Posted Mon Mar 28th by Jon Heath
On Monday, NFL Networks’ Jason La Canfora reported that Alabama defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is scheduled to meet with the Denver Broncos sometime in the near future.
Dareus, a 6-foot-3, 319-pound defensive lineman, is considered by many the top defensive tackle prospect in this years draft. With defensive tackle one of the (if not the) biggest needs on Denver’s roster, Dareus could very well be selected second overall by the Broncos. That is, if he is available. It would not be surprising if the Carolina Panthers — who own the first overall pick — go defensive in the first round, seeing as the team’s Head Coach, Ron Rivera, is the former defensive coordinator of the San Diego Chargers.
If that is the scenario on draft day, the Broncos could go with Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley, who is also scheduled to visit with the team. Other options include Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller, LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson, and Clemson defensive end Da’Quan Bowers, who have all visited with Denver.
Although the team is expected draft a defensive player second overall, the Broncos are keeping their options open.