April 28, 2012

2012 NFL Draft - Day 3 - Round 4-7

Before looking at what is coming today let's recap what happened yesterday in round two and three.

Round Two
Rams - Brian Quick
Colts - Coby Fleener
Ravens (From Vikings) - Courtney Upshaw
Broncos (From Buccaneers) - Derek Wolfe
Browns - Mitchell Schwartz
Jaguars - Andre Branch
Rams (From Redskins) - Janoris Jenkins
Panthers - Amini Silatolu
Bills - Cordy Glenn
Dolphins - Jonathan Martin
Jets (From Seahawks) - Stephen Hill
Chiefs - Jeff Allen
Bears (From Cowboys through Rams) - Alshon Jeffery
Eagles - Mychal Kendricks
Seahawks (From Jets) - Bobby Wagner
Patriots (From Raiders) - Tavon Wilson
Chargers - Kendall Reyes
Rams (From Bears) - Isaiah Pead
Packers (From Cardinals through Eagles) - Jerel Worthy
Titans - Zach Brown
Bengals - Devon Still
Lions - Ryan Broyles
Falcons - Peter Konz
Steelers - Mike Adams
Broncos - Brock Osweiler
Buccaneers (From Texans) - Lavonte David
Eagles (From Packers) - Vinny Curry
Ravens - Kelechi Osemele
49ers - LaMichael James
Packers (From Patriots) - Casey Hayward
Giants - Rueben Randle

Round Three
Colts - Dwayne Allen
Rams - Trumaine Johnson
Vikings - Josh Robinson
Broncos (From Browns) - Ronnie Hillman
Texans (From Buccaneers) - Devier Posey
Bills (From Redskins) T.J Graham
Jaguars - Bryan Anger
Redskins (From Bills) - Josh LeRibeus
Dolphins - Olivier Vernon
Chargers (From Panthers through Bears and Dolphins) - Brandon Taylor
Chiefs - Donald Stephenson
Seahawks - Russell Wilson
Texans (From Eagles) - Brandon Brooks
Jets - Demario Davis
Dolphins (From Chargers) - Michael Egnew
Bears - Brandon Hardin
Cardinals - Jamell Fleming
Cowboys - Tyrone Crawford
Titans - Mike Martin
Bengals - Mohamed Sanu
Ravens (From Falcons) - Bernard Pierce
Lions - Dwight Bentley
Steelers - Sean Spence
Browns (From Broncos) - John Hughes
Eagles (From Texans) - Nick Foles
Saints - Akiem Hicks
Patriots (From Packers) - Jake Bequette
Falcons (From Ravens) - Lamar Holmes
Colts (From 49ers) - T.Y Hilton
Bengals (From Patriots) - Brandon Thompson
Giants - Jayron Hosley
Raiders (Compensatory selection) - Tony Bergstrom

Day two of the draft was just as interesting as the first. The Broncos again sent fans back to the drawing board and scratching their heads. The Broncos made three picks today and one trade. They selected a DT, QB and RB. The players that were selected by the Broncos were Derek Wofle, Brock Osweiler and Ronnie Hillman. To select Hillman they had to trade up in the third round. They moved from the back end of the round to the front trading with the Browns to do so, we gave up a 4th in the process. We will have more on the draftees in the coming weeks.

For now here is some comments from a number of people....

"I’m just absolutely completely ecstatic to be a Denver Bronco. It’s a dream come true. I absolutely can’t wait to get to Denver, and can’t wait to get to work and give everything I have to that organization." One of the newest Denver Broncos, quarterback Brock Osweiler, in his post-pick press conference

"I think Derek is a guy that plays a five-technique end as well as three-technique defensive tackle. He’s got good length, good speed for that length—6’5, 300 lbs. He’s got the frame to get bigger. Very, very productive as far as creating havoc for the quarterback; he does a great job with his hands, snatching off things. He’s the most productive guy stat-wise of all the tackles in the draft. He’s got a great motor. There are some testing things we do, he’s a high character guy and [we are adding] a great attitude to our defense." Denver Broncos head coach John Fox on one of the newest Broncos, DT Derek Wolfe

