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Diehard 03-09-2011 11:25 PM

Prospect Meetings / Workouts (2011 Edition)
 
Ah, the rare and mysterious new thread...

Once again, here's a single spot to put any info on visits or private workouts the Broncos have with individual players. Here's what we have so far (recent updates marked in orange):

* QB - Jake Locker - Washington
--source:http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d...titans-up-next

* QB - Blaine Gabbert - Missouri (team visit)
--source:http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_17836391

* QB - Colin Kaepernick - Nevada (team visit)
--source:http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/...r-Broncos.html

* QB - Cam Newton - Auburn (team visit)
--source:http://www.kdvr.com/sports/kdvr-is-c...,3235489.story

* RB - DeMarco Murray - Oklahoma
--source:http://newsok.com/ou-pro-day-army-gr...rticle/3547034

* RB - Kendall Hunter - Oklahoma State (team visit)
--source:http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/...nd-Saints.html

* RB - Daniel Thomas - Kansas State (team visit)
--source:http://twitter.com/HerbieTeope/status/55369828550184960

* RB - Jay Finley - Baylor (team visit)
--source:http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_17836391

* RB - Mikel Leshoure - Illinois (team visit)
--source:http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_17836391

* RB - Johnny White - North Carolina (team visit)
--source:http://www.facebook.com/BroncosZone/...50203091324002

* RB - Allen Bradford- USC
--source:http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/...al-others.html

* FB - Zac Pauga - Colorado State
--source:http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/...Zac-Pauga.html

* WR - Edmond Gates - Abilene Christian (team visit)
--source:http://www.jbscouting.com/index.php/...682-gates-dj-8

* TE - Julius Thomas - Portland State
--source:http://www.jbscouting.com/index.php/...jt-miami-visit

* TE - Andre Smith - Virginia Tech Go Hokies!
--source:http://www.kffl.com/team/15/nfl/denver-broncos

* OT/OG - Benjamin Ijalana - Villanova (team visit)
--source:http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_17836391

* OG - Danny Watkins - Baylor
--source:http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/spor...fighter.htm l

* DT - Nick Fairley - Auburn (team visit)
--source:http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slu...s_in_the_draft

* DT - Phil Taylor - Baylor (team visit)
--source:http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci...tid=1473605 2

* DT - Marcell Dareus - Alabama (team visit)
--source:http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/09000...-before-draft-

* DT - Marvin Austin - North Carolina (team visit)
--source:http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_17772110

* DT - Kenrick Ellis - Hampton (team visit)
--source:http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/...s-up-next.html

* DE/DT - Allen Bailey - Miami (team visit)
--source:http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/...r-Falcons.html

* DE - Da'Quan Bowers - Clemson (team visit)
--source:http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/...imitation.html

* DE - Aldon Smith - Missouri (team visit)
--source:http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_17719893

* DE/LB - Dontay Moch - Nevada (team visit)
--source:http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_17877378

* DE/LB - Ryan Coulton - Nevada
--source:http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/...r-Broncos.html

* LB - Von Miller - Texas A&M (team visit)
--source:http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/...ler-today.html

* LB - Lawrence Wilson - UConn (team visit)
--source:http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/...d-Broncos.html

* LB - Casey Matthews - Oregon (team visit)
--source:http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/...ens-today.html

* LB - Akeem Ayers - UCLA (team visit)
--source:http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft2...ory?id=6292306

* LB - Mason Foster - Washington (team visit)
--source:http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_17772110

* CB - Patrick Peterson - LSU (team visit)
--source:http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...es-at-pro-day/

* CB - Brandon Harris - Miami (team visit)
--source:http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/...ris-today.html

* CB - DeMarcus Van Dyke - Miami (team visit)
--source:http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/...ons-today.html

* FS - Jaiqwan Jarrett - Temple (team visit)
--source:http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/...-Patriots.html

* S - Quinton Carter - Oklahoma (team visit)
--source:http://www.pewterreport.com/index.ph...3:&Itemid= 15

* S - Da'Norris Searcy - North Carolina (team visit)
--source:http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci...847?source=rss

* ?? - Unnamed player [probably PP] at Boca Raton
--source:http://blog.denverbroncos.com/denver...efensive-line/

I'll update this post as new info comes in.

