Trend Bucking Broncos Highlight NFL Draft
The 2010 NFL Draft has finally drawn to a close, and in case you missed it - or just decided to be more productive with those16 hours of your life - here are the major storylines you missed.
So see if you can follow along - the Denver Broncos picked up the 49ers fourth round pick by moving down two spots in the first round - from 11 to 13.
Then they picked up Philadelphia's two third round picks to move down to 24th.
Then they gave San Fran's fourth rounder to the Patriots to move back up two spots to pick wide receiver Demaryius Thomas.
Then they gave up Miami's second rounder (from the Brandon Marshall trade), the first of Philly's two third rounders, and their own fourth rounder to Baltimore to get back in the first round at 25 to take quarterback Tim Tebow.
All this wheeling and dealing has some people puzzled, and most people were expecting Tebow to get drafted in the third or fourth round. I guess we'll see just how smart the Broncos really are.
~The Jacksonville Jaguars had been loosely rumored to take a run at Tebow with the No. 10 pick to have a hometown boy, but instead went the complete opposite direction, drafting Tyson Alualu (according to Scouts Inc, he was the third best defensive tackle and fifth best defensive lineman on the board at the time)
~ USC's Taylor Mays got a head start on running his mouth as an NFL player, calling out his old coach Pete Carroll for drafting Texas safety Earl Thomas with the 14th overall pick instead of himself. Mays may want to read some of the litany of complaints about his game before leveling such accusations.
~It's a small note, but an interesting one. The Detroit Loins moved up to get Cal running back Jahvid Best. It's a good pick, and the loss (swapping 4th round picks with Minnesota and giving up one of their four 7th rounders) wasn't significant, but it just wasn't necessary. Did they really believe Best wouldn't be there four picks later?