Draft Day Arrives

The 2004 NFL Draft is here. As the Denver Broncos enter Day 1 of the annual event, they hold 10 picks and speculation as to which players they will choose focuses on running backs, wide receivers and linebackers. Read the latest in today's reports.

Broncos make their list, check it twice - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
April 24, 2004 - The cross-country miles have been logged to points all across America. The videotape has been stretched to its limits from repeated viewings. The scouts, personnel department and coaching staff have talked themselves hoarse in meetings and clandestinely wined and dined prospects during rare breaks. And after all those copious hours of preparation, the NFL draft this weekend still amounts to little more than guesswork.

First round mock draft - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin,
April 24, 2004 - NFL draft forecast NFL writer Lynn DeBruin projects the selections in the first round today. 17. Denver Broncos - Needs: OLB, RB, WR, DT - The pick: Michael Clayton, WR, Louisiana State

Chargers hold the key to draft - Daily Camera - Elliott Teaford, Los Angeles Times
April 24, 2004 - Eli Manning is expected to be the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft. The San Diego Chargers hold the top pick.

Bronco Mobley guilty of DU - Denver Post - J. Sebastian Sinisi
Saturday, April 24, 2004 - CASTLE ROCK - Denver Broncos linebacker John Mobley faces at least a week in jail after a Douglas County jury found him guilty Friday of drunken driving. The charges were in connection with a traffic stop and arrest about 3 a.m. on Dec. 28, 2002.

Broncos' Mobley convicted of drunken driving - Foxsports.com
Friday, April 23, 2004 - CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos linebacker John Mobley was convicted of drunken driving on Friday. A Douglas County jury also convicted Mobley of driving with excessive alcohol and speeding. He faces between seven days and a year in jail and a fine of $450 to $1,000 on the drunken driving charge. Sentencing was set for July 22.

In Draft Room, No Storm -- Just Calm - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Friday, April 23, 2004 - The sequestered, cloistered environment that is the Broncos' draft room will not be filled with the sounds of noisy debate when the NFL Draft begins on Saturday. Instead, the room will be calm, a tranquil opposite of the fan-fueled frenzy that permeates the air at The Theater inside Madison Square Garden, where Commissioner Paul Tagliabue announces the selections.

College Scouting Director Jim Goodman Answers Your Questions! - DenverBroncos.com
Friday, April 23, 2004 - This is it. This weekend will be the culmination of all the work that has been done over the past year when the 2004 NFL Draft begins on Saturday. As the Broncos Director of College Scouting, Jim Goodman oversees the process that prepares the team for the league's Annual Player Selection meeting. Goodman coordinates Denver's six college scouts who scour the nation in search of the best possible players to wear the orange and blue.

Plummer Shares Memories of Tillman - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Friday, April 23, 2004 - Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer knew Pat Tillman well, sharing a locker room with him for three seasons at Arizona State and four more with the Arizona Cardinals before Tillman left to join the Army Rangers in 2002. Friday, the nation learned that Tillman was killed in combat operations in Afghanistan. He was just 27 years old.

Nate Jackson's NFL Europe Journal – The Germ Den - DenverBroncos.com
Friday, April 23, 2004 - The human body is a wonderful thing. Cut it, tear it, break it, burn it. It doesn't really matter. Youthful flesh and blood is resilient. Its vibrant. Its got pride. Its got heart, literally and metaphorically.....anyway, the body is healing.

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