Columnists: Sam Maxwell
We started off by selecting DJ Williams. A really great pick for us. At first I was pissed we took him and not Jackson, but now I realize we made the right choice. DJ is the kind of LB that fits perfectly in our system, and he can also blitz the QB.
With our first 2nd rounder, we took Tatum Bell. Tatum Bell will be the steal of this draft, mark my words. He will either wait this year out and watch, or get into the starting spot in training camp.
Our second 2nd rounder was spent on Darius Watts. He may have been a reach, but the kid can flat out play. He’s 6” 2’, with a 44’ vertical. He also has better stats than Randy Moss at Marshall. He will quickly push for the 3rd receiver spot.
In the 3rd we chose Jeremy LeSueur. Not a position of need, but a great value pick. Another reason why I love this pick is because he can return kicks, a thing that we struggled on some last season. He was the top returner on Michigan and will see some action there and as a nickel or dime corner.
The next selection was Jeff Shoate. Another pretty big reach from Shanny and co. Not a bad pick, but just a reach. He was a playmaker at San Diego St. and may be able to make the roster for us. If not he will be on the practice squad.
With our first 6th rounder we chose Triandos Luke. A wonderful steal for us, the 1st in the whole draft. A speedy guy who didn’t have the numbers because he had 4 different head coaches and sub par QB’s throughout his career at Alabama. He should definitely make the team on Special teams and may even win the 4th WR spot.
Later in the 6th we got Josh Sewell. An heir apparent to Tom Nalen? Maybe, but his chances on making the roster are very slim because Tom is still there. He will probably find his way to the practice squad.
Here we go into the 7th! Matt Mauck was the 1st to be taken in the 7th. A winner and an intelligent QB. Should push for the 3rd QB spot, if not, he may become your dentist.
Brandon Miree was the next Bronco to be selected in the 7th. A big RB that may be switched to FB at some point in his career. Mostly likely a practice squad guy unless he really proves something.
And last but not least we took Bradlee
Van Pelt. A warrior that will give 110% every time he gets on the field.
Will battle Mauck for the 3rd QB spot. A local product that
There you go, the 2004 Denver Bronco draft rundown for you at sidelinescouting.com
I hope to be writing soon about possible June 1st cuts