• Carsonic

    Hadn’t come across this show before. There’s some funny stuff here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veAGIe_mqBc

  • bradley
    • Carsonic

      Cool. Now I have to watch some Vikings games.

  • Royalwithcheese
    • Sparks

      Interesting. Thanks for posting.

    • Drewredux

      This is in no way an endorsement or statement of equivalency, but his weaknesses are almost identical to pre-Shanny Elway.

      Having watched lots of Allen clips, his arm strength allows him, IN THE MWC, to get away with poor decisions because his velocity catches the defender totally off guard. He got a lot of 50/50 ball completions because the DBs weren’t prepaired to react. I haven’t seen anything quite like it, but shit wont go as well that way in the NFL.

      I’m interested in his character and intellect. He’ll need lots of both to succeed. Seems like a good, earnest kid from what I can tell.

      • RSH

        While still not my preference, selecting Allen in the second round would be much more tolerable than doing so fifth overall. Again, I think the Broncos are all in on signing a veteran quarterback and not selecting a quarterback fifth overall.

        • Drewredux

          I’d rather Denver select someone else at this point, but Allen would be 3 on my QB board behind Rosen and Mayfield.

          • Hank Mardukis

            I would hope Denver would draft an offensive or defensive lineman before Allen.

          • Drewredux

            Oh, yeah. One scenario I could see, and maybe even understand, is Denver having to go with a bridge QB, and trading back into the first for Allen/Jackson. I don’t think they have a shot at either at 40.

          • Royalwithcheese

            Yeah, that could happen, especially if they acquire Tyrod or Alex Smith.

        • gnasses

          Will not surprise me (or anybody) if they go QB at 5, but Broncos are uniquely positioned for QB pick somewhat later. Coaching the seniors, they will get a good look at Allen, Mayfield, Rudolph and might even see something special in a guy like Falk, Mike White, or even Benkert or Silvers. It’s fortuitous that in a year of such need we will get an extended and in-depth look at so many of the less-certain prospects.

  • Royalwithcheese
    • Steven_Searls

      Surprise! You need a good O-line to perform well.

      • DCJ1

        Which is why I have concerns about spending massive amounts of money to bring him in. The Denver starting OL is on par with the Washington OL with 1-2 starters out.

        • RSH

          Draft Quenton Nelson and an offensive tackle such as Connor Williams or Martinas Rankin in the second round, and that whole dynamic changes.

          • Yahmule

            Then we get the 107 passer rating guy.

          • VonSwenson

            If they stay healthy.

          • Yahmule

            Maybe we could concentrate on signing some linemen who can play through a gruesome injury or three instead of the fragile porcelain figurines we’ve been collecting like Hummels @ right tackle. ;~)

    • Yahmule

      Nobody got blasted with injuries like Washington this season. Cousins also had Jordan Reed (six games, never fully healthy), Chris Thompson (10 games) injured during the season and tiny Jameson Crowder was the only wideout he could trust. Terrelle Pryor turned back into a pumpkin in Washington and Josh Doctson can’t catch a cold.

    • Rob Rooney

      I would love to see a comparison of thee numbers to what we had in 2017. My guess is vast improvement at every level with Captain Kirk. The 3+ OL out numbers are better than most of the QB numbers we saw this year.

  • Royalwithcheese
    • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

      If Rosen was to be drafted by the Broncos, he would already have lots of experience playing behind a shitty line. He is definitely the most “pro ready” QB in the draft. I wonder if he’s going to be the guy that everyone talks a bunch of shit about for being a head case, and then comes in the league and tears it up?

      • Hank Mardukis

        I don’t think Rosen is a head case at all. His statements about the difficulty of playing football and going to school sounded spot on to me. This is more a case of shitting on a guy for speaking his mind instead of toeing the company line. If his shoulder holds up he’s going to be a good quarterback for the team that takes him.