MadHatter 03-11-2011 06:12 PM

I am excited about the Von Miller workout. He us a playmaker and that is what the broncos need at every level of defense.

Timbathia 03-11-2011 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MadHatter (Post 2551353)
I am excited about the Von Miller workout. He us a playmaker and that is what the broncos need at every level of defense.

I dont have a problem with Miller, I just hope we trade down to get him rather than at #2.

Cunningham 03-15-2011 03:03 PM

at this point, is it safe to say that it will come down to fairley, dareus, miller, or peterson for our top pick? bowers seems unlikely with his medical issues and i haven't heard anything about us having interest in quinn.

Timbathia 03-16-2011 12:07 AM

Apparently we are having a private workout with Jake Locker. Interesting/weird?

Diehard 03-16-2011 12:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Timbathia (Post 2555320)
Apparently we are having a private workout with Jake Locker. Interesting/weird?

Yeah, I've got the link up above.

I think it is good business for teams to take a close look at a prospect they like at every position. This is about finding gems in a big pile of dirt, rocks and ****. You'd hate to have a guy you thought might be a special player end up a superstar on another team because you passed on taking a closer look due to needs at other positions.

In this particular case, who knows? Maybe Jacksonville saw enough positive from Tebow that they've indicated the potential for a trade is there. Maybe the new coaching staff wants to cover the bases in the quest for "their guy".

gpngc 03-16-2011 12:55 AM

Question: do you have this information from previous years? I think that would relevant and interesting to see if they actually picked any of the guys they met with...

Diehard 03-16-2011 01:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gpngc (Post 2555355)
Question: do you have this information from previous years? I think that would relevant and interesting to see if they actually picked any of the guys they met with...

Here's last year's:

http://draftcountdown.com/forum/show...2&#post2099732

Xanders basically said the smokescreening from Shanahan's day is a thing of the past - they now bring in the guys they like for workouts. I think the list from last year (which is incomplete) is evidence of that.

gpngc 03-16-2011 01:24 AM

Cool. Good stuff.

I bet the Broncos were one of the teams willing to take Alualu earlier than most had him pegged...

Diehard 03-16-2011 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gpngc (Post 2555371)
Cool. Good stuff.

I bet the Broncos were one of the teams willing to take Alualu earlier than most had him pegged...

I'm sure they were. 5-tech was a major area of need and there was a shortage of options available (hence them taking a close look at Odrick and Alualu).

Diehard 03-17-2011 12:11 PM

bump for updates

Cunningham 03-17-2011 03:07 PM

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft2...ory?id=6228384

not a private workout, but elway was at missouri's pro day. i'm hoping this is nothing more than elway doing his due diligence, but can you imagine the reaction of the fan base if we took gabbert at #2?

Diehard 03-17-2011 03:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cunningham (Post 2556981)
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft2...ory?id=6228384

not a private workout, but elway was at missouri's pro day. i'm hoping this is nothing more than elway doing his due diligence, but can you imagine the reaction of the fan base if we took gabbert at #2?

I was just about to post a tweet from Don Banks (who is there) on the same subject when I saw your message. Here it is anyway:

http://twitter.com/DonBanks

Sounds like Gabbert did well.

Due diligence is the name of the game... and if it scares some other teams at the same time, so be it.

Only way taking a QB high up is going to happen is if Tebow gets traded for good value. IMO, that could only happen if JAX initiated the discussion. I don't see this happening.

Diehard 03-18-2011 04:51 PM

Bump for Gabbert visit. Let the anti-Tebow conspiracy theories begin!

Diehard 03-21-2011 08:03 PM

Reorganized by position.

SolidGold 03-22-2011 09:50 AM

Just curious what you Denver Broncos fans think about Elway talking up a QB at number 2? Is this smokescreen? is he serious? Tebow is basically the same QB as Cam Newton (and the other two qbs mentioned in the below article)who for some reason is being talked about going #1 overall yet Tebow was not widely even considered a first round pick last year.


http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...rback-at-no-2/

Diehard 03-22-2011 11:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SolidGold (Post 2561525)
Just curious what you Denver Broncos fans think about Elway talking up a QB at number 2? Is this smokescreen? is he serious?

