The Broncos Secret Target: McDaniels Has a Second Round Ace

Reid BrooksAnalyst IApril 6, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 28: Wide receiver Damian Williams of USC runs the 40 yard dash during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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Last offseason it was quarterback.  This offseason its been wide receiver.

OK, last offseason it was really both quarterback and wide receiver.

The biggest story when free agency opened up was that only a 1st, rather than a 1st and 3rd, were placed on Brandon Marshall's head.

I hate to say this fellow Broncos' fans, but when Marshall goes (I'd like to believe he might still stay), we're going to need some more help at receiver.

One of the more interesting mock draft ideas that has been floating around the web-o-sphere (I just invented that word, don't even think about taking it) is a possible Dez Bryant to Denver scenario.

Josh McDaniels had whittled down a list of about thirty guys last year in the entire draft whose characters matched what he wanted on his team.  Do I think he is going to draft Dez Bryant in an awfully early position at pick 11?  Especially with character questions?

I sure hope not, and I'll give it odds of approximately 13.472%.

If McClain is available in round 1, he's the man to go for.  That pick would seal up a terrifying Orange Crush title-worthy defensive squad that has a much improved D-line.

The secret weapon at receiver that Broncos fans should be looking for in round 2 is holding private work outs for the Broncos and receiving some pretty quiet praise around the league.

He's been hyped as the best route runner in this year's draft; that makes him a perfect fit for a very systematic offense.

He has experience in pro-style football already, comes from a top-flight school, and would be a first round pick if it wasn't for the extremely deep draft this year.

The Broncos secret target is Damian Williams.

The guy can do everything, has outstanding personal character, and should be a great fit in the McDaniels offense.

On draft day, look for some surprises and some big splashes, but expect that if it can be done, Josh will push to get Williams into the Mile High City.