With the 28th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos (should) select Jonathan Cyprien, Safety, Florida International. What this Broncos team needs to compete is a safety that’s ready to play Week 1. Cyprien is that player. He was a four-year starter and the quarterback of his defense at Florida International.
Of course, around here, we’re all hoping the Broncos will be too busy packing for New Orleans to worry about actually landing in Honolulu at the end of January, but the honors are in nonetheless and 5 Broncos made the AFC roster.
NFL fans had a litany of questions about how the Manning-led Broncos would fare fighting uphill against one of the league’s toughest 2012 schedules. Denver responded with a thorough team effort against a great Steelers squad, and Manning showed that he still has plenty of game left at 36 years old.
Massive defensive lineman Ty Warren agreed to a restructured contract with the Denver Broncos on Wednesday. Warren joined his Broncos teammates at Dove Valley south of Denver later in the day for Organized Team Activities preceding formal training camp.
The Denver Broncos acquired fullback Chris Gronkowski on Wednesday, trading cornerback Cassius Vaughn to the Indianapolis Colts. VP John Elway made the announcement Wednesday morning via Twitter.
Rod Smith – statistically the best receiver in Broncos history – will ascend to the Ring of Fame at Mile High Stadium. Appropriately, Smith will become the 23rd player to grace the Ring of Fame when Denver hosts the Houston Texans on September 23rd, 2012.
John Elway has been less than shy about his complete overhaul of the Broncos organization. Elway brought in a new coach, new coordinators, and famously engineered the entrance of Peyton Manning – along with the exit of Tim Tebow.
This was just Elway’s second draft with the team, but he knocked it out of the park. Not that John’s first rodeo was a failure. In 2011 John E teamed up with defensive-minded head coach John F to draft and develop pass-rush specialist Von Miller with their first pick. Von just so happened to end up the NFL’s defensive rookie of the year, and was as much of a spark during Denver’s big 7-1 run as the departed Tim Tebow.
The Denver Broncos enter the 2012 NFL Draft with a wide range of needs – as well as the need to balance building an offense around Peyton Manning with the need to improve an improving defense.
The Broncos under Peyton Manning will have all of their plays digitized and put on iPads provided by the team for each player, as well as for coaches and key staff members.