Happy Friday, Broncos fans! One down, six to go. Denver is scheduled to pick twice tonight; it wouldn't be a shock to see them add an extra pick by offering up a choice from 2015, when they expect to have 11 picks.
As for what's already happened, this is one of our favorite times - when personnel execs offer a bit of a glimpse into how they think.
We drafted our #1 guy talk aside, there's a ton of frankness being offered up, and that's about as good as it gets.
Here's some of what is being said:
- According to Mike Klis, Denver tried to swing deals for the #15, #16, and #17 picks to get C.J. Mosley, but were unable to. He went at #17 to Baltimore. Klis adds that Kyle Fuller was a favorite as well, but he went at #14.
- Atlanta also found the price too steep to move back into that part of the first round.
- Niners GM Trent Baalke says the price to trade all the way up for Odell Beckham was just too high.
- Seattle's move down from #32 was apparently prompted by the disappearance of Florida DT Dominique Easley from the board (to New England).
Andrew Mason says Roby's athleticism means he'll help Denver right from the get-go.
As Jeff Legwold notes, Denver has quite a quartet of physical corners.
That side-by-side looks even worse when considering the details of Roby's so-called troubled past:
The “bar fight” was clarified as a shoving match where he was the individual being threatened. The drinking-and-driving was just an inaccurate report, as he was simply asleep in his car.
Troy Renck thinks BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy and/or an offensive tackle might be on Denver's radar for tonight.
Legwold adds Donte Moncrief, Jarvis Landry, Jordan Matthews, Joel Bitonio, Morgan Moses, and Charles Sims as possible Day 2 picks.
The Broncos will also be looking at middle linebacker candidates throughout the second day like Louisville's Preston Brown.
Mark Kiszla thinks Denver should have taken Marqise Lee instead.
Not that it means a whole lot in early May, but Chiefs LB Tamba Hali apparently showed up to offseason workouts 20 pounds overweight.
Given that he's still a Dolphin, it shouldn't shock that Mike Pouncey has apparently learned nothing from the Incognito/Martin mess.
Michael Sam has signed his first endorsement deal, with Visa.
GFY, Dan Snyder. Really, GFY.
Chris Burke discusses prospects who went either higher or lower than he'd expected.
Robert Mays considers which teams added to areas of existing strength last night.
Gil Brandt ranks his favorite remaining 93 prospects.