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Old 04-24-2011, 10:32 PM   #1
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I want to hear your favorite and least favorite moment since you started watching the draft. It can be a guy you really wanted and the Broncos picked him or a player you didn't want at all or didn't know. Could be a major reach. Could have been a blockbuster trade you where excited about. Could be something an analyst said or anything to do with watching the draft.

Only rule is it has to be at the time. So basically saying don't use hindsight and be honest. If you truly thought he would win you super bowls and it was your favorite moment then by all means say that player.


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Old 04-24-2011, 10:35 PM   #2
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I remember popping the champagne in 1995 when they drafted Terrell Davis in the 6th round. I knew he would be awesome.
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:39 PM   #3
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I remember being stoked after Shanny drafted Jarvis Moss and was dumbfounded when we traded a first round pick to move up and get Alphonso Smith.
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:44 PM   #4
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Ill never forget drafting Slowshon over Brian Orakpo. Made an ass of myself at BDubs
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:45 PM   #5
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Worst moment.... Passing on Carl Pickens and picking Tommy Maddox. I about sh it myself.
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:05 PM   #6
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I effing hate Jason LaCanfora. That dipwad who scoops who each team will draft about 30 seconds before the pick is announced. Talk about ruining the draft moment - he sucks and his network needs to go bankrupt.

Taking 3 cornerbacks in a row - it just boggles the mind. It's almost like you don't know how to pick cornerbacks so let's just grab a bunch and hope someone works out.

Trading next year's first for a 2nd this year was stupid. More than stupid, but I'm having trouble coming up with a word that expresses my disgust fully.

I really liked trading the 5th this year to pick up Sydquan Thompson and Jammie Kirlew. That was a great gamble.
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:06 PM   #7
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Paul Toviessi. I knew that morning when I read the paper that the Broncos flubbed the crap out of that one.

Best? Tim Tebow. The reaction on this forum was cataclysmic and will likely never happen again.
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:07 PM   #8
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worst: Clarrett

best: Tebow
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:08 PM   #9
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Always my least favorite: realizing I spent midterm weekend watching hours of of some old dude calling peoples names, and Chris Berman and Steve Young talk about how fast some dude can run a 40 and bench press 225lbs.
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:09 PM   #10
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Confession: I liked Moss and Clarett ... I hated the Middlebrooks and Foster picks when they happened, and I wasn't too fond of the Cutler pick.
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:13 PM   #11
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90% of Denver drafts I'm lukewarm after the selection but, pray they turn into something. Please John and company bring back draft excitement more often.
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:16 PM   #12
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90% of Denver drafts I'm lukewarm after the selection but, pray they turn into something. Please John and company bring back draft excitement more often.
yeah.....most of the broncos picks: "who"
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:18 PM   #13
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Wasn't the best or worst for me in the draft, but the biggest emotional swing was the 2006 trade for Cutler.

When they first made the trade, I thought they were going to get Ngata, and were primed to be the favorites to win the superbowl next year.

But then they drafted Cutler, who I thought was the worst of the three 1st round QB's that year.

Took a 2 months to convince myself that it was the right decision.

On another note, I was really excited when they drafted Walton, thought he'd be a borderline pro-bowler his first year. Reality went a little differently.
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:40 PM   #14
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ill give you my two most recent

worst: Last year I may be a Tebow supporter now but when it happened I was mad I felt we had needs else where first and foremost and my phone was blowing up with people ready to make fun of the Broncos. I also wanted Dez Bryant so when we traded up I thought for sure we were gonna take him and we took DT my jaw dropped to the floor, wasn't really all that happy with the first round last year.

best: 2009 drafting Knowshon and Ayers because this is the two prospects I wanted the most and I was really happy when the Broncos got both of them.

hopefully 2011 will be the new best when we draft the freak athlete that is Patrick Peterson
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:48 PM   #15
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I was totally stoked for the entire 2006 draft. Denver picked up so many good players in that draft then proceeded to trade them around the league.

