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Arizona Cardinals:Be lucky the Broncos suck even 2 weeks, 4 days ago #1

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Under the leadership of John Elway Royce Freeman Jersey , the Denver Broncos have struggled when it comes to finding talent in the NFL Draft. However, the past two drafts indicate that Elway and his staff have evolved and finally found a winning formula to acquire collegiate talent."After years of questionable drafts littered with more misses than hits, John Elway seems to have finally found a winning formula with respect to the NFL Draft.In his tenure as general manager, Elway has relied on strong free agent classes to bolster the team’s ability to compete. His success in that regard has been remarkable, but his draft day endeavors and subsequent results have been tenuous at best. Though over the last two drafts, the Broncos’ draft strategy has evolved and most importantly, changed for the better.A major emphasis has been placed on drafting players who are leaders on and off the field. High character prospects that possess remarkable football intelligence and the desire to be the best. As I’ve wrote numerous times, it’s often the mental approach to the game that separates the good from the great. In order to successfully navigate the enormous rigors of the National Football League successfully, you need to be diligent and have incredible mental toughness. Nothing can be taken for granted. Every challenge should be seen as an opportunity to become the best player you can be. You have to put your best foot forward every single day, whether it is on the practice field or in the film room. Every selection over the past two drafts have been players who embody the aforementioned principles. Players who would run through a brick wall to get to their hopeful destination without hesitation. Players who aspire for dominance. Players who want to be Denver Broncos. I could wax poetic about this topic forever, but let’s now turn the page and focus on Elway’s masterful maneuvers in this year’s draft.Instead of standing pat at ten overall, Elway navigated the first-round draft landscape beautifully by trading down and selecting dynamic tight end Noah Fant. The selection of Fant provides the Broncos with a player who will contribute immediately and provide the offense with something it has been missing for years — a formidable threat at the position. Broncos Country should have little doubt that he will be a game-changer for years to come.It wasn’t just the selection itself that is praise-worthy, but the fact Elway was able to secure significant draft capital by adding a second-round and 2020 third-round pick in the process. In one smooth phone call, the Broncos maximized their ability to address other key needs on the roster, while adding a premium pick to target future needs. Without that trade down, what transpired on the draft’s second day could have never come to fruition.With Mike Munchak in the fold and the departure of Matt Paradis in free agency, it was obvious the Broncos were going to be on the pursuit for an offensive lineman early. At the 41st pick, the franchise snagged Kansas State tackle Dalton Risner. The Colorado kid from Wiggins is coming home and will be a plug-and-play starter as a rookie at right guard.Just when you thought the Broncos would have to wait a bit longer to make their third pick of the draft, Elway shocked the world by trading a fourth and sixth round selection to obtain the quarterback he had coveted throughout the entire draft process, Missouri’s Drew Lock. While Lock has certainly needs mechanical refinement and development with respect to processing defenses and pressure, he has all the tools you can’t teach and most importantly John Elway Jersey , a great mentor in Joe Flacco. He is a perfect fit for what the Broncos want to accomplish and has the talent to be the franchise’s quarterback of the future.To round out their day two haul, the Broncos were fortunate to obtain Ohio State defensive lineman Dre’Mont Jones. Jones has the ability to play outside and kick inside in sub-packages and took a huge step forward in his last year with the Buckeyes. Considering Shelby Harris, Adam Gotsis and Derek Wolfe are in contract years, it was a smart move to make immediately and for the long-term.On the third day of the draft, the Broncos added depth at edge rusher and wide receiver by selecting Oregon standout Justin Hollins and Colorado’s Juwann Winfree. Hollins played under Jim Leavitt with the Ducks, who coached alongside Vic Fangio in San Francisco. Winfree shares the same agent as Phillip Lindsay and appears to have a lot of untapped potential. Last but not least, Denver was able to sign two high-profile undrafted free agents in Boise State quarterback Brett Rypien and Nevada edge defender Malik Reed. Truth be told, it will take several more years to know exactly how the past two drafts will actually panned out. However, it truly looks as if Elway and the Broncos’ draft fortunes are changing with a new strategy in place. With a revamped offense and improve defense, as well as holding a treasure trove of picks in the 2020 NFL Draft, the current and future state of the Broncos is strong.It’s time to put the rest of the league on notice — the Broncos are officially back and ready to compete now and from now on. 1. New Orleans Saints:The teams at the top all year seem to be struggling as December hits its midpoint. The Saints are still winning, but just barely. Thankfully they have a dome to play in during the playoffs, and with their home crowd and voodoo, that should be enough.2. Los Angeles Rams:What is going on with this team? Have they been figured out? Are they just slumping? Can they get their footing back? I’d have thought with Talib back, they’d be better, not worse.3. Houston Texans:Here it is, this week’s big riser. They have a dynamic offense and a dynamic defense. That’s usually a recipe for success come January.4. Los Angeles Chargers:With much respect to the Chargers fans (all three of you), I think the Texans are simply better all around. You beat the Chiefs in Arrowhead in December, which is no small feat, but it’s a divisional game which means it’s a coin flip anyways. Although I trust Phillip Rivers, I trust the Texans as a whole more.5. Kansas City Chiefs:Patrick Mahomes is legit and will terrorize the AFC for the next 15 years Womens Joe Flacco Jersey , but something isn’t right in KC. I really thought this team would be immune to their late season collapse, but the losses (at home even) are mounting and the rumblings and confidence in this team is waning. Are we beginning to see the yearly collapse of a ‘Regular Season’ juggernaut? 