Posted Sun Apr 18th by Mr.East
Due to the departure of Brandon Marshall the Broncos have landed one more pick in the second round for this year’s draft. This extra pick could provide more depth or even wiggle room for trading back into the first round. For the sake of being practical we will proceed as if Denver did not trade away either of these picks.
I’m assuming that the Broncos were lucky enough to select Rolando McClain with the 11th overall pick. So where does Denver start from there? The new forum of the draft allows the second round to be essentially another first start. Teams get to go back to their war rooms and think for another day. The second round is full of gold, so hopefully Denver can claim their fair share. Will Josh McDaniels look to solidify the receiving squad, or select a new center? So who is Denver bound in round two?
Pick 43: Demaryius Thomas, WR, Georgia Tech
Do I like this pick? Not exactly. Is it likely? Yes. This draft is relatively deep receiver wise. When it comes down to the 43rd pick, McDaniels will have to look on the board and see who’s available. Most of the higher rated players on Denver’s board will be gone. I think McDaniels and Xanders are expecting a player to fall such as Sean Weatherspoon, however, that will probably not be the case. So Denver will have to turn to their needs. Demaryius Thomas will have no problem filling the shoes of Brandon Marshall, literally that is. Thomas is 6’3 and 225 pounds. Physically this man is a force to be reckoned with, and he comes from the school that brought Calvin ‘Megatron’ Johnson to the NFL. Unfortunately, this man-beast has highly questionable route running abilities, leaving some scouts to ask if he’s an NFL caliber receiver. At 43 a lot of the top tier receivers such as Golden Tate and Arrelious Benn will be gone, so McDaniels and Xanders will have to decide if Thomas is worth the project. Cincinnati’s Mardy Gilyard will most likely be available, but I’m not sure it’s smart to draft another Eddie Royal.
Some will argue that a center is needed at this pick but I think McDaniels will wait it out for big guy in a later round. The third and fourth round should provide big centers, especially Notre Dame’s Eric Olsen who is 6’4 and 306 pounds, and should fit well into the new blocking scheme.
Pick 45: Tim Tebow, QB, Florida
Okay, take a second to scream. Before the hate comments start know that I am not endorsing Tim Tebow, I’m merely exploring the possibility. Now think about it because it’s more than possible. McDaniels believes that Tim Tebow has everything it takes to be a pro quarterback, stating that all the problems he has can be fixed through repetition. Many experts underrate a coach’s liking of a player. Tebow is a quality person and highly productive player, both of these things McDaniels highly values in a player. Most Bronco fans can’t say they knew of Darcel McBath, David Bruton, or Kenny McKinley before the draft last year. They weren’t big names but they produced at their colleges, and they are have great character. So would it be that surprising if Tebow dawns a Bronco jersey this Friday?
This possibility may scare the majority of you, but hell it would make for an extremely interesting preseason. Watching Brady Quinn and Tebow play would be more interesting than Chris Simms and Ingle Martin. Tebow’s arrival would most likely mean McDaniels is giving Tom Brandstater the axe. This is possibly the only reason why Tebow wouldn’t become a Bronco. This draft will show McDaniels’ opinion of the newest TB of round six.
What do you think Bronco fans? Round two has plenty to offer. What will McDaniels do?