Bronco Links – 4/19/17

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“I think our run defense is going to be so much better, they’re going to have to throw the ball now. They’re going to have to throw to us, we’re going the chance to get more picks … just looking at those guys. We just didn’t have enough beef, we weren’t big enough. Just adding that size.”~Chris Harris, on Domata Peko and Zach Kerr.

 

FAST FACTS

Peyton Manning set an NFL single-season record when he passed for 55 Touchdowns for the Broncos’ record-setting Offense in 2013.

BRONCO BIRTHDAYS  

Center Ken Brown (1979) is 63.

BRONCO TRIVIA

What uniform number did Linebacker Rick Dennison wear during his playing career with the Broncos from 1982-90?

FROM THE MOTHER SHIP

Best-case scenarios for the 2017 NFL Draft

ESPN’s Todd McShay talks tight ends, quarterbacks and having Garett Bolles over Ryan Ramczyk

 

VIDEOS

Highlight Reel: Florida State’s DeMarcus Walker

Countdown to the Draft: Defensive line

Broncos in 60: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

 

BRONCOS BLOGS

Sanders hopes for rejuvenated Broncos offense in 2017

NFL won’t punish Aqib Talib for shooting involvement

Emmanuel Sanders isn’t picking sides in Broncos quarterback competition

Broncos 7-round 2017 NFL mock draft: Denver takes Garett Bolles in first round, bolsters defense

No Wade, no problem? Chris Harris has lofty expectations for Broncos defense, himself

Broncos expected to pick up Bradley Roby’s fifth-year contract option

Broncos left tackle search could lead to No. 20 draft pick

Broncos know the drill when it comes to quarterback questions

Broncos Mailbag: Will Paxton Lynch get a fair shot at the starting QB job?

 

AFC WEST

Potential prime-time opener against Patriots already has Chiefs’ attention

Andy Reid Explains Phase One of the Chiefs’ Offseason

One Expert Believes RB is Best Fit for Chiefs

Dan Williams released by Oakland Raiders

Khalil Mack wants to take care of business in 2017

Carr: Marshawn Lynch on Raiders ‘would be awesome’

Draft could be deadline for Marshawn Lynch, Raiders

Derek Carr clarifies comments about “true” Raiders fans

Bosa absent from Chargers’ voluntary workouts

Chargers to host draft parties at Disneyland, StubHub Center

Could Chargers double down on pass rush with Takkarist McKinley?

Five Fun Facts about Casey Hayward

Jeff Cumberland is “Hungrier Than Ever”

What We Learned from Coach Lynn’s Phase II Presser

Anthony Lynn back in comfort zone on practice field for Chargers

 

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Ryan Fitzpatrick decides to keep playing (if anyone wants him)

Did the Bengals lose their best running back this offseason?

Browns’ Haden wants Garrett with No. 1 pick

Mel Kiper: Take Myles Garrett first, then trade up for Mitchell Trubisky

Joe Haden: Gregg Williams already improving Browns

Bucs expected to announce Hard Knocks participation Wednesday

Jameis Winston’s weapons on offense won’t work unless he does in Year 3

Arians: Cardinals would offer unique situation for rookie QB

Cowboys hurt by defensive departures this offseason?

Creative Eagles coaches could covet Christian McCaffrey

Owa Odighizuwa at Giants workouts

Jaguars moving Paul Posluszny to SAM linebacker

Tom Coughlin effect: No more ping pong in Jaguars’ locker room

Visits with Jets, Ravens kick off Reuben Foster’s week

Lions must address league-worst interior pass rush

Kerry Hyder, two others sign exclusive rights tenders with Lions

Stafford on Lions: ‘Like to be here long term’

Veteran LB Stephen Tulloch to retire after 11 seasons

Aaron Rodgers: Tight end additions bring more flexibility

Veteran linebacker A.J. Hawk retires with Packers

Panthers wind down draft visits with Alvin Kamara, Curtis Samuel

Kawann Short: Panthers “got ahead of ourselves” in 2016

Patriots extend offer sheet to Bills RB Mike Gillislee

Malcolm Butler signs Patriots’ first-round tender

With Burkhead and Gillislee signings, Patriots buy into analytics

Another year, another pay cut for Danny Amendola

Nick Caserio evades question about Jimmy Garoppolo

Patriots waive Tre’ Jackson

Pats sign Super Bowl hero James White to extension

Patriots vague about Jimmy Garoppolo’s future

After humble start, ‘Superman’ Terrelle Pryor continues WR education

Saints should pay for Malcolm Butler, try to win while they have Drew Brees

Richard Sherman skipping ‘Hawks workouts until May

Nickel-and-dime package: Will Steelers’ $9 million cornerback plan work?

Cam Robinson the latest tackle to meet with the Texans

Brian Orakpo tempers Titans’ high expectations

 

2017 NFL DRAFT

RSP Film Room No. 112: DL Malik McDowell (Michigan St)

JRB Joe Mixon, Oklahoma-Scouting Report

S Marcus Maye, Florida-Scouting Report

Draft Daily: Full mock shows strength of DB class in draft

Lance Zierlein mock draft 4.0: Bills, Texans, Chiefs take QBs

Derek Barnett every bit as productive as Myles Garrett rushing the passer

3 team fits for quarterback prospect Patrick Mahomes

Gil Brandt: Draft has come a long way since we picked on gut feeling

Allegation against Joe Mixon from high school could affect draft stock

Three draft prospects to target for each NFL team

NFL alternate realities: Biggest draft ‘what if?’ for all 32 teams

Mel Kiper: Do-it-all Christian McCaffrey ‘would be great pick’ for Panthers at No. 8

J.J. Watt thinks T.J. Watt is better than he was at the same stage

 

EXTRA POINTS

NFL to release ’17 regular-season schedule Thursday

NFLPA’s new pot proposal hasn’t been submitted to league yet, does not “necessarily” include removal from banned list

Aaron Hernandez found dead in Massachusetts prison cell

 

2017 Broncos Salute to Fans Tour

  • April 21 – Cortez, CO.
  • April 22 – Del Norte, CO.
  • April 23 – Trinidad, CO.
  • May 5 – Ft. Morgan, CO.
  • May 6 – Woodland Park, CO.
  • May 7 – Aurora, CO.
  • May 12 – Gunnison, CO.
  • May 13 – Cañon City, CO.
  • May 19 – Steamboat Springs, CO.
  • May 20 – Aspen, CO.
  • June 3 – Ft. Collins, CO.

 

CALENDAR

April 21 Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign Offer Sheets.

April 25-27 — Voluntary Minicamp

April 26 Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents.

April 27 2017 Denver Draft Party with the Wolfe Pack

April 27-29 – NFL Draft (Philadelphia).2017 NFL Draft Round-By-Round order

May 11-13 — Rookie Orientation

May 23-25 — OTA Offseason Workouts Phase I

May 30-31 — OTA Offseason Workouts Phase II

June 1, June 5-8 — OTA Offseason Workouts Phase III

June 13-15 — Mandatory Minicamp

TRIVIA ANSWER

 

No. 55.

 

Go Broncos!

– Kaptain Kirk

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