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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 4/23/13

John Elway lies through his teeth and we all eat it up like fawning teenage girls at a One Direction concert. It's okay though, Broncos fans, because if he told the truth he would be screwing himself over on Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week.

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I assembled these horse tracks while listening to John Elway's presser. It really made my job easier...can someone let him know he needs to hold a 20 minute presser every day please?

Elway Sets Stage for 2013 Draft |
John Elway talks about the team's approach to the 28th overall pick and how the last two years have positioned the Broncos to take advantage of a deep draft.

John Elway expects Broncos to use pick at No. 28 in NFL draft - The Denver Post
There is logic in the Broncos' trading back from the No. 28 draft pick. First, they don't have the ammunition to trade up. They have no extra picks in the second, third or fourth rounds to package, and even those selections are late in each round.

John Elway: Willis McGahee is Denver Broncos' big RB -
It widely has been speculated that the Denver Broncos will take a running back at some point in this week's 2013 NFL Draft. If they invest early in the position, logic dictates someone currently on the depth chart must go.

Mock Drafts No Joke to Elway |
In preparing for draft day, EVP of Football Ops. John Elway and the personnel staff go through a few practice runs.

Darrelle Revis trade from New York Jets to Tampa Bay Buccaneers almost didn't happen - NFL - Peter King -
By Sunday morning, the Bucs and Jets had worked out the trade details for Darrelle Revis -- Tampa Bay's first-round pick in this draft and likely a third-rounder next year to New York. The Bucs had a contract done with Revis -- six years, $96 million, none of it guaranteed.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Finding a Ball Hawk In The Secondary | Bronco Planet
Every year it seems, when discussing the Defensive backfield in football, you hear the words, "Shutdown Corner, Playmaker and Ball Hawk." By definition, a Shutdown Corner refers to a Cornerback who limits the opposing teams No. 1 Wide Receiver or threat.

Mile High Monday: ESPN Documentary Focuses on QB Class of 1983 - Predominantly Orange
Six quarterbacks were selected within the span of 28 picks during the 1st round of the 1983 draft, and the course of NFL history was changed in the process.

Scouting the 2013 Draft: SMU DE Margus Hunt - It's All Over, Fat Man!
Margus Hunt, aka ‘The Eastern Block’, is one of the most colorful stories in this year’s draft. His journey from being a Estonian junior track and field champion to a potential NFL defensive end is compelling.

Broncos' Draft Strategy: Best Player Available |
The Broncos' draft philosophy is simple. So was Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway's answer when asked whether the team will look to select the best player available.

Osweiler Top of 2013 QB Class? |
EVP of Football Ops. John Elway said that Brock Osweiler would be near the top, if not at the top, of the 2013 quarterback class.

Kiszla: Elway's best Broncos option in NFL draft is a defensive back - The Denver Post
John Elway is a draft nerd. At age 52, he could have any job. Car mogul. The governor of Colorado. But believe it or not: Elway has a thing for mock drafts.

Broncos' Quinton Carter has felony gambling charges dropped in Nevada - The Denver Post
Quinton Carter, a Denver Broncos safety, had felony gambling charges against him dropped by prosecutors on Monday.

Eric Decker, Jessie James land inevitable reality show -
Eric Decker and Jessie James were destined to have a reality show at some point -- and that time is now. The life of the Denver Broncos receiver and his recording star fiancée will be documented on E!.

Denver Broncos Team Needs in 2013 NFL Draft | FanSpeak's NFL Draft Blog
With the loss of Elvis Dumervil, defensive end has become a pretty significant need for the Broncos. They desperately need an edge rusher to complement Von Miller if they want their defense to continue to succeed.

Willis McGahee Believes He’s Still a Part of Denver’s Plans, Says He’s Got Five Years Left in Him
In 2011, Willis McGahee posted one of his most productive rushing seasons during his career while playing his first season in Denver. He finished one yard shy of 1,200 yards.

Alvos do Draft 2013: TJ McDonald (FS) "
Seguindo a série dos nossos possíveis alvos no Draft 2013 da NFL, vamos analisar o perfil do free safety TJ McDonald. O Denver Broncos entrevistou ele no Combine e demonstrou bastante interesse no jogador que pode melhorar a nossa secundária.

AFC West Division News

AFC West three-round mock draft - NFL Videos
Bucky Brooks and Daniel Jeremiah reveal their three-round mock drafts for the Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs.

Rolando McClain arrested again - Silver And Black Pride
Not two weeks into his Ravens career, Rolando McClain has been arrested... again as first reported by WHNT 19 News in Decatur Alabama.

Aces High with "Natrone Bomb" Means - 1995 Fleer Pro-Visions Card - Bolts From The Blue
The "Natrone Bomb" would help lead the Chargers to the Super Bowl in 1994. The following year Fleer would pay tribute to Means by way of a painted football card.

