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View Poll Results: Which player do you LEAST want the Broncos to draft at #2?
Clemson DE De'Quan Bowers 25 18.66%
Auburn DT Nick Fairley 22 16.42%
LSU CB Patrick Peterson 30 22.39%
Texas A&M LB Von Miller 55 41.04%
Alabama DT Marcell Dareus 2 1.49%
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:19 PM   #1
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Clemson DE Da'Quan Bowers


Pros: Led nation in sacks, good work ethic/character, 2010 Broncos finished last in sacks.
Cons: Only one year of big-time production, some injury issues, already have Elvis Dumervil and Robert Ayers on roster.

Auburn DT Nick Fairley


Pros: Dominant in SEC play and national championship game. Fits major position of need, natural fit in Broncos new 4-3 Defense as 3T.
Cons: Questionable work ethic/character, only one year of big-time production, wins on ability-limited technique.



Pros: Arguably best player in draft. Dominated over entire college career. Top-flight return skills.
Cons: Cornerback not as great a need for Broncos as Front-7, no defensive back has ever gone higher than #3.



Pros: Highly athletic, can get after the QB. Dominanted competition at Senior Bowl. Versatile.
Cons: May fit better in 3-4 defense. Is he 4-3 DE or WLB? Potential risk projecting player to different skillset than used in college.



Pros: Key player on national championship team, consistent over long period of time. Well coached with good technique. Fits position of strong need.
Cons: Perceived limited ceiling. Some believe fits better as a 3-4 DE than 4-3 DT.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:23 PM   #2
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Out of those choices? Von Miller.

My absolute will hate it if they do it is if they take a QB...


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Old 03-01-2011, 09:47 PM   #3
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Miller.

He's a fantastic OLB prospect in a 3-4, but in a 4-3 I'm not sure what the best spot is for him. That uncertainty alone should rule out using the #2 overall pick on him.

Furthermore, the two spots he seems like he might fit on our defense are actually positions where we're in pretty good shape (RDE and WLB).
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:50 PM   #4
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I could live with any of those guys really. If we could trade back and still get one of them, I'd be psyched.
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:01 PM   #5
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For me... Nick Fairley. I don't want him at all.

Every other one I would be perfectly fine with. However, I feel that we could very easily trade down and still get Miller. I don't think he is worth the #2 but I feel he will be very good even in a 4-3.

Miller showed at the Senior Bowl that he is good in Coverage and he showed at the combine with his speed (fastest of the LB's I believe) that he has the speed to be an OLB in a 4-3
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I wouldnt go Garcia Bronco or Jake nutso over any of the choices but I dont see Miller as a fit in what we are doing and what we need. Front 7 is all I ask.
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Fairley and Bowers scare me. Miller is my least favorite besides if no Peterson def. want to go DL.

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Old 03-01-2011, 11:15 PM   #8
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The combine has made me more of a believer in Peterson and Fairley. Don't want Bowers. Dareus if this coach wants to be safe.

Given our new defensive coordinator sometimes runs a 3-3-5, I think Peterson is the likely choice.
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I don't recall reading anything on Peterson about character issues. Miller is the guy I'd want least at #2. He plays a positon of little need right now and he's smaller than I want to see them go with in this new defense. It's time to get bigger and stronger.
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Dareus or Fairley should be the pick anybody else is just dumb IMO.
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:50 PM   #11
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I'll talk myself into any of those choices, but i think its insane to keep rebuilding the secondary and continuously ignoring the front seven
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:01 AM   #12
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You never know how any draft pick will actually turn out so I can't say one way or another. As long as it's not offensive, it's good with me. While I'd prefer DL, I do not think our secondary is set at all.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:04 AM   #13
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I'll be pissed if we take Newton / Gabbert / Green with the second pick.
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I don't recall reading anything on Peterson about character issues. Miller is the guy I'd want least at #2. He plays a positon of little need right now and he's smaller than I want to see them go with in this new defense. It's time to get bigger and stronger.
Miller projects to weakside linebacker in the 4-3. He weighed in at 246 at the combine (in addition to running a 4.53 40), which is pretty big for a 4-3 weakside backer. There has also been talk of playing DJ at middle LB, which would open a spot at weakside for Miller. He has a rare skill set and we'd be lucky to get him.

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Miller projects to weakside linebacker in the 4-3. He weighed in at 246 at the combine (in addition to running a 4.53 40), which is pretty big for a 4-3 weakside backer. There has also been talk of playing DJ at middle LB, which would open a spot at weakside for Miller. He has a rare skill set and we'd be lucky to get him.
He is a passrusher. His skill set would be wasted as an OLB in a 4-3.
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He is a passrusher. His skill set would be wasted as an OLB in a 4-3.
Obviously, if we drafted him that high, Fox and Allen would have more in mind for him than the traditional 4-3 weakside LB role. Don't be so short-sighted. Ever here of "getting creative?" Think Terrell Suggs. The Ravens played a 4-3 for much of his career with the team, but they found creative ways to use him. Julian Peterson was another example of the sort of player Miller could be for us.

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I would be pissed if we took Bowers i'd prefer Quinn if we took a DE but it will be a mistake to pass on Dareus IMO
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I would be pissed if we took Bowers i'd prefer Quinn if we took a DE
Why? The only reason to dislike Bowers is because you think he is a one year wonder. But if that is the case, you should like Quinn even less. He's a one year wonder who didn't even play last season.
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Why? The only reason to dislike Bowers is because you think he is a one year wonder. But if that is the case, you should like Quinn even less. He's a one year wonder who didn't even play last season.
Exactly why I would rather take Dareus, but if we were to take a DE I just feel by watching highlights and such that Quinn is a better player. Of course it's just my thought and not everybody agrees but I just see Quinn being more disruptive
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Patrick Peterson would be a wasted pick, without addressing the lack of front line pressure...
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Exactly why I would rather take Dareus, but if we were to take a DE I just feel by watching highlights and such that Quinn is a better player. Of course it's just my thought and not everybody agrees but I just see Quinn being more disruptive
As a Clemson fan, I have seen every game of Bowers career, and the notion that he is a "one year wonder" is simply not accurate. Did he put up the stats or dominate like he did as a junior? No. But wasn't some bum either.
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If it's not a Dlineman, I'm not interested.
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:48 AM   #23
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I voted Miller but I wouldn't mind any of those guys. I will only hate the selection if it isn't one of the listed guys. I will be pretty mad/confused if they go offense. I picked Miller only because I haven't seen any "experts" project him to go that high.
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Miller because he's not worth the 2nd pick in the draft.
I don't know why people think Peterson would be a wasted pick.
I think Miller would be a wasted pick for us because he has no position for us.
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:03 AM   #25
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i want nothing to do with Fairley, Peterson or Bowers.

give me either of Dareus or Miller.

if we can't trade back then Dareus has to be the pick. If we can move back to something like 4 or 5 then Millier better be the pick.
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