Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 4/28/13

Alan Crowhurst

Extra Extra! Give me a friggin break! I tried to include as much as possible without duplicating the same information over and over from different websites, while still spreading the Horse Tracks love to all. Enjoy!

Elway: Draft Fell Well For Us | DenverBroncos.com
EVP of Football Ops. John Elway wrapped up the 2013 NFL Draft Saturday night and said he was pleased with how the event played out for Denver.

Ball, Webster Perfect Fits in Denver | DenverBroncos.com
RB Montee Ball and CB Kayvon Webster grew up Broncos fans. Now they're excited to bring their talents to Denver in 2013.

Jon Heath Sports Media: 2013 NFL Draft: Denver Broncos Ace Day 3
And on the third day, the Denver Broncos rounded out their roster. And the fans said that it was good.

Broncos sign San Diego's Shaun Phillips to replace Elvis Dumervil - The Denver Post
At the height of their rivalry with the San Diego Chargers, The Broncos considered Shaun Phillips among the most reviled players.

Broncos' back Montee Ball not concerned about pass protection - The Denver Post
Montee Ball carried the ball so often at Wisconsin, he couldnt have had much time to work on pass blocking.

Denver Broncos Videos

Wrapping it All Up | DenverBroncos.com
John Elway and John Fox talk about Saturday's picks and looking ahead after the 2013 NFL Draft.

Dysert Gets the Call | DenverBroncos.com
Head Coach John Fox and John Elway call quarterback Zac Dysert to tell him he's a Bronco.

Smith Gets the Call | DenverBroncos.com
John Elway and John Fox call Quanterus Smith to tell him he's a Bronco.

Ball, Webster Introduced as Broncos | DenverBroncos.com
Montee Ball and Kayvon Webster take their tour threw Dove Valley and talk about getting drafted by Denver.

Highlights: Sylvester Williams | DenverBroncos.com
Here are plenty of plays that show why the Broncos grabbed defensive tackle Sylvester Williams.

Denver Broncos News

Broncos draft quarterback Zac Dysert | ProFootballTalk
If there was any team in the NFL that didn't need to draft a quarterback, it was the Broncos: In addition to having All-Pro Peyton Manning as the starter, Denver has last year's second-round draft pick Brock Osweiler as Manning's heir apparent.

Broncos sign 15 college free agents | ProFootballTalk
The draft is over, which means teams are signing undrafted players. And then they're announcing the names of the players they've signed. And then we're listing them here. The Broncos have announced a 15-man class of undrafted free agents, including Cal running back C.J.

Gut Reaction: Broncos to sign Shaun Phillips - It's All Over, Fat Man!
Adam Schefter reported today that the Broncos are going to sign former San Diego pass rusher Shaun Phillips.

2013 NFL Draft: Denver Broncos Day Two Grade - Predominantly Orange
The Denver Broncos had a great report card after day one at the NFL draft. Of those PO readers who responded, 32% gave the team an ‘A’ for selecting North Carolina defensive tackle Sylvester Williams. Twenty-five percent gave them an ‘A-’ for the pick.

2013 NFL Draft: Denver Broncos Day Three Draft Grade - Predominantly Orange
The Denver Broncos were by far most active on day three of the 2013 NFL draft. To kick things off, the Broncos traded their fourth round pick (125 overall) to the Green Bay Packers for the 146th pick in the fifth round and the 173rd pick in the sixth round.

WalterFootball.com: 2013 NFL Offseason Page - Denver Broncos - Draft Grades
146. Quanterus Smith, DE, Western Kentucky: B Grade This is a bit later than I thought the Broncos would wait to find a potential replacement for Elvis Dumervil, but Quanterus Smith is a solid pick. He fits the range and fills a need.

AFC West Division News

Manti Te'o: San Diego Chargers are my 'next chapter' - NFL.com
The last time Manti Te'o faced the hot lights of the media, he was the center of attention at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. We all wondered back then what team would take a chance on the former Notre Dame linebacker.

San Diego Chargers Select CB Steve Williams with 5th Round Pick - Bolts From The Blue
With their 5th round selection, the San Diego Chargers selected a Nickel CB that could free up CB Marcus Gilchrist to play on the outside or at Strong Safety.

San Diego Chargers Select Tourek Williams in 6th Round - Bolts From The Blue
The Chargers used their 6th round draft pick on a pass rusher from Florida International. This is a project pick.

San Diego Chargers select Brad Sorensen in 7th round - Bolts From The Blue
With the 221st pick overall, Chargers select Southern Utah QB Brad Sorensen.

Raiders take QB Tyler Wilson out of Arkansas in Round 4 - Silver And Black Pride
The Oakland Raiders use their first pick of day three on QB Tyler Wilson.

Raiders select TE Nick Kasa with 172nd overall pick - Silver And Black Pride
The Raiders have 4 picks in the 6th round with the first one coming as the 4th pick in the 6th round, which is number 172 overall. With that pick they have taken TE Nick Kasa out of Colorado.

Raiders select Latavius Murray with the the 181st overall pick - Silver And Black Pride
Oakland's second pick in the 6th round at pick number 181 has been selected and that player is Latavius Murray, RB out of the University of Central Florida.

Raiders get another TE in 6th round: Mychal Rivera, Tennessee - Silver And Black Pride
The Raiders pick their second tight end in the sixth round. This time Tennessee's Mychal Rivera.

