Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 4/12/13

Jonathan Daniel

John Elway had some great things to say about Manti Te'o, but I could be over blowing the situation given my intense personal desire for Te'o to don the orange and blue. In other news, Von Miller made the rounds yesterday as well.

For John Elway's Broncos NFL Draft, do Eddie Lacy or Manti Te'o fit?
John Elway has gathered his brain trust at Broncos headquarters to map out draft strategy for a team with Super Bowl aspirations.

Draft Record of Bronco GMs – A Decade of Decline: Part 3 | Bronco Planet
After the smoked cleared in 2008, Ted Sundquist was fired by Mike Shanahan as the Denver Broncos General Manager. Jim Goodman, the team’s Director of Player Personnel and close personal friend of "Micromanaging Mike" was promoted to replace him.

PFT on NBC Sports Network: Broncos, Patriots draft needs | ProFootballTalk
We've already told you that PFT Planet has control over the final segment of Thursday's edition of Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network. It's up to you to decide if there's a discussion of locker room pranks, Richard Sherman or Emmanuel Sanders.

Simplifying the NFL Draft trade value chart - SBNation.com
You were told that the first-overall pick was worth 3,000 points. But why? This should help make things a little bit easier to understand.

Von Miller on Peyton Manning's Influence | DenverBroncos.com
Linebacker Von Miller discusses what Peyton Manning's leadership means to the Broncos on NFL Network.

Denver Broncos Videos

Peyton Manning pop quiz - NFL Videos
Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller currently plays with Peyton Manning, and Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon once did. Find out who knows more about the QB.

Von Miller on loss of Elvis Dumervil: 'He was our rock' - NFL.com
Chances are that the Denver Broncos are going to be a very good team next season, even without Elvis Dumervil. But Von Miller made it clear on NFL Network that Dumervil will be badly missed.

Mile High Salute to Fans Tour | DenverBroncos.com
The Broncos thank fans for from 20 different Colorado cities for their support.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos' Peyton Manning pulls prank on Eric Decker during Duke workout - Denver Post
Peyton Mannings arithmetic may not do the University of Tennessee proud, but he can pull a prank.

Broncos to see ample opportunities in NFL draft to address pass rush - The Denver Post
Leo, if the Broncos stick to their draft philosophy — take the best player available regardless of position and regardless of the team needs overall — they could certainly end up with two picks in this draft class who play in the defensive line.

Peyton and Eli Manning back at Duke for informal workout - The Denver Post
Peyton and Eli Manning listened intently to Duke coach David Cutcliffe's instructions as the NFL quarterbacks worked up a sweat, briskly throwing a mix of deep and short passes at the Blue Devils' indoor practice field.

Broncos sign DT Mitch Unrein to exclusive rights tender - The Denver Post
Broncos defensive tackle Mitch Unrein signed his exclusive-rights free agent tender on Thursday.

Inside Look at Duke Workouts " DenverBroncos.com
But this time, it wasn’t to rehab. Instead, he brought three of his receivers — Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker and newcomer Wes Welker — to Duke University to work together in advance of the team’s official offseason conditioning program.

Manning's Duke Workout | DenverBroncos.com
Images from quarterback Peyton Manning's workouts at Duke University.

Scouting the 2013 Draft: Offensive Tackles, Part 5 - It's All Over, Fat Man!
We'll limited today’s batch to two players because each has an unusual aspect to his story. Dallas Thomas of Tennessee is talented and position-versatile, but he’s been off the radar with a torn labrum which prevented him from participating in combine drills and tests.

Alvos do Draft 2013: Kevin Minter (LB) " BroncosBrasil.com
Seguindo a série dos nossos possíveis alvos no Draft 2013 da NFL, vamos analisar o perfil do linebacker Kevin Minter. Ele é considerado um dos melhores ILBs do draft e pode estar disponível para o pick do Denver Broncos, além de outros nomes já vistos aqui no site para a mesma posição.

AFC West Division News

Does drafting Dion Jordan make sense for the Kansas City Chiefs? - Arrowhead Pride
Kansas City needs help along the offensive line. Should it take a chance on a pass rusher instead?

More QB visits reported for Raiders including Vince Young - Silver And Black Pride
The reports are pouring in of the Raiders working out at least four quarterbacks this week.

Grading the Raiders defense: Cornerback - Silver And Black Pride
Taking a look at the progress of the Raiders' defensive rebuild

NFL News

Garcon: RG3 'can be just as good' as Peyton Manning - NFL.com
After spending his first four season with Peyton Manning and the Colts, wide receiver Pierre Garcon thinks his current quarterback, Robert Griffin III, is headed for a Manning-like career.

NFL eases up on restricting crowd noise | ProFootballTalk
As the NFL continues to make games more fun for the fans in the stands, the league is allowing teams to encourage fans to make more noise. In the past, the league has frowned on attempts by the home teams to rile up their fans to make noise, on the theory that it's unfair to the road team's offen...

Gronkowski surgery not inevitable, but probable | ProFootballTalk
The prospect of another arm surgery for Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski isn't as inevitable as otherwise believed. While it's indeed probable at this point that Gronkowski will need another procedure on his twice-broken forearm, there's still a chance that the fracture will heal and the infecti...

Secondary Points Are Exciting, Unpredictable :: Queue Stats
Few plays in football are as exciting as fumbles, interceptions, kicks or punts returned for touchdowns. Safeties are even more rare than these non-offensive touchdowns, which brings another level of excitement to them as well, despite being only worth 2 points and possession of the football.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: State of the Team: San Francisco 49ers
In a lot of ways, the 49ers revolutionized NFL offense last season. It wasn’t just the read-option. Before Colin Kaepernick exploded on the scene, Jim Harbaugh and coordinator Greg Roman were building a tremendously creative power run game, featuring a high volume of formation wrinkles, presnap shifts and misdirection motion.

NFL Free Agency News

James Harrison visits Bengals, Saints sign Jason Smith, Rob Gronkowski delays surgery and more - SBNation.com
All eyes are looking to the draft as the NFL is gearing up for the 2013 season, but there are still moves being made that you may have missed.

2013 NFL Draft News

Draft sees fewer swings, sleepers since media advances, format changes - Denver Post
There is no question the NFL draft is bigger than ever. It's an industry in and of itself with even former scouts and team executives weighing in all over the blogosphere, Twitterverse and all forms of broadcast options.

T-Magic poised to continue his ascent at Nebraska | National Football Post
The Cornhuskers QB faces high expectations heading into the fall.

NFP's Over-Rated & Under-Rated prospects | National Football Post
Russ Lande gives insight into two players whose will likely be drafted higher/lower than they should be.

2013 NFL Draft: Running Back Rankings and Scouting Reports | GridironGrit.com
The running back position may be a bit undervalued due to the nature of the NFL and the way offenses are currently run, but there’s no denying the impact a good running back can have on a team.

Draft Grader: New York Giants | ProFootballFocus.com
The star of the 2009 class, Nicks has been everything the Giants hoped he would be and more.

2013 NFL Draft: Mock Draft 3.0 - NFL Mocks
28. Denver Broncos – Alec Ogletree LB, Georgia: The Broncos released D.J. Williams this offseason and Keith Brooking is getting old at the MLB position. Ogletree is extremely talented and should go way before this if not for off the field trouble. He can play OLB or ILB for the Broncos.

How to Value NFL Draft Picks | The Harvard College Sports Analysis Collective
The old system massively over values the earliest picks and significantly undervalues mid-to-late round picks. The regression line is clearly a better predictor of future value than the old chart.

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