The Broncos opted to avoid picking up defensive lineman in the 2011 draft, citing there were several viable options in free agency that they wanted pursue. Head Coach, John Fox is quoted on the Denver Broncos official page as saying, "I think typically in the National Football League, you have two means -- one is college (draft) and the other is free agency. Never in any year that I have been in the NFL have you accomplished meeting all your needs in just one of those pools.
So, I think that we will have to address that moving forward in the next pool." The two most prominent needs for the Broncos remain at the running back position and on the defensive line and linebacker positions. I have compiled a list of key defensive pickups that the Broncos might consider in free agency, all of which are under the radar among the rest of the league.
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