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  • Robert Meachem DECLARES

    Meachem going pro, sources say
    By DAVE HOOKER, [email protected]
    January 4, 2007


    Tennessee receiver Robert Meachem has decided to forgo his final season of eligibility and declare for the NFL Draft, multiple sources within UT’s program have told the News Sentinel.
    Meachem could not be reached for comment. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder had long said that a first round projection from the NFL would be a prerequisite for him to leave school early. Projections have placed Meachem firmly in the first round.

    http://www.knoxnews.com/kns/govols/a...257140,00.html
    Updated List:

    Stanley Doughty
    DT South Carolina JR

    Chris Henry
    RB Arizona JR

    Charles Johnson
    DE Georgia JR

    Rory Johnson
    OLB Ole Miss JR

    Marshawn Lynch
    RB California JR

    Robert Meachem
    WR Tennessee JR

    Greg Olsen
    TE Miami (FL) JR

    Gary Russell
    RB Minnesota JR

    Lawrence Timmons
    OLB Florida St. JR

    Danny Ware
    RB Georgia JR

    Dwayne Wright
    RB Fresno St. JR

    Eric Wright
    CB UNLV JR

    JaMarcus Russell
    QB LSU JR


    ...how about we make this the thread for posting future entries.
    Last edited by WABronco; 01-05-2007, 09:13 PM.

  • #2
    Hell yeah, we probably won't get him because we still scarred from Marcus Nash but he's tha bomb.

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    • #3
      Big news. Meachem is a Javon Walker clone, with outstanding size, speed, and athleticism. He has a tendency to let balls get into his body, and has sketchy hands, but Javon Walker faced the exact same criticism coming out of FSU (and even Green Bay). However, if you're wide open as often as Meachem is, hands aren't so big an issue. T.O. has a similar problem but it hasn't stopped him from catching touchdown passes...

      Meachem should find his way into round one after he tests well. Why Kiper isn't even giving the guy the time of day is far beyond me, but expect that tune to change in a hurry.

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      • #4
        Dont forget about Gary Russell declaring, the former Minnessota RB. He's my personal favorite for biggest sleeper in the draft. Also, I doubt we grab a receiver high in this draft. Our priorities in the first 3 rounds are DL, RB, and S.

        Zero Wing, the greatest Japanese to English translation ever...

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        • #5
          This year's class is going to put last year's WR class to SHAME. Man that was just bad!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Milehigh117
            Dont forget about Gary Russell declaring, the former Minnessota RB. He's my personal favorite for biggest sleeper in the draft. Also, I doubt we grab a receiver high in this draft. Our priorities in the first 3 rounds are DL, RB, and S.

            I wouldn't overlook wide receiver at all. Walker is THE guy, but that is all the Broncos can safely bank on. Marshall showed tons of promise, but he never once had a complete game, and still looks as if he's learning the system. Even if Marshall takes a big step forward, the cupboard is bare behind him. Rod Smith looked as if he hit the wall this year, and expecting a player at his age to bounce back any might be unrealistic. I love Rod, but he's now a sub-package guy. We still don't know if Hixon is an NFL talent, Kircus had a nice pre-season but was rather indestinguishable in the regular season. Morgan has rarely been passable at the position... That looks like too many question marks to me, and with as deep a receiver class as this will be, the Broncos should jump at the opportunity to find Walker and Marshall a nice young running mate.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by OhNoKoolAid
              I wouldn't overlook wide receiver at all. Walker is THE guy, but that is all the Broncos can safely bank on. Marshall showed tons of promise, but he never once had a complete game, and still looks as if he's learning the system. Even if Marshall takes a big step forward, the cupboard is bare behind him. Rod Smith looked as if he hit the wall this year, and expecting a player at his age to bounce back any might be unrealistic. I love Rod, but he's now a sub-package guy. We still don't know if Hixon is an NFL talent, Kircus had a nice pre-season but was rather indestinguishable in the regular season. Morgan has rarely been passable at the position... That looks like too many question marks to me, and with as deep a receiver class as this will be, the Broncos should jump at the opportunity to find Walker and Marshall a nice young running mate.
              Thank God, there's another voice of reason here. Ideally; a receiver who can return as well; perhaps a guy like Higgins. . . Ryne Robinson; but he's smallish. . .

