Mohrmann: The Broncos left something on the table
With a hole at middle linebacker, it seemed that they had their choice between Alec Ogletree and Manti Te’o. The Broncos passed and instead opted to bolster their defensive line with Sylvester Williams. And for the life of me I can’t figure out why…
...For all we know, Williams could go on to have a hall of fame career and help lead the Broncos to multiple Super Bowls. But for me, Alec Ogletree would have instantly changed the tone set by the defense. There is already a pass rushing threat when it comes to Von Miller, but Ogletree plays with the fierceness and speed that will have an impact on every down. Ogletree possesses the tools that made him a standout in the SEC, the next closest thing to NFL.
If you've read through the latest edition of Chewing the Fat, you'll know I wanted the Broncos to choose Alec Ogletree at #28.
Apparently, there were two voices in the wilderness.
Over the next few days, weeks, and months, you're going to hear a lot about Sylvester Williams being a great pick. Perhaps he will be. With the draft being a bit more lottery and a lot less skill, anything can happen.
But a year from now, don't come crying to ol' uncle TJ when Ogletree wins Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Someone has to be a contrarian around here.