Depth Chart ¦ Offseason Review (Coming Soon!)
2.4 DT Derek Wolfe, Cincinnati
- Broncos had a need a DT, but Wolfe, in my opinion is a slight reach early in the 2nd. He’s solid against the run, and doesn’t make many mistakes, but I think Still or Worthy could of been better options.
2.25 QB Brock Osweiler,Arizona St.
- I understand the pick, but I don’t like it. Where’s the help for Manning so the Broncos can win now? Osweiler may not play for the 3 years, so why not address WR,RB,or TE here instead? But insurance was needed for Manning, so it could work out, eventually.
3.4 RB Ronnie Hillman,San Diego St.
- Hillman is solid value in round 3, and fills a need, but better RB’s are on the board with Lamar Miller and Chris Polk
4.6 CB Omar Bolden,Arizona St.
- Bolden would of had a solid 2nd round grade if not for an injured ACL. Broncos need depth and youth behind Tracy Porter and Champ Bailey, so this is a solid pick.
4.13 C Phillip Blake,Baylor
- Blake was my #2 C and in my opinion is an upgrade over Broncos current starter JD Walton. Great pick in the middle of the draft.
5.2 DE Malik Jackson,Tennesee
- Jackson is a great athlete who provides great depth behind Robert Ayers and Elvis Dumervil. Jackson’s value falls within in this range as well.
6.18 LB Danny Trevathan,Kentucky
- Trevathan can be a great special teams player and solid OLB. Very productive in college.
Overall Draft Grade
|DT||Signed Justin Bannan|
|CB||Signed Tracy Porter; Signed Drayton Florence|
|WR||Signed Andre Caldwell;Re-Signed Matt Willis and Brandon Stokley|
(Other Potential Needs: ILB,OG,C)
It looks like the Broncos will build around Tim Tebow, who just finds ways to win. They will need to address a couple of spots on offense to give him some help. They need consistent play from the OG to help in the run game. While Eric Decker has built a nice rapport with Tebow, they still lack a true #1 play maker. At RB, Moreno hasn’t lived up to his 1st Rd selection and McGahee isn’t getting any younger. On Defense, they need to find a clog in the middle on the D-Line and look for Champ Bailey’s eventual replacement at CB.
- Signed S Mike Adams
- Re-signed ILB Joe Mays
- Signed QB Peyton Manning
- Re-signed Wesley Woodyard
- Signed TE’s Jacob Tamme and Joel Dressen
- Signed QB Caleb Hanie
2012 Free Agents
|1.2||OLB-Von Miller||All-Pro LB who led team in sacks with 11.5 (15/15)|
|2.45||S-Rahim Moore||Started strong, but digressed as the season went on (15/7)|
|2.46||OT-Orlando Franklin||Great run blocker, but was guilty of too many penalties and needs to improve in pass protection (16/16)|
|3.67||ILB-Nate Irving||Never emerged from a crowded group of LB’s (16/0)|
|4.108||S-Quinton Carter||Pass coverage needs help, but has a solid future (16/10)|
|4.129||TE-Julius Thomas||Didn’t really blow anyone away on the field and an ankle sparin ended his season (4/1)|
|6.189||LB-Mike Mohamed||Didn’t do much in very limited action (2/0)|
|7.204||TE-Virgil Green||Never wowed anyone, but did earn playing time due to blocking ability (15/3)|
|7.247||DE-Jeremy Beal||Cut in training camp, and ended up on practice squad (0/0)|