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A billionth Mock Offseason

Well well, Broncos Country. Now we know who our coach is. We even have a good idea of what defense we will be running. Likely, a John Fox 4-3. You can bet that if certain fans and analysts think the Bronco defense lends itself better to a 4-3, the coaches probably see it as well. So, I won't go all in depth as to what we need and all that, I will just start with roster moves, outright.

Departures:

Retirees: Brian Dawkins

Cuts: Ryan Harris, Jamal Williams, Ryan McBean, Ron Fields, Renaldo Hill, Correll Buckhalter, Daniel Graham, Lance Ball, Russ Hochstein, Nate Jones, Perrish Cox [I'm assuming he gets a long suspension, or jail time or something. If he doesnt? Great, lets develop the kid]

Acquisitions: Josh Wilson, CB, Baltimore Ravens; Barry Cofield, DT, NYG; DeAngelo Williams, TB, Carolina Panthers; Kevin Boss, TE, NYG; Chad Greenway, LB, Minnesota Vikings, Champ Bailey [resigned], Bernard Pollard, SS, Houston Texans

Pre-Draft Roster:

QB: Tim Tebow, Kyle Orton, Brady Quinn

TB: Knowshon Moreno, DeAngelo Williams, LenDale White 

FB: Spencer Larsen

WR: Brandon Lloyd, Eddie Royal, Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, Jabar Gaffney, Matt Willis, Eron Riley

TE: Kevin Boss, Richard Quinn, Dan Gronkowski

OT: Ryan Clady, Zane Beadles, Chris Clark

OG: Chris Kuper, Eric Olsen, Stanley Daniels 

C: JD Walton, Eric Olsen

WDE: Elvis Dumervil, Jason Hunter

LDT: Barry Cofield, Marcus Thomas

RDT: Justin Bannan, Kevin Vickerson

SDE: Robert Ayers, David Veikune

WLB: Wesley Woodyard, Lee Robinson 

MLB: Joe Mays

SLB: Chad Greenway, Mario Haggan

CB: Champ Bailey, Andre Goodman, Josh Wilson, Syd'Quan Thompson, Cassius Vaughn

FS: Darcel McBath

SS: David Bruton, Kyle McCarthy

K: Matt Prater

P: Britton Colquitt

LS: Lonie Paxton

Now yes... Looks rather thin, no? But, that's why we have the draft.

First, I would trade Kyle Orton to the highest bidder. Al/Stink seem to think a second round pick is still highly possible, so, I'll go with that for now. Say, Minnesota's second round pick. Also, I would trade DJ Williams to the Saints for their 4th round pick. This will give us 8 picks heading into the draft. Enough, I'd say.

So, my main draft picks would be these:

1st round: Marcell Dareus, DE/DT, Alabama

2nd 1: Mikel Leshoure, RB, Illinois

2nd 2: Martez Wilson, MLB, Illinois

2nd 3: Quinton Carter, S, Oklahoma

3rd: Marcus Cannon, OL, TCU 

4th: Casey Matthews, LB, Oregon

6th 1:DL depth

6th 2: Owen Marecic, perhaps

[ps, someone help me out here. I dunno our real draft picks. I know up to our 3rd rounder, and then after that that we have a sixth or two, I think]

And this would leave us with....

Post-draft Roster: 

QB: Tim Tebow, Brady Quinn

TB: Knowshon Moreno, Mikel Leshoure, DeAngelo Williams, LenDale White

FB: Spencer Larsen, Owen Marecic

WR: Brandon Lloyd, Jabar Gaffney, Eddie Royal, Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, Eron Riley, Matt Willis

TE: Kevin Boss, Dan Gronkowski, Richard Quinn

OT: Ryan Clady, Zane Beadles, Chris Clark

OG: Marcus Cannon, Chris Kuper, Eric Olsen, Stanley Daniels

C: JD Walton, Eric Olsen

DE: Elvis Dumervil, Jason Hunter

DT: Barry Cofield, Marcus Thomas

DT: Marcell Dareus, Justin Bannan, Kevin Vickerson

DE: Robert Ayers, David Veikune

WLB: Wesley Woodyard, Casey Matthews

MLB: Martez Wilson, Joe Mays

SLB: Chad Greenway, Mario Haggan, Lee Robinson

CB: Andre Goodman, Josh Wilson, Syd'Quan Thompson, Cassius Vaughn

FS: Champ Bailey, Quinton Carter, Darcel McBath

SS: Bernard Pollard, David Bruton, Kyle McCarthy

K: Matt Prater

P: Britton Colquitt

LS: Lonie Paxton

 

Now, I dunno the math here. I may have more or less than 53, but this is just sort of a hopeful offseason, whilst also trying to remain a realist. [Tough to do, mind you]

Would this roster win us a super bowl immediately? Doubt it. We'd still need some key depth and other pieces, but I think it could get us back to contention. -shrug- Thoughts, comments, hatred, love, suggestions all welcome.

Also note: A few other options, instead of Cannon/Leshoure would be Rahim Moore [as Carter can play both strong and free safety], and Ras-I Dowling, for instance. And we could keep Ryan Harris, not have anything to worry about with Cox, etc.

Thanks for reading!

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