      • Drewredux

        I really like Rosen. I just worry about durability with him.

      • Carsonic

        Definitely the guy I want if we’re drafting a Q.

        • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

          I don’t see him getting past the Giants.

          • Carsonic

            Yeah, I don’t expect to get him, but he’s the only one I have no reservations about.

          • Hank Mardukis

            Is it confirmed the Giants will take a quarterback? I certainly think it’s the logical thing to do and most likely prudent, but is it a definite with the Giants’ FO?

          • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

            Nothing is confirmed, but I don’t see the Giants getting the opportunity to pick this high again, and I think Rosen would be a good fit to sit behind Eli for a year or two. It just makes too much sense.

    • Yahmule

      Nice to see Justin Herbert mentioned. I think he and Stidham will be top ten picks in 2019.

  • Nick

    Thank you Browns for not sending the Wolf to the Raiders.

    https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/status/951121884409683968

  • RSH

    A really insightful and engaging interview with Pat McAfee from this morning, which includes his ringing endorsement, concerning the Broncos’ hiring of Tom McMahon as their new special teams coach.

    https://soundcloud.com/1043thefan/pat-mcafee-schlereth-evans

    • Nick

      Two asides to add on the main awesomeness of this:
      –He got in a quick slam on Ryan Grigson, who he’s not been shy in criticizing.
      –He called Broncos fans “a high football IQ fanbase”.

      • gobroncos

        He must frequent in-thinair.com

      • Yahmule

        Nice compliment and maybe a bit of a backhanded smack @ Colts fans, since Indianapolis is a basketball town that stole their football team in the middle of the night.

  • Royalwithcheese
    • Royalwithcheese
    • T. Jensen

      There is no reason why Saban would leave Bama for the NFL. He is a control freak that has absolute control over his program now. He doesn’t win games because of his x’s and o’s, he is good at that but I think he can be out coached on the field. He wins games because he controls his coaches, recruiting, players etc.

      Going to the NFL would be completely different for him, see the dolphins for example. There are only two reasons I could see him returning.

      1) he gets into NCAA trouble like pete carrol did.
      2) he really wants to show the miami thing was a fluke and gets paid more than Gruden.

      • gnasses

        Even after Gruden shatters the NFL coaching pay ceiling at $10M/yr, Saban is still making over $1M more in his current gig with little to no oversight or supervision. Extreme hubris would be the only reason he would leave.

  • Laces Out

    What’s up guys!? Did everybody wash real good this morning and get all that Raiders bullshit grime off you after watching those press conference Clips!? I know you did… Only left me wanting to whip their ass for the next 10 years with a capable quarterback as previously stated let’s hope we hit that home run in the draft…

    One of my favorites…GOT ANYMORE OF THAT GUM ACE? Mind your own damn business Dan!

    https://youtu.be/_2LjwM3B688

    • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

      Honestly, after listening to Grudens press conference yesterday, I was left excited. I think the league needs Jon Gruden. He’s a great football personality. As fun as it was to watch the Broncos pummel the Raiders when they were bottom dwellers, I look forward to competition in the AFC West, especially against our longest rival. It’s no fun pushing a handicapped kid out of the way to win the Special Olympics. Plus, Gruden has something like a 1-9 record against the Broncos? LMAO! Bring it on Chucky! FU Las Oakland Vegas!!!

      • Laces Out

        Good for the game for sure! Now’wash that mouth out with soap….stat!

        • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

          I brushed my teeth with bleach. We’re good now.

  • The Color Orange
    • Hank Mardukis

      Two offensive line coaches and now two DB coaches? Quite the unusual set up Denver is going with into next season.

      • The Color Orange
      • RSH

        Most teams usually have a position coach and an assistant position coach. I have heard of teams divvying responsibilities between safeties and cornerbacks, but the Broncos’ offensive line coaching arrangement is new to me. I tweeted Mark Schlereth about it, but he never responded.

