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Horse Tracks 4/21/09


NFL - Josh McDaniels and Brian Xanders will be in Los Angeles today to put USC QB Mark Sanchez through a private workout (LJones and the DP were right!).

DP - McDaniels and his staff now have film from the weekend's mini-camp to evaluate their current players pre-draft, the Broncos finalized their preseason schedule, and Reid & Dumervil practiced as first-team OLBs this weekend.

DP - Klis considers the likelihood of Denver drafting a running back or wide receiver this weekend.

SFC - According to the Chronicle, Shanny is selling his estate (last item).

CBS4 - Arnie Stapleton of the AP takes a pre-draft look at the Broncos.

NFL - Pat Kirwan explains that pre-draft hype (like late private workouts) are often just smokescreens for teams' real intentions.

DFP - The Broncos called Michigan long snapper Sean Griffin yesterday.

ESPN - Page 2 has a mock draft for all times, and (of course) The Greatest Ever is the number-one overall pick. Len Pasquarelli details the choice.

NFL - Bucky Brooks describes the intricacies of an NFL team's draft war room.

SI - Here is SI's draft resource - individual player reports sorted by position.

DP - Here's the AP's pre-draft look at the Raiders.

NYT - K.C. Joyner breaks down new Raiders center Samson Satele, whom Joyner says has trouble against big nose tackles.

SFC - The Crypt Keeper tends to value speed at WR higher than other traits. Will that make him pass on Michael Crabtree?

KCS - Chefs WR Jeff Webb signed his free-agent tender.

KCS - Teicher considers the financial cost of the Chefs' #3 pick.

KCS - Kent Babb is rethinking the Chefs' first choice, whom he figured would surely be Aaron Curry.

SDUT - Kevin Acee goes over the Dolts' draft needs.

NFL - The Jaguars have signed WR Torry Holt to a three-year deal which includes $4 million in guarantees.

Y! - The Colts have re-signed S Matt Giordano.

NFL - The Lions apparently believe a new logo and jerseys will change their fortunes.

NFL - Former LSU WR Demetrius Byrd was injured in a car accident and hospitalized in Miami.

SI - Here was Peter King's Monday column - only Denver note I found was that he's certain the Broncos won't take QB Josh Freeman.

ESPN - John Clayton responds to emails and thinks the Broncos will get either DE Tyson Jackson or DT B.J. Raji at #12 and a linebacker at #18. Plus, Clayton actually responds to one of those irrelevant "when the Broncos gave up 30 points or more" questions...

NFP - Andrew Brandt examines the lack of unmatched RFA offers this offseason.

NFP - Matt Bowen breaks down the Jason Peters trade.

NFP - Bowen also looks at the hottest rumors surrounding the draft.

NFP - Wes Bunting presents his final position rankings for the upcoming draft.

FOX - Alex Marvez considers which veteran players could get traded this week.

NYT - Mike Tanier of FootballOutsiders thinks some of the pre-draft mystery can be removed from QBs and RBs via the numbers.

CBS - Pete Prisco offers his list of sleepers for the draft.

NFP - Former player agent Jack Bechta examines the psyche of draft prospects.

IN - Alex Neth foresees Denver taking DE Tyson Jackson and RB Knowshon Moreno in his mock draft.

Y! - Charles Robinson profiles former top recruit Willie Williams.