April 30, 2011

2011 NFL Draft Day 3 - Round 4-7 - Discussion

Another day of the draft is complete and we move forward into the final day of the draft. The Broncos picked up two picks in the last day for rounds 4 and 5. Bring the total picks to 5 for the final day of the draft. Look for the Broncos to get one maybe two defensive tackles with these picks as this area has not been addressed in the draft yet.

In the last day of the draft the Broncos made three selections. They took a safety Rahim Moore, a Tackle (guard) Orlando Franklin and a ILB Nate Irving. Here is a few quotes from each.

Rahim Moore:

"First of all it's a blessing. I feel thankful. I thank God I met with the Broncos at the Combine. It's been one of my favorite teams after watching (CB) Champ Bailey and being a big-time fan of him. It's truly a blessing. I'm so excited."

"I understand the game. I put in work. The coaches around me are able to prep me and I can't wait to get around Brain Dawkins and Champ."

Orlando Franklin

"They told me they see me playing right tackle."

On his on-field demeanor

"I like to think of myself as the most physical offensive lineman that was in this draft, and I am looking forward to bringing that nature to the Denver Broncos."

On describing himself

"I am a physical player that is going to do whatever he can to get on the field as quick as possible and that is going to work hard for 60 minutes and bust my behind to make everyone around me better."

Nate Irving

On his style of play

"For those people who don't know me, I'm just a physical linebacker who likes to impose my will and punish the ball carrier or get a blocker out of my way to get to the ball carrier."

On where he thinks he will play

"I talked to the coaches, and they like me in the middle."

On whether he thought being drafted was a possibility after his accident

"I never did. I put everything up in the hands of God, and I just did what I was supposed to do."

John Fox also had some interesting words:

On whether there was a specific pick that they looked at using on a defensive tackle

"Well, I think coming into the draft-it is a deep draft and there are still guys on the board that we have interest in. Every draft has its own personality and the way this one was falling, we acquired guys that are going to make us a better football team."

On addressing the rush defense in the draft

"I think we have a lot of holes, as I mentioned before. We have (rounds) four through seven tomorrow. We get back to work, and we know there will be options out there on the other player pool. We'll just take it a day at a time."

The final day should be an interesting one for the Broncos.

On the competition front I think most of us still didn't poorly but lets hope for a better final day. ~ Aussie.


  1. another safety, where are the DT's????

  2. Looks like the men upstairs did a number on our defense. One DB, 2 TE & another LB. Fascinating. They must have a plan. I will say though I am glad they picked up at least one TE. We need help there. For the most part our overall draft was defense. Now we just have to wait to see how it all plays out. Nothing short of boring that's for sure.

  3. Yes not super happy with day 3 of the draft would have liked a dt or two but I guess they like guys in fa. I expect them to sign a dt and rb in free agency. I think it is a solid draft class just no real amazing players.

  4. Interesting that Xanders thinks that TE Green could play a bit of FB as well.

    Also I will have up comp results tomorrow though I think most if not all of us struggled.

  5. Though Digger I think had a solid Broncos draft.