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because of copyright laws the What Would is now What Will Elway Fox Xander Do. Now I have no way of knowing what tomorrow will bring for the team, but really only one person does and I can’t ask him so this is the way I see/hope it goes. With the Combine coming up very quickly and Free Agency to hit next week what a better time to throw out another FA signing and Mock Draft-MHP style. Now I truly feel Denver is going to spend some money this year. My hope is they do it wisely and bring in some players to help us move forward as a Playoff team. So I wrote a little bit bout it, like to hear it, here it go:
Free Agents gone but not forgotten:
Brady Quinn-Only because of recent events. This team can’t have individuals on it We play as a Team-We lose as a Team-And We Win as a Team.
Brian Dawkins-Retires. Thank you for all the memories! (My eyes water-up as I type this)
Free Agents that just fade away:
Free Agents we would love to have return but get better offers:
Marcus Thomas- I think we can only pick one between Thomas and Bunkley I gave the nod to Bunkley
Our Free Agents we Resign:
Newbies via Free Agency:
Kahlil Bell, RB
Barry Richardson, OT
*Brandon Carr, CB- I put the * here because this would be a great pickup if the money is right. Not sure we can make it work.
Dwight Lowery, FS- Thank You Jack Del Rio!
D.J. Williams to the Eagles for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. I know most will hate this idea but I think we will see a youth movement and bringing back Woodyard allows us to trade DJ for a #2 CB. It is a true win-win in my eyes.
Now for what you really came to see-The Mock Draft!
2012 NFL Draft:
Round One pick 25:
Michael Brockers, DT, LSU- This is probably wishful thinking but my dream is players will move ahead of him during the Combine Week and he will fall. The 6 foot 6, 300 pounder would be a huge day one pick up for us.
Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford- Tim Tebow needs a new best friend! The TE is a QB’s best outlet when the pocket begins to breakdown. I see Julius Thomas and Coby Fleener turning into Denver’s version of Gronk and Hendz that NE has. Who really wouldn’t love to see that? I understand that this also cost us Doug Martin but with Khalil Bell coming in via Free Agency we could pass on Martin.
Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia- This addresses two needs-CB and Returner. Another young CB for Champ to mold and a true return threat. Boykin was one of the nation’s best at returning kicks in college. I would love to see some returns for TD’s next year.
Sean Spence, LB, Miami-This is my insurance policy pick. Spence is very undersized(Foxy loves undersized LB’s), but flies around the football field and makes plays. The 5-foot-11, 228-pounder is a fabulous athlete who is always around the ball plus might make a quality Safety in the NFL.
Round 5 pick A:
Rokevious Watkins, G/T, South Carolina- At 6 foot 4 and 340 pounds I love his ability to push people around. This man is huge and plays even bigger. The Gamecocks had a strong interior rushing attack this year, and Watkins helped pave the way. He is a stronger run blocker than pass protector which fits right in to Foxy Ball.
Round 5 pick B:
Jordan Jefferson, LSU, QB- Jefferson is a 6 foot 5 QB with the ability to run and throw. Once again this just seems to fit Foxy Ball perfectly. This might be a reach for Jordan, but I think it is well worth the risk of overreaching to take him here.
Jermaine Kearse, WR, Washington- Kearse had a down year as Washington broke in new quarterback Keith Price. The talented young signal caller did not get the most out of Kearse. He made 47 receptions for 699 yards and seven touchdowns. He could be a Draft day steal or might not even make the team. I would still take him here if on the board.
T-Bob Hebert, C, LSU- Denver’s Mr. Irrelevant is a guy named T-Bob. Just for the name alone. Hebert has rotated in and out of the lineup for LSU due to injuries but has played well in his time thus far. He has good technique and has been well coached. I’m not sure he would make the team but who could pass on a T-Bob type guy!
In every draft you are looking for 2-3 starters and maybe a late steal. I think this draft hits on all the needs, depth, and BPA that most draft experts strive for. Now I might be drinking heavy La-La land juice but I think this would make for one great offseason.