Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 4/23/12

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NFL.com news: Peyton Manning only one voice in room for Broncos
Andre Caldwell recently described a new world order in Denver, one that involved Peyton Manning seamlessly taking control of Broncos workouts.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Von Miller says Melvin Ingram ‘can play almost anywhere’ "
Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller criticized one of this week’s NFL drafts’ top prospect Robert Griffin III, but his take on South Carolina’s Melvin Ingram is something wholly different.

Denver Broncos need to consider drafting Georgia star Brandon Boykin - The Denver Post
Georgias Brandon Boykin, a 5-foot-9½, 182-pound cornerback, is an intriguing prospect. Hes a bit undersized, but he might be the best returner available in this draft.

Denver Broncos Videos

Draft Confidential: RG III - ESPN Video - ESPN
Mike Tirico, is joined by Bill Parcells and Bill Polian to discuss QBs Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III. For more on the NFL Draft, tune in Tuesday, 10 pm ET on ESPN, a SportsCenter Special: Bill Parcells' NFL Draft Confidential.

Draft Confidential: Does Tannehill Have What It Takes? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Mike Tirico, is joined by Bill Parcells and Bill Polian to talk about Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill. For more on the NFL Draft, tune in Tuesday, 10 pm ET on ESPN, a SportsCenter Special: Bill Parcells' NFL Draft Confidential.

Mike Wallace Not Happy - ESPN Video - ESPN
Adam Schefter with the latest on Mike Wallace's contract situation with the Steelers.

Andrew Luck/RG3 In 5 Years - ESPN Video - ESPN
Bill Polian discusses what people will be saying about Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III in five years.

OTL - QB Mentoring - ESPN Video - ESPN
Every NFL quarterback experiences the mentor/protege dynamic, and the experience can range from fruitful to competitive to downright uncomfortable.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Klis: Broncos must be wary of drafting defensive tackle in first round - The Denver Post
I am in no position to tell the Broncos who they should select with their first-round pick in the NFL draft Thursday night.

Draft preview: Tight ends - The Denver Post
The Denver Post's Jeff Legwold offers his list of the top tight ends available in the NFL draft Thursday through Saturday:

Broncos transfer traditional playbooks to iPads for 2012 season - The Denver Post
The Denver Broncos are tossing out the tradition of printing 500-page playbooks every week for each of the 120 players, coaches, scouts and other personnel. This season, the team will hand out iPads that feature the weeks game plan, scouting reports, video clips and other relevant data.

Stanford's Coby Fleener is the top tight end available in NFL draft - The Denver Post
Folks around the NFL are more than fond of what tight ends can do in the current pass-happy state of the league.

Division News

Inside the NFL Draft: Chargers team needs | National Football Post
A look at the prospects that fit in San Diego.

Chiefs now have options with Jackson - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Tyson Jackson's time in Kansas City is hitting a critical stage.

NFL.com news: Raiders' Rolando McClain: Stem-cell therapy worked well
Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain turned to stem-cell therapy to deal with the aches and pains that come with being a professional football player, the Mobile Press-Register reported Sunday.

NFL.com news: Kansas City Chiefs' draft strategy won't change under Crennel
Despite the fact that Romeo Crennel has taken the coaching reins from Todd Haley, fans shouldn't expect the Kansas City Chiefs' strategy to change during this week's NFL draft.

NFL.com news: Report: Mike Wallace won't join Steelers soon
We're not breaking news by telling you Mike Wallace isn't thrilled with his current contract situation.

NFL News

Player that sued NFL over concussions commits suicide | National Football Post
Former Falcon Ray Easterling suffered from dementia

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Patriots, Browns opposites in drafting All-Pro athletes "
Over the last 10 seasons, Bill Belichick‘s New England Patriots have drafted 15 players who have been named to the Associated Press All-Pro team, the very best in the NFL according to a breakdown by The Plain Dealer.

