Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 4/11/12

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State of the Broncos: North Dakota | First-and-Orange — Denver Broncos news, stats, analysis — The Denver Post
There are two, and only two, NFL players who played their college ball in the state of North Dakota, according to ESPN.com.

MaxDenver " Ghosts of Drafts Past: The Best and Worst Picks — QB
It’s pretty thin here. Like the air in Leadville.

NFL Players & Offseason Conditioning - An ounce of prevention | TheFootballEducator.com
In 1984 my good friend Jeff Hays and I were stationed at the United States Air Force Academy as "Graduate Assistants"

Boise State's Doug Martin worth a Broncos look in first round of NFL draft - The Denver Post
NFL teams like Boise State players. Year in and year out, they are considered by NFL personnel people to be among the most disciplined players on the draft board.

Denver Broncos Videos

Can Peyton Lead Broncos To Super Bowl? - ESPN Video - ESPN
First Take discusses Eric Decker's comments on Peyton Manning, and if they believe Peyton Manning can lead the Broncos to the Super Bowl.

Luck, RG3 Meeting With Redskins - ESPN Video - ESPN
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay talk about Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III visiting the Redskins, who the Rams should take with the sixth overall pick and the Saints' plans for the draft..

Stanford OLB Chase Thomas - ESPN Video - ESPN
Stanford outside linebacker Chase Thomas talks about the 2011 season, why he didn't enter the NFL draft, the QB competition and those who doubt the Cardinal in 2012.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Kiszla: Denver Broncos had better get defensive with their draft - The Denver Post
The Broncos already took No. 18 out of mothballs, banished Tebowmania to New York City and gave up the keys to the Denver Mint. All for quarterback Peyton Manning.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Three and out: Eric Decker is the one "
Happy Tuesday, everybody. I have to say, staying up late to watch John Cena get "potato’d" was worth it. Oh, and the season finale of "Justified" is tonight. It’s going to be a great day. But how about some fantasy news?

Starting Fresh Note: These next two stories are very good
West Virginia’s Bruce Irvin overcame a rough start to be considered one of the top pass rushers available in the 2012 NFL Draft.

West Virginia prospect Bruce Irvin ditches burglary, drug game for shot at NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Bruce Irvin stood in a drug dealer's house, his gun tucked away, searching for money. It never occurred to him that this might not be the best idea

Division News

2012 NFL Draft Team Needs: AFC – Audibles
With the NFL’s free-agent frenzy dying down and the draft rapidly approaching, each team has a pretty clear idea where improvements are still needed. So, here’s a look at the remaining draft needs for the AFC.

NFL News

NFL.com news: Who needs help at safety?
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are moving on without safety Tanard Jackson, whom they released Tuesday.

NFL.com news: Witten: Cowboys have pieces to match Giants
We've seen this show before. Openly ignoring what happened last winter, we watch as the Dallas Cowboys are raised up as Super Bowl contenders once again. We're told they have all the pieces, they're talented enough and this year, at last, they will be crowned king once again.

Sanchez, Santonio working out in Florida | ProFootballTalk
There’s nothing like the possibility of a run-oriented quarterback with accuracy issues to bring a team’s current starter and otherwise disgruntled receiver closer.

Lewand looks for "many" Super Bowl championships from Lions | ProFootballTalk
Most franchises hope to legitimize their efforts in a given era by winning a Super Bowl. The long-suffering Lions under CEO Tom Lewand aspire to do more than that.

Free Agency

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Safety Madieu Williams to join Redskins "
Safety Madieu Williams has agreed to terms with the Washington Redskins, according to a league source.

ProFootballWeekly.com - CB Torrence returns to Redskins
Former Saints CB Leigh Torrence is returning to the Redskins, where he played from 2006-08.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Steelers sign TE Pope
Pope had been with the Chiefs for the last three seasons. In 2011, he played in all 16 games with 10 starts, recording 24 catches for 247 yards and one touchdown

ProFootballWeekly.com - Vikings sign LB Mitchell
The Vikings announced the signing of LB Marvin Mitchell on Tuesday. Terms and conditions were not announced.

The Draft

Are QBs being overrated and drafted too high? | National Football Post
Until the last few years, quarterbacks have pretty much been drafted in the rounds they were supposed to be drafted when you looked at their overall talent and career production.

NFL.com news: Report: Lots of action among top 10 teams in draft
Beware to those who take pride in the accuracy of their mock draft boards: Things might not be as they appear

ProFootballWeekly.com - UCLA's Coleman sidesteps hearing loss for NFL chance
Every college football player dreams of hearing his name called on draft weekend. For Derrick Coleman, that idea takes on an entirely different meaning altogether.

NFL Draft: Five prospects I would love to coach | National Football Post
One way I look at draft prospects is from a coaching perspective. Take the skill set and develop it on the field in a way that will lead to production at the NFL level. And looking at this year’s class, here are five of the top prospects I would love to coach this summer in camp.

Trent Richardson, Top-Ranked Running Back in 2012 Draft - NYTimes.com
There are several impressive components to Trent Richardson’s game. His balance and agility combined with his strength make him a rare commodity among backs of his range of 220-230 pounds.

NFL.com news: Jim Irsay not hiding his man-crush on Andrew Luck
im Irsay's Twitter feed is a labyrinth of fan interaction, Neil Young lyrics and contest giveaways, but it's also a feed that can house real news ... albeit in opaque form.

Colts Owner Has 3-Hour Meeting With Andrew Luck - NYTimes.com
Jim Irsay says team officials are even more impressed with Andrew Luck after a three-hour meeting Tuesday in Indianapolis.

NFL.com news: Andrew Luck to visit Redskins after meeting with Colts
Andrew Luck met with the Colts on Tuesday in Indianapolis and will travel to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday night to meet with the Redskins, a league source said.

NFL.com news: Robert Griffin III visits Redskins in D.C.; QB can't work out
The Redskins hosted Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III on Tuesday in Washington, D.C., one of 30 in-house player visits allowed by the NFL.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Speedy lineman, powerful leg impress at Purdue "
Two offensive linemen who did not participate at the NFL Scouting Combine, and a kicker who was at Lucas Oil Stadium in late February, were the players of note working out in West Lafayette, Ind.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Promising Columbia prospect works out for Jets "
Hall of Fame quarterback Sid Luckman is (and might forever be) the most notable NFL player to ever come out of Columbia University. Luckman was a first-round pick in 1939 in just the fourth NFL draft ever held, and then led the Chicago Bears to four NFL championships between 1940 and 1946.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Portland State aims for another draft pick "
Portland State had a player selected in the 2011 NFL Draft — tight end Julius Thomas in the fourth round — and the Football Championship Subdivision school could produce another draft pick in late April.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Why Blackmon might slide
"Jacksonville needs a pass rusher in the worst way," said one NFL executive. "They need a receiver, too. It’s crazy how much they paid Laurent Robinson

ProFootballWeekly.com - Nawrocki's 'fit-based' mock draft
25. Denver Broncos - Michael Brockers |

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