Good Morning, Broncos fans! Until recent days, news had been nonexistent regarding Denver's visits and workouts with 2013 draft prospects.
As we noted yesterday afternoon, the DP has reported that Denver auditioned Michigan State RB Le'Veon Bell recently and hosted Miami (Ohio) QB Zac Dysert at Dove Valley on Monday.
Next up is a report from Tony Pauline that the Broncos were among several teams to have met with BSU corner Jamar Taylor. Pauline calls Taylor the "hottest" corner prospect and says he's either visited with or worked out for Denver, Houston, New England, Atlanta, San Francisco, Baltimore, and Miami.
The 5-11, 192 lb. corner ran a blazing 4.39-second forty, put up 22 reps on the bench press, and ran a 4.06-second 20-yard shuttle at combine, all of which were among the best marks of any corner prospect who participated. Here are his NFP and NFLDS reports, plus some highlights from his BSU career.
While discussing the prospects of Nebraska RB Rex Burkhead, Jeff Legwold says the Broncos are looking for a back in the 225-230 lb. range.
After adjusting for chance and Hail Mary throws, FO's data says Peyton Manning had the league's seventh best interception rate.
Peyton and Ashley Manning issued a statement regarding their donation to the Pat Summit Foundation.
Here's a video feature on the USO tour which included Von Miller and Champ Bailey.
San Diego added roster fillers WR Deon Butler, CB Cornelius Brown, and WR Dan DePalma; New England added Raiders DT Tommy Kelly; Jacksonville added Browns WR Mohamad Massaquoi; Seattle added WR Brett Swain; Tampa Bay retained QB Dan Orlovsky; LOLJets TE Jeff Cumberland signed his RFA tender; Detroit released WR Brian Robiskie; Cincy worked out Cowboys RB Felix Jones and will host Browns TE Alex Smith; Dallas is reportedly interested in adding Chiefs T Eric Winston.
The Ultimate Teammate™ will of course be flipping tires and pulling trucks next week, and Vinny Testaverde is apparently the latest schmuck to take up the quixotic task of fixing the UT's mechanics; Chris Weinke took a crack at that fool's errand last week.
Since teams aren't willing to wate their time and money traveling to see him at a pro day, JaMarcus the Hutt will reportedly be visiting teams to show his stuff.
A referendum will be held in Miami on whether to give welfare queen Stephen Ross a fat handout to help upgrade the Dolphins' stadium.
WVU QB Geno Smith will visit the Browns and LOLJets; USC QB Matt Barkley will visit the Browns and Bills; Miami is said to be enamored enough in Oklahoma tackle Lane Johnson to consider moving up into the top ten to get him.
The CBS guys updated their mocks, with Denver taking UCLA DE Datone Jones, OSU DT Johnathan Hankins, and Alabama DT Jesse Williams at #28.
Largely echoing what Ted wrote yesterday, Greg Cosell says safeties with the ability to cover tight ends are growing in importance.
Although he looks forward to the day when an NFL player is able to come out as gay, Jason Cole warns that the media must not go on a witch-hunt in order to break the news.
Following up on PK's MMQB, John Clayton says Oakland's major clearout of dead money may force them to spend a whole lot of cash over the next three offseasons. Should be fun times watching them overpay players to reach the salary floor.
Jason La Canfora thinks the LOLJets' stance regarding Darrelle Revis's workout bonus is a mere continuation of their circus act, and he says it's time for them to end the ordeal by dealing Revis to Tampa Bay. Jason Fitzgerald considers Revis's options, and he thinks the LOLJets should just cut bait with the Ultimate Self-Promoter™.
Andy Benoit discusses the Browns roster; the PFF guys revisit the 2008-10 drafts of the Chiefs and Dolphins; Tom Gowers looks back at the 2007 Draft, which was pretty much a disaster for Denver (Jarvis Moss, Tim Crowder, Ryan Harris, and Marcus Thomas).
Chase Stuart considers whether certain positions are more predictable in terms of statistical performance from year to year.
Christmas Ape translates PK's MMQB for the rest of us.
Updated 12:29pm ET 4/9/13 - Jamar Taylor's 40, shuttle, and bench press results were among the best not "the best" as we'd originally written