Data Scout Notes: 1stC/HMM/PMaxwell/PBiletnikoff/1st C/M
Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Wide receiver Eric Decker: He should have gone much higher in the draft, but a season-ending foot injury set him back. If he gets healthy -- and he said he hopes to be fully ready by training camp -- the Broncos might have got a steal in the third round.
A closer look at the Broncos' picks: Round 3/78 -- Eric Decker, WR, 6-3, 217, Minnesota, Decker is big, smart, can make plays and has fantastic hands. Once he recovers from a foot injury, he could be a good player for the Broncos. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Eric Decker News
02/25/14 - WR Eric Decker said he would entertain discussions of a return to the Broncos, but more than likely he will test the free-agent market by doing what is best for his family.
"I would like to figure something out and stay here, but at the same time, my priority is taking care of my family and making sure I set myself up the right way," Decker said on SiriusXM NFL Radio. "If we can get on the same page and if we can understand one another, that would be awesome, but a lot of that control is not in my hands. So I'm just going to enjoy these couple of weeks off and see what it brings."
Decker hinted he may be willing to take less money for the right situation.
"The best offer to me isn't necessarily the most money," he said. "For me, am I going to have fun going to work every day? That doesn't add up to any dollar amount, that's priceless. The situation, the city, the organization itself from the top down, the owner, the GM, the coaching staff, the culture they've built in the locker room, all that's going to play into my decision."
Decker could receive one of the more lucrative contracts once the new league year begins next month.
Decker, who turns 27 in March, set career highs with 87 catches for 1,288 yards in 2013. He also had 11 touchdown receptions.
12/26/13 - -- WR Eric Decker was limited in Wednesday's practice with a thigh injury, but saw a full practice of work Thursday and is expected to play Sunday in Oakland.
12/10/13 - -- WR Eric Decker's recent revival put him over the 1,000-yard mark for the second consecutive season. With two more touchdowns, he will become the fifth Bronco with at least 10 touchdowns. No other team in league annals ever had more than three.
12/04/13 - WR Eric Decker was named the AFC's offensive player of the week after catching a Broncos-record four touchdown passes against the Chiefs last Sunday. Decker is just 29 yards away from his second consecutive 1,000-yard season.
12/03/13 - WR Eric Decker had more touchdowns Sunday (four) than in the Broncos' first 11 games this year (three), and set a new Broncos' single-game record for touchdown catches. Decker had struggled in recent weeks, and had more yardage Sunday (174) than his previous four games combined (170).