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  • Royal drafted over DeSean Jackson for character reasons?

    Thought this was an interesting read from Mike Klis' Denver Bronco's mailbag in the post. He claims Royal was drafted over DeSean Jackson for character reasons...

    I really like how the Broncos are now paying more attention to a player's character when acquiring new talent. It seems that the Broncos adopted a new philosophy this offseason. They didn't overspend in the free-agent market for run-down talent. What compelled the Broncos to take this new direction?
    -- Jay Yu, Los Angeles

    Jay - I think there were just enough embarrassing off-field incidents in the past year or so for Pat Bowlen and Mike Shanahan to recommit to their goal of having the Broncos' organization stand as a beacon in the Denver community. The Broncos' lineup of trouble last year: David Kircus, Brandon Marshall, Travis Henry, Darrell Hackney and Todd Sauerbrun.

    At heart, Shanahan is a street-wise kid from the blue-collar suburbs of Chicago. His background helps explain why he has been prone to give players with a troubled past a second chance.

    This year, though, Shanahan didn't have to spend one second explaining why he acquired the latest character risk. To the contrary, high character came into play with the Broncos' second-round pick, No. 42 overall. By far, the most talented receiver/returner available at No. 42 was DeSean Jackson. But there were enough flags on the Cal star that had the Broncos wondering if Jackson didn't have a little Javon Walker-like attitude in him.

    They had just dumped Walker in part because of his occasional self-before-team forays. Why turn around and add another player with a similar reputation? So the Broncos took Eddie Royal - who not only has exceptional returner-receiver skills, but also exudes maturity - with their No. 42 pick. Jackson didn't go until seven picks later to Philadelphia.

    That fine line between character and talent, though, can be difficult to straddle. You can't have a locker room of choirboys and win in the NFL. All teams wish they had 45 men who are beasts on Sundays and exemplary citizens the rest of the week. And all teams know it doesn't work that way.

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    Plus, he's alot stronger than jackson
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    • #3
      No. 42 overall. By far the most talented receiver/returner available at No. 42 was DeSean Jackson.
      I dont know if I agree with that.I can buy the returner part but not the receiver part... Only time will tell if it is wrong or right...

      Why I say that is because there was a lot of rececving talent still on the board left at the #42 spot..

      I think Casino and Jackson both landed with as good of franchises as they could have asked for and will be giving every opportunity to succeed in the NFL..I dont judge people for their character from what I read from the Media..I do think that was one of the reasons that the Broncos did not draft D.Jackson..However I also think it was because Mike Shanahan thought that Royal will become a better player at the WR/KR position more so then the character part..
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      • #4
        What character issues is desean jackson supposed to have? Ive never heard of him having any problems at college. In interviews he does come off as a typical cocky WR, but he is a great returner and we could really have used him. Sure hope Royal isnt a bust.
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        • #5
          It's probably because Royal isn't 150 pounds.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by HidEmu View Post
            What character issues is desean jackson supposed to have? Ive never heard of him having any problems at college. In interviews he does come off as a typical cocky WR, but he is a great returner and we could really have used him. Sure hope Royal isnt a bust.
            I think it is more a personality thing than character thing based on this:

            "They had just dumped Walker in part because of his occasional self-before-team forays. Why turn around and add another player with a similar reputation? So the Broncos took Eddie Royal - who not only has exceptional returner-receiver skills, but also exudes maturity - with their No. 42 pick. Jackson didn't go until seven picks later to Philadelphia."
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            • #7
              Royal is an electrifying player. He may not have had as many touchdowns as Jackson, but he is a very physical player, especially for his size. How many wideouts do you know of that can bench press 225 24 times?

              He did not have mind boggling numbers, that's true, but did anyone actually watch VT this year? It would be hard for ANY wideout to have big numbers. They had a quarterback by committee situation there. One quarterback was a decent quarterback as far as accuracy goes, but the other guy was mainly a runner. I firmly believe if they would have played one quarterback the whole game it would have greatly improved their passing game. Of course, the coach there was willing to sacrafice that to have a quarterback come in who could make plays with his legs.

              Royal has a ton of potential, and he is a very bright kid; just give him a chance. I actually like the pick over DeSean Jackson.
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              • #8
                They said the same thing on NFL Network during the draft, and that applauded the pick because of it. They said that during the interviews, Royal was the guy that impressed the most.

                There is no doubt that Jackson has talent. But his size was always a concern no matter how much of a fan you were. Even his strongest of fans said the he would have to try and put on weight. Royal doesn't have those concerns. He's well built and very strong.

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                • #9
                  I honestly don't believe it was character issues but i agree with the best WR/KR available. the 165 lbs may have had something to do with it too. why do my fellow fans continually single out drafted players? look at the draft and the other signings as a whole. seriously, its not like Eddie Royal is going to completely change everything, like make the defense better against the run. and Spencer Larson isn't going to help the pass offense.

                  as a whole the draft was good. we got the LT that'll be there for hopefully the next 10-15 years. a Dante Hall WR/KR kinda guy who'll contribute somewhat on offense but mainly special teams. a C/G that'll be able to step in if someone goes down and a future starter. a cornerback that can one day and maybe soon be the nickle cornerback if he progresses. a RB that will put effort into breaking into the starting line-up. a DT that is a run stopper and will spare our starters. a MLB fighting for the starting job. a safety that is probably a back-up and hoping to be a starter. and finally in the draft a FB that will MAKE the holes for our RBs and will hopefully bring us another 2000 yd rusher.

                  the other players picked up after the draft were all great too. denver has rebuilt in this short time and is looking to reach the top of the mountain.
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                  • #10
                    The rumor has been that both Bowlen and Shanahan wanted to get back to having players with more class and personal responsibility. I cant blame them with some of the crap thats been going on with this team the last couple of years.

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                    • #11
                      I was thrilled to see Mesean tumble down the board. The guy doesn't like to practice and complains when he doesn't get the ball. And people wanted that ******-bag at 12.
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                      • #12
                        ed royal is much better pick than desean.

                        And fast eddy is going to be the next lee evans. He just needs a touch more weight on him. But you will see, this guy is a WR!

                        I didnt like him all that much until i saw some footage of him yesterday. This guy is legit!
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Kaylore View Post
                          I was thrilled to see Mesean tumble down the board. The guy doesn't like to practice and complains when he doesn't get the ball. And people wanted that ******-bag at 12.
                          Thats what I heard was his biggest attitude problem....

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                          • #14
                            It was obvious to anyone with half a brain that the reason Royal and Avery went higher than Mesean is because he is a ****. When the doorknobs at the NFL draft can figure that out, it should be self evident to the rest of us.

                            It seemed that consensus this year was character in the early rounds, several players with a lot of talent but even more baggage fell into the deep 2nd round or 3rd round. Malcolm Kelly, Desean Jackson, Marcus Harrison all people with borderline round 1 talent, but the personality of a rotting corpse.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by HidEmu View Post
                              What character issues is desean jackson supposed to have? Ive never heard of him having any problems at college. In interviews he does come off as a typical cocky WR, but he is a great returner and we could really have used him. Sure hope Royal isnt a bust.
                              There's speculation that he interviewed terribly at the combine. Keep in mind, for a guy that was arguably the best WR, as well as returner in the draft, he was the 7th WR taken.

                              Apparently there was a lot of NFL teams that were less than enamored with Jackson.

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