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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 4/8/12


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Draft Minute: Trent Richardson - ESPN Video - ESPN
Todd McShay breaks down Trent Richardson's ball security, improved receiving game and anticipation that makes him a top ten pick.

Draft Minute: Andrew Luck - ESPN Video - ESPN
Todd McShay breaks down Andrew Luck's ability to manipulate defenses and make reads.

Draft Minute: Andre Branch - ESPN Video - ESPN
Todd McShay breaks down Andre Branch's speed and athleticism which may help him be a late first round pick.

NFL News

Schedule release likely coming on a Tuesday, but which one? | ProFootballTalk
The NFL has developed a recent habit of releasing the regular-season schedule on one specific day of the week. news: Lilja backs Cassel, but will the Chiefs, too?
It's fair to say the jury is still out on Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel.

Concussions become a bigger factor in draft planning | ProFootballTalk
This one should be obvious by now, but it’s still worth mentioning: The concussion issue has changed the way NFL teams assess draft prospects.

Report: Sapp "likely" out at NFL Network | ProFootballTalk
Sapp’s employment is "likely over," and that Sapp has not been on NFL Network in the two-plus weeks since he went on the air and outed former Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey as the player who blew the whistle on the Saints’ bounty system in 2011.

Free Agency news: Okoye, Buccaneers reportedly agree to one-year deal
Free-agent defensive tackle Amobi Okoye has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a source familiar with the negotiations told ESPN Chicago on Saturday night.

Ravens, Flacco’s agent haven’t met since Scouting Combine | ProFootballTalk
On Friday, we reported that the Ravens and quarterback Joe Flacco have made no progress toward a new contract.

The Draft - With Luck, Stanford rising up list of top-pick factories
When Roger Goodell calls his name on the evening of April 26, Stanford QB Andrew Luck is expected to join a pair of prestigious groups news: With draft looming, player visits kick into high gear
With the NFL draft weeks away, team personnel are burning the midnight oil scrutinizing film, rearranging draft boards and boiling down the short list.

NFL Draft: Top Upside Prospects | National Football Post
Which prospects have the highest ceilings?

NFL Draft: a quick look at LaMichael James | National Football Post
Let’s talk about LaMichael James today. The RB was productive at Oregon in Chip Kelly’s offense, ran in the mid 4.4’s at the NFL combine and has good vision (plus cutback ability) when you watch his tape. news: Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III to have multiple Redskins visits
Both Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III will meet with the Washington Redskins multiple times between now and draft day, per a league source. news: Are the Colts sold on Andrew Luck?
There would be awkward feelings all around if the Indianapolis Colts don't wind up selecting Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck with the top overall pick in this month's draft. news: Dolphins reportedly to work out LSU's Morris Claiborne, others
It's been widely speculated the Miami Dolphins have set their sights on Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill, but a contingency plan could be in the works, as they reportedly will fly in a trio of top draft prospects

Janoris Jenkins described as the best cover corner in the draft | ProFootballTalk
We noted this morning that cornerback Janoris Jenkins comes to the 2012 NFL draft with plenty of character questions. news: Janoris Jenkins' mentor says CB was behind parting with CAA
Every move Janoris Jenkins makes leading up to the 2012 NFL Draft will be scrutinized, and that comes as no surprise to those close to the probable first-round pick. - DeCastro No. 1 in OG rankings
Stanford's David DeCastro is Nawrocki's top-ranked guard prospect and the No. 10 prospect overall, with a 6.30 grade. The second- and third-ranked guards, Georgia's Cordy Glenn and Midwestern State's Amini Silatolu, both have 6.15 grades.

David Wilson, Fourth-Ranked Running Back in 2012 Draft -
Physically, Wilson might have as much upside as any back in this draft, and from this perspective, he might be the best back to come out of Virginia Tech.

Go Broncos!