        • ohiobronco

          Check out the last couple minutes of this interview, Schlereth talks about it. He mentions that sometimes tackles work with the TE coach and C/G works with the OL coach.

          http://1043thefan.com/164898/troy-renck-schlereth-evans-1818/

          • RSH

            Great find!

        • Sparks

          I’m surprised he didn’t just tweet you a picture of his 3 ringzzz!

          • RSH

            I was as polite as possible, and I was calling upon his expertise not discounting it. 🙂

          • Sparks

            If I had 3 ringzzz, I would just randomly tweet that out as a matter of personal social media policy.

          • gnasses

            Are you kidding? I would have people to do that FOR me.

          • Sparks

            Unless I was Tom Brady. Then I would be in the corner fucking myself at the request of every non-Pats fan in the nation.

          • Laces Out

            A+ my friend fucking hilarious!

    • T. Jensen

      At first I thought this was Gregg Williams of Bounty gate fame. Glad it is not.

  • RSH
    • pubkeeper

      I was surprised to hear Tyler Polumbus talk about how little actual teaching goes on in a lot of the NFL. He said he had coaches who would just tell him, “here’s the guy you’re supposed to block” and “you gotta play mean!”, that’s about it. It seems like teaching and development has become a focus this year with the new hires. Could explain why multiple guys coaching at certain positions.

      • Yahmule

        Nate Jackson said there are basically two kinds of coaches, teachers and yellers. He said Steve Watson was a guy who explained everything to you and he liked that. Blade’s not coaching anywhere anymore. Maybe teams prefer the more passionate types.

        • Laces Out

          Saw him at King Soopers rolling on easy street in sweat pants about 6 mos ago at the check out…

        • gobroncos

          Why do I feel like Alex Gibbs was a yeller AND a teacher?

      • RSH

        On Monday, Dave Logan and Terrell Davis also lamented the lack of teaching by NFL coaches currently. I would think that teaching would become even more important based on the limitations of practice and padded practices in particular since 2011.

        • DCJ1

          See, the problem is that the NFL developmental minor league has gotten all concerned about winning in the BCS that they’ve forgotten their responsibility to train players for the NFL.

  • RSH

    Jim Hostler or Robert Prince would be a good choice for wide receivers coach.
    http://www.colts.com/team/coaches/Jim-Hostler/79651484-1422-456a-b3f3-5cdfe0f09baf
    http://www.detroitlions.com/team/coaches/robert-prince/597c56ce-12ba-4a0f-8981-e1b0c18a6c5a

    John Pagano would be an excellent choice and coup as outside linebackers coach. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Pagano.

  • RSH
  • RSH

    Here’s to many more missed kicks against Denver.

    https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/951151185003720704

  • Royalwithcheese
    • Yahmule

      If he’s happy and having fun, more power to him. Pretty sweet coda to this bowl season for Bama fans.

  • Yahmule

    Players I would be fine with @ 5 in no specific order:

    Rosen
    Mayfield
    Darnold
    Barkley
    Nelson
    Fitzpatrick
    Chubb
    Jackson

    If we don’t draft one of these guys, I would reluctantly endorse trading down, but no more than 5-7 spots so Roquan Smith is in play. Nelson could still be there in the 10-12 range (strongly doubt it) or a top OT as well. Dropping lower than 12 would be disappointing unless someone blows our socks off with something desperate. I know people believe Jackson will fall deep, but I would be very surprised if he made it as far as 15. I think his Combine fireworks and his interviews will help him a lot.

    • QDoc

      With 10 picks, I see us as more likely to try to trade up than down.

      As has been mentioned before, maybe if we really want Mayfield (or whichever QB) we will need to move to 3. I hope we don’t blow draft capital there. But… moving from 40 to late 20s, 31, or 32 to grab a stud (falling QB or OT or whatnot), I could totally be on board with that.

