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Diehard
04-02-2010, 01:40 AM
Thought I'd better stop contaminating the general discussion thread with this stuff, and have it in one place for easy reference:

Offense:

QB Tony Pike
QB/WR Armanti Edwards
QB Tim Tebow
WR Damian Williams
WR Marty Gilyard
WR Arrelious Benn
WR Jordan Shipley
WR Jacoby Ford
WR Dez Bryant
WR Eric Decker
RB Dexter Mccluster
RB Montario Hardesty
RB Toby Gerhart
C Matt Tennant
C J.D. Walton
C Maurkice Pouncey
C/G Joe Hawley
G Vladimir Ducasse
G Zane Beadles
OT Jared Veldheer

Defense:

NT Terrence Cody
NT Torell Troup
NT Al Woods
NT Dan Williams
DE Tyson Alualu
DE Jared Odrick
OLB/DE Koa Misi
OLB/DE Brandon Graham
LB Sean Weatherspoon
LB Rolando McClain
CB Alterraun Verner
CB C.J. Lovett
CB Kareem Jackson

Diehard
04-02-2010, 02:05 PM
Not much of a surprise that we are taking a close look at Sean Weatherspoon:

http://smu.scout.com/2/959004.html

The link also says that we're working out Damian Williams on April 8, then he's coming in to Denver for a visit.

This is good news IMO, as I really like both of these prospects.

Diehard
04-06-2010, 12:12 AM
New additions:

Maurkice Pouncey, C, Florida

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Maurkice-Pouncey-making-the-rounds.html

Joe Hawley, C/G, UNLV

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Source-Joe-Hawley-to-visit-Broncos-work-out-for-Eagles.html

Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/dolphins/dez-bryant-has-talent-but-miami-dolphins-must-512218.html

Kareem Jackson, CB, Alabama

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Source-Kareem-Jackson-to-visit-Cardinals-Jets-Browns-Broncos-Jaguars-and-Rams.html

Diehard
04-06-2010, 10:58 PM
Add Tyson Alualu to the list:

http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/nfl/columns/story?columnist=reiss_mike&id=5061908

Diehard
04-07-2010, 11:37 PM
Add DT Al Woods, LSU

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Source-Al-Woods-on-the-rise.html

Diehard
04-08-2010, 03:27 AM
There are rumors that we've talked to both Spiller and E.J. Wilson (DE, NC), but I have yet to see any link confirming that... and until I do, they aren't going on the list.

Diehard
04-08-2010, 09:41 PM
Apparently we had Dan Williams in for a workout today:

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Source-Williams-working-out-for-Broncos-today.html

Also, we've taken a look at two small school guys:

OT Jared Veldheer

http://www.jbscouting.com/index.php/blog/573-veldheer-wk10

QB/WR Armanti Edwards

http://www.jbscouting.com/index.php/blog/592-edwards-wk11

Diehard
04-09-2010, 12:40 PM
Another prospect I like - WR Eric Decker

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Source-Decker-to-visit-Patriots-Broncos-and-Chiefs.html

We are kicking the tires on a lot of receivers.

Cunningham
04-12-2010, 02:23 PM
just noticed this... nice work.

happy to see we've worked out shipley and decker... assuming the mcdaniels offense is here for a while, i think they both fit far better than most of the guys in the draft this year. also interesting that we've worked out mccluster and gerhart... pretty different players.
do you think kenny mckinley has a future at slot? he was only a fifth rounder but he seems like a guy who projects well as an inside receiver. it's a little surprising to me that we've worked out so many guys that are going to be restricted to playing the slot at the next level.

also, not sold on weatherspoon for us... i'm not sure if i like him at ILB, and i can't imagine we'd draft another OLB.
definitely agree. i dont see him as a good fit as he's too similar to dj. no idea why so many fans want him over mcclain

Diehard
04-12-2010, 03:13 PM
do you think kenny mckinley has a future at slot? he was only a fifth rounder but he seems like a guy who projects well as an inside receiver. it's a little surprising to me that we've worked out so many guys that are going to be restricted to playing the slot at the next level.

IMO, McKinley needs to get stronger and more decisive before he can be a real contributor to the team.

As for the slot receiver thing, McD is on a quest to find someone to play a Welker-like role in our offense.

i dont see him as a good fit as he's too similar to dj. no idea why so many fans want him over mcclain

DJ wishes he had the leadership and aggression of Spoon. You're right though - that pick would make DJ expendable in the long run.

I like McClain and will have no issues if we draft him. However, you need to consider the value of a TED linebacker, which is essentially a two-down role, at 11. If we want to adjust the scheme to make the two inside guys interchangable, cool, but that would just strengthen the case for Spoon as he's more versatile.

Diehard
04-12-2010, 03:38 PM
Looks like we are bringing Arrelious Benn in for a second look:

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Source-Arrelious-Benn-has-visited-the-Bengals-Cowboys-Patriots-and-Steelers.html


Next week, he has a meeting with the Denver Broncos.

Benn has previously conducted a private workout for the Broncos.


I'm always curious when they meet with a prospect multiple times. A second look just to confirm an earlier decision? Need more info to sort out two prospects that have very similar grades?

