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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 4/19/12


Manning 'A Natural-Born Leader'
Eric Decker and Champ Bailey have already seen the benefits of having a leader like quarterback Peyton Manning in the building. - Von Miller sizes up some 2012 draft prospects
They say that everything is bigger in Texas. From hats and boots to steaks and cattle, the Lone Star State has its fair share of massive products

Denver Broncos seeking impact player in first round of NFL draft - The Denver Post
This year, the Broncos have the 25th pick. They need help at defensive tackle, but theyre not locked into drafting a player at that position in the first round.

Broncos will find depth at RB in draft, but not in first round - The Denver Post
Alabamas Trent Richardson is the unquestioned top RB on the board. Hes got it all — strength, speed, power, elusiveness, a quality blocker, can catch the ball.

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2012 Denver Broncos Cheerleader Finalists

Locked In
Von Miller is taking advantage of a full offseason program to build off of his rookie year.

2012 NFL Draft Hot Button: Second Day QB - ESPN Video - ESPN
Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. talk about which quarterback taken on the second day of this year's draft will have the best career

Inside the Highlight: RG3 and Luck - ESPN Video - ESPN
Todd McShay goes inside the highlight to take a look at Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck, the likely top two picks in the NFL draft.

NFL Concussion Concerns - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN NFL analyst Lomas Brown discusses why he decided to join lawsuit vs. the NFL.

Gruden Camp: Weeden - ESPN Video - ESPN
Brandon Weeden talks to Jon Gruden about leaving baseball to pursue a career in football.

NFL Videos: Draft philosophy according to Bill Belichick
03:04 – How do you build a team in the NFL? Michael Lombardi shares some of the draft tips he learned from Bill Belichick.

NFL Videos: Draft philosophy according to Bill Walsh
04:20 – Michael Lombardi shares some of the draft tips he learned while working with the great Bill Walsh on "Path to the Draft."

NFL Videos: Al Davis' draft philosophy
05:50 – Former Raiders front office executive Michael Lombardi explains the reasoning behind the late Raiders owner Al Davis' draft philosophy.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Rosterology: Stokley gets No. 14 back | First-and-Orange
It’ll be a few more weeks yet until the Broncos will actual don practice jerseys, but most of the team’s newest players have picked the numbers they will sport at camp this summer.

NFL mock draft: Broncos juggling need and impact, like many teams - The Denver Post
After months of discussions with personnel executives, coaches and scouts around the league, the whole truth and nothing but the truth is never easy to find. But heres a swing at how the NFL Drafts first round could shake out.

Broncos have hit and missed with recent top NFL draft choices - The Denver Post
In Peyton Manning, the Broncos are trying to take the ultimate short cut.

Brock Osweiler a perfect fit in Denver? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Peyton Manning recently signed a five-year deal with the Denver Broncos. Yet, at 36, Manning probably has three good years left before Denver must re-assess their future.

Beadles Believes in Balance "
Denver — After finishing in the Broncos weight room on Wednesday, Broncos guard Zane Beadles entered a community classroom to give a presentation on balancing academics and athletics to students at the Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists Technical Resource Center.

Division News

Inside the NFL Draft: Raiders team needs | National Football Post
A look at the prospects that fit in Oakland

Does Asante Samuel fit in AFC West? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
When a high-profile player becomes available, I get flooded with questions if he is a good fit for the AFC West.

Mel Kiper's mock goes three deep - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Mel Kiper Jr. takes a difficult tact on his latest mock draft

Matt Cassel at peace with offseason - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Matt Cassel is not focusing on whom the Kansas City Chiefs didn’t add this offseason. Instead, he is concentrating on whom the team brought in.

Team needs: San Diego Chargers | ProFootballTalk
Chargers president Dean Spanos didn’t pull the plug on head coach Norv Turner and General Manager A.J. Smith despite a monumentally disappointing season. Having missed the playoffs in back-to-back years, San Diego enters the draft coming off an aggressive free-agency period. news: LeGarrette Blount changes tune on Trent Richardson
LeGarrette Blount subtly hinted earlier this month that he wouldn't be happy if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted Alabama running back Trent Richardson with the fifth overall pick. news: Ravens to work out Kyle Boller, Dennis Dixon and Curtis Painter
The Baltimore Ravens will bring in quarterbacks Kyle Boller and Dennis Dixon for workouts Thursday, according to league sources.

