Speculation mounts as draft nears

As next weekend's NFL Draft nears, there are numerous scenarios for the Denver Broncos as to what positions and whom they might pick. Read about some of the speculation in today's news reports.

Prime choices not always prime stock - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Monday, April 19, 2004 - The dubious honor of picking first belongs to the San Diego Chargers. The Arizona Cardinals own the third pick. It marks the 10th time in the Cardinals' 17 years in Arizona they have had a top-10 pick - a testament to the Cardinals' draft-day failures and overall ineptitude.

Denver looks for longevity - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Sunday, April 18, 2004 - For a lesson on the value of the No. 17 pick, go back two years to the 2002 NFL draft. Heading into it, the Broncos had the University of Miami's Phillip Buchanon rated as the draft's top cornerback. But he remained on the board at No. 10 ... at No. 15 ... all the way until the No. 17 pick that the Atlanta Falcons held.

Denver in no rush to draft running back - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Sunday, April 18, 2004 - As the coach who deployed Pro Bowl selection Eddie George the past eight years, and is likely to deploy former University of Colorado standout Chris Brown in future ones, Tennessee's Jeff Fisher has no overt need for a running back.

NFL draft preview - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Sunday, April 18, 2004 - Just like in 1998, when Peyton Manning was picked ahead of Ryan Leaf, there is a debate as to whether Eli Manning or another quarterback should go No. 1.

Broncos scan receiver list - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
April 19, 2004 - Rod Smith quickly scanned the lengthy list of names then, without hesitation, blurted, "You forgot two." When it comes to Denver's search for a No. 3 wide receiver, Smith should know. He has seen first-round pick Marcus Nash struggle to make the jump from college to pro.

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