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  1. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbronco View Post
    Okay, thanks - that helps.
    It is hard to try and start guessing what I would like to see in the draft because I assume Elway will be VERY active in free agency. Until we see that, it is hard to predict what would be great for the Broncos to do.

    The areas of greatest concern for me are: OL, ILB, CB, and WR.

    This looks like, to my rudimentary eye, to be a great draft with lots of talent in the first 3 rounds. As you may recall, I am generally very interested in trading back to pick up another 1st or 2nd round pick. This year, with us picking at #15, I input DEN into the Draftek trade value chart (link below), and it looks like it would be great to trade back from #15 in exchange for #25 & #57 from MIN (obviously MIN is still subject to change depending on the playoffs).

    Unless there is someone seen as a true game changing player available at #15 (e.g. Isaiah Simmons, etc.), I would like the broncos to trade back for #25 and #57.....or something like that sort of thing.
    I still think we need more 1st, 2nd, & 3rd round talent......of course this whole scenario assumes that we pick the right guys with our draft picks.

    https://www.drafttek.com/NFL-Trade-V...equestTeam=den

    However, everything will be different after free agency.
    D line is a HUGE need for us. We're going to lose Harris and there's a decent chance that we also lose Wolfe.

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    Gotta have that IDL. We can be fine with plug and play type players.

    But, if you really want to get the most out of what we have left out of Von and Chubb...you got to have that other dawg that comes in the middle. Game/impact type player. Definitely worthy of consideration if we're picking BPA at 15.

    Cy put a Justin smith type comp with Epenesa...he'd look mighty fine in this unit.

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    James Lynch from Baylor is a surprise declaration. I love him as well for this DL


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    I still want Derrick Brown really badly

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgjohnson7851 View Post
    D line is a HUGE need for us. We're going to lose Harris and there's a decent chance that we also lose Wolfe.
    Why are we going to lose Harris?
    We have approximately $70M(?) to spend. Harris did not have a very good year.
    Is he a bad fit for Fangio's defense?
    Does Harris think he is worth more than he is actually worth? And will someone pay that amount?
    We signed Talib in free agency after DRC tried to jack up his price. How is this different (or is it actually the same)?

    Wolfe said he isn't looking to break the bank; he just wants a fair contract. It seems that Elway is all about 'fair contracts'. They should be able to strike a deal, right?

    I would be happy with Isaiah Simmons or some other blue chip guy if that is a position of opportunity by the time the draft rolls around.
    Cy's article on Wirfs is really compelling. He sounds great!

    https://predominantlyorange.com/2020...ing-offseason/
    Last edited by dbronco; 01-18-2020 at 09:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbronco View Post
    Why are we going to lose Harris?
    We have approximately $70M(?) to spend. Harris did not have a very good year.
    Is he a bad fit for Fangio's defense?
    Does Harris think he is worth more than he is actually worth? And will someone pay that amount?
    We signed Talib in free agency after DRC tried to jack up his price. How is this different (or is it actually the same)?

    Wolfe said he isn't looking to break the bank; he just wants a fair contract. It seems that Elway is all about 'fair contracts'. They should be able to strike a deal, right?

    I would be happy with Isaiah Simmons or some other blue chip guy if that is a position of opportunity by the time the draft rolls around.
    Cy's article on Wirfs is really compelling. He sounds great!

    https://predominantlyorange.com/2020...ing-offseason/
    It sounds like Harris isn't a fan of Fangio's system, and to be fair, he's not really a good fit in Fangio's system.

    I'd like to see Wolfe come back... I'd be fine with a tackle in the first round as well

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    Shelby is probably going to demand top IDL dollar....but he's not that type of player. If he was combined with a true stalwart in the interior..he would look really really good..but he's not "the" guy there.

    He'd be okay in Fangio's system as long as he's not NT..but again he's not the type of player that will wreck the interior consistently.

    A nice piece to have...but not at the price he will likely command.

    A Calais Campbell pickup (if cut) can honestly be considered a significant upgrade..

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