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    Day 2 Targets ?

    After day 1 most people around here were left feeling sick and annoyed with the direction Denver went with drafting Garett Bolles. I was a fan of the positional pick, not so much the player but I still feel pretty good about it. Well itís time to get excited again because day 2 is almost here and Denver has 3 picks with a second rounder, a third rounder, and another third rounder with a great chance to add 3 quality players.

    This day of the draft has been a disappointment for years with John Elway making questionable picks time after time with very few selections working out. He has really struggled with picking offensive players but I still think that is the area he should be targeting. There are going to be play-makers available at running back, wide receiver, tight end and along the offensive line which I feel can improve our team right away. These are some of the players I think we should target on day 2, who do you think we should target?

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    Tight Ends

    Tight Ends seem to be high on everybody’s wish list however this draft is so deep at the position I think we can wait to our pick on day 3 to grab a quality player at this position. However I would not be mad at all if we were to grab Gerald Everett here on day 2 with our 51st overall pick as he really looks like the complete package with the only downside being the competition he faced.

    Gerald Everett
    It's difficult to find a good comparison for Everett because his size and toughness are similar to Marshall's coming out, but his playing style resembles Delanie Walker at times. Everett has size, speed and tremendous run-after-catch potential, but it is his willingness and ability to block that separates him from other "matchup" tight ends. Route running is below average, but he should improve with NFL coaching. Everett has the talent to become a very good NFL starter with Pro Bowl potential if he puts it all together.

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    Wide Receivers

    We have a great one two punch with Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, but after that we have struggled to have anyone stand out. Jordan Taylor is the crowd favourite to be that number 3 receiver however I think on day 2 we could add a talented to receiver to the group who could really add something else to our passing game.

    JuJu Smith-Schuster -
    Smith-Schuster will get dinged for his lack of speed and separation but he reminds me of Anquan Boldin with his strong hands, physical approach and ability to win the combat catches. JuJu is missing some of the speed traits teams want from their WR1, but he could become a high-volume, possession target with the size to win some 50/50 throws down the field. Teams who have a speed merchant at one spot would be wise to take a look at Smith-Schuster as a physical counterpart.
    Cooper Kupp -
    Utilized as a slot receiver in college but could transition outside. Produced elite numbers against a lower level of competition but saved a monster game for Washington State early in the season. He is as natural a pass catcher as you will find with desired competitive drive on each snap. His transition to NFL-level cornerbacks will take time, but he has the ability to become an early No. 3 receiver and eventual starter.
    Dede Westbrook -
    Natural glider with ability to play outside but could be moved to slot due to size concerns. Often found running in the clear thanks to strong double moves and weak competition. Evaluating Westbrook is challenging due to a lack of strong competition, but his separation quickness, second gear, and reliable hands are all translatable play traits that should turn into catches on the next level.
    Taywan Taylor -
    Slot-only receiver with the athleticism and separation quickness to win on the NFL level. Benefitted statistically from Western Kentucky's scheme, but that offense benefitted from Taylor's ability to get open and his explosiveness in the open field. High floor with the potential to be an above-average slot receiver in an offense that recognizes his flexibility.
    Josh Reynolds -
    Long and tall, Reynolds is a dangerous vertical threat thanks to his ball tracking and ball skills over eye-popping deep speed. Reynolds is a menace in the red-zone and can mismatch smaller cornerbacks in the air. He lacks play strength which could cause problems for him early in his career against physical corners, but his toughness, work ethic and football intelligence should overcome those concerns and help him carve out a career as a second or third receiver in the league.
    Chad Hansen -
    Hansen has good combination of size and speed for the perimeter with an ability to climb over the top of cornerbacks and win the deep ball. He has average separation quickness when asked to work the first two levels, but he has the hands and strength to handle contested catch situations. An ascending prospect in draft circles who should hear his name called on Day 2 (Rounds 2-3) of the daft with a chance to become a WR2.

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    Running Back

    As a lot of people have said over the previous weeks, we need play-makers on offense and running back is a position where we could go and get a difference maker. I was not impressed at all with Devonte Booker last season and CJ Anderson is solid but constantly disappointing proving year after year he cannot be relied on. There are a few backs I would be happy to see in Denver that will be available when we make picks on day 2 however some of the highly rated guys at the position I am not really a fan of.

