With the rumor mill in full swing, Peter King of Sports Illustrated on Monday opined, that disgruntled Denver Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall could be pried out of Denver for a mere second-rounder in the coming draft. Since the season ended Marshall has been contrite with the way events unfolded with first year head coach Josh McDaniels. Even so, Denver Post beat writer Mike Klis noted recently, despite Marshall’s remorsefulness over the situation. He’s likely to be shopped anyway.
We’ll see. If I had to guess, I’d say Marshall has the best chance to go somewhere, for a second-round pick.
With the Bucs seemingly washing their hands of receiver Antonio Bryant with the teams willingness to allow him to test the open market and general manager Mark Dominik’s approach to the draft and acquiring players via trades. One has to think a receiver the ilk of Marshall, who has a similar past to that of current Bucs tight end Kellen Winslow is definitely on the radar screen.
With the development of Josh Freeman the teams number one priority. Finding a receiver he can throw to, has to be the teams second priority. Considering the production level of any receiver the Bucs would be able to draft in the second round would pale in comparison to the numbers Marshall would be able to produce. It seems like a second rounder, is a small price to pay. For a receiver who’s in his prime, that has proven himself in the NFL.