Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 4/27/13

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The Denver Broncos snag two guys the felt highly enough about to select on Day 2. Montee Ball will likely end up being a solid pick, but it will be interesting to see Kayvon Webster up close and personal in training camp. Overall, a solid day for Elway and the Broncos.

What Montee Ball Brings to Broncos | DenverBroncos.com
Andrew Mason takes a closer look at the Broncos' selection of running back Montee Ball.

Kayvon Webster to Denver in Third Round | DenverBroncos.com
With the 90th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Broncos selected cornerback USF Kayvon Webster.

Broncos first-rounder Sylvester Williams became emotional when picked - The Denver Post
Defensive tackle Sylvester Williams, the Broncos first-round draft choice from the University of North Carolina, met with the media Friday afternoon at Dove Valley.

Broncos fill needs: draft running back, cornerback on Friday - The Denver Post
The Broncos were in the market for a running back and cornerback in the NFL draft and — feeling fortunate — the team came up with both Friday.

Jon Heath Sports Media: 2013 Draft Has Historic Similarities for Broncos
If history is going to repeat itself in a positive way for the Denver Broncos in 2013, all the pieces are beginning to fall into place.

Denver Broncos Videos

Elway, Fox Break Down Day 1 of Draft | DenverBroncos.com
John Elway and John Fox discuss the first day of the draft and the team's pick, defensive tackle Sylvester Williams.

A Pleasant Surprise | DenverBroncos.com
The Broncos didn't expect defensive tackle Sylvester Williams to slide down to 28, but scooped him up when it was time to pick.

Broncos TV On Site: Draft Day 2 | DenverBroncos.com
Chris Hall, Gray Caldwell and Andrew Mason set the stage for day two of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Meet Sylvester Williams | DenverBroncos.com
The newest Bronco met the press on Friday afternoon at Dove Valley.

NFLN: Broncos Draft Montee Ball No. 58 | DenverBroncos.com
NFLN Network footage of the Broncos' selection of Wisconsin running back Montee Ball.

Elway, Fox Tell Ball He's a Bronco | DenverBroncos.com
John Elway and John Fox congratulate second round draft pick Montee Ball and welcome him to the Broncos.

Highlights: Montee Ball | DenverBroncos.com
A look at the college highlights of Wisconsin running back Montee Ball.

Day Two in the Books | DenverBroncos.com
John Elway and John Fox talk about drafting running back Montee Ball and cornerback Kayvon Webster.

Denver Broncos News

Broncos go for running back in 2nd round - The Denver Post
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—Running back Montee Ball spent his college career shoving aside Barry Sanders, Ricky Williams and Ron Dayne in the record books.

Give Broncos grade of "A" for first-round pick of Sylvester Williams - The Denver Post
Lunch Special: Each weekday near noontime, a Denver Post sports writer dares to dish. In this installment, Mark Kiszla evaluates the Broncos first-round pick in the NFL draft.

Horse Whisperings-Draft Notes From Day 1 and New Beginnings | Bronco Planet
First of all, I’d like to thank all the Bronco players who attended Lonie Paxton and Zane Beadles Bowling/Draft party yesterday. It was an exciting event that any Bronco fan would eat up. There were about 30 players who participated and it was a blast.

Montee Ball: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Wisconsin RB | Bleacher Report
Entering the draft, Wisconsin running back Montee Ball is commonly considered a top-five running back prospect.

Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin Badgers: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile - NFL Mocks
Montee Ball will go down in history as one of the greatest running backs to ever play college football, and rightfully so. After breaking Travis Prentice’s record for touchdowns in a career, Ball went on to lead the Wisconsin Badgers to their third straight Big Ten title, and third straight trip to the Rose Bowl even after a down season.

Broncos bag Montee Ball | ProFootballTalk
The Denver Broncos' offense has another weapon. Montee Ball, a running back from Wisconsin who is the all-time leader in touchdowns in major college football, was the Broncos' choice with pick No. 58 in the second round of the NFL draft.

Testing Sly Williams - It's All Over, Fat Man!
Sylvester Williams started his college career at Coffeyville Community College. By the time he had finished his second season there, he was an honorable mention Junior College All-American with 12.5 tackles for loss and five blocked kicks.

Gut Reaction: Broncos draft Montee Ball with pick #58 - It's All Over, Fat Man!
Willis McGahee said it was coming--the Broncos drafting another running back to come in and take his job.

Gut Reaction: Broncos draft Kayvon Webster with pick #90 - It's All Over, Fat Man!
I've never seen Kayvon Webster play--not once. Not one time. And when that happens, you'd better not pretend like you know what the hell you're talking about. We're not that kind of site.

Broncos Brock Osweiler, Zane Beadles, Lonie Paxton Recall Their Draft Days - Predominantly Orange
The draft is something that every NFL player remembers, whether they were drafted or not. As many have found, turning pro isn’t a right. It’s a privilege.

2013 Denver Broncos Day One Draft Grade: Sylvester Williams - Predominantly Orange
The Denver Broncos held onto their 28th pick in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft and selected defensive tackle Sylvester Williams out of North Carolina. The Broncos’ pick wasn’t so much based off of need, but off of taking the best player available (in their eyes).

Sylvester Williams escolhido na primeira rodada do Draft 2013 " BroncosBrasil.com
Na noite de ontem, a primeira das três, aconteceu a primeira rodada do NFL Draft 2013. O jogador selecionado pelo Denver Broncos na escolha de número 28 foi o DT Sylvester Williams, jogador de North Carolina.