      • Yahmule

        Trading down from 5 doesn’t preclude trading up later in the draft. Just gives us more capital. By a trade we can’t refuse, I mean someone sitting @ 11/12 offering us that pick and their 2019 first rounder. That would be an overpay, but something that’s conceivable if they’re in love with one of the QB’s still there @ 5.

        I would hate a trade up. I’m not convinced Mayfield will be a better pro than Darnold or Rosen, so why move for him?

        • cjfarls

          The danger is if we don’t move up to #3, we may get none of Mayfield/Rosen/Darnold. If we already failed in the Cousins lottery… Maybe/likely we get a shot at Taylor, but KC may not let Smith go too us…. so there is decent chance we’re in a similar spot to this year with a journeyman vet and later-round QB as our options. It would be a sucky place to sit.

          • Yahmule

            Then I would happily pick from the two players remaining out of Barkley/Nelson/Minkah and see about getting back into round one for Jackson. That would reduce the bust potential with that fifth pick dramatically, too.

          • cjfarls

            Don’t disagree…. but not sure if the fans will tolerate another year of “minimal” moves to fix the QB situation… if the #3 blows up and Jackson/Allen (sadly a more likely Elway choice later) don’t play well, lots of folks lose their job.

        • FarAwayBroncoFan

          What if (assuming we still need a QB) QBs go one and two, and we’re worried that someone is going to trade up to 3 to snag one as well? I get that we can then draft a Barkley, but we’d still be without a QB. We’d be a lesser version of the mid-80’s Lions (minus the o-line, and with a better defense). Just playing devil’s advocate here, by the way.

          • Yahmule

            If they’re going balls out for Cousins, it tells me that they have doubts about all of these guys. Why would the pivot from Cousins be to double down with even more draft capital on a kid you don’t trust? I don’t think Plan B should be so contradictory in general philosophy to Plan A. Barkley/Nelson/Minkah are more likely to live up to their draft billing than any of these quarterbacks because they’re simply better prospects.

          • FarAwayBroncoFan

            I was just thinking that if they lose out on the Cousins Sweepstakes, that this year has kinda shown it’s imperative they find a true franchise QB. Prior to this year, I thought we could get by with an OK QB and a great D. Maybe we still can, if our o-line is very good. Alas….

            Anyway, I get that there is no guarantee that a top 5 drafted QB will pan out, but I would guess (with zero research done here on my part) that most of the top of the draft bust QBs went to dysfunctional franchises to begin with. Kinda seals their fate, a lot of the time. When a good franchise makes a top 5 pick, it usually turns out damn well, I am thinking. So, my thinking is, whichever QB the Broncos draft at 5, he’ll turn out to be a franchise cornerstone for the next 10 years. Yet, if that same guy were to go to the Browns, he’d become a bust. That Rosen kid seems to get it.

            Anyway, no real point here, just rambling on my part. And, well, I’d like to have more hope than I had during their eight game losing streak – where by the end, I was actually hoping they’d lose out, so they could get that franchise QB, plus some better o-linemen….

        • QDoc

          I totally agree that if someone offers us their 2019 1st, then TYJE should rupture his other biceps tendon reaching for the phone so fast to call it in to the league office.

          I am also thinking we’ll go all in for Cousins, meaning no QB at 5. That would make me thrilled. I’d love to see us grab Kirk (or for that matter, even Tyrod or two-glove Teddy) and then Nelson at 5, and then best OT with our next pick. Or our next four picks. Whatever it takes.

          • Yahmule

            Despite my protests, I would also take Ryan Gosling’s stunt double @ QB if it means Nelson or Fitzpatrick @ 5.

    • SteveS

      You would go with Chubb over Michel?

      • Yahmule

        Bradley Chubb. The DE from NC State, but we would need to change the defense to best utilize him. Best pure pass rusher in the draft.

        I like Sony more than Nick. Michel might have played his way into the back of round one, though.