6. Chicago Bears:Again, the Bears are legit. I think each time I rank these teams and mention that they are the 3rd best team in the NFC, people always scoff and laugh and roll their eyes at me. And low and behold, here they are, back as the 3rd best NFC team. Their defense is legit, and their offense can bring it. They may not be as explosive as the Saints and Rams, but they are the team that the saying “any given Sunday” applies to. Can this team march into any stadium and win? Yes! But they can also lose.7. Pittsburgh Steelers:Their last AFC hurdle was just cleared. Now to see what they have when the go to New Orleans. 8. Baltimore Ravens:The Ravens’ defense is elite, and the NFL hasn’t quite figured out how to stop their young signal caller yet. For now, that’s good enough.9. Indianapolis Colts:Who saw that ass whooping against the Cowboys coming? I don’t even think Andrew Luck’s mom saw that coming.10. New England Patriots:This team has looked to be in decline since week 1, and when they are typically dominating December, this year they are 0-2. That’s a scary thing for the Patriots as the “decline” keeps on rolling.11. Dallas Cowboys:You guys don’t deserve to be up here after laying an egg in Indy. I mean, even the Cardinals can score against the Colts. Hell, even the damn Broncos could score against the Colts... Well, maybe.12. Cleveland Browns:Baker is exactly what the Browns’ franchise needed. He took his team into Denver and showed John Elway what a real “leader of men” looks like. 13. Seattle Seahawks:They’re a playoff team and rounding into form. I’m not sure who wants to play them at this point.14. Miami Dolphins:I predicted them losing to the Vikings because I don’t consider them a winning team even though they have a winning record. I will take Adam Gase as the next Broncos head coach if he’s let go though.15. Tennessee Titans:You deserve some credit for shutting out the red hot Giants. I can’t believe I used “red hot” to describe the Giants. Anyways, you shut them out and mathematically eliminated the Denver Broncos. 16. Minnesota Vikings:The only reason you beat the Dolphins is because they are a losing team that just so happens to barely have a winning record. Or I should say a “non-losing” record, because the Dolphins have nothing to do with being winners.17. Philadelphia Eagles:Will Nick Foles catch fire late in the year like he did last season? And if he did, does it even matter?18. Carolina Panthers:Six losses in a row. They have the talent, but something just isn’t healthy going on over there.19. Green Bay Packers:With this loss, the Packers gave the division to the Bears. I’m not sure I’ve seen such an awful team have such an awful record with such an elite QB. Peyton Manning would have this being a 10 win team, because we’ve seen him with much worse do much better. Which I think should end the “Rodgers is the best ever” talk right there. 20. Atlanta Falcons:Life’s all good when you get to play the Cardinals.21. Detroit Lions:You lose to the Bills Joe Flacco Jersey White , you drop.22. Washington Redskins:I’m still not sure how you won a game, but hey, Jacksonville is sometimes the medicine it takes to cure what ails you. 23. Jacksonville Jaguars:I do love seeing such arrogant players lose so badly. Could we see Malik Jackson back in Denver? It might cost us Derek Wolfe. Are you down? 24. Cincinnati Bengals:Sure they won, but look who they beat. Lets not pound our chests just yet.25. New York Giants:That was an amazing tank job... just the way they were suppose to do week after week after week all year. Too little too late guys. You screwed your draft up already.26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers:They ran into an elite defense. I guess they can’t score against everyone.27. New York Jets:You played admirably against one of the hottest teams in the NFL, plus you still have an amazing draft pick staring you in the face. Does anyone else get the theme here with these low level teams? It’s all about the draft and offseason already.28. Buffalo Bills:Every once in a while, the Bills look like they can actually play football. It isn’t often or very consistently, but it’s a foundation for the future. 29. Oakland Raiders:The Raiders are so bad that even Oakland wants them out of their city a year early, and that says something!30. San Francisco 49ers:You know when we talk “the Broncos could have had Kyle Shanahan” and everyone says “yeah, but what has he done?” Well, he just beat a hot Seattle team with a QB who admits that he has no business being in the NFL. When you can get that production out of that player, it speaks volumes as to how great of a coach he really is.31. worse than you Cardinals.32. Denver Broncos:And Boom went the dynamite that extinguished the dumpster fire that is the Denver Broncos. Unfortunately, it’s because it blew that dumpster up and spread that toxic waste all over the franchise and city! I use to be on the fence about keeping Vance Joseph, but no more. He seems as clueless as ever with no actual coaching improvement to build upon. And now all the reports of Mike Shanahan coming back last year just makes this franchise look as bad as any joke said about the Browns, Lions, and Raiders! “We aren’t the Raiders! We aren’t the Browns!” is what will be said. You’re right, we aren’t! They’re actually so far ahead of us that we can barely see them! What coach will want to be here after this? They better bring back Mike Shanahan, because he’s likely the only one who will take the damn job!
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