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              • #8
                WR would be a smart move.

                I don't know if you can count on a rookie any more than you can count on Marshall. Or Rod Smith for that matter.

                But you should hedge your bet if you can.

                The Broncos have their share of question marks.

                Does anyone know how fast Gary Russell is? Is he pretty quick? Is he another 4.6 guy? The Broncos have enough of those.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by stnzed
                  I don't know if you can count on a rookie any more than you can count on Marshall. Or Rod Smith for that matter.

                  But you should hedge your bet if you can.

                  The Broncos have their share of question marks.

                  Does anyone know how fast Gary Russell is? Is he pretty quick? Is he another 4.6 guy? The Broncos have enough of those.
                  That's a good point about rookie receivers. Since most don't reach full growth until their third season, even asking a rookie to be the number three might be too much. However, adding more affordable youth to the position wouldn't be a bad thing, and if the right player is available in the second or third round, I think you have to take the risk.

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                  • #10
                    I just say this to all of those who are against drafting a wide receiver.

                    Here is what you know:

                    Rod Smith is not the same; he's on the verge of retirement.

                    Javon Walker is a great receiver.

                    Brandon Marshall has promise and showed flashes of being a starting receiver, but we haven't seen consistency.

                    What if one of them were to get injured? Who do we rely on then? Kircus, Hixon. . . other return specialist who pretends to be a receiver?

                    I'm not saying receiver is a round one need, but it garners first-day consideration.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by OhNoKoolAid
                      That's a good point about rookie receivers. Since most don't reach full growth until their third season, even asking a rookie to be the number three might be too much. However, adding more affordable youth to the position wouldn't be a bad thing, and if the right player is available in the second or third round, I think you have to take the risk.

                      And at the rate it takes Watson and the Broncos to develope WR's, they might want to get started asap!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Dream
                        I just say this to all of those who are against drafting a wide receiver.

                        Here is what you know:

                        Rod Smith is not the same; he's on the verge of retirement.

                        Javon Walker is a great receiver.

                        Brandon Marshall has promise and showed flashes of being a starting receiver, but we haven't seen consistency.

                        What if one of them were to get injured? Who do we rely on then? Kircus, Hixon. . . other return specialist who pretends to be a receiver?

                        I'm not saying receiver is a round one need, but it garners first-day consideration.
                        The problem with this line of logic is that we actually have people that we can count on at the WR position, so we would be drafting for depth.

                        IMO that is a lower need than DT/DE, were we need starters. Depending on how Lepsis comes back we may also need a T.

                        So what you're talking about then, depending on FA. Is letting the need for depth at WR fight it out with the need for depth at S, and other positions.

                        Then too you are also looking at the worst case scenario. What happens if Rod doesn't retire and nobody gets hurt? If we are going to draft, then get a project guy. Maybe one who doesn't have much experience or doesn't run routes too well. Then if he doesn't see the field at least he got experience. 2nd tier receivers are a very fungible asset and easy to replace. Wait until there is a need and get one then. IMO

                        I wouldn't mind a WR and think we could pick one up either in FA or the Draft, but I wouldn't go so far as to say it's a day one need.

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                        • #13
                          I thought Hixon was a good receiver and he should be playing next year??

                          Am i wrong??

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                          • #14
                            Wow that is huge, I just hope more QB's declare so more quality players drop to us.

                            Last year was a great draft. This year is going to be great. Year after not looking to hot. Broncos need to obtain some more picks this year. :offtopic:

                            I would not mind him on the broncos... Look for manningham also to declare... Sidney rice is there..

                            heck of a lot of WR's this year

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by OhNoKoolAid
                              That's a good point about rookie receivers. Since most don't reach full growth until their third season, even asking a rookie to be the number three might be too much. However, adding more affordable youth to the position wouldn't be a bad thing, and if the right player is available in the second or third round, I think you have to take the risk.
                              The 3rd round (Broncos have 2 picks in that round, including the Redskins #6 pick of the 3rd round) would be about right for the Broncos to pick up either a WR or a cover safety, depending on who's available at that point. A backup LB wouldn't hurt either.

                              But with the first and second round picks the Broncos NEED DT and OT! In that order.
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