With an injury and age-riddled running attack, the Denver Broncos forewent selecting a running back like Lamar Miller (Miami, FL) and instead took Derek Wolfe, defensive tackle out of Cincinnati. The pick comes as a surprise for two reasons.
First, this was Denver’s first selection in the 2012 draft and also because of the need in the run game.
Furthermore, the New England Patriots surprised many by selecting the virtual unknown Tavon Wilson (Safety, Illinois) in the second round, who was not on Matt Miller’s big board (or anyone else’s for that matter). The Patriots’ pick is poor because it’s a reach that early in the draft, but that’s mostly because the safety position is very weak in this draft class.
Another major surprise pick was actually the non-selection of Miami running back Lamar Miller, who was ranked No. 25 overall by Matt Miller prior to the draft. The former Hurricane was a very productive back at Miami and will be a huge asset to whichever team selects him.
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