Character ruled the day in Denver. When the Denver Broncos moved up two spots to take Demaryius Thomas over Dez Bryant I scratched my head. To be honest, I never really considered Thomas as a potential pick. Then again, I never really considered any wide receiver for the first round. My bias towards Dez Bryant ruled over all apparently.
I absolutely love guys who believe they have something to prove. Guys who have gigantic chips on their shoulders. I'll name a few players who I think will be huge impact players because of the chips they'll likely have on their shoulder. Gerald McCoy is the first guy I'd watch out for. A few others would include Kyle Wilson and Dan Williams. I'd put Dez Bryant on this list, but I'm not sure he has the heart.
One guy that definitely has a gigantic chip on his shoulder is Tim Tebow. He has faced nothing but criticism for his ability to transition to the NFL. The guy is going to work harder than most anyone in the league. His preparation could even rival Jerry Rice. He has talent and will work his butt off. Why aren't people totally excited about having a guy with this kind of work ethic and talent mixed?
I'll take the guy with immense talent and the shoulder chip over a guy who has immense talent and no shoulder chip.
One thing we can be certain of moving forward is that Josh McDaniels and Brian Xanders will target the guys with great character. After trading away three of our most selfish stars in the last two offseasons, I find this quite refreshing. The drama now will come from the media rather than directly from Dove Valley.
Addendum: For those of you who read Pete Prisco...meh How about Woody Paige's opinion?