Denver Broncos Targeting James Laurinaitis with 48th Pick?


Published: March 30, 2009


... first-round draft pick with star potential, only to fall to the Bills in the second round. 

Remember fellow Penn State linebacker Dan Connor in 2008's draft, who was also supposed to go in the first round? 

His stock collapsed on draft day, and he fell to the Carolina Panthers in the third round. 

Is Ohio State middle linebacker James Laurinaitis set up for the same fate? 

A recent article by Mike Klis of the Denver Post suggests so.

Klis reports that Denver has recently worked out both the former Ohio State star Laurinaitis and Utah linebacker Paul Kruger, likely targeting one of them with their second-round pick. 

Klis also suggests that Denver's first-round pick will likely be a defensive linemen (shocker), preferably B.J. Raji of Boston College.


My take

If the Broncos can come away from the first day of the draft with Raji and Laurinaitis, ...

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