Posted Thu Apr 26th by Mr.East
108. Tank Carder, ILB, TCU
The Broncos may have drafted two linebackers last year, but neither of them made any impact. Mike Mohamed in fact was waived to the practice squad.
In the lower rounds, Denver needs to focus on players who can vie for the starting positions and play special teams. The thought process behind this is, even if your pick doesn’t become the starter, he will fight all camp long for the spot, be an instant special teams player, and provide valuable back up. Tank Carder is exactly this kind of player.
With the looming suspension of D.J. Williams, the ineptness of Joe Mays, and the slow rookie season of Nate Irving, depth at linebacker is that much more important.
Other Possibilities: If Carder is gone, Denver may opt for linebacker DeMario Davis (6’2 253, 4.56 forty) who athletically could be a good replacement for D.J. Williams during his suspension.