2011 NFL Mock Draft: What Will John Elway and Denver Broncos Do in Round One?
Kiper: Nick Fairley, DT Auburn
McShay: Von Miller, OLB Texas A&M
Kirwan: Da'Quan Bowers, DE Clemson
Rang: Marcell Dareus, DT Alabama
Reuter: Da'Quan Bowers, DE Clemson
My pick: Marcell Dareus, DT Alabama
The Broncos have several options here with the second pick in the draft. Elway has been taking looks at the quarterbacks of this draft class, but he should know that his defense needs a ton of help. They ranked in the high 20's in league in opponents passing and rushing yards. Denver has to be able to stop the teams they face.
For a long time I had Patrick Peterson here, but the chance to get a stud like Darues to anchor the line for many years to come is difficult to pass on. Von Miller is also a great option, but I feel that Denver needs someone up front more than they do a linebacker.
Dareus is the best option for the Broncos if he is still on the board. There is a chance the Panthers could draft him, and in that case I say get Peterson. In the end I think Dareus is still there and Denver gets the big guy up front.
1. Carolina Panthers: Cam Newton, QB
17. New England Patriots: Ryan Kerrigan, DE
5. Arizona Cardinals: Von Miller, OLB
21. Kansas City Chiefs: Gabe Carimi, OT
9. Dallas Cowboys: J.J. Watt, DE
25. Seattle Seahawks: Jake Locker, QB
13. Detroit Lions: Prince Amukamara, CB
29. Chicago Bears: Anthony Castonzo, OT
Most recent updates:
What is the duplicate article?
Why is this article offensive?
Where is this article plagiarized from?
Why is this article poorly edited?