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Old 04-05-2011, 10:47 AM   #1
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Who are the top five prospects you want the Broncos to draft? (Don't name all first rounders!)

Top Five Prospects You Want Denver to Draft

Easy thread. Name the top five prospects you want the Broncos to draft. Try and be versatile. Don't give the names of five first rounders. Explain your names and give us clues as to why you want him on the team.

Mason Foster, LB -- Washington Huskies




Foster has experience at all three linebacker positions and has put up great statistics at LB for the Huskies. He also is a special teamer. He isn't the most athletic linebacker, but he makes up for that with good instincts. I think he's one of the most underrated prospects in the draft and will be one of the best line backers to come out of this class. His versatility is what makes him such good option for the Broncos. I feel comfortable with his value in the second or third round, though I've read he is moving up draft boards and could go higher than expected.

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Taiwan Jones, RB | Davon House, CB | Virgil Green, TE | Cameron Jordan, DL

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Old 04-05-2011, 11:07 AM   #2
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Mark Herzlich, LB Boston College

Reminds me of a guy like woodyard--tough, determined, focused, and a hell of a work ethic. He was the ACC Defensive player of the year in 08 before he battled cancer. Good character guy who can still put on a bit of size and runs pretty well.
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Mark Herzlich, LB Boston College

Reminds me of a guy like woodyard--tough, determined, focused, and a hell of a work ethic. He was the ACC Defensive player of the year in 08 before he battled cancer. Good character guy who can still put on a bit of size and runs pretty well.
I agree with this one, he is a leader and a fighter and his instincts are amazing.
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1. Peterson
2. Liuget
3. Martez Wilson
4. Royster
5/6. O'Dowd/Thornton

Realistic opportunity to nab all of the above and field a very talented football team, especially if we nab a couple solid players in FA (Vet DT, Vet Sam, and maybe a vet IOL)
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:17 PM   #5
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1. Peterson
2. Liuget
3. Martez Wilson
4. Royster
5/6. O'Dowd/Thornton

Realistic opportunity to nab all of the above and field a very talented football team, especially if we nab a couple solid players in FA (Vet DT, Vet Sam, and maybe a vet IOL)
Crap didn't expand so I'm quoting myself.

1. Peterson - Will allow our former DB coach DC to be VERY creative with coverages and blitz schemes and run gaps, and provides a game changing threat with the ball in his hands (and it will get there with Champ on the other side).

2. Liuget - PERFECT fit for Fox's defensive scheme, imo, and reminds me a lot of Sed Ellis so our new DC SHOULD be in love with this guy. I don't think his development will take a lot of time because he fits the system so well from my point of view. A penetrator that can create some havoc in the backfield and has shown the ability to stand up double teams time after time.

3. Wilson - Athletic MLB that can play in traffic with speed to cover AND from what I hear is a solid leader capable of taking charge of the defense.

4. Royster - A low cost, high reward player that has fallen from his top ranked prospect spot due to PSU's poor QB play and some SLIGHTLY disappointing measurables. Fact still remains, he plays at a VERY high level and is extremely durable.

5/6. O'Dowd - Capable technician with a mean streak to put some competition on Walton and solidify what was just recently the best OL in the NFL.

5/6. Thornton - DII DT. Known as a penetrator, he's a LATE round sleeper that showed he can play with the big boys at the senior bowl either as getting past blockers into the backfield with a variety of moves, or standing up blockers in the run game. Will need to develop, but is absolutely an effort guy with a bunch of talent.
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:28 PM   #6
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Virgil Green TE out of Nevada. he is a little raw, but may be the most athletically gifted pass catching tight end in this draft

Alex Green RB out of Hawaii, big strong physical runner, with good burst and decent speed, hard nosed runner always has his legs pumping, good hands out of the backfield, good in pass protection, more of a cut and go runner which suits perfectly with us returning to the ZBS.
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1. Dareus- physical at the point of attack, and athletic enough to play on 3rd down as well.

2. Stephen Paea- Having Paea would give Denver two young DT's that can play either tackle.

3. Mason Foster-

4. Jeron Johnson- excellent football player. Very solid tackler, good in run defense, and plays the deep ball like an old school safety

5. Andy Dalton- We need a young guy to develop into Tebow's backup, especially with Quinn and Orton only being under contract for one more year.
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Those are my top 5 favs for us...Of course we have aboslutely not shot at landing more than 2 of them, but it did not read the title as such.
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1: Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
2: Dion Lewis, RB, Pittsburgh
3: Lance Kendricks, TE, Wisconsin
4: Greg Jones, LB, Michigan State
5: Jason Pinkston, OT/OG, Pittsburgh

5b: Noel Devine, RB, West Virginia
5c: Allen Bailey, DE, Miami
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4: Greg Jones, LB, Michigan State

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Most of the mocks have Liuget going in the mid first -- out of our reach.

But if he falls -- great -- go get him.
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Marcell Dareus - no explanation necessary.

Brandon Harris - I like his combination of size, speed and footwork. I think he could be a little undervalued compared to the top two corners, and has the long term potential to be a steal if he's drafted late first/high second. Gives us a legit talent to develop behind Champ.