        • SteveS

          Ahh – wrong Chubb. My bad – thanks!

          • Yahmule

            They’re cousins. Bradley’s brother Brandon is an ILB who has been trying to catch on with an NFL team for the last couple of years.

            Bradley Chubb took highly rated OT Mike McGlinchey behind the woodshed in their 2016 matchup. McGlinchey fared better when they met this season.

    • BlackKnigh

      If Denver doesn’t grab him @#5 – I think Nelson goes 7 to 9. It is hard to pass up a guy like that.

  • RSH
    • SteveS

      The best thing about that play is that it came against the Cowboys

  • ohiobronco
    • They don’t have a 4th string center to snap to Sloter?!

      • ohiobronco

        Probably throwing to DBs or something.

  • RSH
  • I may have missed this because I haven’t been around here much, but didn’t see it in two days worth of posts and somebody already mentioned the Seahawks may change defensive coordinators so…

    https://twitter.com/NFL/status/951111028141707266

    This, of course, should make everyone ask the follow-up question: “Why does Tom Cable still have his job?”

    • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

      Damn. Who else is going to tell Russell Wilson to run for his life for 8 secs, until a WR gets open?

      • JMac

        Is this the football/bull-riding crossover we’ve all been looking for?

  • RSH

    I do not miss the Twin Cities’ winters, pubkeeper and gnasses.

    https://twitter.com/bylindsayhjones/status/951174607356051456

  • Yahmule

    I think the player who is being the most underrated in mock drafts right now is Vita Vea. 346 pound scheme diverse walking definition of the Planet Theory. Someone might outbench him, but I don’t think there’s anyone in this class, including Quenton Nelson or Da’Ron Payne, who can match the raw power. He’s also fast and motivated enough that he made a tackle on a punt return. He just manhandled Pac-12 offensive lines all year long. He made an utter shambles of the UCLA interior. I think he’s going to rise and he could very easily be a top ten pick.

    • Yahmule

      I have never seen a man this size hustle this hard. He’s a faster Ngata.

      https://youtu.be/xfkkUTOQUO4

      • Royalwithcheese

        I’ve seen some people say that he’s a better version of Dontari Poe.

        • Yahmule

          That’s a pretty good comp, too.

      • DCJ1

        Hadn’t really seen much of him before. His punt block was the only time I’d noticed him in the CU game — but then he seems to be the disruptive who moves the ball carrier over to others for the tackle.

        • Yahmule

          He and Greg Gaines terrorized running backs all season. Even Barkley, who went for 137 on them, got 92 of that on one dash. They bottled him up on his other 17 carries.

      • Carsonic

        Pretty damn impressive. And for me, he’ll always be a reminder of this Lucy sketch: https://youtu.be/m-wErh2qp2o?t=2m14s

        • Yahmule

          Vita-meeta-back-asplat!

      • Jason

        He’s a primary reason the Huskies were able to destroy the WSU o-line with a three man rush all night long in the APple Cup

        • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

          There were lots of reasons, Jason. 😉

    • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

      I’m obviously partial with this pick, but realize that anything outside of a QB, or a OL would still leave a big hole. That being said, being a Top 5 QB, or OL pick doesn’t always translate into success, thats why they always say take the BPA. Hmmm…..

      • Yahmule

        He would drastically improve the run defense and the edge rushers would love his pocket crushing ways. Kind of dude who makes everybody better. Super grounded kid, as well. Works his ass off in the classroom and is very proud of being a well rounded person.

  • RSH
  • RSH
    • pubkeeper

      Be very careful messing with Kollar’s room.

  • RSH
    • G Mik

      I love playing ffb and I’m happy to throw some good money in there, but how stupid do you have to be to make bets like this that will leave a permanent memory of your all-around derptitude? Maybe it’s their goal to get on Sports Center and they don’t care that everyone is laughing at them.

    • Yahmule

      Those bold lines are even worse than a photo realistic image would have been.