Absolutely did not like the Moss, Middlebrooks and Moreno picks. Reasons in order: vastly overrated, injured and slow, totally unnecessary to take a running-back with the 12th pick.
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:18 AM   #16
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I know in the grand scheme of things the Clarett pick didn't mean much, but it really pissed me off. I just hated that draft and that pick in particular made me hulk out.
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:41 AM   #17
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Worst: the Cutler pick. it was a team coming off an AFC Championship Game appearance. it had two 1st round picks that could have been used to get a RB and a Defensive playmaker(i thought the trade was going to be for Ngata or even Peterson) the Cutler pick said Shanahan was no longer looking to win in the present but down the road a few years, and was the end of high level football in Denver.

Best: Doom. I could not believe a guy with his production was still on the board in the 4th round. i almost **** myself because i didn't even think he would stand a chance of getting drafted by Denver, because another team would have grabbed him in the 2nd or early 3rd just from looking at game film of the guy instead of body type.


BTW, i liked the Clarett pick at the time. i thought he had the potential to be great in Denver, and he did if he could have taken his chance seriously.

Wanted to bash my skull into a brick wall when we took Lelie instead of Reed.


side note: can someone tell me what happened to the two 1st round picks we had in 2006. i know we packaged the number 15 pick with i believe 68 to get Cutler at 11, but what happened to the number 22 pick?
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:54 AM   #18
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worst: the cutler pick. that team needed a defensive playmaker and a RB, but instead of reloading a team that had just come off an AFC Champhionship game appearance, Shanahan instead opted to blow up that team and start over. Cutler symbolized the end of high level of football in Denver and was the beginning of the end for Shanahan.

Best: Doom. i could not believe he was available in the 4th round. i believed someone would have jumped on him in the 2nd or at the latest early 3rd when they saw game footage of the guy and looked at his stats instead of his size.



on a side note: is Vernon Davis a FA now? it seems to me his contract should be expired by now, since Doom has come up for a new deal, as has Marshall and CUtler
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Old 04-25-2011, 03:37 AM   #19
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Worst: Tommy Maddox, Ted Gregory, passing on Stephen Jackson
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:39 AM   #20
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Sticking to recent history with this reply...

Worst: Trading the first round pick for a second-rounder to take an undersized CB who was released less than 2 years later (A. Smith).

Best: Ryan Clady (who was projected to go much earlier) still being there when it was our turn .
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I went crazy (happy) when we went with Jay Cutler. I loved the DJ Williams pick.

Worst: Thomas and Tebow, I knew both would not have any impact at all.
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:04 AM   #22
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Worst: Cutler, I was convinced that we were going to get Ngata when we traded up and he was on the board - and we moved just ahead of Baltimore to do it. I was (and still am) pissed about it. The team we had just needed a guy like Ngata and I thought we were Superbowl bound. Here we are 5 years later, still looking for a guy like Ngata.

Best: Tebow - I really hate Goodell for not letting me have a Saturday draft gathering, so I was the only one in my livingroom jumping up and down when the pick was made.

Most of the drafts I've been "meh, don't know them, hope they turn out okay" - Lelie, Foster, Nash, Middlebrooks....

Hope we nail all of our picks this year.
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:07 AM   #23
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The last two years have been pretty horrible to watch. I mean, McD was pretty genius at making deals to land picks, then totally crapping the bed when it was time to put a name/face to that pick.

The only draft that I was ever stoked about the player before he ever set foot on the field was Elway. Most of the time we take someone that I have never heard of or wanted someone else. Carl Pickens and Ray Malauaga, and Alfred Williams come to mind. Reeves drafts used to routinely piss me off. For some reason I didnt like the Atwater pick either, then I saw him on the field. I just remember really wanting Andre Rison to give Elway another weapon instead.
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I was apoplectic about the Cutler pick. I talked myself into liking it within a couple of days, though. That said, I love how everyone is claiming they wanted Ngata, when the fact is most people were drooling over Broderick Bunkley. I will be honest and admit I wanted Bunkley, so I guess I'm glad we went with Cutler over my preference.
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:32 AM   #25
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I remember popping the champagne in 1995 when they drafted Terrell Davis in the 6th round. I knew he would be awesome.
No one gets your humor do they?

I can also remember when we drafted Elway and Rod Smith - good times...
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