The new regime is doing its homework, which is wise when you've got the opportunity to pick pretty much any player in the draft. I think their preference is to go for defense, though.

If looking at QB's makes other teams nervous, well, that's a nice side benefit.

Namy 03-22-2011 02:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SolidGold (Post 2561525)
Just curious what you Denver Broncos fans think about Elway talking up a QB at number 2? Is this smokescreen? is he serious? Tebow is basically the same QB as Cam Newton (and the other two qbs mentioned in the below article)who for some reason is being talked about going #1 overall yet Tebow was not widely even considered a first round pick last year.


http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...rback-at-no-2/

Drafting a QB in the first round in two consecutive seasons? Not going to happen, especially if you have one of the worst defenses in the NFL. Not to mention, Tim Tebow is so marketable and - in my opinion - promising, I find it hard to believe that the Broncos would be willing to trade him away after 3 starts.

I'm 99% positive that this is a drafting ploy to generate interest in the #2 pick (for a possible trade-down). Depending on the picks we get in a trade-down, it might be worth it. But I personally prefer that we stay at the #2 overall spot.

Diehard 03-24-2011 03:02 PM

bump - updates

Cunningham 03-24-2011 06:23 PM

per rotoworld
Quote:

According to NFL Network's Mike Mayock, "everybody in the league" feels it would be an "upset" of the Broncos don't draft Alabama DT Marcell Dareus with the No. 2 pick in the draft. "Everybody in the league" is apparently already resigned to the fact that Carolina is drafting a quarterback. Dareus easily makes the most sense for a Denver team with perhaps the poorest defensive tackle depth chart in football. Dareus would give the Broncos another front-seven building block between young defensive end starters Elvis Dumervil (RE) and Robert Ayers (LE).
despite my love for peterson, i'd be more than happy with this

SolidGold 03-28-2011 08:12 AM

Have they worked out Anthony Sherman? He is a really underrated player (best FB in the draft), John Fox uses the FB in his offense. He had a good one in Brad Hoover and also used a fourth round pick two years ago to draft his replacement - Tony Fiametta.

I am working on a 7 round mock draft and was going to put Sherman to the Broncos in the 4th round but they don't have a 4th or 5th round pick. I know they have Spencer Larsen who is a very versatile player.

Will the Broncos be employing the same offensive philosophy? The Broncos need an RB and TE (although FOX never seemed to have an impact TE during his tenure in Carolina).

I do believe this draft will be focused on rebuilding the Broncos defense.

SolidGold 03-28-2011 08:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cunningham (Post 2563344)
per rotoworld

despite my love for peterson, i'd be more than happy with this

I think this draft is deep enough on the D-Line that the Broncos will go with Peterson at number 2 and address the defense line in the second.

Diehard 03-28-2011 11:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by njx9 (Post 2564959)
i don't think we need a TE from this draft, but if we take one, i think it'll be in that 6th round area, as that's where fox has usually gotten his guys. yes, i know he's not the gm here.

Speaking of later round TE's, here's some interesting stuff from the guy at Portland State regarding his visit with our TE coach:

http://www.jbscouting.com/index.php/...68-thomas-dj-5

Quote:

The tight end coach Barone came in from Denver on the 16th and we had a really good meeting I felt. Compared to other visits it was a lot about their plays and formations and see how well you can remember things. This meeting was more about what are you looking for when you get to the line and what are you identifying and picking up on with the defense based on alignments and where eyes are. It was more what I could pick up intuitively about the game.

Diehard 03-30-2011 11:45 PM

bump - bunch of updates

Diehard 03-31-2011 12:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by njx9 (Post 2566634)
i'm lazy and have a poor memory...

any chance you can * the lines that are new?

I will endeavor to mark it a little more clearly. I was putting the newest ones at the bottom before, but the jumble of positions bothered me as I like to quickly see where the team is focusing its efforts.


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