Are the Chargers Trying to Trade for Branden Albert? - Bolts From The Blue
Rumors are swirling that the San Diego Chargers are ready to give up a second-round pick and sign LT Branden Albert to a long-term contract. Those rumors are untrue, and I'll tell you why.

The latest Branden Albert trade rumor says we're all waiting on the Chiefs now - Arrowhead Pride
One report states a Branden Albert trade won't happen unless Albert lowers his price tag. A new report states the Dolphins are now apparently wiling to meet Albert's contract demands.

NFL News

Was Eli Manning a part of the greatest first round ever? -
The first round of the 1983 NFL Draft was pretty good. But was it the best first round ever? Adam Rank uses a not-so-complicated formula to figure out which draft class had the best early picks.

Seahawks extend Kam Chancellor, Karlos Dansby visiting Buffalo -
Kam Chancellor is the latest player to sign contract extension, while Karlos Dansby may be getting close to finding a new team.

NFL Debrief: Contracts, agents and all kinds of draft rumors -
With three days until the NFL Draft, there are more signs that things are changing -- some things anyway.

Dominik confident Revis will be ready for Week One and never hold out | ProFootballTalk
On Monday, cornerback Darrelle Revis officially became a member of the Buccaneers. The man who pulled off the biggest acquisition of a veteran player since Peyton Manning was cut by the Colts and signed by the Broncos joined Pro Football Talk to discuss how the deal came to be. Bucs G.M.

Team needs: Baltimore Ravens | ProFootballTalk
It won't be easy to win a second straight Super Bowl in Baltimore. But with five consecutive playoff appearances, there's no reason to think the Ravens won't at least be in contention.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: State of the Team: Chicago Bears
Once again the Bears find themselves acclimating to a new offensive system. In the spirit of their seemingly annual playbook overhauls, maybe they should have re-signed journeyman backup Jason Campbell.

Tim Tebow Should be Released by Jets Following Darrelle Revis Trade | Bleacher Report
After finally trading Darrelle Revis, the New York Jets must release Tim Tebow. Tebow will be nothing but a huge distraction for the Jets in 2013, which is why the franchise must cut ties with the polarizing quarterback/tight end/running back.

2013 NFL Draft News

Jonathan Cyprien visits with Bengals, Rams work out DeAndre Hopkins, and more -
With just three days before the draft, the rumor mill is kicking into high gear. Let's check out the latest news from Monday.

10 late round sleepers who could surprise: Part I | National Football Post
With the 2013 NFL Draft just days away, the bulk of the media’s focus is on the players that will be drafted in the first round and what teams are expected to select them. However, often the difference between teams that win and those that don’t is determined by their success with late round selections.

Untroubled Prospect - ESPN
Matt Barkley's senior year didn't turn out the way he wanted. Scouts doubt him. And yet, he's just fine.

Draft has "probably 6-8″ prospects Steelers would call "special" | ProFootballTalk
One NFL evaluator who's had success building through the draft sees less than 10 "special" prospects in the Class of 2013 -- and a lack of depth at certain line positions on both sides of the ball.

NFL draft prospect Matt Barkley regrets not being more outspoken, forceful at USC - Yahoo! Sports
Matt Barkley takes a seat on the patio of a country-club restaurant, framing himself inside a lush fairway that seems as long as an unbroken Southern California shoreline.

Video: Sharrif Floyd moving up draft boards - ESPN
Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd was a Monday visitor to ESPN offices, where he discussed his rise on NFL draft boards. Floyd is considered a prime target for the Oakland Raiders with the No. 3 overall pick.

Last year I attended the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston. Drew Carey was one of the speakers. In addition to being a very funny and generous guy, Carey is one of the owners of the Seattle Sounders of Major League Soccer (MLS).

Draft Needs: NFC West |
Prior to free agency, no team was more quarterback-needy than the Cardinals. Their collective -38.3 overall grade at that position last season was the worst of any team’s.

2013 Defensive Prototypes: Secondary |
Having updated the prototypes for the defensive line and for linebackers, we’re taking another few steps away from the line of scrimmage, into the secondary.

Jerry Jones would like to trade down | ProFootballTalk
Last year, Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones packaged his first-round pick and his second-round pick to move up to No. 6 overall and select cornerback Morris Claiborne. Don't expect Jones to make a similar type of trade this year.

Run on tackles could cause Cardinals to consider Branden Albert | ProFootballTalk
The Arizona Cardinals could use a left tackle, and they have the No. 7 overall pick in a strong draft for left tackles. But with talk increasing that all three of the top tackle prospects will be gone within the first six picks, the Cardinals may need to look elsewhere.

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