Denver trades back into 2nd round, selects TE Richard Quinn

North Carolina TE Richard Quinn was the final selection of Day 1

Four picks just wasn't enough for the Denver Broncos.  As I sat waiting for the Pittsburgh Steelers to make the final pick of Day 1, the Broncos once again brought my attention and focus back to the matter at hand by trading back into the 2nd round and making their 5th pick of Day 1.

After taking a running back, a defensive end and two defensive backs, the Broncos finished their haul by selecting Richard Quinn, Tight End, North Carolina.  By making the trade, the Broncos will no longer have a 3rd Round pick.

Styg did a nice profile on Quinn earlier in the spring --

At A Glance
Position 1: Tight End Height: 6-4
Position 2:  Weight:  264
Class:  Junior Age:  
Projected Round:  5th  40time:  4.88
Combine/Proday Results
Bench Reps:  24 Vertical:  32.5
20yd Split:  2.84 Broad Jump:  9'11"
10yd Split:  1.62 20yd Shuttle:  4.62
3 Cone Drill:  7.50  


Pros
:   Naturally large man with a powerful upper and lower body. Good initial quickness off the snap to gain an advantage as a run blocker. Good hand placement and upper body strength to pop the defender. Plays with leverage. Can get under the pads of the defender and drive him off the line of scrimmage. Has the phone booth quickness to get to the second level and shows at least adequate lateral quickness to block in space. Uses his big frame to shield defenders from the ball as a receiver. At least marginal hands for the reception. Gets low and can run through arm-tackles to gain positive yardage after the reception.

Cons:  Lacks the straight-line speed to be more than a short-range target in the passing game. Lumbers off the snap, and lacks the quick feet to consistently gain separation as a route-runner. Has to gather himself and too often rounds off his routes. Lacks the flexibility to consistently make receptions outside of his frame. Requires a Combine check on his shoulder; missed the entire 2006 season after fracturing his right shoulder blade in August 2006.

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