Discuss the fourth through seventh rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft with fellow IAOFM readers
It's a true absurdity of DUI laws. Critics of these provisions point out that it creates exactly the wrong incentive. If sleeping it off in your car is just as bad as driving drunk, then you might as well drive home. The law should encourage you to sleep it off, not vice versa. If Roby's BAC was above the legal limit when he first went to sleep, and he chose to sleep it off rather than drive drunk, that shows that he's a person of high character, not low character. But this obvious truism requires too much thinking for the Mike Klises of the world.
Really strange that no one has taken a flyer on this guy.
Skov is still on the board...
I'd agree that nickel was the biggest need and Barrow was on my list. Fast, works well in open space, doesn't use his hands enough, but should be a good nickel with a little training. Needs an NFL body (he's up 12 lb from his junior year) but handles both man and zone coverage well. Classic nickel player.
He's an old time Mike - doesn't fit Denver's scheme. I like him too, btw - just don't see him in Denver.
That's cool. Hopefully he'll get some guidance from Atwater (not specifically, but through his son and the rest of the Broncos).
I think his off the field issues are non-issues. Granted, any guy that puts himself in a situation to be up against bouncers probably could have made a better decision in the first place, but that's not to say he's done anything wrong. From what I hear, the video exonorated him. The sleeping in a car with a BAC of 0.008 still baffles me. I've slept in my car when I was too drunk to drive. That's the better choice to make IMO.
I'm very unimpressed with Kansas City's draft. How can they possibly justify not adding a wide receiver from this loaded draft class?
Interesting tweet from Brandon Spano:"Bradley Roby's best friend is Steve Atwater's son. Elway called Steve today and his old pal said great things about Roby."
I like how we add an undersized speed linebacker on day three every year. There's no reason to draft an undersized backer early when so many talented ones slide down, or all the way off, the board every year.
Nickel LB was the bigger need, so I'm thrilled with the pick. Scouts Inc report says he can play inside, but others like NFL.com say he's exclusively a Will. If he can compete with Irving, that's gravy.
I would support drafting a Mile as well.
He doesn't look to project inside. I hope we address Mike in round 6/7 or FA.
There doesn't seem to be a consensus regarding whether he'll be a Mike or a Will, but he can cover. Of course, if he was a good prospect he would have been drafted earlier, so who knows.
Really, really like the Barrow pick. Long, fast, versatile -- seems like a poor man's Shazier.
Hey, a LB! Lamin Barrow might be able to play Mike AND stay on the field in the nickel! Maybe.
I'd still take a rangy cover LB like Tripp as well.
"Barrow is one of the better athletes you will see at the linebacker position. He is listed at being 6’2 – 232, but he has a long frame and could easily get to 240+. His play strength is good, but not great, and he is explosive. He has excellent play speed and body control showing quick feet and easy change of direction. His play speed is sub 4.6. He lines up as a Will linebacker, and because of his athleticism, they have him playing in space often."
They took a good LB! The highest rated ILB that was on the NFP's list before today started: http://www.nationalfootballpos...Lamin Barrow
There goes Williamson.
I'm surprised that David Yankey lasted as long as he did.
I think Bibbs is someone who shouldn't be counted on this year but, with coaching--especially learning to block--, could be a contributor a year or two down the line. The argument against him (other than 1 year wonder) is that he had a good, experienced OL/TE blocking for him. I would have liked to see him stay in college another year, but with the guys in front of him graduating it is really obvious why he didn't.
Another CSU guy I'm interested in seeing is Shaquil Barrett. I don't know where he'd fit (he's played DE, OLB and [apparently] MLB) but he has contently been productive. I think he could be a sub-package guy who could line up in several different positions and add to any team's pass rush but I wouldn't want to see him singled up trying to cover NFL talent.
If they picked him up, I wouldn't mind at all. Doesn't have the range a Tripp has but he can fill the middle nicely.
I think if they were to do that though, they would have to trade back so they have a total of 10 draft picks. Then, draft players all from the Big 10 just so you could call your draft class "The Big 10"
I like Bullough - he looks like Urlacher. Pretty much all I know about him.
Agreed with list. Or they could go Big 10 Again ;) and pick Max Bullough?
Players still sitting that I would not mind if the Broncos to took (no particular order):- Isaiah Crowell, RB- Lache Seastrunk, RB- Telvin Smith, LB- Jordan Tripp, LB- Avery Williamson, LB- Shayne Skov, LB
16 picks to go now, and now wondering if Broncos could package and move up again in 5th if someone they love is sitting there. Just a thought. Hurry up draft, I have to leave soon!
Lorenzo Taliaferro, who just went to Baltimore, is an intriguing big back from a small school.
Acoording to Chase Stuart, we benefitted from the trade by 31% That's a pretty big gap considering we "lost" 17% from the trade for the Cody Latimer pick.
Yeah Ive been wondering about roster spots this year with all the guys coming back of IR.
Reach after reach after reach in the 4th. Fingers crossed for the 5th...
Tom Savage is finally drafted and Texans finally have a young QB. (Not totally sold on him anyway but seems a worthy pick as a 4th comp pick.)
Hard to comment on it fully until it all plays out you know? Let's see how they make out this year, and next, then we'll see the benefits (or lack thereof).
Give up an extra pick to move back 25 spots?? And then get a 5th rounder for next year, which is the equivalent of a 6th this year, which means they're down to six picks this year, and back up to a potential 11 next year? I don't see the benefit on this one.
Broncos trade 4-131 and 7-246 to CHI for 5-156 and their 5th rounder in 2015 draft.— Patrick Smyth (@psmyth12) May 10, 2014
Broncos trade 4-131 and 7-246 to CHI for 5-156 and their 5th rounder in 2015 draft.
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With Detroit, I heard. Got a 5th out of it.
Apparently so! Must've traded down into the 5th? Couple of picks for it? Maybe they'll still get the LB they want.
Did we trade down?
Sam Gettleman gets it.
Wow, a lot of reaches (imho) this round. Someone (we think is) good will be there when Broncos pick.
Local kid Kapri Bibbs from CSU could be an FA target tonight. He only had one season of production, but it was an insanely productive season with 1746 yards and 31 touchdowns.
Be fine with me! He'd be awesome on special teams, too. 4th might be a little early for him but as of now they have no 5th so if they want him...
Lache Seastrunk is kind of interesting. He has his share of flaws, but he can make people miss and he's got legit breakaway speed. Kind of seems like the player they expected Hillman to be.
And there goes Oregon's D'Anthony Thomas, to KC. (Not 100% sold on him anyway, but that was one I thought Denver might have interest in.)
C'mon baby, give us Tripp.
Wouldn't shock me either, I def expect them to take one today, just with their first pick of the day wonder if they'd take one that highly since they've taken RBs fairly high previous two drafts. I guess if there's one they really like (I'm just not seeing one worth it in the 4th, but no other picks til 6th so maybe...)
A running back wouldn't shock me.
9 picks to go. I'd be surprised, very, if it's not LB, or at least defense in general. BPA for ILB, DL or S.
I wonder if Skov or Jordan Zumwalt will be there at end of 4th round? There should also be a decent RB there. Still seems so far away though...
I don't know if the Bronco coaches think he fits their scheme, but I have still got my fingers crossed for Shayne.
Desir is a very attractive project player. Our depth @ CB would be unreal.
We getting Skov today? Other players I'd like to see in Denver: Pierre Desir and De'Anthony Thomas.
Haha. Totally missed that one. Thanks Yahmule.
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What time does the draft start today?