Julius Thomas ‏ (@Julius_Thomas): Congrats to all my new teammates. Special day for em. #BroncosNation
Robert Ayers (@1_900_ayersjr): I just watched Hillman’s combine footage and looked up his stats on NFL.com EXPLOSIVE!! And has great hands.. #greatpick
Robert Ayers (@1_900_ayersjr): Bronco Nation welcome the “Giant Gunslinger” from the desert @BrockOsweiler Glad to have ya big guy..
Robert Ayers (@1_900_ayersjr): Welcome to the Denver Broncos D-Line Derek Wolfe… Glad to have ya big dawg.. #letdowork
I just think Ayers was happy we didn't take a DE.
Von Miller ‏ (@MillerLite40): I’m loving what we’re doing in the draft!!! Brock Osweiler was a beast at ASU!!!!!!!
Chris Harris‏ (@CHarris_25): I’m liking the pick Derek Wolfe

Today there a numerous quality players still available to be selected over the next four rounds. I am feeling an OL, DT maybe LB and WR with the picks we have left. We also could be looking for another back, if so it may be the end for Knowshon. We could possibly trade him for an late round pick.

The remaining picks that we have are:

4 - 6 (101) - via TB (w/ #36 for #31 and #126)
4 - 13 (108) - via NYJ (Tim Tebow)
5 - 2 (137) - via STL (Brandon Lloyd)
6 - 18 (188) - via NYJ (Tebow)

Another interesting day of drafting ahead and hopefully we can continue to build this team.


  1. Finally some picks I can agree with. When I woke up this morning and saw we had drafted Danny Trevathan I was one happy boy. He was my favorite LB and close to my favorite player in the draft.

    Jackson was another player that I thought had all the things you looked for in a DL player but needs technique. I look for Jackson to be apart of the rotation at some point.

    Bolden and Blake I haven't had a look at yet. But I will have my thoughts on the draft up later today.

    Plus UDFAs are being signed. If reports are true and this is the list: GM Brian Xanders verified the Broncos signed nine undrafted free agents: San Jose State LB Duke Ihenacho, Kansas LB Steven Johnson, Missouri G Austin Wuebbels, Cal TE Anthony Miller, Oklahoma State DE Jamie Blatnick, Arizona State WR Gerell Robinson, San Jose State S Duke Ihenacho, Baylor LB Elliot Coffey and Texas A&M CB Coryell Judie..

    I am very happy we got Judie, he is going to be hard to cut :)

  2. Oh and for everyone that thinks Danny isn't big enough or tall enough go take a look at Jon Beason.

  3. Derek Wolfe-I like the pick, I just don't see how we had him rated above Still. He has good height and a good motor. He had the highest sack production of all the DT class this year, which is what we need, someone who actually gets to the QB instead of just close most of the time like Ayers. Maybe together Wolfe can get more production from Ayers.

    Brock Osweiler-As soon as Weeden went, I was nervous. I knew we liked him alot and he was next on most boards. I thought we might skip DT again and pick BO at #36. I trust John on QB evaluation and this is the guy he wanted. Learning behind Peyton will do wonders. Why did we get Hanie? It must be insurance for if Manning can't play anymore. That would make for a very long year.

    Ronnie Hillman-Love this guy. Trade up for him, why? I guess once James went off the board they felt they had to move up for him. Miller was still there though at 87.

    Omar Bolden-Never even looked at him. 5'10 and injured last year. Would much rather have had Sensabaugh.

    Philip Blake- Good pick. Played RT when Walton was at Baylor. Won't do that in the NFL though I don't think.

    Malik Jackson-This guy should have gone higher. I like the 3 DL guys who went a little before him (Crick, Daniels and Chapman) a little better, but I like him as a improvement over Beal. Maybe Beal backs up Doom instead and Hunter is on the bubble.

    Danny Trevathan-We signed Woodyard to 2 more years. Much the same type player. Even the same school.

  4. Digger, I think we tied. you were up by 5 after day one, and I guessed Brock Osweiler on day to for the broncos which should net 5 and bring it to a tie. I didn't guess the right round for him, that would have been 5 more points.

  5. Oh, OK. I didn't think I even scored, haha.

  6. Hey Digger. We had Wolfe rated higher because he was the best interior pass rusher available. There was only three maybe four of these guys available in the whole draft. I do think he went a bit high but he would have been taken in the second round sometime.

    We got Hanie because we didn't know who we could get in the draft. I think Hanie stays at number two this year and Brock is third string. Elway I think saw the cannon arm and fell in love with it. Plus being a best friend of Elway's son helps.

    Miller was fast and not elusive. Not the guy they like. Hillman I hope can do some things for us, but I was disappointed to see Gray go to the Chiefs.

    Bolden needs to stay healthy.

    Blake is great depth and could push for a starting role.

    Jackson needs to keep getting stronger and bigger but I love the potential.

    Trevathan will be starting ILB in a few years time, you heard it here first :)

    I will do the scores and hopefully have something up tonight.