    • Rob Rooney

      I really thought that was Steve Harvey.

  • The Color Orange
    • Sparks

      Midge the meth head. Good luck getting rid of that moniker.

      • The Color Orange

        This will be two special teams coordinators in a row that come across like meth heads.

        • Sparks

          Here’s to hoping he smokes the competition.

    • Royalwithcheese

      Sounds like the perfect interim HC when Joseph gets fired.

      • Yahmule

        This is a good point about ST coaches. They do have to interact with players from every unit on the team and only the head coach can say that.

      • RSH

        And hopefully John Harbaugh retains him when he is made the head coach in 2019 should Joseph get fired.

  • Laces Out

    Not to take away but we have new coaches from the Colts and Bears…who else again?

    Fired UTEP coach?

    • RSH

      Former UTEP head coach and Steelers and Bills offensive line coach.

      • Laces Out

        Thank you sir

  • Nick

    Good. I think he’s one of CBS’s better commentators.

    https://twitter.com/mattschneidman/status/951198723324825600

    • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

      He said he wouldn’t be able to match Gruden’s intensity, and work hours. Will Derek?

      • RSH

        If Derek gets bags under his eyes, he should be able to find some makeup to conceal and mitigate the effects.

      • Yahmule

        They were killing each other with sleep deprivation trying to be first one into the facility each morning their first time together. Gannon wasn’t going to trade the normal life he has now for that.

        • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

          F no. Why would you? I’m surprised Gruden did.

  • Nick

    This will make Seahawks fans very, very happy.

    https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/951206454618480640

    • Yahmule

      Dropping cable is one of life’s simple pleasures.

      • RSH

        $400 to $2000 in annual savings.

        • Yahmule

          We’re not talking about the same simple pleasure, my friend.

          • RSH

            I now understand.

          • Laces Out

            This is why i like you man…FH!

          • More Cow Bell

            Brillant

      • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

        Like, say, at a unamed stadium before a game.

    • Laces Out

      Does anyone give a flying fuck who heard first? Was it piped in on your headset Ian Dorkapotomus!?

      • DCJ1

        Well, at least he’s giving credit. What I find annoying is he types a new one rather than just retweeting. Got to get above the “originated tweet” count for his monthly bonus, I guess.

    • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

      I’ve been arguing this move with my friends before it happened. I have always been of the opinion that Tom Cable is a good coach. I’m not sure what they were expecting from their O-Line when you spend all of your money on Defense, and QB, but completely neglect the O-Line. “But we spent a 1st Rd pick on Germain Ifedi and he leads the league in penalties.” So fucking what?! If you are constantly getting called for holding , and offsides, it just means you are constantly trying to get a jump on the defender because you know you’re going to get beat, and you get called for holding because you did get beat, and are holding on for dear life. Just because you draft a guy in the 1st Rd doesn’t mean he’s going to be good. “Hey lets turn a failed DT into an OLinemen to try and save money, or plop an Undrafted player at LT for a team who is in a Championship window”. That’s almost as dumb as thinking Trevor Siemian was going to fill Peyton Manning’s shoes after winning a Super Bowl. End Rant.

      P.S. Firing Darell Bevell is 2 years too late. Hire McCoy, and get an upgrade.

      • Yahmule

        Ifedi is Alex Barron 2.0. Nine of his 16 penalties were false starts.

        • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

          False start = Dumb, and/or scared shitless.

      • Rob Rooney

        One of the issue Seattle will have as long as they have Wilson is that he is going to draw more holding penalties because of his play style. When the QB leaves the pocket defenders try to disengage with the linemen and holds and jersey tugs are easier to see and tend to get called more often. When they fight in the pocket it is easier to hide them from the refs.

        • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

          Good point!

  • Hank Mardukis

    This site and another football site I frequent are no longer showing embedded tweets for me today. I’ve tried re-starting the browser (chrome) and messed with my settings and haven’t found a solution. Has this happened to anyone else?

