The “Draft” series of posts was meant to give you some insight into a few past picks that didn’t necessarily have the success or longevity that many of you might have expected. No excuses — they are what they are. However, I can assure you that as much evaluative detail, analysis and overall work went into the selection of those players as did the likes of Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall, Jarvis Moss or Tim Crowder.
Our system of collecting the information, utilizing the data and eventually setting the draft board is as thorough as any in the League. How do I know this? Because the many scouts and coaches that have come to the Broncos from other clubs and other systems have told me so. Your Denver Broncos will not be outmatched in this area, period. (Remember, I was an Intelligence Officer in the Air Force. Gathering and analyzing is what we did.)
That said, I promised I would touch on some of my own philosophies/feelings surrounding the draft, and it is important to understand that these are mine and mine alone. They have been incorporated into the way we implement the business of “scouting” and in the manner in which I advise our Head Coach when we’re “on the clock.”