to be had. And a few of the late 1st round picks there were some lagit concerns on, to be take that high. I guess Iupati is a holding machine is what alot of the anylists thought.

I still like the idea of drafting Ciron Black out of LSU in the 3rd. He played tackle but projects to the NFL as one bad ass guard. And the versatility he has is that if Harris goes down again, he can move to right tackle no problems.
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Would have like to address the interior OL, but am overall pretty happy with Thomas and Tebow. I am starting to get worried about the OL though.
Jerry or Ducasse @ 45 and Walton or Tennant in the 3rd and we're golden.
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I was under the impression that every single person wanted us to trade back. You were not on that boat, or is this 20/20 hindsight?
No it isn't.
I wasn't expecting us to trade back at all.
In fact, had not the Raiders nabbed Mcclain, we would've stayed put at 11th and grab him.
Once the Raiders pooped the party, the Broncos felt they could do some wheeling and dealing. That's what dictated trading back, and was perhaps a part of a contigency plan...
"Wanting us to trade back" got nothing to do with reality or in any way imply that that's what the Broncos would do, so...
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I hate to be pessimistic, but I was expecting to get some serious help out of this draft on both sides of our lines. I expected an interior lineman, and a defender. I am completely jealous of San Francisco's draft, though I'd rather have Dan Williams than Anthony Davis. To come out of day one with a WR and a QB - I just have a hard time taking Josh seriously at this point. We've done nothing to improve our team. We've made a lateral move at best so far - not to mention we've further polarized the fanbase. It makes a difference on Sundays having fans that believe in what you are doing.

I'm hoping for a better day two that will take the edge off this. I hate to be negative, but I can only be honest. This is how I feel about our first day.

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Old 04-22-2010, 11:58 PM   #19
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I hate to be pessimistic, but I was expecting to get some serious help out of this draft on both sides of our lines. I expected an interior lineman, and a defender. I am completely jealous of San Francisco's draft, though I'd rather have Dan Williams than Anthony Davis. To come out of day one with a WR and a QB - I just have a hard time taking Josh seriously at this point. We've done nothing to improve our team. We've made a lateral move at best so far - not to mention we've further polarized the fanbase. It makes a difference on Sundays having fans that believe in what you are doing.

I'm hoping for a better day two that will take the edge off this. I hate to be negative, but I can only be honest. This is how I feel about our first day.
It is like robbing Paul to pay Pete...
We needed a bona-fide QB and an impact WR, but we also needed a center, LB, OL, and LB's
We have a short-term answer to our defense via the aging FA's we signed, and that's where I would have to agree with you. We needed to draft defense and fortify our OL.
The problem is, there's only one chance to get a good center tomorrow. We must get one of the remaining top-3 centers in the draft; JD Walton, Matt Tennant or Olsen from ND.
After that, there's perhaps a good DE and/or a LB we could draft of immediate impact potential if we draft wisely, otherwise, it's a crapshoot once we get out of the 3rd round...
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I hate to be pessimistic, but I was expecting to get some serious help out of this draft on both sides of our lines. I expected an interior lineman, and a defender. I am completely jealous of San Francisco's draft, though I'd rather have Dan Williams than Anthony Davis. To come out of day one with a WR and a QB - I just have a hard time taking Josh seriously at this point. We've done nothing to improve our team. We've made a lateral move at best so far - not to mention we've further polarized the fanbase. It makes a difference on Sundays having fans that believe in what you are doing.

I'm hoping for a better day two that will take the edge off this. I hate to be negative, but I can only be honest. This is how I feel about our first day.
You are not alone TJ...we were going so good and had draft by the tail.
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:10 AM   #21
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Very cagey draft by McDaniels.

We picked up a 4th to move back two spots and gave up a 4th to move up two spots. Thats a wash.

We accumulate two thirds. We give up a 3rd and a 4th. Edge to Broncos.

We trade the 11th pick and a 2nd rounder two 1st rounders in the 20's. Surely the Broncos organization believes that they replaced their #1 receiver and franchise QB. Huge edge for Broncos. (We'll find out though)

If this plan works out, this draft will go down as one for the ages.
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:12 AM   #22
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You are not alone TJ...we were going so good and had draft by the tail.
And we did last year. In fact, had not us given our 14th pick for this year to Seattle for Alphonso Smith, we would've been in great shape to build a solid foundation for the future.
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I hate to be pessimistic, but I was expecting to get some serious help out of this draft on both sides of our lines. I expected an interior lineman, and a defender. I am completely jealous of San Francisco's draft, though I'd rather have Dan Williams than Anthony Davis. To come out of day one with a WR and a QB - I just have a hard time taking Josh seriously at this point. We've done nothing to improve our team. We've made a lateral move at best so far - not to mention we've further polarized the fanbase. It makes a difference on Sundays having fans that believe in what you are doing.

I'm hoping for a better day two that will take the edge off this. I hate to be negative, but I can only be honest. This is how I feel about our first day.
I fully expect everyone to be back on board when Tebow succeeds.
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:39 AM   #24
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I fully expect everyone to be back on board when Tebow succeeds.
With Tebow projected to be ready to start at Qb in 3-4 years, then I guess everyone can be expected to be back "on board" circa 2013...

My bad... that's IF he "succeeds"......
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I am so tired of having the OL and DL's passed on for project players.
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