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What Does BPA Mean To JE?

Best Player Available? Says who?

There are three different leader boards to choose from at fanspeak.com when using their "On The Clock" Draft Simulator. They are the Fanspeak board, Walter Footballs' board & the Optimum Scouting board, and every single one of them will bring you different results.

Scouts, and scouting organizations, are simply humans with opinions just like you and me. Obviously they are in the business of scouting, and it's how they pay their bills, but when matched up against one another there are always many variations, and extreem differences base upon the human factor. They just "Like" certain players for their own set of reasons.

John Elway and company are no different. They have their own scouting department/program and form their own opinions, likes and dislikes, for THEIR REASONS. So, the Broncos BPA is obviously not based upon Walter Football, or any other scouting group.

Our BPA is based upon a years worth of work done by the Broncos scouting department, and the Broncos needs, with the teams needs being determined by John Elway and the coaching staff. At least that's how I think it plays out.

Here's what the strait up version of BPA would do if teams DIDN'T pay attention to needs. Using the Optimum Scouting Board on the simulator I ended up with:

031 CB JUSTIN GILBERT - OKLAHOMA STATE

063 RB CARLOS HYDE - OHIO STATE

095 RB ISAIAH CROWELL- ALABAMA STATE

127 RB LACHE SEASTRUNK - BAYLOR

159 DE KAREEM MARTIN - NORTH CAROLINA

191 DT EJ DUNSTON - UCF

223 OT MATT PATCHEN - BOSTON COLLEGE

It's obvious that "Pure BPA" doesn't cut it for any team in the NFL. Who would want to pick 3 running backs in any given year? But, when we look at the list of players that are still on the board, and ranked higher than our pick position, there are a lot of ways that we can go and still receive great value for each pick.

Below is the list of players (based upon how Optimum Scouting thinks teams will pick) that are still on the board when we pick. The excersize, (for those of you who want to participate) is to list in the comments who you would grab from whats available below.

The nice part is that you can "cheat" by looking on down at whats still going to be available in the later rounds. John Elway doesn't have that luxury. Good luck!

Rnd 1 Pick # 31 Optimum Scouting Board

player

value

22 CB JUSTIN GILBERT - OKLAHOMA STATE

24 DE KONY EALY - MISSOURI

25 WR ALLEN ROBINSON - PENN STATE

27 DT RA'SHEDE HAGEMAN - MINNESOTA

28 CB JASON VERRETT - TCU

Rnd 2 Pick # 63

player

value

49 RB CARLOS HYDE - OHIO STATE

50 TE TROY NIKLAS - NOTRE DAME

51 OT ANTONIO RICHARDSON - TENNESSEE

52 OT CYRUS KOUANDJIO - ALABAMA

54 TE AUSTIN SEREFIN-JENKINS - WASHINGTON

56 WR DAVANTE ADAMS - FRESNO STATE

60 C TRAVIS SWANSON - ARKANSAS

61 RB TRE MASON - AUBURN

62 DE AARON LYNCH - GEORGIA

63 OT BRANDON THOMAS - CLEMSON

Rnd 3 Pick # 95

player

value

65 RB ISAIAH CROWELL - ALABAMA STATE

72 TE C.J. FIEDOROWICZ - IOWA

83 RB KA'DEEM CAREY - ARIZONA

84 RB STORM JOHNSON - UCF

86 RB BISHOP SANKEY - WASHINGTON

89 OT JA'WUAN JAMES - TENNESSEE

90 C WESTON RICHBURG - COLORADO STATE

92 DT GEORGE UKO - USC

93 DT WILL SUTTON - ARIZONA STATE

95 DE ED STINSON - ALABAMA

Rnd 4 Pick # 127

player

value

108 RB LACHE SEASTRUNK - BAYLOR

110 DT EGO FERGUSON - LSU

113 RB DEVONTA FREEMAN - FLORIDA STATE

114 QB A.J. MCCARRON - ALABAMA

115 C TYLER LARSEN - UTAH STATE

119 DE JOSH MAURO - STANFORD

120 DT TAYLOR HART - OREGON

121 TE RICHARD RODGERS - CALIFORNIA

122 ILB LAMIN BARROW - LSU

123 DE WILL CLARKE - WEST VIRGINIA

127 RB ANTONIO ANDREWS - WESTERN KENTUCKY

Rnd 5 Pick # 159

player

value

152 DE KAREEM MARTIN - NORTH CAROLINA

154 QB BRETT SMITH - WYOMING

156 DE MORGAN BRESLIN - USC

158 DT JAY BROMLEY - SYRACUSE

Rnd 6 Pick # 191

player

value

184 DT EJ DUNSTON - UCF

186 QB TAJH BOYD - CLEMSON

188 TE JACOB PEDERSEN - WISCONSIN

190 OLB DERRELL JOHNSON - EAST CAROLINA

191 RB DARRIN REEVES - UAB

Rnd 7 Pick # 223

player

value

215 OT MATT PATCHEN - BOSTON COLLEGE

216 TE ARTHUR LYNCH - GEORGIA

217 QB AARON MURRAY - GEORGIA

219 DE LARRY WEBSTER - BLOOMSBURG

221 TE JOE DON DUNCAN - DIXIE

You can copy and paste this into your comments and save some time.

Rnd 1 Pick # 31

Rnd 2 Pick # 63

Rnd 3 Pick # 95

Rnd 4 Pick # 127

Rnd 5 Pick # 159

Rnd 6 Pick # 191

Rnd 7 Pick # 223

This is a Fan-Created Comment on MileHighReport.com. The opinion here is not necessarily shared by the editorial staff of MHR

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