Dolphins struggling to keep season-ticket base at 30,000 | ProFootballTalk
Mentioned within a compelling editorial from Dan LeBatard of the Miami Herald regarding the struggles of the Dolphins is a compelling piece of news regarding the challenges the team is facing at the box office.

Free Agency

Cornerback Chris Johnson to visit the Jets | ProFootballTalk
A month and a half after he was cut by the Raiders, cornerback Chris Johnson still hasn’t found a new NFL home.

The Draft

Fifth-year salary a factor in trade talks | ProFootballTalk
While the reduced contract value has made the top-10 picks more attractive (or, perhaps, less unattractive), the teams that hold the picks know that it’s now cheaper to occupy into one of the top spots in the selection process. Which could increase the price for a trade up.

A look back, before the NFL draft got big | ProFootballTalk
The NFL draft has become such an overblown three-day television event that it’s a bit jarring — and hilarious — to go back and look at the low-budget production that was the 1981 NFL draft.

NFL Draft: Brock Osweiler and the vertical game | National Football Post
Throughout the draft process there is talk about arm strength at the QB position. The ability to throw the vertical game along with the deep out, comeback and skinny post. Prospects that can "drive the ball" down the field.

NFL.com news: Report: Ryan Tannehill coveted by Dolphins' Stephen Ross
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, not offensive coordinator Mike Sherman or general manager Jeff Ireland, is the driving force behind the team's interest in selecting Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill with the No. 8 overall pick in this week's NFL draft, a league source told ProFootballTalk.com on Sunday.

NFL.com news: Leslie Frazier: Left tackles like Matt Kalil aren't 'game-changers'
The conventional wisdom that USC's Matt Kalil will go to the Minnesota Vikings with the No. 3 overall pick in this week's NFL draft could be losing traction after coach Leslie Frazier said left tackles aren't the "game-changers" that teams are expected to choose so early.

NFL.com news: Vinny Curry among potential second-round steals in 2012 draft
The following six prospects (in alphabetical order) could be steals in Round 2. These are the value picks I would be ecstatic to make next Friday evening.

NFL.com news: Thomas Dimitroff won't hesitate to trade Atlanta Falcons' picks
The Atlanta Falcons won't be afraid to trade up in this week's NFL draft, despite having just six picks and none in the first round, general manager Thomas Dimitroff told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

NFL.com news: Impact linebackers for each day of 2012 NFL Draft
At one time, the term "linebacker" conjured up images of middle-linebacker icons from the 1960s and '70s like Dick Butkus, Jack Lambert, Willie Lanier, and Ray Nitschke.

NFL.com news: Ryan Tannehill, Dontari Poe headline overrated draft prospects
I've often wondered how different the NFL draft would look if it was conducted closer to the conclusion of college football's regular season.

NFL.com news: Scout: TE Coby Fleener 'might be the most overrated' in draft
Stanford's Coby Fleener, considered by many to be the top tight end prospect, "might be the most overrated guy in the draft," one scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, via ProFootballTalk.com.

NFL.com news: Report: Mike Wallace won't join Steelers soon
We're not breaking news by telling you Mike Wallace isn't thrilled with his current contract situation.

Cal punter Bryan Anger: "I’m pretty much guaranteed to get drafted" | ProFootballTalk
Bryan Anger, a three-time all-conference punter from Cal, says he’s very confident that some NFL team plans to take him.

Concussion problem has yet to scare away incoming rookies | ProFootballTalk
Recent medical discoveries regarding the long-term health risks arising from concussions have created, with the help of a Congressional hearing and the threat of lawsuits, an unprecedented sensitivity to the subject at the NFL level.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Insider: Gilmore grades as second-rounder
The following quotes are from NFL executives, coaches and front-office personnel, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

Why Griffin Could Be in Better Position With Redskins - NYTimes.com
When the N.F.L. starts its annual draft Thursday, Andrew Luck is expected to be the first overall pick by the Indianapolis Colts and Robert Griffin III, the Heisman Trophy winner, is expected to go second to the Washington Redskins.

Go Broncos!

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