    Dalvin Cook -
    Very talented runner with outstanding balance, footwork and burst. Cook lacks the power that you may find with some running backs in this year's draft, but he is a homerun hitter with a resume featuring monster games against his most highly regarded opponents. Cook creates for himself with elusiveness and speed, but his value could be diminished by injuries, character and issues in pass protection. If everything checks out, he could become a rookie of the year candidate right away.
    Joe Mixon -
    I've decided to give Joe Mixon a draft grade based on his talent and expected output if given a chance as an NFL running back. His draft slot will likely be impacted by his domestic violence issue. Mixon has the talent to be an every-down, all-day running back with the potential to take over a game on the ground or through the air. Life against weaker Big 12 defenses has created a more relaxed rushing approach for Mixon who will have to play at a faster pace as an NFL back. Mixon's vision is just average and he could struggle to create for himself in front of a subpar offensive line; however, he can play in any rushing scheme and can be moved all over the field as a matchup option.
    Kareem Hunt -
    Kareem Hunt is small in stature but plays much bigger than his size would indicate. Hunt is very agile with great burst and acceleration allowing him to often get lost in the pile and break off big runs. Hunt uses an array of moves to make people miss including the spin, jump cut and duke and takes very little time to make a decision and get downhill hitting the hole with speed and power on a consistent basis. Hunt has exceptional balance always managing to find extra yards after contact by staying on his feet or simply by playing tough and lowering his head finding an extra yard or two. In his senior season Hunt developed into more of a receiving option and lit up the senior bowl breaking off numerous big runs and improving his draft stock.

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    Offensive Line

    I wonder how this message board would respond if we drafted another offensive lineman? I personally would be on board with this move 100% as I think we are still pretty weak despite adding Garett Bolles yesterday. There are going to be some solid guards available today but I don’t see any tackles worthy of a pick unless we see Cam Robinson or Forrest Lamp drop.

    Cam Robinson -
    Five-star recruit and three-year starter at left tackle who is a road grader with impressive power at the point of attack and enough athleticism to function in diverse run schemes. Robinson has tape galore against SEC edge talent either playing in the NFL or who soon will be. The tape shows a player with the traits and physical ability to be a good NFL tackle, but his balance issues and inconsistencies as a pass protector are a concern. Robinson is a candidate to be overdrafted due to the position he plays and his size, but buyer beware as some of his deficiencies might not be easily correctable.
    Forrest Lamp -
    Four-year starter at left tackle whose lack of length will likely force him inside on the next level. He has the athleticism to handle athletic interior rushers while being able to fit into diverse rushing attacks that ask more from the guards and centers. His ability to potentially line up at tackle, guard or center will only increase his value. Lamp's 2016 performance against Alabama's talented edge players was a resume-builder that shined a spotlight on his potential as a pro.
    Dan Feeney -
    Four-year starter and two-time team captain, Feeney has been the consistent anchor along an Indiana offensive line that helped to produce NFL running backs Tevin Coleman and Jordan Howard. Feeney is a quality zone blocker with an ability to pull and lead the charge, but he might lack the play strength to become a reliable base blocker. His intelligence and ability to operate in space and protect the quarterback could make him an early starter with a ceiling of above-average NFL guard or center.
    Dorian Johnson -
    Five-star prospect coming out of high school, Johnson was a full-time starter for three years at Pitt and was known for his consistency and well-rounded game. He has functional power to turn defenders out of the hole and enough athleticism to match any run-game scheme. Johnson doesn't carry bad weight and should be able to add more bulk with no problem. While he has some weaknesses, nothing appears to be glaring and he should set into a starter's role right away and become a solid NFL guard.
    Dion Dawkins -
    Quality tackle who operates with good balance and solid technique. Shows some good initial quickness and a smooth kick-slide out of his stance, but might be better in short areas as a guard rather than in open space as a tackle. He's athletic enough to operate in space, but power appears to be his calling card. His wide-hand approach in pass protection could be a difficult habit to break, but he has the natural power to withstand bull rush that might come with that. Dawkins is a well-schooled, three-year starter who has chance to transition into an early starter.
    Pat Elflein -
    Elflein is a smart, tireless worker with a winning background and experience at all three interior offensive line spots. While his feet are just average, his core strength and wrestling background could make him a favorite of teams looking for more strength at the center position. Elflein will have occasional issues in pass protection, but his strength as a run blocker and ability to play with excellent hands and plus body control should make him one of the first interior linemen to come off the draft board.

