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Nailing Down Draft Prep | (Video)
The 2012 NFL Draft is almost here, and the Broncos are prepared for every scenario that could develop during the first round and beyond.

Tannehill not a lock for Dolphins or top 10 | Peter King
Michael Brockers is hot, Ryan Tannehill may not be. The old draft trade chart is out the window, the Jags have an itchy trigger finger, Justin Blackmon and Michael Floyd have the attention of the Rams, Seattle may not want to move as much as the current rumor suggests and, speaking of rumors, I’d advise you not to believe many of them about moving up.

Broncos transfer traditional playbooks to iPads for 2012 season | Denver Post
The Denver Broncos are tossing out the tradition of printing 500-page playbooks every week for each of the 120 players, coaches, scouts and other personnel.

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Denver Broncos need to consider drafting Georgia star Brandon Boykin | Denver Post
Royal made some big plays on special teams, including an 85-yard punt return for a touchdown last year. He signed with the Chargers as a free agent. But even if he had re-signed with the Broncos, they still would have been looking for help on special teams.

NFL Draft Top 100: Luck, Griffin at head of the class | Denver Post
Just once in the history of the NFL’s common draft — since 1967 — have quarterbacks gone 1-2-3, when Tim Couch, Donovan McNabb and Akili Smith were the first three players selected in the 1999 draft.

Stanford’s Coby Fleener is the top tight end available in NFL draft | Denver Post
And with all of the touchdowns guys like Rob Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham and Aaron Hernandez have scored in the last two seasons, folks around the NFL are more than fond of what tight ends can do in the current pass-happy state of the league.

Draft preview: Tight ends | Denver Post
1. Coby Fleener, Stanford, 6-foot-5¾, 247 pounds. Has the down-the-field potential everybody wants with 4.4-second speed in the 40-yard dash, plus an average yards per catch of just over 19 yards last season.

Dusty Saunders: ESPN, NFL Network are feeling another draft | Denver Post
NFL fans love to debate talent. Who’s the best quarterback — Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees? What about the Broncos’ Peyton Manning?

NFL Draft Top 100: Luck, Griffin at head of the class | Denver Post
Just once in the history of the NFL’s common draft — since 1967 — have quarterbacks gone 1-2-3, when Tim Couch, Donovan McNabb and Akili Smith were the first three players selected in the 1999 draft.

Peter King’s 2012 NFL Mock Draft |
Denver will be stunned that Brockers is still on the board. And delighted. The Broncos lost free agent defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley to the Saints a month ago, and this raw but promising 6-5, 322-pounder could play nose or a more versatile tackle role. “On potential,” one coach told me, “Brockers deserves to be a top 10 pick.”

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New York Times goes behind scenes with NFL schedule makers | First and Orange
Tuesday was a big day in the NFL world, with the much-anticipated release of the 2012 schedule. Projects Broncos To Take DT Michael Brockers | SB Nation
Like many mock drafts before them, projects the Denver Broncos to select LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers with the No. 25 overall pick in their latest mock draft.

Broncos’ pursuit of Asante Samuel leaves clues to scheme and draft | IAOFM
The Broncos’ pursuit of Asante Samuel is more than an admission they want to upgrade their secondary. It might be the very clue we needed to put this whole question of their defensive scheme (and perhaps their draft strategy) together.


John Elway: “Peyton is not involved in the draft process.”

According to Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post, during Monday’s pre-draft press conference, Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway stated that quarterback Peyton Manning “is not involved in the draft process.” Elway’s statement only tells me that Manning hasn’t been involved with the draft process that the guys in the front office go through...

Veteran S Dawkins announces retirement on Twitter

Veteran safety Brian Dawkins announced his retirement from the NFL on his Twitter account on Monday. "The Lord has blessed me to play in the NFL for 16 years," the 38-year-old Dawkins wrote, as initially reported by the Denver Post. "I would like to thank the Eagles & the Broncos 4 believing In me. I would like 2 thank all my teammates & Coaches that I have...

Brian Dawkins lauded by John Fox, others

AP Photo/Jack Dempsey Denver Broncos safety Brian Dawkins announced his retirement from the NFL Monday morning. A player of his professional caliber does not leave the league unnoticed, but a person of his character retiring leaves the NFL wanting all the more. The Broncos and coach John Fox released a statement Monday morning following the news that safety Brian Dawkins has decided...

Brian Dawkins retires from the NFL as one of it’s greatest men.

“Can you feel that? Can you feel this that dog-gone beating in your chest? Can you feel what is about to happen out here on this field man?” That Brian Dawkins pre-game speech given in the huddle to his then Eagles team mates has been recited by my kid to his teammates before just about every game he has played since 2008. Brian Dawkins inspired him like so many others to...

John Elway: We’re not desperate to draft a DT

(AP Photo/Michael Conroy) On Monday, Denver Broncos V.P. of Football Operations John Elway addressed the media to discuss the team’s draft plans.  In the press conference, Elway noted that the team does not view defensive tackle as a dire position of need. “We don’t feel as bad about our tackles as everybody else does,” said Elway. “I think that we feel OK there and...

Brian Dawkins Announces His Retirement

(Sports Network) - Brian Dawkins has decided to call it a career after 16 seasons as a safety in the NFL. Dawkins, who spent 13 years with the Philadelphia Eagles and played his last three seasons with the Denver Broncos, made the announcement on his Twitter feed. "The Lord has blessed me to play in the NFL for 16 years," Dawkins wrote. "I would like to thank the...

Former Eagles & Broncos Great Brian Dawkins Retires.

In sports as in life, all good things must come to an end. Today, the playing career of pro-bowl safety Brian Dawkins has officially ended, as he posted an announcement on his twitter account this morning thanking the lord, the fans, his coaches and teammates and stating quite clearly at the end of the post, "In other words I am announcing my retirement for the NFL."...

Former Clemson DB Brian Dawkins to retire

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Veteran safety Brian Dawkins is retiring from the NFL after 16 seasons. Dawkins posted the news on his Twitter account Monday, thanking the teams he played for, his coaches and teammates and fans. Dawkins spent his first 13 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles and his last three with the Denver Broncos. He suffered a serious neck injury in December that...

Give It Up For Brian Dawkins

One of the greats calls it a career.

Alex Marvez on Brian Dawkins deciding to retire

Dawkins' career ends, but journey to Canton begins.

Peter King thinks Dwight Freeney is “itching for a draft weekend trade”

Given the fact that Indianapolis is transitioning to a 3-4 defense and that veteran All-Pro defensive end Dwight Freeney may not necessarily fit the new scheme in Indy, Sports Illustrated reporter Peter King speculates that Freeney may want to be traded on draft day. Whatever the case may be, Freeney has served the Colts very, very well over his illustrious, Hall of Fame caliber...
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