Team needs: Cincinnati Bengals | ProFootballTalk
Last year, the Bengals hit a pair of home runs with their first-round and second-round picks, snaring receiver A.J. Green and quarterback Andy Dalton. - Change coming at guard for Bengals
The Bengals will have at least one new full-time starter at guard, and perhaps two. news: Jabar Gaffney says Redskins trying to trade WR
Jabar Gaffney's infamous, disputed Twitter rant for the ages might be the last thing he does as a member of the Washington Redskins.

NFL News news: NFL, NFL Network, ESPN to reduce draft tip-offs
Let's fast forward to next Thursday, opening night of the NFL draft. With the Indianapolis Colts on the clock, time ticking away, the speakers crackle to life: "The pick ... is in."

The meaningless "strength of schedule" discussion | ProFootballTalk
One of the topics inevitably discussed when the new schedule arrives relates to the strength of a given team’s schedule based on the won-loss records of the team’s opponents in the prior season.

Rookie pool could drop in 2012 | ProFootballTalk
Per a league source, it’s currently believed that the rookie pool will drop in 2012.

Dominic Raiola offers a glimpse inside the mind of an NFL player | ProFootballTalk
Everyone who plays football understands that there are risks involved.

The Draft Blogs " Blog Archive 2012 Draft Glossary "
Watching the draft can be a daunting task for the uninitiated because many of the NFL Network commentators use a language that rivals the geek speak of your typical ComicCon. With that in mind, allow me to offer you an NFL draft glossary to help you understand what these guys are talking about this April.

The Hopes and Dreams of Draft Day | National Football Post
How a player handles draft day says a lot about who he is.

Week Long Mock: Round Two | National Football Post
57. Denver Broncos: David Wilson RB, Virginia Tech news: Report: Browns to work out OT Matt Kalil again
The Cleveland Browns reportedly will meet with Southern California offensive tackle Matt Kalil for a second time during their evaluation process, as they continue to weigh their options at the No. 4 spot in next week's NFL draft. news: Jenkins: NFL teams expect him to be 'thuggish kid'
On the field, he's a bona fide first-round talent. But teams desire to know more about Janoris Jenkins, the person, before investing millions of dollars on his potential

Jenkins says he didn’t smoke marijuana at North Alabama | ProFootballTalk
Last week, Albert Breer of NFL Network reported, citing unnamed sources with three different teams, that former Florida cornerback Janoris Jenkins admitted during pre-draft interviews that he continued to smoke marijuana after getting dumped by the Gators for three marijuana-related arrests and landing at North Alabama. Blogs " Blog Archive Brandon Weeden could factor into trade by Patriots "
Beyond the projected top two picks in the 2012 NFL Draft — Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III — and the exploding draft stock of Ryan Tannehill resides the next projected quarterback off the board, Brandon Weeden. - Intriguing WR talent
As Wes Welker, Victor Cruz and Malcom Floyd have proven, undrafted receivers not only can latch on to roster spots but flourish in the right situation. The following players could prove to be value buys as late draftees or quality undrafted free agents: - Insider: Branch lacks first-round instincts
The following quotes are from NFL executives, coaches and front-office personnel, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

Colts Keep Quiet but Make Decision on No 1 Pick -
Indianapolis Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson said that the team had decided whom to pick with their first No. 1 overall selection in the draft next week but was not ready to reveal it.

NFL draft preview: Offensive line - The Denver Post
Denver Post draft expert Jeff Legwold provides his list of the top offensive linemen available in the NFLs April 26-28 draft.

Ranking Tight Ends in 2012 N.F.L. Draft -
Coby Fleener of Stanford is an enticing prospect, but Dwayne Allen is the safest and most versatile tight end in this draft.

Go Broncos!