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Fun With Mocks - 1/16/07

Moses Would Look Good In Bronco Blue
Another Mock draft for ya, and there will be plenty more with the deadline for underclassman to declare having come and gone.  The official list of draft-eligible players will be released by the NFL on Friday, and we should see Mel Kiper's first Mock Draft out sometime that day.  Until then, let's take a look at a mock draft from NFL Draft Countdown.


   Coming off a great junior season Quentin Moses was widely regarded to be one of the premier senior prospects prior to the 2006 season and some even felt he might be the best player regardless of position. My how things can change in less than six months. After a terrible senior year in which he was outperformed by his teammate Charles Johnson and may have had a case of senioritis it appears that Moses' draft stock is plummeting and unless he can really impress scouts between now and April there's a chance he could fall a lot further than this. There is no denying his natural athleticism (he's a former basketball player for the Dawgs) and ability though and if he can find a way to revert to the form he showed in 2005 some team could wind up with a steal on their hands. The Broncos have a bunch of solid guys at defensive end but still lack an impact player outside so at this point in Round 1 a talent like Moses just may be worth a roll of the dice.

I have seen several draft projections that have Moses going alot higher despite his up and down senior season.  He does possess all the skills to be a top-notch D-End in the league, and the Broncos definitely have a need.  One thing to keep an eye on is the hiring of Bill Johnson to coach the D-Line.  Johnson held the same position in Atlanta, and free-agent to be Patrick Kerney has come out and said that Johnson will play a roll in where Kerney decides to play.  The Broncos will no doubt make a play for Kerney, which could lead the team to go in a different direction in the draft.