Scouting 2012 Players Poll – Denver Broncos Needs – OG


This list that follows is meant to be my personal amateur analysis on OGs available in the 2012 Draft with information about the professional general draft projection and my (again, amateur) analysis about who fits Denver needs and in which round should be draft by the Denver Broncos.

Player

College

Year

Height

Weight

Note

League Projection

My Grade (Broncos point of view)

David DeCastro

Stanford

rJr

6-5

316

Impressive. He just looks like a Greek God in the run game and is as good as it gets in the passing game…so he could still improve in the passing game…go figures. If he’s still there at 25 it will be really a tough time for Denver to pass on him…but I don’t see him passing selection 16…he’s This good. Pardon…he’s fantastic.

1st

1st

Cordy Glenn

Georgia

Sr

6-5

345

He played left tackle at Georgia. Has to get better his footwork in order to become a starter at LT in the NFL. He has the size and power to play guard but he’s not in the same league of De Castro. Has had problem when required to move , does a great job when he just move upright pushing the opponent but the lateral movements are a little bit suspicious. He could be a good RT from week 1 and could develop into a good LT. He has less potential development as a Guard.

1st

1st

Kevin Zeitler

Wisconsin

Sr

6-4

314

He’s another really good Guard. Especially in the running plays he’s always in the right plays blocking one or two players and opening holes. Impressive. He’s something more heavily than DeCastro so less physically suited for zone blocking scheme teems. He can and have to get better in the passing game where sometime looks little bit lost at the beginning of the play but still is able to recover but In the NFL it will be more difficult. The Broncos will be probably looking for Depth at OLine with focus to  find a guy that could play bot G and C. Anyhow if Zeitler falls to the 3rd round (not gonna happens) he will be way to good for Denver to pass on him there. I downgrade the consensus round for Zietler because Denver has already some good option in his Roster (Frankiln could go really a mauler id moved to G, the same Beadles is not bad at all and is improving).

1st – 2nd

3rd

Lucas Nix

Pittsburgh

Sr

6-5

317

This starts well. One of his photos on Internet is awesome…he is missing some teeth….fantastic Olineman!!!! Moreover he could play at T/G and Center. Sounds even nicer for teams looking for depth at Oline. He looks good both in pass protection and run protection tough he does not excels. He is the kind of underdog prospect that flies under the radar because he’s not considered a sleeper and I really do like his versatility. I think that Denver should seriously think about him even already in the 3rd round.

4th

3rd – 4th

Amini Silatolu

Midwestern State

Sr

6-4

311

He dominates at DIV II level. No discussion about. Anyhow his footwork is really raw and he looks a little bit lost after he defied his direct assignment (he literally make people fly around him…it looks like a cartoon….incredible) so I don’t know if he’ll be a day 1 starter. Now comparisons with Jahri Evans are all over the board and I never see any college highlight of Evans but to me Amini looks great but raw. Sure Denver starting Guards (Kooper and Beadles) are way better now than him. Will he be better (than Beadles) after one year of grooming. I’m almost sure. Will it be worth to take him in the 2ns round for Denver? I don’t think. IMO Denver needs somebody that could be immediate depth at G and C. Silatolu could learn how to play Center call the assignment for the whole OLine)? I don’t see it happening. I guess he could develop in a phenomenal All-Pro LG and I don’t see Denver being in this dire need to have him graded as the best player available in the back of the 2nd round. Usually OLine depth is taken starting from the 4th round down. Denver is trying to build the team to win now. So he could be a good 4th round pick for the Broncos

2nd

4th

Kelechi Osemele

Iowa State

rSr

6-6

333

He has to be developed both at T and G (quickness, foot work and hand use). I don’t see Denver picking him as hight as the consensus projection.

2nd – 3rd

4th

James Brown

Troy

rSr

6-3

306

I couldn’t find a real action video on him. Professional Analysts agree that he did a good job at LT at Troy but he’s a better run blocker than pass blocker. He also didn’t give up sacks almost at all and never played Guard in college. Thinking out of the box I see a guy that needs development either at Tackle ( put up some weight and muscles, be more powerful) and Guard (learn how to play the position) but is a bit underrated at Tackle. As developing prospect I think the Broncos would start to think about him in the 4th round as versatile G/T.

