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Mason’s Mailbag: Wrapping up Senior Bowl week

The offensive line could be tempting, and the best of the bunch, in my opinion, is Notre Dame’s Quenton Nelson.
Cappa can be an effective starter in the NFL, but he will probably need a year of development.
@MaseDenver what have your thoughts on Dallad Goedert been this senior bowl week?
#AskMase How much does a good or bad practice at the Senior Bowl have on draft ‘stock’?
In my opinion, the Senior Bowl practices should have more weight than the Combine because the players are involved in actual football activities, rather than speed and timing drills.
Do you think the NFL will go to an 18-game regular season?
Play six games, then the whole league takes a bye week, six more games, another bye week, final six games and then the playoffs.
It would eliminate the advantage that some teams get from a “good” or “bad” bye week, and no team would have the advantage of getting two weeks to plan for another team that only got one.
Finally, the players would get another rest week which should help make 18 regular season games more palatable.
However, if the double bye returns, you could expect the byes to be spread out over a wider range of weeks — i.e., some teams might receive their first bye as early as Week 3, or their second bye as late as Week 15.

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If Denver doesn’t fall for one of the QBs, and Barkley is gone, do you see them taking an OL at 5, or trading back, getting picks, and still getting an elite OL? If so, which one? Nelson, Brown, Williams, McGlinchey? #AskMase

— Tim Wenz (@LwyrUp93) January 27, 2018

Part of that depends on which quarterback they might add in free agency or via a trade. The offensive line could be tempting, and the best of the bunch, in my opinion, is Notre Dame’s Quenton Nelson. Yes, he’s a guard, and no guard has been taken in the top 10 picks since 2013, but he seems likely to change that, so to get him, you might not be able to move back very far.

Needs could pop up and change as the free-agent market develops. For example, if the Broncos lose inside linebackers Todd Davis and Corey Nelson in free agency, they could have a pressing need there that leads them to Georgia’s Roquan Smith or Virginia Tech’s Tremaine Edmunds. It’s still early, and the Broncos’ possibilities are more wide-open than they might seem on the surface.

Is OT Alex Cappa someone who could be a starter at RT for us?

— Swofford (@TheSwofford) January 27, 2018

Someday, but not immediately. Cappa had some moments where he was able to demonstrate his strength and power, but he also had some difficulties at times. He allowed a sack in Saturday’s Senior Bowl game, and during one period of practice Thursday, he had to bear-hug UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin to prevent him from getting a sack in a one-on-one drill. Cappa can be an effective starter in the NFL, but he will probably need a year of development.

@MaseDenver what have your thoughts on Dallad Goedert been this senior bowl week? I don’t see Denver taking him, but this former Jackrabbit would like to hear what you think! #askMase

— Evan Wintersteen (@evanwintersteen) January 27, 2018

Before he injured his hamstring during Tuesday’s practice, he looked like he would end up being the best tight end in Mobile….

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