The Denver Broncos are going to be drafting second overall in April when the 2011 NFL Draft rolls around after having finished the 2010 season with a 4-12 record, their worst record in franchise history.
If only the Broncos were picking No. 2 during the 2010 NFL Draft, then they would have taken Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year for the Detroit Lions.
But it’s 2011, not 2010.
The Denver Broncos are in a rare position to draft a very talented player at whichever position they feel is their biggest need and the greatest value to the franchise.
Not only will the Broncos be able to draft an impact player with the No. 2 pick overall, but also pick two players in the top half of the 2nd round of the NFL Draft as well. The Broncos have their 2nd Round pick, which appears to be No. 36, and also the No. 47 selection via the Miami Dolphins as result of the Brandon Marshall trade.
With three draft picks out of the first 48 selections, the Denver Broncos are in great position to start rebuilding that aging defense through the draft. The average age of the Broncos defensive starters in their season finale against the San Diego Chargers was 30.18 years old.
The Broncos need an influx of young talent on the defensive line and especially in the secondary. With so many glaring holes, the Broncos can go in several directions come April 28-30.
I have taken the liberty of projecting the three possible draft picks for the Broncos. Here are the three college football players that I would like to see the Denver Broncos draft