McDaniels is certainly blowing my picture of who I thought we might get this year but I have a hunch we might be overlooking people already on the roster that allowed for shifting the Broncos draft focus. Crowder, Doom, and and Moss may offer at least one stud linebacker for the 3-4 and I do meant STUD. Darrel Reid at 288 can play both D-line and LB so we could be massive at the LB position. I understand this year's draft is heavy with linebackers so we may pickup a good one or two in the early to mid rounds that are off the main radar screen.
It would have been nice to see us pick Raji but there may be a surpise on the roster, although no one comes close to Raji's size. However, Fields is no light weight at 315. Film study of Marcus Thomas showed what I thought to be a potentially dominent D-lineman and it would not surprise to see him breakout. Given the dearth of NTs in this draft it makes sense to wait until next year for that position rather than making a reach this year.
The more I digest the fact we drafted Knowshon the more I find myself shaking my head. We bring in three new RBs, have outsanding potenital coming off of injury in Torain and HIllis. How do we create enough carries to give everyone their due chance? I''m not saying Knowshon wasn't a good to great pick. I just saying this will be a MOST intersting position battle in training camp.
Whoa! Next year's 1st for an extra 2nd this year? Our next 2 and and both 3rds better be a surprise or McDaniels is setting himelf up for a lot of questions. There's no doubt he has some chutzpa but it remains to be seen how good a talent evaluator. Six picks in the first 100 rated players sure looks like he intends to win this year.
Well, two 3s tomorrow and a 4 tomorrow will be the highlight of the day. Overall, a good but not overly impressive 1st day.