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Given the poor showing Denver had in last year's draft (trading up to get players that could have been had later, too many offensive players, not enough defensive talent, etc.), the 2010 draft was the one that was going to show that Boy Genius Josh McDaniels had learned from his past mistakes.
Whoops, my Bad, he actually got WORSE! Once again, he used the first 1st round pick to take an offensive player, just like last year, and he chose a nice guy but a perpetually injured player in WR Demarius Thomas (pictured) who had minimal impact on the team. Will he work out in the future? Bay Bay has great size and speed and is a positive locker room player, but he contributed almost nothing to the success of this team this year.
Then with the second pick, Mastermind Jr. traded picks and moved up to make another 1st round pick in QB Tim Tebow. Again, a nice guy and he may turn into a decent QB, but more wasted picks on offense when the defense was bleeding all over the field.
There were some later round choices, JD Walton and Zane Beadles, both ending up starting on the offensive line, but Walton was forced into that role when McDaniels cut All-Pro Center Casey Wigmann, who is back, guess where? Starting for the AFC West champions, the Kansas City Chiefs.
There was one standout defensive draft choice, CB Perrish Cox, but he stands out for reasons other than inside the lines. (More about that later.)
Will some of the players from the past two drafts turn into very good players? Probably, but very few of them filled holes where the real needs were on this team.
Overall, another wasted draft year and a further degradation of the defense.