With the Senior Bowl and other college all-star games in the rearview mirror, General Manager Brian Xanders and the rest of the personnel staff have their sights set on the NFL Scouting Combine.
But before the staff heads to the yearly event, the Broncos will have internal draft meetings to make sure everyone — including the coaching staff — is fully prepared.
“For example, our defensive line coach will get to see all the defensive linemen top to bottom quickly on tape, and we’ll read the character and the evaluation,” Xanders said of the draft meetings. “It gives them a first exposure before they go down to the NFL Scouting Combine.”
But Xanders and his staff aren’t looking solely at the college market — the personnel department is currently hard at work on free agent evaluations and looking at team needs.
It’s something both Xanders and Head Coach John Fox addressed at their end-of-season press conference.
“The biggest thing I think is acquiring talent,” Fox said. “That’s what this business is about: locating and finding the best human talent available and then teaching them to be the best that they can be.”
That’s something the front office is looking to do as free agency and the 2012 NFL Draft draw closer.
“We’re not where we want to be,” Xanders said. “We have to perform better, and so it’s something that we definitely have a plan for. We’re going to execute that plan throughout the offseason.”