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Totally OT: For the banished MHRers amongst us


As some of us know critical thinking is not encouraged over at MHR.  But, as I am still a Bronco fan, I care that some young, overmatched, ego is in the process of destroying a once proud franchise (worst 10 game finish by a Bronco team since 1967 last season, btw).  So, I decided to take a closer look at what Hoodie Junior did to the Broncos, not for the Broncos, this time around during the draft, and share it with those of you here who care, and who won't tell me to "piss off," that I am "ignorant," and that I "add nothing here" for daring to question the almighty one.

To be honest, I was not disappointed when the Broncos traded down in the first round.  Especially considering the supposed depth of the draft, and that they were able to first get a 4th rounder, then 2 3rds, in the process.  As it turned out, HJ's first mistake was trading down too far into the first round, which cost him both of the interior O-Line prospects the Broncos supposedly coveted (Iupati and Pouncey), but still, I was fairly happy with them having a late 1st rounder, 2 2nds, 3 3rds, and 2 4ths.  This could have brought in a good haul for a team with plenty of needs.  Unfortunately, HJ wasn't done.  Not by a long shot.  As he did last year, he broke out his strategy of getting "the guys I have targeted, regardless of what anyone else thinks, and at all costs."  This is the same strategy he used last year in dealing this year's 14th pick in the draft for Alphonso Smith, a failure so far both at corner and on special teams.  More details on how horribly far he reached following some statsy stuff.  I was looking all over in the MSM to find something like this, couldn't find it, so decided to put it together myself. 

Supposedly NFL GMs and coaches utilize a draft pick value chart when making trades involving draft picks.  The one I was able to find on the intrawebs is a little old, but beats nothing.  Using this chart, here are the phases the overall Bronco draft has gone through so far, based on yesterday's trades:

Before Draft Started

After Two Trades

After Two More Trades

Rd 1, Pick 11, 1250 pts

Rd 1, Pick 24,  740 pts

Rd 1, Pick 22,  780 pts

Rd 2, Pick 43,  470 pts

Rd 2, Pick 43,  470 pts

Rd 1, Pick 25,  720 pts

Rd 2, Pick 45,  450 pts

Rd 2, Pick 45,  450 pts

Rd 2, Pick 45,  450 pts

Rd 3, Pick 80,  190 pts

Rd 3, Pick 70,   240 pts

Rd 3, Pick 80,  190 pts

Rd 4, Pick 114,  66 pts

Rd 3, Pick 80,  190 pts

Rd 3, Pick 87,  155 pts

Rd 5, Pick 137,  37.5 pts

Rd 3, Pick 87,  155 pts

Rd 5, Pick 137,  37.5 pts

Rd 6, Pick 183,  19.2 pts

Rd 4, Pick 113,  68 pts

Rd 6, Pick 183,  19.2 pts

Rd 4, Pick 114,  66 pts

Rd 5, Pick 137,  37.5 pts

Rd 6, Pick 183,  19.2 pts

Total Pts: 2482.7

Total Pts: 2435.7

Total Pts: 2351.7

 So, according to the chart, from the start of the day to the end of the day the Broncos basically lost the equivalent of a late 3rd round draft pick.  However, that would be assuming that Tim Tebow was worth the 25th pick in the draft.  An assumption shared by, oh, probably about five people involved in football.  Tebow, his dad, his agent, HJ, and whoever else supposedly has a say in what's going on at Dove Valley right now.  In fact, a poll over at MHR just yesterday (yes, I still pop in and read some of their tripe) asked if Tebow should be selected by the Broncos in the 1st OR 2nd round.  Last I checked the poll was 880 against, 504 for, and this is including the 2nd round, mind you.  My guess is that Tebow would have been available at 43, or at 45, but instead of "letting the draft come to him" (thanks doc, I like that), HJ once again panicked, and gave away the 43rd, 70th, and 114th picks in the draft to move up and snag him where no rational human being would snag him. 

Wow!  Way to go boy wonder! 

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