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Broncos select South Florida CB Kayvon Webster at #90

For the second time Friday night, the Broncos went with a surprising choice, taking South Florida corner Kayvon Webster with the 28th pick of the third round (90th overall) in the 2013 Draft.

The 5-10, 195-lb. corner ran an impressive 4.41-second forty at the combine, and the Broncos reportedly met with him at the East-West Shrine Game.

Webster joins a crowded cornerback group featuring Champ Bailey, Chris Harris, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Tony Carter, Omar Bolden, and Mario Butler.

Updated 11:48am ET

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Gut Reaction: Broncos draft Kayvon Webster with pick #90

Sometimes you just have to be honest with your readers.

I've never seen Kayvon Webster play--not once.  Not one time.  And when that happens, you'd better not pretend like you know what the hell you're talking about.   We're not that kind of site.

But that's why Al Gore invented video.  So let's get to it--all of us on the fly.

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Gut Reaction: Broncos draft Montee Ball with pick #58

Willis McGahee said it was coming--the Broncos drafting another running back to come in and take his job.

It happened a little earlier than most expected, but McGahee is going to have to fend off the NCAA's all-time leader in rushing TDs, Wisconsin's Montee Ball.

Ball doesn't blow me away--he's not as electric as most NFL running backs.  However, he's a solid runner.  He's quicker than he is fast; further, he's got a nice little jump cut and instincts for daylight.  Clearly, the guy has a feel for the end zone.  Of course, a lot of guys could find the end zone running behind Wisconsin's huge line.  

Ball comes with a lot of wear on the tires.  He plugged away so often in college, one wonders if he's got much left in the tank, even at the age of 22.  During his last two seasons at Wisconsin, Ball has averaged 332 carries.

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Broncos select Wisconsin RB Montee Ball with 58th pick

The Broncos got their back. But it wasn't the guy anyone expected. For months now - ever since Denver lost to Baltimore in the playoffs - we've been reading in the DP that the Broncos wanted a bigger running back.

With the 58th pick in the draft, Denver took 5-11, 214 lb. Badgers running back Montee Ball, who ran an uninspiring 4.66-second 40-yard dash at the combine.

A consensus All-American in each of the past two seasons, Ball's 83 touchdowns from scrimmage are the most in Division I history.

Ball had a monster 2011 season, with 2,229 yards from scrimmage on 331 touches, for an average of 6.73 yards per touch and 39 total touchdowns, and was a Heisman finalist for his efforts.

Updated 11:40am ET

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Live 2013 NFL Draft analysis: Third round

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.

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Live 2013 NFL Draft analysis: Second round

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.

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Testing Sly Williams

Sylvester Williams started his college career at Coffeyville Community College. By the time he had finished his second season there, he was an honorable mention Junior College All-American with 12.5 tackles for loss and five blocked kicks.

He was given no shortage of options on schools to attend after that, but he decided on North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and immediately entered the starting lineup there in 2011. He had 54 tackles (seven for loss) and 2.5 sacks, and fit well with the great talent all along the Tar Heels defensive line.

Denver took him with the 28th pick in the first round of the 2013 Draft, and they count themselves lucky to do so. So do I. I’m going through his film at this point, (which isn’t a burden) and I’ll need a few days to get it all done. But until then, an ESPN Sport Science segment featuring him gives us and the Broncos a lot of good reasons why we all should be happy with him:

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Green Bay extends Rodgers; Steelers add Stephens-Howling; Jags may take corner atop second round

We'll continue to keep you posted on the day's developing news here.

Updated 6:15pm ET

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Chewing the Fat: Broncos select Sylvester Williams

The IAOFM staff discuss the Broncos' selection of North Carolina DT Sylvester Williams in the 2013 NFL Draft

TJ: First Manti Te'o mention!  Drink! Another one!  Berman said, Te'o!  drink! I'm already hammered! They've already said it a dozen times.

Doc: Should make this easier; Gruden's having an orgasm over Te’o right now.

Ted: Let the record show that Ted Bartlett says the top two players in this class are Star Lotulelei and Jarvis Jones.

TJ: Haha, I'm glad you said that, since I was telling my good friend Doug Lee that I wanted Lotulelei, but that I wasn't going to get him.

Doc: I only hope that he doesn't fall to the Raiders.

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Gut Reaction: Broncos draft Sylvester Williams

After all these years, after all the whining I’ve done for the Broncos to pick a defensive tackle in the first round, they finally went and did it.

So you’d think I’d be excited as hell.

I'm only halfway there, and perhaps it's not because I'm so down on Sylveser Williams, as much as I was hoping the Broncos would move up and grab Star Lotulelei or Sharrif Floyd as they fell down the board.

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