It’s smokescreen time

Good Morning, Broncos fans! We're finally into the home stretch, with four days left until the start of the 2014 NFL Draft.

With, that speculation is ready to ramp up, which means smokescreens galore and scattered tidbits of truth.

Get your waders on - the bullshit is about to start piling high.

As Woody Paige presents it, the Broncos have already handed him over their entire board, even telling him during which rounds they're interested in which prospects.

That's not to say it's all baloney.

Most of the names Woody mentions have been linked to Denver via reported interest or official visits. The team isn't bringing players to Dove Valley on a bluff.

FWIW, Paige says Denver loves Tennessee running back Rajoin Neal as a potential Day 3 pick.

And there does figure to be some insightful truth in his column; the trick is figuring out which one or two items qualify.

Could the Broncos even move up from #31?

Mike Klis says it's possible, but he suggests that doing so might require mortgaging part of the 2015 Draft.

Klis adds that the team expects to end up with "multiple" (untradeable) comp picks next year.

But in an interesting glimpse into how Denver constructs its 100-player draft board, Klis hints at a strong argument against moving up - the perceived historic depth of this year's draft class.


Mark Kiszla would like to see Denver move up for C.J. Mosley.

Charley Casserley thinks New England's offseason moves have largely been made with the Broncos in mind.

Stuart Zaas discusses defensive backs drafted by Denver.

Paul Klee revisits SB 32 for some thoughts on what these Broncos need out of their defense.

Troy Renck indulges in a ridiculous exercise - redoing Denver's 2012 draft with cherrypicked hindsight.

C.J. Anderson visited with a fan who's battling MS.


The Bills could reportedly be sold as soon as July.

As expected, Minnesota (Christian Ponder) and New Orleans (Mark Ingram) did not exercise their fifth-year options for their 2011 first-rounders.

A group of HOFers say Michael Sam will be accepted within the locker room, with Art Shell proclaiming that NFL players are less homophobic than their fans.

Meanwhile, Jim Brown spoke out against the NCAA, characterizing it as a "reprehensible" organization and its use of athletes as "exploitation."


Coaches and team execs are not fans of the delayed draft, especially since it cuts down on their time for developing rookies.

Greg Gabriel ranks top interior offensive linemen.


After 35 years of tireless work, Mel Kiper Jr. has stopped producing his annual draft guide.

Chase Stuart examines how the mobility and height of quarterbacks have changed over the years, plus the draft capital spent in acquiring them.

Jarrett Bell considers whether Houston might take Johnny Manziel first overall, while Jerry Jones speaks of having passed over Randy Moss.

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