Blueprint For Broncos With Free Agency Period Approaching

Chad MatejickaContributor IMarch 4, 2010

STILLWATER, OK - SEPTEMBER 5:  Wide receiver Dez Bryant #1 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys celebrates his touchdown with teammate Dexter Pratt #22 during the second quarter of the game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Boone Pickens Stadium on September 5, 2009 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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With the NFL drafting quickly approaching and WR Brandon Marshall being tendered for a first round pick yesterday, there is no question that things are going to become interesting once the free agency signing begins tonight at midnight. 

The Broncos can expect offers from a variety of teams including the Seahawks, Cowboys, Dolphins, Ravens, 49ers, Titans, Bengals, and Patriots. 

Upon receiving these offers, the Broncos should accept the best offer excluding the Ravens at #25 and the Cowboys at #27.  These picks are simply too low for a talent like Marshall and the Broncos should instead take nothing more than the Patriots pick at #22. 

This would then allow the Broncos drafting at #11 to zero in on WR Dez Bryant out of Oklahoma State and use their additional 1st round pick to address their defense depending on the slot of the pick with the likes of Rolando McClain, Brandon Graham, Sean Weatherspoon, Dan Williams, Jason Pierre-Paul, or Derrick Morgan

The Broncos could then offer a 3rd round pick to the Cardinals who tendered WR Anquan Boldin as well yesterday.  Boldin would be a steal as a 3rd round pick and would give the Broncos an immediate #1 receiver to go along with a possible future star in the making in Bryant, and fellow WR Eddie Royal to form one of the best receiving corps in the NFL. 

Lastly the Broncos could use their 2nd round pick at #45 to target their QB of the future in Dan LeFevour.  LeFevour who is targeted to go mid to late 2nd and early third possesses good size at 6' 3" and is a dual threat with both his legs and arms to opposing defenses.  LeFevour could learn over the next year or two depending what the Broncos decide to do with QB Kyle Orton and eventually taking over.

With these scenarios, the Broncos would not lose a beat and clearly be better at WR, have their QB of the future, on defense and most importantly in the locker room with less distractions.  

Denver your on the clock...