Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 4/21/12

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Broncos could find quality defensive tackles after first round of draft - The Denver Post
The Broncos simply dont feel the same urgency about the defensive tackle spot as maybe many in the public domain do.

Q&A with Charley Casserly
CBS Sports' Charley Casserly spoke with DenverBroncos.com about the Broncos' needs in the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft.

NFL.com news: Broncos determined to find Manning's successor
The Broncos aren't satisfied at quarterback, a position John Elway continues to mold and craft to his liking.

Denver Broncos Videos

Tight End Breakdown - ESPN Video - ESPN
Mel Kiper Jr. talks about which tight end will make an immediate impact, teams with immediate need for a tight end and the importance of the tight end position in the NFL.

2012 NFL Draft Hot Button: Who Drops To Round 2? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. talk about which player who deserves to go in the first round will drop to the second

Chat replay: NFL draft preview with Jeff Legwold - The Denver Post
NFL/Broncos writer Jeff Legwold previews the NFL draft during a chat.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Chalk talk with Brandon Weeden "
Brandon Weeden most likely prefers talking shop to discussing his age, so the Oklahoma State quarterback probably very much enjoyed his time at the chalkboard with NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Draft preview: Linebackers - The Denver Post
Denver Post draft expert Jeff Legwold provides his list of the top linebackers available in the NFLs April 26-28 draft.

Broncos star Von Miller likes potential of Gamecocks' Melvin Ingram - The Denver Post
Say you're Melvin Ingram, a defensive end from South Carolina. You're one of the most athletic and explosive players in this year's NFL draft. You're one of the did-you-see-that kind of guys.

NFL.com news: Von Miller: Robert Griffin III isn't that special
Last year's No. 2 pick in the draft doesn't have a glowing opinion of this year's presumed No. 2 choice.

NFL.com news: Report: Eagles willing to trade Samuel for 5th or 6th
The asking price for four-time Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel is dropping.

Bob Sansevere: Ex-Viking Gary Zimmerman talks about Matt Kalil - TwinCities.com
The Vikings need a left tackle, and there happens to be a very talented one - Southern Cal's Matt Kalil - who is worthy of the team's third overall pick in the NFL draft.

Division News

NFL.com news: Dont'a Hightower draws interest from Steelers, Chargers, Titans
The agent for Alabama linebacker Dont’a Hightower believes his client will be chosen in the mid-to-late first round of the NFL draft, according to The Asoociated Press.

Vikings' issues affect AFC West - AFC West Blog - ESPN
San Diego and Oakland fans should keep an eye on the political gymnastics that are happening in The Land of 10,000 Lakes.

AFC West draft primer - AFC West Blog - ESPN
With the NFL draft starting in six days, there are many interesting storylines involving the AFC West. Let’s take a look:

Andy Dalton glad to prove the doubters wrong | ProFootballTalk
Heading into the draft a year ago, few people viewed Andy Dalton as a quarterback who would start 16 games for a playoff team as a rookie.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Raiders sign WR Calhoun
The Raiders have agreed to terms with WR Duke Calhoun on a one-year contract

Team needs: Pittsburgh Steelers | ProFootballTalk
During the 2012 season, the Steelers will be wearing jerseys from the 1934 season. That’s appropriate, given that they have more than their fair share of players who are or soon will be 34.

NFL News

DirecTV drops price of Sunday Ticket under $200 | ProFootballTalk
At a time everything relating to the NFL seems to be getting more and more expensive, one fairly significant aspect of the fan experience is getting cheaper.

League Plans New H.G.H. Study - NYTimes.com
The N.F.L. has agreed to perform a population study to determine if the level of human growth hormone that triggers a positive test should be higher for its players.

NFL.com news: Former Atlanta Falcons safety Ray Easterling dies at 62
Former Atlanta Falcons safety Ray Easterling, who helped lead the team's vaunted defense in the 1970s and later filed a high-profile lawsuit against the NFL targeting the league's handling of concussion-related injuries, has died of a reported suicide. He was 62.

NFL.com news: League, NFLPA still discussing how to fix Pro Bowl
A few folks have asked how my daily life has changed since coming to work for the NFL. It's mostly the same, except I am the only blogger in America who has to wear a tie every day and there is a gigantic photo of the David Tyree helmet catch on my way to my desk.

During replay reviews, fans in stadiums will see what the referee sees | ProFootballTalk
Last week’s lengthy interview of Giants co-owner John Mara by the website his team owns

Matt Schobel files concussion suit | ProFootballTalk
The NFL’s concussion lawsuit epidemic continues to grow. Former NFL tight end Matt Schobel has filed a civil complaint against the NFL in Texas

The Draft

ProFootballWeekly.com - PFW's exclusive draft value board
The value board below is based on considerable feedback from NFL teams and projects the league value of players, pinpointing a specific area where players likely will be drafted.

NFL.com news: Vontaze Burfict says team that drafts him is getting a great MLB
Despite the fact that Arizona State's Vontaze Burfict hasn't received an invite to visit with any NFL teams, he still has confidence he'll have an impact on the league.

NFL.com news: Polian: Trent Richardson could be draft's top player
Were Bill Polian still calling the shots for the Indianapolis Colts, Andrew Luck would still be a Colt come April 26.

NFL.com news: Andrew Luck 'doesn't have any weaknesses,' Warren Moon says
While unnamed scouts have been coming out of the woodwork to criticize some of the 2012 NFL Draft's top prospects like Robert Griffin III and Matt Kalil, Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon has come out on the record with nothing but positive things to say about Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck.

NFL.com news: Mayhew: Lions won't alter view on prospect drug use
Three of the five players selected by the Detroit Lions in last year's draft have been cited for marijuana possession this offseason. The front office has taken notice, but it won't alter the way the Lions view drug use with regard to this year's prospects.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Who are best draft picks since 2000? "
Who’s the best draft pick of this millennium? NFL.com analyst Elliot Harrison ponders just that as he lists the top 25 picks since 2000.

Criticism of Dontari Poe could be coming from those who covet him | ProFootballTalk
In order to get through the entirety of the pre-draft process without having one’s head explode, it’s important to have the proper perspective

Fifth-year contract formula could push Tannehill out of top 10 | ProFootballTalk
Seahawks G.M. John Schneider recently has said he expects Tannehill to be gone by the time Seattle exercises the 12th pick in the draft. However, there’s one specific factor that could push Tannehill out of the top 10.

Jaguars like Stephon Gilmore "a ton" | ProFootballTalk
SI.com’s Peter King released his mock draft on Friday afternoon, and included in it are a number of draft-related nuggets.

Panthers’ top scout: Matt Kalil is better than Ryan Kalil | ProFootballTalk
USC left tackle Matt Kalil is expected to be the third player chosen on Thursday night at the NFL draft

ProFootballWeekly.com - Developmental O-linemen to groom
Anonymity long has been synonymous with the offensive line trench mentality.

Russell Wilson, 4th-Ranked Quarterback in 2012 Draft - NYTimes.com
Wilson reminds me of something I once heard Gil Brandt, the Cowboys’ vice president for player personnel during the Tom Landry era, say.

Ryan Lindley, 5th-Ranked Quarterback in 2012 Draft - NYTimes.com
Lindley can throw the ball nearly 60 yards with accuracy and velocity.

Go Broncos!

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