With the 31st pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Broncos have selected Ohio State corner Bradley Roby.
The 5-11, 194-pounder ran a 4.39-second forty at the combine, good for the fourth best time among corners.
In three seasons with the Buckeyes, Roby tallied 179 total tackles (7.5 for loss), eight interceptions (two for scores), and 41 passes defensed.
Ted Bartlett evaluates draft-eligible prospects in his spare time, among a number of activities he pursues, including managing an accounting team, golf, studying for the CPA exam, insulting various religious figures in writing, and generally, staying ahead of more than a few curves. During the 2012 NFL Draft, he wiped the passion off of Jeff Legwold's face by nailing the Derek Wolfe pick, when Jeff had never even heard of him. Ted also focuses on the NFL's business and legal environment, offensive and defensive schemes, going off on unrelated tangents, and all 32 teams in the NFL. Follow along as he offers his instant analysis of tonight's NFL Draft.
Happy Draft Day, friends! Today, I unveil my annual Rational Actor Mock Draft. I’ve been doing it in various forms since 2009, and it’s the only bit of Mockery that we do here at IAOFM.
This year, you get the day-late, buck-short version, because I’ve been moving homes this last week, and because I’m heading to Vegas today (for Mother’s Day, not specifically for the draft).
As in the past, the intent of this exercise is not to predict what WILL happen. It’s to give my opinion of what SHOULD happen.
No, we wouldn't waste your time just to announce that Peter King has Minnesota defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman to Denver at #31 in his annual mock draft (Tebow jokes, perhaps).
But PK included this in his snippet:
"John Fox loves Hageman," one GM told me Monday...
If you subscribe to the Denver Post's Broncos-related email list, your inbox received this gem of a message on Monday evening:
Breaking News: John Elway says Broncos could trade up or down in NFL draft
Thanks, guys. In other news, the team might also use their pick at #31 (if someone takes an unexpected tumble, as Sly Williams did), or even let the clock run out so that Seattle can again show how much faster they are.
According to the Free Press, the Broncos recently hosted Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson.
As Woody Paige put it, Denver "gave unusual attention to the overlooked" junior wideout.
According to Woody Paige, the Broncos recently hosted UCLA guard Xavier Su'a-Filo.
The 6-4, 307-pound senior has been projected to Denver in countless mocks this spring.
Per Silver and Black Pride, Stanford running back Tyler Gaffney says he's visited with the Broncos, Raiders, and 49ers, among other teams.
The 5-11, 220-pounder gained 1,795 yards from scrimmage and scored 22 touchdowns as a senior in 2013.
Happy Friday, friends. As promised, here’s my look at the defensive position groupings for the 2014 Draft. This class is strong at cornerback and interior defensive line, and it’s weak at linebacker, edge rusher, and safety.
Don’t be surprised if guys are over-drafted at those positions, because of the shortage there.
After the jump, we’ll get into the nitty-gritty of things. Ready… BEGIN!!
Happy Thursday, friends. Somehow, some way, I’ve found a few minutes to think (and write) about the upcoming NFL Draft, which starts a week from today. I thought I’d share some thoughts on a few players in each position group, and that I’d split that into two articles. Today, you get a serving of offense, and schedule willing, tomorrow, I should have some defense for you.
I find the Broncos to be in excellent shape, in terms of the overall roster construction, and that there’s minimal need to worry about “needs” right now. A case could be made about drafting for need for seasons following 2014, but I think a best player available approach is the way to go right now. Particularly, I hope the Broncos are focused on maximizing value.
Anyway, let’s get started, on the other side of the jump. Ready…BEGIN!!