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#1 Lucas

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 06:21 PM

Bronco fan here, and barring the acquisition of Kirk Cousins,  the Broncos will definitely be looking to fill the need at QB with the 5th pick in the upcoming 2018 draft ..

- Baker Mayfield
- Josh Allen
- Sam Darnold
- Lamar Jackson
- Josh Rosen
- Mason Rudolph

Truth be told, I hope Cousins signs elsewhere .. With Von Miller's contract, the Broncos would be taking a huge risk signing a IMHO mediocre QB at 25+++ mil per year ..

Paxton Lynch a few years back was a mistake, and while it has become increasingly difficult to gauge how a college QB's skills will translate to the NFL, I think that there are some standout QB in the 2018 draft ..

Who do you like ?? .. Who is overrated ??  ... Who are some of the guys flying under the radar ??

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 06:50 PM

I don't know the salary cap situation for the Broncos.  I think Cousins would be the way to go if he can fit under the cap.  The defense is in place.

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 07:38 PM

View PostLucas, on 03 February 2018 - 06:21 PM, said:

Bronco fan here, and barring the acquisition of Kirk Cousins,  the Broncos will definitely be looking to fill the need at QB with the 5th pick in the upcoming 2018 draft ..

- Baker Mayfield
- Josh Allen
- Sam Darnold
- Lamar Jackson
- Josh Rosen
- Mason Rudolph

Truth be told, I hope Cousins signs elsewhere .. With Von Miller's contract, the Broncos would be taking a huge risk signing a IMHO mediocre QB at 25+++ mil per year ..

Paxton Lynch a few years back was a mistake, and while it has become increasingly difficult to gauge how a college QB's skills will translate to the NFL, I think that there are some standout QB in the 2018 draft ..

Who do you like ?? .. Who is overrated ??  ... Who are some of the guys flying under the radar ??
you're a jersey guy but a bronco fan? wtf?

anyway, all the viking QBs are free agents with experience, so that's a possibility. If Cleveland has half a brain cell, they'll try to snag a long-term vet QB to solve their never ending search. they have more cap space than jesus and god put together.

Edited by HemiBeers, 03 February 2018 - 07:40 PM.


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 11:25 PM

I think Darnold, Allen, and Rosen have "franchise QB" qualities, but as they get more and more picked apart, the flaws will get harped on.  None are A.Luck.  All of them plus Mayfield look to be gone by top 10-15.  From what I've seen, I favor Darnold a slight bit.

Cousins rumors heating up here in Minnesota.  We have 3 Cousins types here already.  Hope the Vikes don't get all starry eyed and break the bank.

I say Denver should pass and go for Darnold/Allen.

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 02:34 AM

View Postrocket ignites, on 03 February 2018 - 11:25 PM, said:

I think Darnold, Allen, and Rosen have "franchise QB" qualities, but as they get more and more picked apart, the flaws will get harped on.  None are A.Luck.  All of them plus Mayfield look to be gone by top 10-15.  From what I've seen, I favor Darnold a slight bit.

Cousins rumors heating up here in Minnesota.  We have 3 Cousins types here already.  Hope the Vikes don't get all starry eyed and break the bank.

I say Denver should pass and go for Darnold/Allen.

My sentimets exactly !!

I admit that I am intrigued by Mayfield, as he is the compltete opposite to what we suffer thru with Siemian and brifely, Lynch ..

Not sure how Jackson's game will translate, but when Kubiak was the OC in Baltimore, he had Tyrod Taylor and appareantly loved him as the Broncos tried to get him after Manning retired ..

Of the top guys, I don;t see it in Rosen

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 02:38 AM

View Postliquidcrystalcompass, on 03 February 2018 - 06:50 PM, said:

I don't know the salary cap situation for the Broncos.  I think Cousins would be the way to go if he can fit under the cap.  The defense is in place.

If Cousins comes aboard, Talib is definitely gone ( which he may be anyway ) ... either way, the Broncos defense is going to take a step back when Talib leaves - he is as important to that defense as Von Miller ... Bradley Roby is a great 3rd CB, but I don;t think he can handle starting across from Chris Harris  ..

But if Cousins is signed, Josh Jackson could be an option at pick #5

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 02:43 AM

View PostHemiBeers, on 03 February 2018 - 07:38 PM, said:

View PostLucas, on 03 February 2018 - 06:21 PM, said:

Bronco fan here, and barring the acquisition of Kirk Cousins,  the Broncos will definitely be looking to fill the need at QB with the 5th pick in the upcoming 2018 draft ..

- Baker Mayfield
- Josh Allen
- Sam Darnold
- Lamar Jackson
- Josh Rosen
- Mason Rudolph

Truth be told, I hope Cousins signs elsewhere .. With Von Miller's contract, the Broncos would be taking a huge risk signing a IMHO mediocre QB at 25+++ mil per year ..

Paxton Lynch a few years back was a mistake, and while it has become increasingly difficult to gauge how a college QB's skills will translate to the NFL, I think that there are some standout QB in the 2018 draft ..

Who do you like ?? .. Who is overrated ??  ... Who are some of the guys flying under the radar ??
you're a jersey guy but a bronco fan? wtf?

anyway, all the viking QBs are free agents with experience, so that's a possibility. If Cleveland has half a brain cell, they'll try to snag a long-term vet QB to solve their never ending search. they have more cap space than jesus and god put together.

