With the lockout back on, the biggest let down after the draft to me was that teams aren't allowed to sign undrafted free agents. Granted, these guys don't necessarily make that much of an impact, but obviously names like Rod Smith come to mind when we talk about undrafted free agents. So here's a quick breakdown of some of the guys the Broncos brass may be targeting once the lockout is lifted in some form.
Alexander Linnekohl - C - OSU, 6' 1" 304 lbs - Is a durable pivot, starting the past three seasons, smart and tough, he is somewhat limited athletically due to his short nature, but could make a decent back-up center and would serve as some good competition to Walton in camp.
Kendrick Burney - CB - UNC, 5' 9", 186 lbs - A three year starter with good ball skills, Burney remind me somewhat of a guy from Wake Forest that we drafted a couple of years ago and now plays for the Lions. Burney is not that fast but is a very good technician and has good feet, tough, he likely would be a nickle or dime CB and ST player for the Broncos.
Ladi Aijboye - DE/DT - South Carolina, 6' 1" 297 lbs - A very durable starter, Ladi started the second most games of any gamecock. Athletically nothing impresses as his 40 yard time was very pedestrian at 5.24 and his bench reps were also pedestrian at 24; howver, he is another guy who just can play and has proven it over the years. Likely a PS player, he plays with great determination and heart.
Brandon Bair - DE/DT - Oregon, 6'6" 276 lbs - Bair surprised me he didn't get drafted, this kid has been very productive in college ranking 5th in the nation for tackles for loss and is a good athlete. Maybe caught between being too small to be a DT and a little too slow to be a DE. I think he will be a DT in the pros and could become a very effective wave DT in the Broncos system. He rates high on my radar as a kid we should try to sign.
Ian Williams - NT/DT - Notre Dame, 6' 1" 296lbs - Again, not a guy that wows in shorts, he has proven to be an effective starter for Notre Dame the past two seasons. Playing NT in a 3-4, he would need to probably play the three technique in the Broncos defense, as he doesn't have the bulk to play the other tackle position.