Broncos Go RB in Round One – Take Knowshon Moreno at #12

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The Broncos spent a lot of money this offseason on running backs in free agency, but that didn’t stop them from taking what they felt was the top RB in round one Saturday – Knowshon Moreno.

Last season he had 1400 yards rushing with 16 touchdowns. Here’s the lowdown on Moreno from Draft Countdown:

Strengths:

Natural runner with outstanding vision and instincts…Very elusive and creative…Quick and explosive with a burst…Tough, strong and super competitive…Runs hard and will break some tackles…Decisive and hits the hole hard…Excellent balance and agility…Terrific change of direction skills…Keeps his legs moving…Can run inside and outside effectively…Great hands and runs good routes…Big play threat who’ll take it the distance…Gives good effort as a blocker…Doesn’t put the ball on the ground…Very productive…A hard worker and team leader.

Weaknesses:

Just average size and bulk…Below average timed speed…Will he be able to run away from people at the next level?…May not be a true workhorse runner…Aggressive running style leaves him open to quite a bit of punishment…Long-term durability might be a concern…Only has two years of experience…Bit of a jack of all trades, master of none.

Notes:

Name is pronounced “NO-shon Mah-REE-no”…Was buried on the depth chart behind three future pros (Thomas Brown, Kregg Lumpkin, Danny Ware) and redshirted in 2006…Voted the SEC Freshman Of The Year in ’07…Named 1st Team All-SEC in 2007 and 2008…Joined Herschel Walker as the only Bulldog to rush for more than 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons…Ranks 4th on Georgia’s all-time rushing list…Had a few minor nicks and scrapes but never missed any games..


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