"Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes." ~ Publilius Syrus
I hadn't considered Watt... but after comparing his stats to his brother, understanding the mentality and work-ethic of that family, and watching highlights, I'm sold.
If we do trade back into the 2nd (I think we do this if Foster, McCaffrey, and Njoku/Howard are off the board). We pick up Watt with #33 and get Joe Thomas. It doesn't sound like a bad option. We've had a lot of success having 2 starting and 2 rotational pass rushers, I wouldn't think we'd stray away from that model.
Unless I have missed it, there has been zero indication that Thomas is available. His agent made a vague comment about the Rocky Mtns and ongoing speculation by fans is all I am seeing. Browns just upgraded their oline to make it a strength, why undermine that with trading Thomas? Is the theory they are drafting an OT as a replacement?
Browns have 12 picks this draft. Including the top pick in every round. Even if the Broncos trade #20 for #33, it seems the additional assets could just as easily be a 3rd or 4th the Browns add.
Watt seems like a good player. I would prefer they stay at #20 and draft a player there. Several more interesting speculated to be there instead of Watt. If the Thomas speculation is the trade then I can get excited about it depending on what else the Broncos would need to add to complete the deal.
Watt is coming to town for a visit
Adopted Bronco 2016 Andy Janovich
Now if we were to pick up Watt, that would make Shaq somewhat expendable I believe. Either him or Shane Ray would be great trade bait in our quest for a LT.
Now I'm not saying that we do this, but these are good problems to have because its simply trade bait and we could easily trade for a left tackle like Joe Staley or Jason peters if not Joe Thomas.
If we went there Jason peters route we would have to get something more in return from the Eagles, a lot more considering his age but I'm sure can you see where I'm coming from with this because there's a lot of good that can come from it. Most people just get stuck on one player or one idea right now everybody is stuck on Christian McCaffrey and a high-powered offense but I'm telling everyone this would not be a bad idea.
Especially if New England trades
Jimmy Grab-a-pole to Cleveland for the number 12 pick. If they do, then you know they'll be targeting Christian McCafferrey and lets not forget the recent news this morning of Marshawn lynch filing papers for reinstatement into the league after retiring.
If Marshawn lynch goes to the Raiders, than we're going to need another defender like Von Miller on the field and TJ Watt can do a lot to help us there on defense against both New England and Oakland.
Am I the only one who does NOT want Joe Thomas here? We're going to have to give up way too much for a player who is too old to be thinking about playing long enough to make a deal worth it
However I'm sure there's plenty of quality back ups in the league that the Broncos could trade for and insert into the starting position.
I mean at this point most anything has got to be better than Michael Scofield, Ty Sambrailo or Donald Stevenson playing LT.
King Dunlap is still out there and I firmly believe if the Broncos don't make something happen in a trade on draft day that they may go out and sign Dunlap but the reason they haven't done that yet is because they do not want to allow any other NFL team know their true intentions come draft day.
Last edited by Sam_Z; 04-13-2017 at 10:55 AM.