Posted Tue Feb 1st by Mr.East
There is no questioning the importance of this possible season for Denver. In order for the Broncos to regain prominence they will need to do several things right, and it all starts with the draft. Unfortunately fortunate for Denver they have a plethora of options for their game plan come April.
Second overall prospects
- Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU – Peterson is a physical freak of nature at 6’1 and 223 pounds and he has the college career to back it up. The Broncos have met with him already.
- Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn – After being a nobody for the past few years Fairley has emerged as a top 5 pick due to a dominating senior season. Fairley played at the highest level in the games that counted the most, the Alabama game and the Co-National Championship.
- DaQuan Bowers, DE, Clemson – Bowers has been inconsistent, but when he’s playing right this 6’4 280 pound defensive end has been an absolute monster. Bowers notched 16 sacks in his senior season.
- Von Miller, DE/OLB, Texas A&M – Von Miller may be undersized, but that hasn’t stopped him for dominating at every level over the past two seasons and at the Senior Bowl as well. Miller is considered to be a 3-4 outside linebacker, but his upside may temp 4-3 teams to consider him as well.
Late first round / second round prospects
- Cameron Jordan, DE/DT, Cal- For now Cam Jordan is a mid-to-late first round prospect, as the combine approaches his stock my rise. Jordan may not be the fastest, but he’s definitely one of the smartest and strongest.
- Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue – Ryan Kerrigan’s draft stock is consistently on the rise due to his athletic ability and great showing at the Senior Bowl. Denver might be able to find away to grab him regardless of moving down.
- Drake Nevis, DT, LSU - Drake Nevis is one of the top 4-3 DTs in this draft. Since the NFL is currently inundated with 3-4 teams Nevis should be available later in the first round or early in the second.
- Rahim Moore, FS, UCLA – Rahim Moore had an exceptional sophomore season notching 10 picks, but slumped a bit his junior year. Rahim Moore is considered to be one of the best safeties of the draft, so Denver might look to upgrade a weak spot on their defense here.
What do you think Bronco fans? Would you rather play it safe and take a guy who will most likely be a pro bowler or two less likely stars that will still contribute at good level? Air it out in the comments!