  • RSH

    All of this draft talk got the mock draft juices flowing. Quenton Nelson and Saquon Barkley were both gone by the fifth selection, and this simulator does not allow for any trades. This draft also assumes that the Broncos sign Kirk Cousins and that Aqib Talib and CJ Anderson are cap casualties.

    5: R1P5 OT MIKE MCGLINCHEY, NOTRE DAME
    40: R2P8 CB JOSH JACKSON, IOWA (Excellent press man corner and ball hawk)
    71: R3P7 ILB OREN BURKS, VANDERBILT (Great in coverage)
    98: R3P34 RB SONY MICHEL, GEORGIA
    108: R4P6 G/C FRANK RAGNOW, ARKANSAS
    111: R4P9 WR MARCELL ATEMAN. OKLAHOMA STATE
    144: R5P5 TE IAN THOMAS, INDIANA
    166: R5P27 QB LUKE FALK, WASHINGTON STATE
    186: R6P8 3-4 OLB LORENZO CARTER, GEORGIA
    226: R7P7 3-4 DE DREW BAILEY, LOUISVILLE (This selection allows Zach Kerr to play NT when Domata Peko needs a spell)

    • G Mik

      Doesn’t look bad to me. I’ll take Cousins and Falk/Kelly to back him up in addition to beefing up the line big time with McGlinchey, adding strength to the secondary, a coverage LB and Sony Michele.

    • Yahmule

      This would be a fun draft. I would love to inject this much speed while still addressing the O line in a meaningful way. I like that the Broncos are scouting Ateman and James Wasjington every time they look @ Mason Rudolph.

      If we draft an OT, I would be okay with trading down a few picks. I don’t think any of these tackles this year are worth a top five pick. If he were eligible, I would probably take Tennessee freshman Trey Smith over any of them.

    • BlackKnigh

      Nice looking mock draft. I wouldn’t be surprised to see 4 QBs taken in the top 7 or 8 picks. Nelson could be there at #5.

  • RSH
    • Nick

      The Broncos are also guaranteed not to have to play in the Thursday kickoff game next season, either. Only team on their schedule left in the playoffs is the Steelers, and that game is in Denver.

  • RSH
    • Nick

      Sad thing is that now that Frost is gone they may very well get crushed by Bama, especially since such a scheduling would be many years down the road.

  • Yahmule

    I wanted to see what a draft class would look like with Vea in round one. This assumes Captain Kirk joins our fleet. Draft started Minkah/Barkley/Nelson/Mayfield.

    Michel was never going to last until 108 and he definitely won’t now. I would also be shocked to see Kirk make it to 40.

    1/5: DL VITA VEA WASHINGTON
    2/40: WR CHRISTIAN KIRK TEXAS A&M
    3/71: OT JAMARCO JONES OHIO STATE
    3/98: G WILL HERNANDEZ UTEP
    4/108: RB SONY MICHEL GEORGIA
    4/111: TE HAYDEN HURST SOUTH CAROLINA
    5/144: LB KENDALL JOSEPH CLEMSON
    5/166: S TRAY MATTHEWS AUBURN
    6/186: DL RASHEEM GREEN USC
    7/226: P JOHNNY TOWNSEND FLORIDA

    • Royalwithcheese

      This draft would fill just about every need, as long as Jones can handle RT.

      I don’t think Michel or Hurst will drop that far, but there are plenty of good options at RB and TE. Green has a lot of room to grow, a la Malik. Townsend would likely take Dixon’s spot.

    • BlackKnigh

      Looks like a good draft lineup.
      About 10 years ago – the Texans drafted OT’s with the 2 picks they had in the 3rd round. 1 worked out – the other did not. When I saw it – I thought that they had drafted their bookends as I thought that both were good prospects and would work for them. Unfortunately only 1 of them did.