Back in the mid 70s, Sunoco gas startions here in NJ had an NFL sticker book - and with every full tank, you'd get a sheet of stickers of NFL players ... The Broncos' players proved to be elusive, but when I finally was able to get some, I loved the helmets - plus the fact that it was a thrill to finally get 'em ...

Around the same time, Sports Illustarted would come to the house, and I remember one pic of Haven Moses w/ a huge 'fro - I cut that pic out and hung it on my wall ..

So I've been a fan here on an island since then !!!

Edited by Lucas, 04 February 2018 - 02:43 AM.


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 08:30 AM

View PostLucas, on 04 February 2018 - 02:43 AM, said:

View PostHemiBeers, on 03 February 2018 - 07:38 PM, said:

View PostLucas, on 03 February 2018 - 06:21 PM, said:

Bronco fan here, and barring the acquisition of Kirk Cousins,  the Broncos will definitely be looking to fill the need at QB with the 5th pick in the upcoming 2018 draft ..

- Baker Mayfield
- Josh Allen
- Sam Darnold
- Lamar Jackson
- Josh Rosen
- Mason Rudolph

Truth be told, I hope Cousins signs elsewhere .. With Von Miller's contract, the Broncos would be taking a huge risk signing a IMHO mediocre QB at 25+++ mil per year ..

Paxton Lynch a few years back was a mistake, and while it has become increasingly difficult to gauge how a college QB's skills will translate to the NFL, I think that there are some standout QB in the 2018 draft ..

Who do you like ?? .. Who is overrated ??  ... Who are some of the guys flying under the radar ??
you're a jersey guy but a bronco fan? wtf?

anyway, all the viking QBs are free agents with experience, so that's a possibility. If Cleveland has half a brain cell, they'll try to snag a long-term vet QB to solve their never ending search. they have more cap space than jesus and god put together.

Back in the mid 70s, Sunoco gas startions here in NJ had an NFL sticker book - and with every full tank, you'd get a sheet of stickers of NFL players ... The Broncos' players proved to be elusive, but when I finally was able to get some, I loved the helmets - plus the fact that it was a thrill to finally get 'em ...

Around the same time, Sports Illustarted would come to the house, and I remember one pic of Haven Moses w/ a huge 'fro - I cut that pic out and hung it on my wall ..

So I've been a fan here on an island since then !!!
someday the mrs and I plan to move from michigan (been here all our lives) so I can get away from the guilt by association of following the lions.

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 12:15 PM

I keep hearing a lack of love for Baker Mayfield because of an over rated style of playing that won't work in the NFL.

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 03:21 PM

View Postpjbear05, on 04 February 2018 - 12:15 PM, said:

I keep hearing a lack of love for Baker Mayfield because of an over rated style of playing that won't work in the NFL.

I can definitely see that pjbear

Some will point to Russell Wilson, and the similar stature and attributes, but by all accounts, Wilson is a very very smart guy - and in hearing him speak, I've got no reason to doubt that ..

This is where the GMs must do the homework .. Is Mayfield an NFL QB from the shoulders up ?? .. Is he a bright guy and would he be able to roll his sleeves up and study the NFL game - his chutzpah and fire will only carry him so far on the field ..

Ex-Bronco HC Mike Shanahan did not go to the combine, and for the most part, did not speak with or interview players prior to drafting them - this, to me, is insane, and was part of the downfall of the organization after Elway retired ..

The one thing I like about Mayfield is that his character fits with the Bronco team - a team with a tough and intimidating defense - the offense needs an identity and an attitude that will compliment the D

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 03:29 PM

View PostLucas, on 04 February 2018 - 03:21 PM, said:

View Postpjbear05, on 04 February 2018 - 12:15 PM, said:

I keep hearing a lack of love for Baker Mayfield because of an over rated style of playing that won't work in the NFL.

I can definitely see that pjbear

Some will point to Russell Wilson, and the similar statue and attributes, but by all accounts, Wilson is a very very smart guy - and in hearing him speak, I've got no reason to doubt that ..

This is where the GMs must do the homework .. Is Mayfield an NFL QB from the shoulders up ?? .. Is he a bright guy and would he be able to roll his sleeves up and study the NFL game - his chutzpah and fire will only carry him so far on the field ..

Ex-Bronco HC Mike Shanahan did not go to the combine, and for the most part, did not speak with or interview players prior to drafting them - this, to me, is insane, and was part of the downfall of the organization after Elway retired ..

The one thing I like about Mayfield is that his character fits with the Bronco team - a team with a tough and intimidating defense - the offense needs an identity and an attitude that will compliment the D
I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what draft decisions Matt Patricia will influence with my homies the Lions.

Edited by pjbear05, 04 February 2018 - 03:31 PM.


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 04:17 PM

One of my go-to's leading up to the draft podcast wise.  I know we get an overload of Mel and Todd fluff pieces on tv, but I like their deeper digging.  It's never too early...the 1-23 episode is all QB talk.

http://www.espn.com/...hive?id=3881101

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 04:27 PM

View Postpjbear05, on 04 February 2018 - 12:15 PM, said:

I keep hearing a lack of love for Baker Mayfield because of an over rated style of playing that won't work in the NFL.
He obviously still has the testing, etc. leading up to the draft, but he's already often mocked going mid 1st.  Lamar Jackson and his polarization intrigues me even more.




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