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Published on 04/06/2008 at Sun Apr 06 16:29.
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While I was posting the weekend edition of the daily links yesterday, I totally missed this piece of news in the Mike Klis article. I would’ve thought the Denver Post would have a dedicated a whole article to news this big. (That’s what I get for posting right before bed)

The next three weeks at Dove Valley will be devoted to the draft. The Broncos have the No. 12 and 42 overall picks on the first day, April 26.

On the second day, the Broncos hope to use one of their late-round picks to acquire Jets defensive tackle Dewayne Robertson.

It looks like we’re going to be addressing our need at defensive tackle in the draft one way or another. Could this be changing our draft strategy in the early rounds? The team might be addressing skill positions in rounds 1 and 2 by having the team’s certain need in the middle of the defensive line taken care of ahead of the draft.

  • Quicksilver

    I still like us going for Robertson, use a couple of second day picks where we have a surplus to pick up a guy that will be good now AND help to develop the young guys.

    I am being more and more convinced that we are going OT first. the only thing i like better than that is trading down to around the 19-20 pick and getting the only guard that will start this year, Albert, and then get one of the many OT guys that will still be their in the second round. if we did that we would likely get another 2nd round pick and we could also get a god WR or RB in the second round.

  • Zapparulez

    God I hope this is just Mike Klis blowing smoke out of his butt. Robertson is a first round dud who expects first round money. We can do better drafting a DT in the 4th or 5th round. :P

  • Kyle

    The Jets are going to release him. The only reason we would do this trade is out of fear of Robertson signing a bigger contract from another team.

    It’s sounding more and more like it will be a draft day trade.

  • Rick
  • r8rh8r

    That web page is hysterical. I’m not a big Robertson fan either. If I knew what he was going to cost us, I’d have a more concrete opinion about his value to us. We’ll see…

    Last night I finished an exhaustive writeup on best-value defensive tackles available in this year’s draft. Here’s the link:

    Rocky Mountain Fever

    I think that its possible to build a solid rotation of 2-gap tackles using 4th – 6th round picks. I would much rather see Denver take a handful of these guys than trade for an enigmatic talent like Robertson.

    Robertson played the 3-technique all through college. He had a crash course on how to play NT last year, so he’s got a versatile skill set. Still, he’s not the lane-clogger we need to take the pressure of Niko and a talented group of pass rush specialists.

  • Quicksilver

    Love the writeup, hope we pick up some quality, value guys.