April 23, 2005 - Much like the weather, most everybody in the NFL has talked about the deficiencies in this draft, but few really have done anything about it. The Denver Broncos, though, made their feelings about the talent grab this year known this week when they traded their way out of the first round, choosing instead to stockpile picks in the 2006 draft with the intent to make the best of their remaining picks in this one.
Hitting the ground running - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
April 23, 2005 - They are all things to all people. It's all in there, that churning pile of running backs pounding their way into this NFL draft. They are big and small, strong and fast and have been schooled in catching the ball. And they are blessed with the confidence that makes them simply believe they are the one.
I've shown my hand, now let's see where cards fall - Rocky Mountain News - Vincent Jackson
April 23, 2005 - University of Northern Colorado receiver Vincent Jackson is on the clock. His countdown to the NFL draft started the day his senior season finished in Greeley. And as the Colorado Springs native has prepared for the NFL's talent grab this weekend - he already has made stops in Mobile, Ala., in January for the Senior Bowl and in Indianapolis in February for the league's scouting combine - he has kept a diary for the Rocky Mountain News of the places he goes, the people he sees.
First-round forecast - Rocky Mountain News
April 22, 2005 - First-round forecast
Broncos bring up the rear in draft today - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
April 23, 2005 - Mike Shanahan will unlock the doors, turn on the lights and brew the coffee. He will make the calls, draft the players and pick them up at the airport. And when the weekend is over he will clean up the war room, turn off the lights and lock the doors. As the executive vice president of football operations and head coach of the Denver Broncos, the public's perception of Shanahan is that he does everything.
Chiefs deal for Surtain - Daily Camera
April 23, 2005 - For three straight years, one of the NFL's greatest offenses has been chained to one of the worst defenses, a snorting, high-strung race horse hooked to a milk wagon. Now, with the acquisition of two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Surtain in a deal with the Miami Dolphins, the defensively inept Kansas City Chiefs have completed a three-pronged plan to revamp and retool even before the NFL draft that starts Saturday.
'It's Ted Sundquist with the Denver Broncos' - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Friday, April 22, 2005 - After months of meetings, intense discussions, breakdowns of tape and reports, there remains just one task after the Broncos have called in their pick to their representatives in New York City -- to complete the call to that newest Bronco. For General Manager Ted Sundquist, it's one of the finest aspects of the job. Most of the year is spent in meetings, on the phone, negotiating with agents and charting out the team's plan for the coming year. But then draft weekend brings those moments when he gets to place a phone call and make a rising rookie's dream come true by confirming that newcomer's place in the National Football League.
Director of College Scouting Jim Goodman Answers Your Draft Questions - DenverBroncos.com
Friday, April 22, 2005 - Jim Goodman comes into his fourth draft as the Broncos director of college scouting. Goodman was promoted to his current position in January of 2002 and he is responsible for all of the team's college scouting procedures while he continues to scour the South region of the country for the best college talent. Goodman has spent a number of years working in the college ranks with stints at Rice, Clemson, Florida, Arkansas, Air Force, Valdosta State, North Alabama and Marion (Ala.) Institute Junior College. He was recognized by the Chicago Sun Times as one of the nation's best recruiting coordinators for his work while at Clemson. He joined the Broncos in May of 1998.
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