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2017 draft

“You want guys who love to play and hate to lose, and these eight guys we picked this weekend all fall in that category. They want to win. They hate to lose and they’re tough guys, but all good kids. We’re excited about that. It’s an attitude game,and you have to acquire guys with those attitudes. You can’t hope that players will have that. You have to go find those guys with that certain attitude.”~Vance Joseph.

 

FAST FACTS

The Broncos’ “Orange Crush” defense allowed only 10.6 points per game during the club’s AFC-Championship season in 1977. That was the best mark in the conference and the third-best mark in the NFL that year.

BRONCO BIRTHDAYS

Cornerback Bradley Roby is 25, Wide Receiver Wes Welker (2013-14) is 36 and Defensive Back Willie West (1964) is 79.

BRONCO TRIVIA

What running back did the Broncos send to Cleveland in the 2005 trade that brought defensive end Ebenezer Ekuban (and defensive tackle Michael Myers) to Denver?

VIDEOS

Walker on seeing snow for the first time

Langley relishes ‘No-Fly Zone’ opportunity

Henderson bonds quickly with Broncos coaches

 

BRONCOS BLOGS

Denver Broncos like their draft class, but still need to pick a starting QB

DeMarcus Walker was drafted, saw snow and talked to Von Miller. But his future excites him more.

Broncos add a bunch of tough guys in the draft

John Elway drafted Chad Kelly after plug from Jim Kelly

UDFA tracker: Denver Broncos 2017 undrafted free agents

Players who lost from the Broncos draft

Broncos draft notes: Attitude, no to Mixon, praise for John Lynch, Sloter agrees

With roster set, Elway’s thoughts on 2017 Broncos

 

AFC WEST

Kansas City Chiefs need to identify their No. 2 quarterback

Trading up to grab Patrick Mahomes was easy call for Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt

10 Takeaways from the Kansas City Chiefs’ 2017 NFL Draft

Oakland Raiders Select Nine Players In 2017 NFL Draft

Raiders draft heavy on defense, still searching for middle linebacker

Clemson wideout Artavis Scott among Chargers undrafted additions

 

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Trubisky gets his welcome to Chicago

Buffalo Bills fire general manager Doug Whaley

Bills fire entire scouting staff along with Doug Whaley

Bills owner Terry Pegula not explaining why he fired Doug Whaley

Bills send odd message in attaching 2017 draft to Doug Whaley

Identity of Browns’ starting quarterback remains a mystery

Browns got nine players for Carson Wentz, and they’re not done yet

Colts cleaning house in college scouting department

Colts sign Griffey Jr.’s son, Trey, as free agent

Cowboys sign UDFA Edge Joe Mathis

Dolphins will pick up the 2018 option on Ja’Wuan James’ contract

49ers were prepared to take Reuben Foster at No. 3, got him at No. 31

John Lynch: “It’s looking like” we’ll pick up Jimmie Ward’s option

Jags won’t cut Branden Albert or give him a new deal

Jets on Sheldon Richardson, Calvin Pryor: We’ll see how it unfolds

Lions set at running back, with Ameer Abdullah the starter

Report: Packers came close to trading Brett Hundley on Friday

Panthers sign Ben Boulware, Fred Ross as undrafted free agents

Ron Rivera: Kelvin Benjamin ‘a little heavy’ again

Mike Shula wants to give Cam Newton more Tom Brady-style passes

Rams agree to terms with 11 undrafted free agents

Washington reportedly shopping Matt Jones

Saints superfan, 15, gets vital liver transplant

Steelers sign nine undrafted free agents

Texans reportedly agree with UDFA Joe Mathis

 

2017 NFL DRAFT

NFL teams have revised the draft trade chart

28 players who entered the draft early went undrafted

Michigan leads all schools with 11 players drafted in 2017

2 Wyoming Cowboys players drafted in NFL draft

Ultimate NFL draft recap: Grades, perfect picks, highlights for all 32 teams

2017 undrafted free-agent deals for all 32 NFL teams

Biggest post-draft concerns for every NFL team

 

EXTRA POINTS

NFL needs to change its rules regarding undrafted free agents

Air Force safety Weston Steelhammer “shocked” by policy change before NFL draft

NFLPA president: Make a business decision on bowl games

 

2017 Broncos Salute to Fans Tour

  • 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

May 6-7 — No Fly Zone Skills Camp - Regis Jesuit High School, Aurora, CO.

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

June 19 —T.J. Ward Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament

 

TRIVIA ANSWER

 

Reuben Droughns.

 

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