As Nick Fairley fell, Broncos tried to get him

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It’s been eight days since the first round of the 2011 draft.  But since the lockout is still rolling and not much else is happening (we owe Rashard Mendenhall a fruit basket for his help in generating traffic this week), let’s look back to something that may have happened last Thursday night.

According to Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post, the Broncos wanted to get back into round one in the hopes of landing defensive tackle Nick Fairley, who slid out of the top 10.

The Broncos backed off because it would have cost too much to move back into the upper half of round one.

Once Fairley went to the Lions at No. 13, after Detroit failed to move up to No. 5 to get cornerback Patrick Peterson, the Broncos began to eyeball Corey Liuget.  Five picks later, however, the Chargers claimed him, and Denver’s dreams of scoring a second first-round pick ended.

16 responses to “As Nick Fairley fell, Broncos tried to get him

  1. I am glad the Lions got Fairley. Fairley and Suh will make match-up nightmares for offensive coordinators!

  2. Yes I’m a lions fan and all, but getting back to back stud defensive players is ridiculous. If anyone wants a silver lining to the labor issues, it’s all these teams going QB crazy and my Lions getting arguably the most dominant defensive player in the draft. Who says greed isn’t good?

  3. That sound you hear is all the Rashard traffic you had leaving the site. Nice recap of an article somebody else wrote.

  4. That’s exactly what a rebuilding team needs to do, trade away draft picks so they can get back in the first round.

    Go Broncos!

  5. I had a feeling Fairley was on the Broncos radar before the draft. I expected them to drop down between 7-10 an stockpile picks.

    Hey, when all is said and done, you can’t get everyone you want on draft day.

  6. lololnpnp says:
    getting back to back stud defensive players is ridiculous.
    ————-
    That statement is ridiculous.

  7. “lololnpnp says:
    getting back to back stud defensive players is ridiculous.”

    BY ridiculos he means “great”.. “excellant” etc

    You gotta get yourself the” hip” dictionary or you are going to continue to sound “dope”.

  8. Can’t say the vikings didn’t have a trade partner now. Hopefully Ponder works out but looks like we could have moved back.

  9. Back in the 60s’ when the Packers were winning 5 Championships in 7 years the Lions had those great Defenses with Alex Karras and Roger Brown. They always played Green Bay tough, but they never actually won anything then just like they won’t now.

  10. @lollolnpnp(really?),

    I am a huge Lions fan and I disagree wholeheartedly. This was an awesome pick! This move gives us one of the most fearsome d-lines in the league. No team on our schedule can look beyond the Lions this season.

    Go Badgers! Go Lions!

  11. May 6, 2011 10:30 AM

    @lollolnpnp(really?),

    I am a huge Lions fan and I disagree wholeheartedly. This was an awesome pick! This move gives us one of the most fearsome d-lines in the league. No team on our schedule can look beyond the Lions this season.

    Go Badgers! Go Lions!

    You’ve got it backwards, it’s

    Go Wolverines! Go Packers!

  12. I guess I am showing my age, feel free to replace ‘ridiculous’ with any of the following:
    -gangstsa
    -dope
    -off da hook
    -straight robbery
    you get the picture. I was simply implying we get a great deal and if you had read the rest of the post you would have realized it.

    Go Wolverines, Go Lions!!!

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