3rd

4th

Brandon Washington

Miami (Fla.)

Jr

6-3

320

Another college LT that is projected to play Guard in the NFL. In this case it makes really more sense since in 2010 he played RG and receive All-ACC 1st Team honor. I think Denver will take a deep look at him since last year the Broncos FO took Orlando franklin in the 2nd round and Big O had a great rookie year IMO. Could Washington being considered in the 3rd round? Let’s say 4th to play safe.

3rd

4th

Senio Kelemete

Washington

Sr

6-4

307

He got All Pac-10 2nd team honor at LT (Kalil got 1st team…) in 2011. Another T that has to play inside in the Pros (in professional analysts’ opinion). He played Guard as Sophomore at Washington. He’s a converted DT. I’m not this high on him. I don’t know why but I don’t see this much hype to justify a third round pick. He actually had problems with athletic DEs in college…in the NFL all DEs are athletic and the most of under tackles too. He will need time to develop and has to put a strong effort in order to be a good starter in the NFL.

3rd

4th

Brandon Brooks

Miami (Ohio)

rSr

6-5

346

I had expectations before seeing his video but I have to admit that he is another Guard prospect that needs development (1 or 2 years). It’s true that he is really powerful and has some good lateral movement, but has problem reaching the linebackers level. Because of his size  a 4th round pick on him would be ok, not great tough. 

3rd – 4th

4th

Ryan Miller

Colorado

rSr

6-7

321

He is to tall to play G and has too short arms to be a prototypical T. Has to develop his footwork and improve is athletic skill by not being injured and could be a RT.

5th – 6th

6th

Al Netter

Northwestern

rSr

6-4

316

I like this prospect and I think he could be more ready than others. He needs to add power to his lower body for the NFl but looks strong holding the point of attack. Also in the passing game he does a nice job. Obviously he needs to improve but I think he has more upside than other prospect at this point of the Draft. I won’t dislike if Denver uses a 7th round pick on him in the draft and could probably see if he’d good to also to learn Center position.

FA

6th – 7th

Jaymes Brooks

Virginia Tech

rSr

6-2

310

All- ACC second team in 2010 and 2011. Looks to be a solid prospect at RG, probably with not the greatest upside but he opened holes in running plays for Wilson. I would take a flier on him in the 7th round if the Broncos somehow acquires a 7th round pick from someone.

6th – 7th

7th

Desmond Wynn

Rutgers

rSr

6-6

303

He had a lot of injuries in College but has the talent to play in the NFL if picked up by the right team that is willing to invest in him. Could be a dependable back up at G and T.

6th

FA

Derek Dennis

Temple

rSr

6-3

315

He is a developmental prospect that could be taken in CFA probably. Ha had probably with Bigger and flashier DTs (Sill from Penn State i.e.) but with good coaching could become a good starter because he is really athletic for a 6-6 330 guy.

7th

FA

Joe Looney

Wake Forest

Sr

6-3

309

Prospect that could be develop by good coaching. Has solid experience at college level and some quickness at the snap.

7-FA

FA

Will Blackwell

LSU

rSr

6-4

314

 

FA

FA

Lonnie Edwards

Texas Tech

rSr

6-4

320

 

FA

FA

Kelvin Beachum

Southern Methodist

rSr

6-2

303

A Tackle at college is quite good in pass protection and could get bigger and stronger to be able to push DTs at NFL level. Another project that could need time but it’s promising.

7-FA

FA

Josh LeRibeus

Southern Methodist

rSr

6-3

312

Really few information about this prospect on the web. Anyhow he could provide some depth at G and Center and looks to be better suited to play for a zone blocking scheme because he is not overly powerful. Not exactly what fits Denver scheme.

4th

No

Rishaw Johnson

California (PA)

rSr

6-3

313

Dismissed by Mississippi, he has a ton of talent and I hope the Raiders will pick him, as they usually do.

5th – 6th

No

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