Monday, March 23, 2009

On The Clock: Denver Broncos

Record: 8-8, 2nd In the AFC West
General Manager: Brian Xanders, Head Coach: Josh McDaniels (1st Year), Offensive Coordinator: Mike McCoy (1st Year), Defensive Coordinator: Mike Nolan (1st Year)

Offense Rankings: No. 2 Overall, No. 16 Scoring, No. 3 Passing, No. 12 Rushing
Defense Rankings: No. 29 Overall, No. 30 Scoring, No. 26 Passing, No. 27 Rushing

Last Five Years: 47-33; Last Playoff Appearance: 2005; Last Playoff Victory: 2005 (27-13 Over the New England Patriots)

2008 Draft: (1-12) OT Ryan Clady, (2-42) WR Eddie Royal, (4-108) C Kory Lichtensteiger, (4-119) CB Jack Williams, (5-139) RB Ryan Torain, (5-148) DT Carlton Powell, (6-183) LB Spencer Larsen, (7-220) S Josh Barrett, (7-227) RB Peyton Hillis

Top Picks Last Five Years:

2008 – (1-12) OT Ryan Clady, Boise St.
2007 – (1-17) DE Jarvis Moss, Florida
2006 – (1-11) QB Jay Cutler, Vanderbilt
2005 – (2-56) CB Darrent Williams, Oklahoma St.
2004 – (1-17) LB D.J. Williams, Miami

Booms: CB Dominique Foxworth (3rd Round 2005), QB Jay Cutler (1st Round 2006), WR Brandon Marshall (4th Round 2004), DE Elvis Dumervil (4th Round 2006), OT Ryan Harris (3rd Round 2007), OT Ryan Clady (1st Round 2008), WR Eddie Royal (2nd Round 2008), RB Peyton Hillis (7th Round 2008)

Busts: WR Darius Watts (2nd Round 2004), S Jeremy LeSueur (3 Round 2004), RB Maurice Clarett (3rd Round 2005), DE Jarvis Moss (1st Round 2007), DE Tim Crowder (2nd Round 2007), DT Marcus Thomas (4th Round 2007)


RB J.J. Arrington (Free Agent)
RB Correll Buckhalter (Free Agent)
ILB Andra Davis (Free Agent)
FS Brian Dawkins (Free Agent)
NT Ronald Fields (Free Agent)
WR Jabar Gaffney (Free Agent)
CB Andre’ Goodman (Free Agent)
FS Renaldo Hill (Free Agent)
RB LaMont Jordan (Free Agent)
NT J’Vonne Parker (Free Agent)
LS Lonie Paxton (Free Agent)
DE Darrell Reid (Free Agent)
QB Chris Simms (Free Agent)
G Scott Young (Free Agent)

CB Dre Bly (Released)
LB Niko Koutouvides (FA-Tampa Bay)
SS Marquand Manuel (Released)
OT Erik Pears (FA-Oakland)
DT Dwayne Robertson (Released)

DT Kenny Peterson
TE Jeb Putzier

2009 Picks:
Round 1, Selection 12
Round 2, Selection 16
Round 3, Selection 15
Round 4, Selection 14
Round 5, Selection 4 (From Seattle)
Round 5, Selection 13
Round 6, Selection 12
Round 7, Selection 16
Round 7, Selection 23 (From Atlanta)

Team Needs – Players of Interest (Day One):
1. Nose Tackle:
Ron Brace, Boston College
2. Defensive End: Tyson Jackson, LSU; Jarron Gilbert, San Jose St.; Sen’Derrick Marks, Auburn
3. Offensive Guard: Herman Johnson, LSU; Andre Levitre, Oregon St.
4. Linebacker: Everette Brown, FSU; Clay Matthews Jr., USC; Brian Cushing, USC; Aaron Maybin, PSU; Connor Barwin, Cincinnati; Larry English, Northern Illinois; Clint Sintim, Virginia; Rey Mauluga, USC; James Laurinaitis, OSU
5. Kicker: None

Photo Credit: Collegiate Images, College Press Box (USC)