The MHR Boys Choir Draft Chirp…
To all the exclusive members of the MHR Boys Choir… Perhaps there are some ladies in this choir… I hope not…
I am a Broncos fan since 1960. I cried the day Mile High Stadium was torn down even though I voted for the new stadium. I use to watch the triple A Denver Bears play. They were more fun and exciting than the Rockies ever will be under the present ownership.
Now, to all the bullies in the MHR Boys Choir. I am not a sports writer nor do I have any desire to be one. I don’t believe desiring to be a sports writer or be an A+ speller or have and English degree are requirements to be a part of MHR. I really appreciate what many write say and try to say the best that they can in Fanposts. Keep it up. You don’t have to know all the facts or stats. If you quote the stats the Boys Choir finds something wrong with them any way. One set of stats are to broad and another is not specific enough! I DON’T CARE! I have been lectured by these self appointed experts plenty. I expect them to chirp about this post. Have at it…
GET THIS - I am writing a FanPost not a college term paper for a grade. I don’t have to write an objective at the beginning of my Fanpost even though sometime this is nice and helpful to the reader.
Bronco Mike wrote an interesting post entitled: HORSE TRACKS: DID #7 TIP THEIR DRAFT INTENTIONS?
For all you chirpers [most readers are nice and respectful] the point to the post is to say why I think about moving up in the draft is a good idea and why it is do able and to challenge you regarding the salary cap for 2015. I want you to put up about the salary cap and stop all the chirping! Show me!
1a. Are they still on the roster?
1b. How many are starters?
1d. Did the Broncos sign any undrafted free agents that made the roster in 2011? Yes, Chris Harris Jr. He is a starter at corner back.
2. In 2012 did Elway’s FO draft these six players: Derek Wolf, Brock Osweller QB, Malik Jackson DE, Danny Trevathan MLB, Omar Bolden CB, Ronnie Hillman RB?
2a. Are they still on the roster?
2b. How many are starters?
2c. Is anyone missing from the seven member draft class of 2012? Yes, Philip Blake C.
2d. Did the Broncos sign any undrafted free agents that made the roster in 2012? Yes! Duke Ihenacho S, Steven Johnson LB, Gerell Robinson WR, Aaron Brewer LS.
2.e Are they still on the roster?
3.) In 2013 did Elway’s FO draft these seven players:: - Montee Ball, RB, Kayvon Webster CB, Sylvester Williams DT, Quanterus Smith DE, Tavarres King WR, Vinston Painter OT, Zac Dysert QB?
3a. Are they still on the roster?
3b. How many are starters?
3c. Is anyone missing from the seven member draft class of 2013? No!
3d. Did the Broncos sign any undrafted free agents that made the roster in 2013? Yes! C.J. Anderson RB, John Youboty DE, Lerentee Mc Cray LB
Lets do the math:
9 draft picks 2011
7 draft picks 2012
7 draft picks 2013
23 Total Draft Picks
20 of the 23 draft picks Elway’s FO has made are still with the team. Only Mike Mohamed LB, Jeremy Beal DE. and Philip Blake C are gone.
Elway’s FO has also added eight undrafted free agents: Chris Harris Jr. CB, Duke Ihenacho S, Steven Johnson LB, Gerell Robinson WR, Aaron Brewer LS., C.J. Anderson RB, John Youboty DE and Lerentee Mc Cray LB.
In just three years Elway’s FO has added 20 drafted players and 8 undrafted free agents to our roster which is a total of 28 players. Is this a little more than half our regular roster?
I would say Elway’s FO has done a GREAT JOB!
The MHR Boys’s Choir is singing the tune ‘We cannot afford to move up in the draft this year’…
Why? Because we will not be able to sign all our free agents in 2015. Let me restate this so I do not give cause for Boys Choir to begin a new song. The Boy’s Choir is saying we will not be able to sign all our good free agents in 2015.
These are a few of the good players the Boys Choir are worried about: Damarylus Thomas Wr, Terrance Knighton DT, Kevin Vickerson DT, Chris Harris Jr CB, Rahim Moore S, Orlando Franklin RT, Quinton Carter S, Julius Thomas TE, Virgil Green TE, Duke Ihenacho S. I say we will be able to keep most if not all of these players.
Now The Boys Choir maybe right in their assessment however they have NOT produced any numbers to convince me that they are right. All I hear are sour notes when I say we should move up in the draft to take a really great MLB that could really help our team this year and for years to come. The naysayers sing we can’t do it. I say prove to me that we can’t do it!!
First, is it possible that the Broncos do NOT want to sign all their free agents in 2015!
Second, Some of the 2015 Free Agents may not make this years roster at the start of the season. This could free up some money in 2015.
Third, who can say what will happen for sure by time free agency comes around in 2015? Perhaps Manning will retire or re work his contract… Maybe Wes Welker will retire at the end of this season? What about DeMarcus Ware? Players could be injured and not return. Things happen…
Fourth, There are positions the Broncos need to do some trimming like Tight End for example. Let’s get real. Do we really need Jacob Tamme and Joel Dreessen in addition to Jullis Thomas, Virgil Green and Gerell Robinson?
Fifth as noted above Elway’s FO have shown great skill in drafting great players and in signing undrafted free agents. Take last years roster. Leave a blank space for Champ, Moreno, Phillips and Beadles. Those positions have not been filled yet. Now cut three more positions from last years roster. Why? If just five draft picks make our team along with two undrafted free agents that is seven positions. Therefore it is possible to spend several picks in the draft to move up or to combine a player and several picks to move up ‘IF’ the opportunity presents itself.
Sixth, how much good have we got from Brock Osweller QB? How many high picks do we want to have s warming the bench?
Seventh, Again Elway’s FO has done a GREAT JOB Drafting players and finding really good undrafted free agents! With a very deep draft coming up Is there any reason to think Elway’s FO will not have another banner draft class this year?
I am saying we can keep all of our precious picks or we can use several to move up in the draft just as long as we do so wisely!
My song is, ‘Yes, We can move up in the draft’ and to make a bold pick like Mosley MLB.
The MHR Boys Choir has many duets singing we can’t and should do it. I think they are off key!
It would be nice if we could fine a little more harmony…