Random thought here but Solomon Thomas could slide in at DE nicely. Crick is aight so Thomas wouldn't have to be huge at first. It seems like Elway doesn't love throwing guys into the fire
i bet Elway'a at least gonna call Shaw and do his due diligence on him
One o-lineman I can see Elway drafting at #20 is Forrest Lamp. He looks so good on the videos I've watched and it would be a very smooth transition to LG. A gargantuan upgrade over Max Garcia, who should be the backup center/guard if the team builds a quality o-line.
I am also fine with Cam Robinson at #20. He's certainly worth the pick. Another guy that can play LG right away for this team, with the upside of maybe being able to play LT.
I don't buy the speech about this draft class not having an o-lineman for the #20 pick. Lamp is excellent. Robinson is pretty good. They are better players than some o-linemen drafted early in previous drafts.
Forrest Lamp has the potential to become a Zack Martin type of OG in the NFL.
This team needs to move on from the weak, finesse blockers like Schofield, Sambrailo and Stephenson and bring the guys that can sustain blocks and move the pile.
Regarding OL at 20 or if we move up if we get two comp 3's.
It depends who falls. Lamp is possible but some concerns with him having short arms. Robinson struggles with speed rushers and gets a lot of penalties, but he'd be a really good pick. Has talent to be a 10-year LT in the NFL.
In general its still not a great OL class for guys ready to play right away.
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I am also bullish on Dion Dawkins, who I think can be a day one starter at RT. If we went in another direction at #20 and then moved up to an early 2nd and took Dawkins, I would be happy with that.
Edit: We can sit at 20 and see if Robinson falls to us and then trade up in the 2nd to get TE Engram or see if OJ Howard falls to us and trade up to get Dawkins...but I do think OT & TE are the most likely top two positions we draft at this time.
Last edited by MHSalute; 02-19-2017 at 01:09 PM.
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Calling it now... Elway moves back from #20 to get Brown's #33 and Joe Thomas
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