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  • #16
    Originally posted by PsychoChicken
    You know, I think this is an interesting thought. We could technically draft a pass rush specialist and use him as a situational pass rusher from the two-point stance, which would technically make him a LB. Kind of like how Chukwurah basically played a DE role, but was technically a LB. However, I don't think you'd draft this kind of player in the first or second rounds. McClover might be a good option, though.
    I think it poses an intriguing possibility, definitely.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by WABronco
      Is there any possibility at all that they'd be looking at him as a stand up pass rusher, and therefore would play more linebacker than end?

      According to Clayton, Denver is strongly considering a LB at the top of the second (as a pass rusher), so...
      I honestly think that is a horrible idea. For severly lacking the personnel for running any type of 3-4 alignment, you are limiting the use of your personnel. For starters, he won't be a "linebacker" he'll be a 3rd down rush end. He will be on the field in one of two ways, either a down lineman will come off the field, or one of the linebackers. If you take a lineman off, you cut into the snaps of a player specifically brought in to rush the passer, being Kenard Lang. Or you remove Brown or Ekuban, who are probably our best true ends on the roster, with salaries not conductive to bit roles.

      If you take a linebacker off, you either further take away Williams' chances on the field, or in nickel, you are forced to remove Gold or Wilson. Either way you spin it, you are sitting a high dollar playmaker on a critical down. That doesn't make any sense whatsoever.

      Denver will draft a linebacker, maybe in round three, but A, no linebacker at the top of round two will be a superior pass rusher to Gold or Wilson, and B, giving a guy the false tag of "linebacker" does not ease the playing time situation assured to certain players in salary. We need depth, not a pass rushing 'backer.

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      • #18
        Ohhhhh

        Originally posted by OhNoKoolAid
        I honestly think that is a horrible idea. For severly lacking the personnel for running any type of 3-4 alignment, you are limiting the use of your personnel. For starters, he won't be a "linebacker" he'll be a 3rd down rush end. He will be on the field in one of two ways, either a down lineman will come off the field, or one of the linebackers. If you take a lineman off, you cut into the snaps of a player specifically brought in to rush the passer, being Kenard Lang. Or you remove Brown or Ekuban, who are probably our best true ends on the roster, with salaries not conductive to bit roles.

        If you take a linebacker off, you either further take away Williams' chances on the field, or in nickel, you are forced to remove Gold or Wilson. Either way you spin it, you are sitting a high dollar playmaker on a critical down. That doesn't make any sense whatsoever.

        Denver will draft a linebacker, maybe in round three, but A, no linebacker at the top of round two will be a superior pass rusher to Gold or Wilson, and B, giving a guy the false tag of "linebacker" does not ease the playing time situation assured to certain players in salary. We need depth, not a pass rushing 'backer.
        Shut down...

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        • #19
          or we can get alston in second and play with a stron nickle etc., he is pretty good pass rusher and can attribute all over the field

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          • #20
            Originally posted by myoung
            Based on everything that has happened I had given up on a speed rusher but after this was posted today from Scouts inc I am now getting my hopes up again.

            According to a source, the Eagles would take Jackson if Justice is off the board. While Jackson is a better fit for the Eagles because of his size, speed and overall upside, the Broncos prefer Ohio State receiver Santonio Holmes over Jackson. The Broncos need to use their 15th pick on a player who can help right away, and Holmes is clearly the more polished route runner and more proven commodity at this point.

            There is concern among the Denver brass that Holmes could be gone by the 15th selection, but the Broncos don't like Holmes enough to package picks in order to move up for him. If Holmes is gone, the Broncos will first entertain trade-down offers, and then, if they can't find an appropriate suitor, will make a tough decision between Minnesota running back Laurence Maroney and NC State's Lawson. As a side note, one of the reasons the Broncos value Maroney over Memphis' DeAngelo Williams is because of Maroney's experience in a similar zone-blocking offensive scheme at Minnesota.


            I will go on record and say that I believe a good speed rusher would be the biggest impact on our team. We could then go TE in round 2 and trade for Walker.
            I am thinking that Lawson is the target at #15. Every analyst and "expert" has us taking Jackson or Holmes, but I think it is Lawson. He seems to fits Coyers blitzing schemes. He is so athletic he can pass rush and drop back in zone on zone blitzes. He needs work on run defense, but with our potential speed on defense we will have 10 guys gang tackling on every play.

            Shanny was chasing after Abraham and Carter who are similar type players. Lang and Engleberger are not the answer.
            The three Keys to football
            1. Turnovers
            2. Field Position
            3. Red Zone Play

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