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Old 09-02-2011, 02:05 AM   #1
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Lloyd and Royal are our two best starters and Decker an excellent slot receiver. Those three give the Broncos every chance to have a top-notch passing attack. Behind them, we'll probably keep another two or three.

Davis vs Willis : I thought Britt was very good last preseason and has again impressed this year. He's our best #4 WR to line up outside and bump Royal inside. He's just as athletic as the other two, but is best at highpointing the ball and, most important;y, blocking downfield and for the run. Willis is also very good, with great eyes and quicks, but doesn't have the physical strength to win a jump ball or block.

Goodwin vs Anderson vs Orton vs Riley : If we keep 6WRs, Goodwin's my pick. If not, I hope he makes the P-Squad. He had a great night on SP-Ts, blocked well and has all the physical tools. Neither Anderson or Orton impressed. While Anderson can run routes, is an OK blocker and can catch, he's not fast or quick enough for the NFL. I can only see him as a blocker on kickoffs, which are now irrelevant. Orton is a dime-O-dozen receiver we may consider late in the season if a P-Squad spot opens. Riley is camp fodder with wheels, but zero blocking ability and risky hands. Thomas is an epic McD bust that probably doesn't make the team next year.
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Old 09-02-2011, 02:14 AM   #2
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In the TE thread I mentioned Fox has always kept only 3 TE. Maybe because the rookie TE Thomas is so athletic they will keep 4 TE, and only 5 WR.
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You are referring to Demaryius Thomas as a bust because of his injuries I assume? If that fella could ever get healthy and play...I think he would be incredible. He showed some flashes of greatness the couple of times he could walk
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Eron Riley had two huge plays in yesterday's game (the long touchdown from Tebow, and the 89-yard catch-and-run from Weber). I think he's gonna make the roster based on that performance. David Anderson also had an amazing catch where he got hammered but still held on to the ball -- I think he's ahead of Davis as well.

Here's where I have them ranked -- I think we'll only keep 5, and stash Riley and/or Davis on the practice squad if they're eligible:

1. Brandon Lloyd
2. Eddie Royal
3. Eric Decker
4. Matt Willis
5. David Anderson
6. Eron Riley
7. Britt Davis
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Eron Riley had two huge plays in yesterday's game (the long touchdown from Tebow, and the 89-yard catch-and-run from Weber). I think he's gonna make the roster based on that performance. David Anderson also had an amazing catch where he got hammered but still held on to the ball -- I think he's ahead of Davis as well.

Here's where I have them ranked -- I think we'll only keep 5, and stash Riley and/or Davis on the practice squad if they're eligible:

1. Brandon Lloyd
2. Eddie Royal
3. Eric Decker
4. Matt Willis
5. David Anderson
6. Eron Riley
7. Britt Davis
That is my ranking as well.
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Eron Riley had two huge plays in yesterday's game (the long touchdown from Tebow, and the 89-yard catch-and-run from Weber). I think he's gonna make the roster based on that performance. David Anderson also had an amazing catch where he got hammered but still held on to the ball -- I think he's ahead of Davis as well.

Here's where I have them ranked -- I think we'll only keep 5, and stash Riley and/or Davis on the practice squad if they're eligible:

1. Brandon Lloyd
2. Eddie Royal
3. Eric Decker
4. Matt Willis
5. David Anderson
6. Eron Riley
7. Britt Davis

Yeah....I think this is accurate but it should be Anderson/Riley. After last night I think Riley made enough noise to challenge. But wait...was it him with the blatant drop at the beginning of the game?
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In the TE thread I mentioned Fox has always kept only 3 TE. Maybe because the rookie TE Thomas is so athletic they will keep 4 TE, and only 5 WR.
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In the TE thread I mentioned Fox has always kept only 3 TE. Maybe because the rookie TE Thomas is so athletic they will keep 4 TE, and only 5 WR.
Virgil Green as well (he's probably faster than most of our recievers) -- I can easily see the team keeping 5 receivers, and considering Thomas and Green as "emergency back-ups" at that position.
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Virgil Green as well (he's probably faster than most of our recievers) -- I can easily see the team keeping 5 receivers, and considering Thomas and Green as "emergency back-ups" at that position.
Faster than who? The only receiver I can think of that might be close would be Decker. Maybe some of the scrubs that I don't know very well. But Royal, Willis, Lloyd, and Thomas are all faster than Virgil Green.
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Faster than who? The only receiver I can think of that might be close would be Decker. Maybe some of the scrubs that I don't know very well. But Royal, Willis, Lloyd, and Thomas are all faster than Virgil Green.
I should have said "as fast or faster than many of our receivers"... my point being that Green can probably play WR in a pinch....

Eron Riley, 2009 - 4.29 (not invited to combine; pro day time)
Matthew Willis, 2007 - no time available, but ran track in college, so probably pretty fast....
Demaryius Thomas, 20010 - no time available, but estimated at 4.35 - 4.40
Eddie Royal, 2008 - 4.39
D'Andre Goodwin, 2011 - 4.39 (estimated; did not run at combine)
Britt Davis, 2009 - 4.50
Virgil Green, 2011 - 4.54
Eric Decker, 2010 - 4.54 (estimated; did not run at combine)
Greg Orton, 2009 - 4.61
Brandon Lloyd, 2003 - 4.62
David Anderson, 2006 - 4.62
Julius Thomas, 2011 - 4.68

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Old 09-02-2011, 10:28 AM   #12
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I should have said "as fast or faster than many of our receivers"... my point being that Green can probably play WR in a pinch....

Eron Riley, 2009 - 4.29 (not invited to combine; pro day time)
Matthew Willis, 2007 - no time available, but ran track in college, so probably pretty fast....
Demaryius Thomas, 20010 - no time available, but estimated at 4.35 - 4.40
Eddie Royal, 2008 - 4.39
D'Andre Goodwin, 2011 - 4.39 (estimated; did not run at combine)
Britt Davis, 2009 - 4.50
Virgil Green, 2011 - 4.54
Eric Decker, 2010 - 4.54 (estimated; did not run at combine)
Greg Orton, 2009 - 4.61
Brandon Lloyd, 2003 - 4.62
David Anderson, 2006 - 4.62
Julius Thomas, 2011 - 4.68
I have a hard time believing that Lloyd is that slow. Guess he's just one of those "football speed" people.

And honestly I wouldn't mind them trying to convert him to a WR. Two receiving TEs that can't block seems a bit much to me. It's funny to think of a WR duo of D. Thomas and Green, no doubt about that.

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