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    Joe Mixon is my guy. Threat receiving, running, and can return kicks. Help fill multiple holes that everyone wanted McCaffrey to do for us.

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    I want Lamp, Mixon, Cunningham, Shaheen, King, Kamara, Cook, or Adams.

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    Make the moves you need to get mr Forrest lamp please Elway be smart

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    Anyone who can be a playmaker from day one none of these projects we seem to end up with, if no playmakers then a lineman who can start straight away

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    Getting Lamp and Kupp would be a dream

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    I say we trade up and tag Forest Lamp : give our 2nd, one of the 3rds and our 5th/maybe our 4rth .....then we can look to pick a stud DE in the 3rd and then in the 5th/6th we can get our ILB. We have three 7's so we should pick a Camp QB and two return specialists and let them battle it out in camp for the job. Done

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    Mixon, kupp, sidney jones, brian hill, raekwon mcmillon

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    Quote Originally Posted by 15thebeast View Post
    Anyone who can be a playmaker from day one none of these projects we seem to end up with, if no playmakers then a lineman who can start straight away
    Tarik Cohen is gonna be under drafted due to the level of competition and size. But he is the most explosive scar back this draft

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    how much would it "cost" to move up to get Lamp and Mixon? Let's be honest we don't have the spots for 10 rookies.. why not get 3-4 guys who may actually play

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    These arent necessarily my favorite players at these spots but they are the best available for us on the board

    Alex Anzalone
    Has desired size and athleticism to fit into any defensive scheme. His fluid hips allow for easy flips and turns in space. Wide open strider with plus range. Makes up plenty of ground to the perimeter when looking to reel in running backs. Plays with gap-to-gap lateral quickness in his shuffle. Races downhill to get a taste of what iso blockers are serving up. Three-down linebacker who showed off the speed to carry running backs down the field in coverage. Has experience playing all three linebacker spots. Squeezes routes from zone and has acceleration to match seam-running tight-ends. Has closing burst and enough wiggle to challenge the pocket as a blitzer.
    Dalvin Cook
    Uses choppy feet and compact stride length downhill. Keeps feet under him and is able to make lateral cuts at a moment's notice. Flourished in zone, gap and power schemes at FSU. At his best running wide while setting up lead blockers. Slows flowing safeties and linebackers with hesitation steps and glances back inside. Has run-away gear around the corner he keeps tucked away for special occasions. Darting style allows him to escape defenders who show gap commitment too soon. Plus vision. Quick to flow from first to second read on outside zone plays. Greedy redzone runner with ability to cash those checks. The brighter the lights, the bigger his game. Comfortable in both one-back and two-back groupings. Rare ability to cut it all the way back across the grain. Changes direction with degree of subtlety on second level without gearing down. Not much of a dancer. Tends to get hit it up the field. Feet in constant state of motion. Despite drops, can be dangerous out of backfield.
    Malik McDowell
    Slippery and long. Combination of arm length and flexible torso allow him to slither into gaps and create disruptions for blockers. Freaky combination of size and athleticism. Can overwhelm blockers with pure strength and explosiveness when his feet are right. Strong enough in lower half to play through contact and cause stress in the pocket. Has tremendous amount of untapped potential waiting to be unlocked. Quick, strong hands in pass rush. Able to attack the edge with club-and-swim pet move. Can crank up a pocket-caving bull rush. Can redirect his weight and maintain pursuit of scrambling mobile quarterbacks. Long frame and play speed can close out perimeter runs and foil them before corner is turned. Elite playmaking radius. Explosive lateral movement and quickness. Can bound from one gap to the next in Sparty's slanting defensive front. Will be extremely difficult to cross face as he learns the position. Has experience up and down the defensive line
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