It’s also important not to just brush everything aside, either.
As I’ve said in the past, there are certain people among the NFL media that we can trust, and some who get bamboozled every year. One such person you can typically trust is a guy by the name of Peter King, who writes for the MMQB section of SI.com.
King put out his 2014 Mock Draft on Tuesday, writing this about the Denver Broncos’ pick:
Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota
“John Fox loves Hageman,’’ one GM told me Monday, and putting him in a three-man combo platter with Sylvester Williams and Terrance Knighton would be big trouble for the offensive coordinators of the AFC West … if Hageman can be the kind of consistent player he wasn’t always at Minnesota.
We told you a few days back not to discount the DT position as an option for the Broncos, and the recent signing of Marvin Austin won’t deter them from doing so if the player happens to be the top prospect on their board at that 31st overall pick.
There’s a very good chance King isn’t right about this pick, but not because the Broncos aren’t interested. Hageman could certainly gone by the time Denver picks, or another more highly rated player could fall.
One thing is certain — John Elway and John Fox, as well as the entire Broncos’ scouting department have been on board for a defensive front seven player with the top pick of their first three drafts together with the Broncos.
Could they make it a fourth consecutive?