With the 2012 NFL draft drawing ever closer, it's time to once again reassess the Broncos' needs and speculate how they might go about addressing them through the draft.
Denver has already landed the biggest free-agent signing in NFL history—quarterback Peyton Manning—and subsequently signed several free agents to put in place around him, especially receivers. Therefore, it's a safe bet that John Elway and company will be looking to draft defense heavy yet again in 2012.
Certainly, their needs at the defensive tackle and cornerback positions have been well-documented, as they are the two most pressing areas of concern. But look for the Broncos to shore up all areas of their defense, and to add an offensive lineman and one skill position as well.
The following slides are a comprehensive Denver Broncos 2012 mock draft, including finalized draft pick numbers and player analysis for all seven rounds (which is just through Round 6, as the Broncos have no seventh-round pick).