Denver Broncos Day One Draft Review: McDaniels Bolsters Both O’ and D’


Published: April 26, 2009


... and Co. were wheeling and dealing all day long, and Denver ended up with five picks in the first two rounds of the draft.  How did the Broncos fare given their extreme amount of picks?


1 (12) Knowshon Moreno; Running Back, Georgia

I absolutely love this pick.  Despite my "homerism" toward Shonn Greene out of Iowa, Denver came away with the very best running back in this year's draft.

Josh McDaniels made it a priority to address the running back position this off-season, signing Correll Buckhalter, J.J. Arrington, LaMont Jordan, and now drafting Knowshon Moreno.

Despite Denver's large group of backs, Moreno is the early and clear favorite to win the starting job.  He went into his redshirt sophomore season at Georgia at 207 pounds, and has bulked up to 217. 

While some are bashing this pick due to Denver's strong need on the defensive side of the ball, I contend that this was the smartest pick Mc...

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