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Since the "mocking" of the 2012 draft began for the Denver Broncos, there have been a lot of names discussed at 25. I was (and still am) a big fan of Dont'a Hightower in this spot, but that was before the Broncos paid to extend Joe Mays.
Defensive tackle is still the odds-on favorite based on perceived need, which could include Michael Brockers. However, for a player that has dropped from top 10 consideration to 25th, the question about how much of a project he will be is a legitimate one.
Denver needs a player who can come in and make an immediate impact from this position (if they do not trade out of it), and that player is already an orange-and-blue-bred Bronco: Boise State's Doug Martin.
I have to give credit to fellow Broncos writer Brian Silberberg on being the first to make this claim. To go even further, Martin makes sense for Denver because it is almost a certainty that Knowshon Moreno will not be on the roster past this season.
Even if Moreno has a decent year, the Broncos are likely to not give him any kind of raise nor feel the need to keep him at a discounted rate if they have a player like Martin who could be under contract, at a great price, for the entirety of the Manning regime.
Denver has already admitted that they are not as worried about the defensive line position as people think they should be, which is why they will make the right choice and not invest heavily on a position that rarely pays dividends in the first round.