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There was ample reason reason to love DeMarcus Walker as soon as he was chosen by the Denver Broncos.
One could make the argument he’s the best pass rusher in the 2017 NFL Draft, and they would have a great case. Walker led the nation in sacks over the last two seasons. And when you put him in the Broncos defense with the other quality pass rushers, it’s exciting to mull over the possibilities.
The way Walker dominates on the inside and outside, he could serve as the replacement for Malik Jackson. I asked the question in a column after the pick, why was there so much gap between Myles Garrett and Walker? As the stats, highlights and quotes from Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher show, that’s how good Walker is.
DeMarcus Walker says QB he wants to sack the most is Tom Brady #Broncos #NFLDraft @1043TheFan— Cecil Lammey (@CecilLammey) April 29, 2017
That was enough love this addition, then Walker told the Denver media the quarterback he wants to sack the most is Tom Brady. That’s how you endear yourself to the fanbase and the locker room. Though Walker will have to beat the likes of Von Miller and Shane Ray if he wants to hit the New England Patriots quarterback. Let the games begin.
Denver Broncos NFL draft grades: Analysis of 2017 picks | SI.com
Our final grades for the Broncos' 2017 NFL draft class.
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Broncos get a C+, though how you can grade a draft class before the players even take the field is dumb. (I feel that way about the Sports Illustrated grade too).
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AFC West Tracks
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Eric Williams breaks down the Los Angeles Chargers' 2017 draft class.
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According to the talking heads, Tom Telesco is killing it.
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The Chiefs traded up for a quarterback in the first round to get Patrick Mahomes, added depth and presence along the defensive line with Tanoh Kpassagnon, moved up again to get a running back in Kareem Hunt. For one NFL draft, at least, the Chiefs answered their fan base’s wish list.
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Adam Teicher breaks down the Kansas City Chiefs' 2017 draft class.
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The Kansas City Chiefs just had a solid draft. They finally drafted a quarterback in the first round for the first time in the last 34 years. I’m very excited.
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Paul Gutierrez breaks down the Oakland Raiders' 2017 draft class.
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Hopefully it's one of the worst drafts in the NFL, which some have said.
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