The 2012 NFL Draft is approaching quickly. Set to take place on April 26th, 27th and 28th, it is now less than 50 days away...not that we NFL fans are counting or anything.
Coming off one of the most exciting seasons in recent history, the Denver Broncos are looking to strengthen their roster and add some key components for the upcoming season.
These weeks prior to the draft are all about guessing and second guessing what each team will do with their selections.
Everyone has their opinions. Everyone thinks they know what will happen.
There are mock drafts everywhere. So who should you read?
I suppose I could just do all of the leg work for you and compile the data.
Here is your one stop spot for what everyone is saying the Broncos will do in the 2012 NFL Draft.
It isn't easy to get too many publications who will select all the way through the end of the draft, but those who have do seem to agree that the Broncos will be looking on the defensive side of the ball.
Outside linebacker Nathan Stupar from Penn State is a possibility.
Stupar is a solid tackler and a blue collar type of worker. Stupar is solid in pass coverage and has shown the ability to blitz when needed. The Broncos definitely need some depth on defense
Other possibilities: Chris Gallipo ILB Southern California, Mike Willie WR Arizona State
A number of draft pundits agree that the Broncos could select Harris.
A very quick player with a knack for making big plays, Harris would fill a couple of needs for the Broncos.
He is a solid cornerback who is comfortable playing man to man.
Harris is also someone who could return kicks for the Broncos' inconsistent special teams. He averaged nearly 19 yards per punt return this past season for Oregon.
Harris is undersized at just 5'11" and a slight 165 pounds and has had some off-the-field problems.
However, these traits may allow the Broncos to use a low-risk pick on him.
Other possibilities: Eddie Whitley FS Virginia Tech, A.J. Jenkins WR Illinois
I'm not sure of the Broncos are completely sold on center J.D. Walton.
Michael Brewster was a Rimington Trophy finalist who may be taken a look at by Denver scouts.
Brewster started every game for the Buckeyes in his senior season and was a first team All-American.
If the Broncos are in the market for a center, this pick would make sense.
Other Possibilities: Ryan Miller G Colorado, Ryan Steed CB Furman
The Broncos say that Tim Tebow will be the designated stater in training camp and deservedly so.
They also say they would like three quarterbacks on the roster.
While you have to think one of those quarterbacks would be a veteran brought in to help young Mr. Tebow, a later round draft pick might be in the plans.
Nick Foles threw 20 touchdowns in his senior season. His game needs a good amount of polish and he may be the right candidate for the Broncos' No. 1 clipboard holder.
Other possibilities: Brock Osweiler QB Arizona State, Coryell Judie CB Texas A&M
The Denver Broncos need help in the wide receiver corp, and Broyles could give them a boost.
Broyles may have been a top-five wide receiver if not for a knee injury that sidelined him for the final games of his senior season.
Still, Broyles managed to become the NCAA's all-time leading receiver with 347 receptions, 4,586 yards and 45 touchdowns in his career.
This pick may be a little high for someone coming off an ACL tear but Broyles could be well worth the risk.
Other possibilities: Jarius Wright WR Arkansas, Brandon Mosley OT Auburn
With Willis McGahee turning 31 later this year, and Knowshon Moreno being the inconsistent player that he seems to be, the Broncos may be on the market for a running back.
A number of draft experts seem to think the Broncos will go with 5'11" 215 pound Chris Polk.
I think this may be a little high for Polk who has suffered from some shoulder injuries, but there is no question that Polk has some talent.
Polk ran for over 4,000 yards in his career at Washington. He could develop very well in the Denver backfield.
Other possibilities: LaMichael James RB Oregon, Alfonzo Dennard CB Nebraska
Draft experts tend to disagree on most everything. But there are many out there who believe the Broncos are going to select Devon Still with their first-round pick.
Still is a 6'5" 305 pounder out of Penn State who started 25 games over the past two seasons for the Nittany Lions. He has shown an ability to clog the middle as well as pressure the quarterback. Still recorded 55 tackles and 4.5 sacks in his senior season.
The Broncos defense would definitely benefit from Still's presence as their defensive line struggled against both the run and the pass at times.
Still could provide that solid middle lineman that has been lacking in Denver since the late 1990s.
Other possibilities: Michael Brockers DT LSU, Kendall Wright WR Baylor