2013 NFL Draft: Raiders use round 6 compensatory pick on Oklahoma DT Stacy McGee - Silver And Black Pride
The Raiders finally take a defensive lineman in the sixth round. This one has some character issues. How will he fit into the Raiders scheme?

2013 NFL Draft: Raiders 7th round pick on SDSU wideout Brice Butler - Silver And Black Pride
Raiders use their round 7 pick on San Diego State wide receiver, Brice Butler -- pick 209.

Raiders make Missouri Western DE David Bass final pick in seventh round - Silver And Black Pride
The Raiders take an intriguing defensive prospect in the last round of the draft. How can the Raiders best utilize him?

Chiefs draft picks: Alabama LB Nico Johnson to KC in 4th round - Arrowhead Pride
It was Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher in round 1, Cincinnati TE Travis Kelce and Arkansas RB Knile Davis in round three and now in round four it's Alabama inside linebacker Nico Johnson.

NFL Draft results: Georgia CB Sanders Commings is the Chiefs 5th round pick - Arrowhead Pride
With the 134th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select Georgia CB Sanders Commings.

NFL Draft results: Eric Kush, center, is the KC Chiefs 6th round pick - Arrowhead Pride
From OT Eric Fisher to TE Travis Kelce to RB Knile Davis to LB Nico Johnson to CB Sanders Commings, the Chiefs draft rolls on. The latest pick is Eric Kush, a center from California (PA).

NFL Draft results: Braden Wilson, K-State Wildcat, picked by KC Chiefs in 6th round - Arrowhead Pride
The Kansas City Chiefs have focused on offense in the 2013 NFL Draft with four of the first six picks on the offensive side of the ball. The trend continues at the end of the sixth round with fullback Braden Wilson out of Kansas State, the team's 7th pick this draft.

NFL Draft results 2013: Mike Catapano, Princeton DE, joins KC Chiefs in 7th round - Arrowhead Pride
The KC Chiefs have made their final selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, picking up a defensive end from Princeton named Mike Catapano.

Top NFL News Stories

Tim Tebow, Nick Foles on the chopping block? - NFL Videos
Ian Rapoport has the latest news on quarterbacks who could be cut coming out of the 2013 NFL Draft.

2013 NFL Draft: Breaking down winning and worrisome picks - NFL.com
Zac Dysert, quarterback, drafted 234th overall (seventh round) by the Denver Broncos. I like this pick for Zac, who will get to learn from a Hall of Famer in Peyton Manning. Plus, there are no guarantees that 2012 second-rounder Brock Osweiler is the heir apparent in Denver.

Atlanta Falcons Take Washington CB Desmond Trufant With First Round Pick | GridironGrit.com
Anyone that has followed the Falcons the last six years knew that the Falcons were going to make a move in the draft.

Can "Mr. Irrelevant" become the Colts’ third tight end? | ProFootballTalk
The 2013 NFL Draft started with the Chiefs taking an offensive tackle from Central Michigan. It ended with the Colts selecting a tight end from South Carolina. With the No. 254 selection, the Colts took South Carolina tight end Justice Cunningham.

Chip Kelly compares Matt Barkley to a tea bag, in a good way | ProFootballTalk
To start the third day of the draft, the Eagles traded to the top of round four to get USC quarterback Matt Barkley. Coach Chip Kelly thereafter raved about Barkley.

British discus thrower lands with 49ers | ProFootballTalk
The rich keep getting richer. Lawrence Okoye, a British Olympian with no football experience but impressive physical skills, went undrafted this weekend. He has chosen the NFC champion 49ers as his first football destination.

Saints add Tulane quarterback Ryan Griffin | ProFootballTalk
The bad news is that Ryan Griffin wasn't drafted. The good news is that he won't have to worry about finding a new place to live. The former Tulane quarterback has agreed to terms with the Saints as an undrafted free agent, according to Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times Picayune.

Draft dries up Bradshaw’s current options | ProFootballTalk
On Friday, free-agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw received full clearance to resume football activities. On Friday and Saturday, all teams that had interest in Bradshaw filled their needs via draft picks. The interested teams were the Steelers, Packers, Broncos, and Bengals.

Draft wrap-up: Patience is rewarded | ProFootballTalk
Another NFL Draft is in the books, 254 new players with a chance to create a professional future, and 32 teams delighted for the moment with the work they’ve done.

Snap Judgments from Day 3 of the NFL Draft - Don Banks - SI.com
If there's one thing I gleaned from sitting with Chip Kelly for the full hour at last month's NFC coaches media breakfast at the league's annual meeting in Phoenix, it's that the new Eagles head coach doesn't want to be put into a box when it comes to his reputation for outside-the-box thinking. If you get my drift.

2013 NFL draft: First round pick-by-pick analysis | USA Today
Analysis: The Broncos add beef inside alongside recently resigned Kevin Vickers and free agent addition DT Terrance Knighton. Williams might not offset the pass-rush loss of DE Elvis Dumervil, but he could generate push up the middle that helps free LB Von Miller and DE Derek Wolfe on the outside. And remember, this team could still reel in DE Dwight Freeney at some point. But Williams is a talent who helps now while serving as a long-range building block.

Bell: How many NFL draftees will end up broke? | USA Today
Thursday was graduation day in the football business, time for the best and the brightest from the college crop to start making a living.

2013 NFL draft winners/losers: Sam Bradford fully equipped; Bill Belichick thinking too hard - Yahoo! Sports
Before anybody cries foul about how the Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets were left out of the winners section of this story, read my column from Thursday night. All of those teams had great opening nights of the draft and deserve plenty of praise.

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