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  1. With the baby and all it has taken me a little longer than usual to watch 2 games of each player selected. I’ll post my thoughts and grades on every pick when finished. Just finished Yiadom so still have a ways to go. Just going to say, I really like Yiadom. Doesn’t allow a lot of separation and very physical for a CB.
  2. 2018 OTA's

    While overrated, still a solid move with his experience.
  3. I must say, I am really excited about this defense.
  4. Random Thoughts

    Thanks for the congratulations everyone. Everything is going well so far.
  5. I’d agree on the steal. It’s an A+ pick in my book. Jewell does come with concerns, though. A bit undersized which bring up questions taking on blocks. Doesn’t “lay the wood” and is more of just a sure tackler. While his college stats indicate an elite cover LB, he’s an average athlete whom you probably don’t want consistently matching up with RBs and TEs. Also isn’t much of a blitzer. Between the tackles though, in terms of instincts and read/react, as good as there was in the past draft. He’ll make his living between the tackles stopping the run. He’ll be a fan favorite in Denver. But I don’t think he’s a pro bowl caliber LB, but maybe he surprises. I’ve seen Sean Lee comparisons, which aren’t bad, but Lee was the more explosive player. I think a poor mans Sean Lee is what we’re looking at, which I’ll take in round 4 all day long.
  6. Un drafted free agent signings

    Weird career choice if motivation is an issue. I guess it depends if he’s going to be a HS coach or college coach. Colleges coaches put in far more time than the players. During the season it’s an 80 hour a week job. With Sunday nights through Tuesday nights being 16+ hour days.
  7. Official Broncos Forum Draft Thread

    Even though I’m not as old as some in the forum. For some reason I hate the # changes going on in the NFL. I like WRs to have numbers in the 80s and LBs to have numbers in the 50s or 90s. Obviously there is the potential for guys to change numbers when the teams starts getting cut down.
  8. I honestly still like the Sutton/Dez Bryant comparison best. He still isn’t quite as explosive as Dez in his prime, though. Bryant was (even in college) never great creating separation. Was a 4.52 40 at his pro day (pro days are always faster) but was a physical player that could go get the football and difficult to bring down after the catch. Having watched more of Sutton now, his game is very reminiscent. Can make the tough grab with defenders around, has enough wiggle/speed to make a guy miss or hit the crease, and when defenders hit him they find out his size, strength, and running style aren’t that of a typical WR. Sutton will make it work as a deep threat on size/strength/hands, but don’t expect him to be blowing past DBs. He’ll make his living on the short to intermediate routes in the middle (where he can still bust off some big gains) and in the red zone, which are the areas where bigger/stronger WRs can thrive.
  9. Yeah. I mean he is a good well rounded back. Has good explosive traits for a back his size too. But by special I mean like Tomlinson, Peterson, special. Guys with the traits to produce at an elite level for 8-10 years. Freeman doesn’t have that, but I guess if he stays durable he could have a Frank Gore type of career, which id take in a heartbeat.
  10. I think part of Elway not carrying is he understands most of these guys are only legitimate for a handful of years unless they’re special talents. Freeman isn’t a special talent, Elway knows this, but he’s fully capable of giving this team 4-5 years of 250-300 carries.
  11. Are You Smarter Than the Front Office v.2018

    I think what needs to be realized with Chubb is that he isn’t a Von Miller or Khalil Mack type of pass rusher. He’s not a guy that’s likely going to pop off 15+ sacks in a season. He’s more of a guy that is in that 8-12 sacks a season range. Still completely worth the selection. He’s arguably the most complete defensive lineman to enter the draft since Ndamukong Suh. Chubb could play 3/4 OLB, 3/4 DE, 4/3 DE, and kick inside in passing downs. He has been one of highest grade run defenders for multiple college seasons. He’s 6’4” 270 with strength and length to go along with his athleticism and elite effort and he’s also a quality pass rusher and defender behind the LOS. He will be one of Denver’s greats, a great high character guy that will be a Denver fan favorite for a decade +.
  12. Official Broncos Forum Draft Thread

    Yeah, most were okay with both. There were clear questions with both as well, though. I personally loved the Ball pick. Also thought he had some terrific runs in brief work as a rookie, he showed enough to think he could be the lead back for awhile in Denver. No way us or even the Broncos could have known he was an alcoholic, though. Reportedly after his first year in Denver you could smell booze on him almost 24/7. He wasn’t talented enough to still be productive even while operating as a drunk. He was a guy that would constantly need to put in the work to make it in the NFL.
  13. Official Broncos Forum Draft Thread

    I don’t know the context, but are you saying this as a bad thing? Many, even NFL personnel see that as a plus. Less carries=less wear and tear. It also doesn’t take 500 carries to understand and have instincts to run the ball. The later rounds of the draft are used to get your top UDFAs. I don’t have faith that Williams pans out, but Denver thought enough of him to use a draft pick rather than hoping he went undrafted.
  14. Random Thoughts

    Had our first baby today. 1 week early and 9.3 pounds. Named him Archie.
  15. Random Thoughts

    I don’t remember that one. I do remember AntiSuperstar calling Chris Harris from like the moment we signed him as a UDFA. I think he also called Davonta Freeman pre draft and said numerous times he’d be one of the best backs in the NFL. I hated dealing with him because he was always an a-hole even if you agreed, but he knew football. Whatever happened to JerseysFinest? He was pretty good as well.
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