Let’s not start…

Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! Now that the draft is over, it's a good time to step back and consider what should be expected of Denver's newest players.

And as Mike Klis suggests, the answer is probably not very much, at least aside from first-rounder Bradley Roby.

Especially in the case of an overdog like these Broncos, rookies rarely play large roles.

After all, the reason the Broncos have become perennial SB favorites is that they have no glaring holes (and they have PMFM).

Think about it - how many of Denver's current players had significant impacts as rookies?

There's Ryan Clady, Von Miller, Chris Harris, Orlando Franklin, and maybe Derek Wolfe. But, each filled a gaping hole on a team that wasn't that good the year before.

Stars like Demaryius and Julius Thomas, Eric Decker, and Danny Trevathan grew into their roles over time. The same may occur with Malik Jackson, Sly Williams, and Montee Ball. We'll see.

It will be something of a shock of Michael Schofield starts at right tackle (although Jeff Legwold says the team thinks it's possible), or if more than one undrafted rookie makes the final 53.

And unless the Broncos unearthed a gem this weekend, that's pretty much how it should be.


Videos: BTV and Johns Elway and Fox recap Denver's draft; Cody Latimer and Michael Schofield are introduced.

Troy Renck echoes Klis's sentiment - don't expect a lot from Latimer just yet. But Legwold thinks Latimer's blocking acumen might mean otherwise.

Roby was raised by a particularly strong and foresightful mother.

Legwold says the Broncos didn't love any of the running backs in this class.

Along with Klis, Andrew Mason and Arnie Stapleton think WR/PR Isaiah Burse is the most interesting of Denver's UDFA signings.

Andrew Mason breaks down the Lamin Barrow, Matt Paradis, and Corey Nelson picks.

Woody Paige suggests a few veteran free agents for Denver to potentially add to the roster.


Philly traded RB Bryce Brown to Buffalo for a conditional 2015 fourth-rounder.

Tampa Bay reportedly turned away six teams who made offers for QB Mike Glennon.

Michael Sam and the Rams

Nuggest and Avs president Josh Kroenke is proud of his family's role in the selection of Sam.

Mike Silver, Mike TanierJudy Battista, Robert Klemko, Eric Edholm, and Jeffri Chadiha react to Sam's having been drafted.

Sam's isn't the only great story among Rams draftees, as St. Louis native Mo Alexander once worked as a janitor at the Edward Jones Dome.


Don Banks, John Clayton, Mike Freeman (who hears this might be Adrian Peterson's last year in Minnesota), and Greg Bedard analyze the final day of the draft.

Here are Gil Brandt's favorite undrafted players, some of whom remain unsigned.

Chris Burke lists a few veterans who should be looking over their shoulder after this weekend.

Chase Stuart puts into perspective the receiver- and defensive back-heavy early rounds of the draft.

If draft grades and winners/losers are your thing, the SI guys and Will Brinson have you covered.

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