2016 NFL Draft: 5 Teams That Need to Use the Draft to Rebuild

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2016 NFL Draft: 5 Teams That Need to Use the Draft to Rebuild
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After losing several starters in free agency, John Elway needs to deliver for the Denver Broncos in the NFL draft.

With the NFL draft quickly approaching, several teams will have an opportunity to rebuild after being largely inactive on the free-agent market.

Some teams are a few years away from being true Super Bowl contenders, but they can utilize the draft to begin rebuilding. Others are contenders at the moment and simply need to plug a few holes that were created in free agency.

The first category includes teams such as the Tennessee Titans and Cleveland Browns. Neither team should reasonably contend for a playoff spot next season, but a strong draft can give fans optimism for 2017 and beyond.

Teams such as the Cincinnati Bengals and Denver Broncos are from the latter category. Both are good teams now but need to utilize the draft well to fill the void left by the departure of some key contributors.

Here's a look at the five teams that need to have strong drafts this year, including which positions and players would be the best fits.

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