Mile High Sports | Broncos draft recap: day two
A big-name running back and a speedy cornerback later, the Denver Broncos are feeling good about their draft thus far.

NFL draft: Round 2 pick-by-pick analysis | USA TODAY
Analysis: The Broncos struggled to close out the Ravens in their divisional playoff loss with Willis McGahee out and Knowshon Moreno hurt. Ball is durable and will find the end zone after scoring an NCAA career-record 83 TDs. One concern: He put a lot of miles on the odometer for the Badgers.

NFL draft: Round 3 pick-by-pick analysis | USA TODAY
Analysis: Champ Bailey isn't getting any younger and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is on a one-year deal. Two pretty good guys for Webster to watch and develop behind.

AFC West Division News

Will Branden Albert stay with Kansas City Chiefs? - NFL.com
The Miami Dolphins are out of picks in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Does that mean Branden Albert will stay with the Kansas City Chiefs?

Manti Te'o goes to Chargers after Cardinals trade pick - NFL.com
The San Diego Chargers drafted Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o with the No. 38 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft after completing a trade with the Arizona Cardinals.

San Diego Chargers Draft WR Keenan Allen in 3rd Round - Bolts From The Blue
The San Diego Chargers used their third round draft pick on a playmaker that could potentially replace Vincent Jackson as a deep threat in the passing game.

San Diego Chargers Trade Up, Draft Manti Te'o - Bolts From The Blue
The San Diego Chargers traded up in the 2nd round of the 2013 NFL Draft to grab Manti Te'o, Linebacker out of Notre Dame.

Raiders take OLB Sio Moore in round 3 - Silver And Black Pride
The Raiders have made their final day two pick and it is Connecticut linebacker Sio Moore.

2013 NFL Draft: Raiders take OT Menelik Watson at 42 - Silver And Black Pride
The Raiders pick is in and it's Florida State offensive tackle Menelik Watson.

Chiefs Draft picks 2013: Travis Kelce to KC Chiefs in 3rd round - Arrowhead Pride
The Kansas City Chiefs have made their second pick of the 2013 NFL Draft, selecting tight end Travis Kelce from Cincinnati. His brother, Jason Kelce, is a lineman for the Eagles.

NFL Draft results: Knile Davis to the KC Chiefs in 3rd round - Arrowhead Pride
The Chiefs first round pick was used on offensive tackle Eric Fisher, their second round pick on quarterback Alex Smith, their first third round pick on tight end Travis Kelce and their second third round pick on Knile Davis, running back out of Arkansas.

Manti Te'o gets chance to start fresh with Chargers - Yahoo! Sports
Across the last 3½ months, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly watched Manti Te'o, one of his all-time favorite players, get run over (by Alabama in the BCS title game), ripped apart (following an online girlfriend hoax) and eventually rejected (in Thursday's first round of the NFL draft).

Top NFL News Stories

Le'Veon Bell heads to Pittsburgh Steelers at No. 48 - NFL.com
The Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to take a chance on Michigan State running back Le'Veon Bell, selecting him ahead of Alabama standout Eddie Lacy.

Aaron Rodgers signs new Green Bay Packers contract - NFL.com
Don't worry, Green Bay Packers fans. Aaron Rodgers isn't going anywhere after signing a lucrative extension that keeps the MVP quarterback under contract through the 2019 season.

Manti Te'o, Geno Smith, Tyrann Mathieu headline Day 2 picks - SBNation.com
Geno Smith, Manti Te'o and other players who didn't hear their name called in Round 1 came off the board early in Round 2 as the NFL draft moved to its second day. Honey Badger Tyrann Mathieu went in Round 3.

Best players available after 3rd round - SBNation.com
A group of quarterbacks, led by Matt Barkley and Ryan Nassib, are among the top players still on the board

Idzik says plan is to let Sanchez "compete" | ProFootballTalk
The Jets used a high second-round pick on quarterback Geno Smith. G.M. John Idzik said that this development has only one meaning for Mark Sanchez. "What this means for Mark is competition," Idzik told the media on Friday night.

With Barkley and Nassib still on the board, Bucs take Glennon | ProFootballTalk
Josh Freeman may need to start looking over his shoulder in Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers selected a quarterback in the third round of the 2013 NFL draft, taking North Carolina State's Mike Glennon as potential competition for Freeman as the starting quarterback.

Round 1 Trends and Fits | ProFootballFocus.com
With the first round of the NFL Draft behind us, here are some of the key story lines from the opening night of the NFL’s most important part of the team-building process.

Draft's first round was a strange one, second round should be starry - Peter King - SI.com
After the strangest first round of an NFL draft that I have seen, here's a look at the bizarro-world day-one (yes: Justin Pugh and Travis Frederick; no: Geno Smith and Matt Barkley) and a look ahead to a second day that will be starrier than the first.

Matt Barkley’s surprising drop is the most unexpected storyline from Day 2 of NFL draft | Shutdown Corner
On Thursday, quarterback Geno Smith left Radio City Music Hall without being drafted in the first round, and that was one of the biggest stories of the day.

Best and worst picks from Day 2 of NFL draft | USA TODAY
USA TODAY Sports' Robert Klemko gives you his picks for the best and worst selections from the second and third rounds of the NFL draft.

Fanspeak's Big Board: Best Available for Day 3 of the NFL Draft
NFL Draft Day 3 best available players.

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