Jurrell Casey - we need more than one D-tackle, and Casey projects well as a three-technique. Let Dareus play the one-tech, and rotate Casey in on passing downs.

Greg Jones - I expect him to fall, and he'll be a solid value in the middle rounds if we can add a couple picks in that range. We need bodies at 'backer, and with no blue chip MIKEs available, Jones gives us a developmental prospect with good instincts and motor who seems to fit Fox's mold of quick, undersized LBs. Better value than wasting a pick on that chump Martez Wilson.

Derrick Locke - We need another back (or three), and don't have a high pick to spend. Locke is an extrememly decisive, determined runner who would add some badly-needed explosiveness to our backfield. Natural fit as a rotational scatback type.

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Where is Martez Wilson slated to go?
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Where is Martez Wilson slated to go?
Anywhere from late first (from a LB starved desperate team) to late second
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If I could morph Patrick Peterson and Andrew Luck into a superdrafthypefreak, I could win the whole shebang with just that one player. Thank goodness Luck has an effluence of Einstein-like brains to make up for the extreme deficiency in Peterson.
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If I could morph Patrick Peterson and Andrew Luck into a superdrafthypefreak, I could win the whole shebang with just that one player. Thank goodness Luck has an effluence of Einstein-like brains to make up for the extreme deficiency in Peterson.
It's a good thing you felt the need to inject that into this thread for absolutely no reason.

Keep up the bad work!
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It's a good thing you felt the need to inject that into this thread for absolutely no reason.

Keep up the bad work!
Patrick Luck...the football apocalypse.

I'm trademarking that nickname when bioengineering finally gives us the goods.
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Patrick Luck...the football apocalypse.

I'm trademarking that nickname when bioengineering finally gives us the goods.
Surely there's no hype involved with "Let's ask him to do something he's never really done before, Dareus"

Who was #2 at his spot when the actual FOOTBALL was over.

But whatever
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Surely there's no hype involved with "Let's ask him to do something he's never really done before, Dareus"

Who was #2 at his spot when the actual FOOTBALL was over.

But whatever
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1- Marcell Dareus, I think he is the best player at his position, which happens to be our biggest position of need. This pick seems like a no-brainer. He is my favorite player in this draft. We haven't drafted a DT in the first 2 rounds since Trevor Pryce. That explains so many of our defensive problems. This guy plays hard every snap of every game, has great strength, explosion, and technique. Versatile. Tough. Strong work ethic and character. Played well and made plays despite being in a 3 man defensive front dealing with constant double teams, and on an injured ankle almost the entire season. Projecting him as a 3T, where he won't see as many double teams due to being on a 4 man line and having an elite pass rusher coming off of the edge, and him being healthy, is scary.

2- Patrick Peterson. I want Dareus, but I could not possibly be mad at us picking PP. Probably the best CB prospect since Champ Bailey or Charles Woodson. This guy is going to be special

3- Phil Taylor. We need 2-3 new DTs, and if Taylor is there at the top of the 2nd round we should not hesitate to take him. Team him up with Dareus, Dumervil, and Ayers on the starting D-Line and we could have something very special. Great size and strength, with phenomenal movement for his size. He will need to be kept motivated and his weight monitored, but I think he fits the profile of what a Fox defense thrives on. Size and athletic ability

4- Derrick Locke. Homerun speed, very shifty, great vision, runs hard, catches the ball very well, and is a willing blocker (not very effective due to small stature, but the effort is there). He lacks size and has had some injury history, but he would be perfect in a RB rotation. Also a dynamite kick returner. We have no elite speedsters at running back, he would complement Moreno quite well.

5- Kyle Rudolph. The best friends to a young developing QB is a strong defense, a strong running game, and a reliable tight end that can serve as a safety valve converting 3rd downs. I addressed the D and RB position in the other spots. Rudolph could be a reliable target who also has the athleticism to spread the field and make plays down the seam. All around tight end, we wouldn't lose much in terms of blocking by putting him in over Quinn or Gronkowski, but we would add much more in terms of offensive weaponry over those two. We have a great receiver group, but won't be using the spread formations that McD used. Replacing that 3rd or 4th receiver on the field with a receiving tight end makes a ton of sense.


honorable mention: Stephen Paea, Mason Foster, Mark Herzlich, Allen Bailey, Deunta Williams

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I'm going homer pick...Brooks Reed, DE/LB, Arizona.
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Anywhere from late first (from a LB starved desperate team) to late second
Well if we could get back in to the mid-late 2nd and grab him, I think Martez Wilson would be a good fit for us
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Surely there's no hype involved with "Let's ask him to do something he's never really done before, Dareus"

Who was #2 at his spot when the actual FOOTBALL was over.

But whatever
Meh, I am leaning very heavily away from Peterson and towards Dareus. C'mon man. Single digit Wonderlic means the guy will never be anything close to Champ Bailey quality.
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Marcell Dareus DT

Von Miller OLB

Kyle Rudolph TE

Corey Liuget DT

Stephen Paea DT

We need to come out of this draft with at least one of these D-lineman imo.

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