Diehard
04-12-2010, 04:31 PM
just noticed this... nice work.

Thanks, bro.

happy to see we've worked out shipley and decker... assuming the mcdaniels offense is here for a while, i think they both fit far better than most of the guys in the draft this year.

Yeah, they very much fit the mould in terms of what the coaches from the Patriots' tree are looking for.

also interesting that we've worked out mccluster and gerhart... pretty different players.

I wonder if McCluster was looked at with an eye to using him as a full-time slot receiver, rather than a scatback.

From what we've seen so far, it appears McD emphasizes the tactical use of personnel and is looking at prospects that could add some diversity to the attack. This is a good thing, IMO. Take the best weapons available and build them into your offensive scheme.

Timbathia
04-12-2010, 05:09 PM
Looks like we are bringing Arrelious Benn in for a second look:

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Source-Arrelious-Benn-has-visited-the-Bengals-Cowboys-Patriots-and-Steelers.html



I'm always curious when they meet with a prospect multiple times. A second look just to confirm an earlier decision? Need more info to sort out two prospects that have very similar grades?

You think Benn is the target if Marshall gets traded, and a Shipley-type player is targeted regardless to fit into the slot?

Diehard
04-12-2010, 05:46 PM
You think Benn is the target if Marshall gets traded, and a Shipley-type player is targeted regardless to fit into the slot?

I think it is just as likely that the Broncos have another receiver graded ahead of Benn, and the team is taking a second look at Benn just to be sure they've made the right decision.

That being said, yes, an outside receiver if Marshall goes and a guy to play inside regardless.

Diehard
04-12-2010, 06:21 PM
Interesting twist:

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Report-Vikings-interested-in-Tebow.html


Tebow makes a trip to Denver this week where the Broncos have quarterbacks they have traded for in the last year: Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn.


He's got the right intangibles.

Diehard
04-12-2010, 10:52 PM
i just threw up a little in my mouth.


LOL. I suspected that would get a reaction.

As for our first rounder, as it stands I don't think Spiller is on the radar (unless that rumor about him coming in for a visit was true). Also considering the guys we've talked to who could go in the 1st (in rough order of value):

WR Dez Bryant
NT Dan Williams
LB Sean Weatherspoon
C Maurkice Pouncey
WR Arrelious Benn
DE Jared Odrick

It seems to me we are looking at true needs in round 1, not luxury picks.

CT Bronco Fan
04-13-2010, 01:01 AM
I really dislike Tebow as a Quarterback. I would be pretty sad if we drafted him.

Diehard
04-13-2010, 03:01 AM
I really dislike Tebow as a Quarterback. I would be pretty sad if we drafted him.

I agree 100%.

I seriously wonder if this is some kind of smokescreen. It's a wierd fit considering the moves we've made.

CT Bronco Fan
04-13-2010, 08:00 AM
I can't see trading Marshall unless we get good value for him. He's not Santonio Homles. If we can't get a good deal for him then we keep him and if he doesn't want to play he can ride the bench. Then we can franchise tag him next year until we can get a good offer. Theres zero reason to let go of a top 3 WR in the league for little value. Which of course means he'll go to Seattle for their 4th round pick and Owen Schmitt

Diehard
04-14-2010, 01:46 PM
I was wondering when they were going to bring this guy in:

http://twitter.com/SI_PeterKing


The stars are all out in Denver today. Alabama LB Rolando McClain, a candidate for 11th overall pick, joins Tebow, Dez visiting Broncos


More OL as well:

http://www.draftinsider.net/blog/?p=1835


Offensive lineman Zane Beadles, whose been hampered with a hamstring injury throughout the pre-draft process, is hoping to run for scouts either this Friday the 16th or Saturday the 17th. Beadles has visited with the Cleveland Browns and Denver Broncos.

Diehard
04-15-2010, 02:34 PM
Brandon Graham appears to be in the mix:

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Source-Brandon-Graham-visited-Patriots-Falcons-Titans-Jets-and-Broncos.html

It seems we're taking a look at the "name" guys now (McClain, Bryant, Tebow, Graham). I wonder if this is more about due dilligence than them being high on our list. I remember last year we took a look at Sanchez in the week leading up to the draft... it seemed to be a "cover your bases" visit rather than an indication of serious interest.

Diehard
04-15-2010, 02:48 PM
Interesting info on Weatherspoon...

http://www.milehighreport.com/2010/4/15/1423164/the-dudes-mail-sack-draft-sean


Here is what Weatherspoon tweeted on Tuesday:

Great meeting with Coach McDaniels, Martindale and Roman Phifer! I can dig it! What does Twitter think about me and DJ Williams side by side



But I personally like:


The other thing I didn't realize about "Spoon" until someone alerted me to the fact, is that he's a fan of 80s-hair metal.


Metal horns up! This guy was my darkhorse before... now I'm openly rooting for him to be a Bronco. They can adjust the scheme to give him and DJ more interchangable roles (iirc, the Steelers do this with their inside guys).

the decider13
04-15-2010, 07:10 PM
I'm a big fan of Weatherspoon. I think he would be a good fit in Denver and could be a great pro. I'd definitely be happy if they took him.

Jimmy
04-23-2010, 05:29 AM
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