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Published on 03/02/2012 at Fri Mar 02 12:00.
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The 2012 NFL Draft is quickly approaching and the Denver Broncos currently have picks in six of the seven rounds.  Per the Denver Post’s Jeff Legwold, the team’s selections are as follows:

Current draft selections:

1st round (25th overall) — own selection.

2nd round (TBA overall) — own selection.

3rd round (TBA overall) — own selection.

4th round (TBA overall) — own selection.

5th round (TBA overall) — acquired in Brandon Lloyd trade from the St. Louis Rams.

7th round (TBA overall) — own selection.

A few notes:

The Broncos’ may add to their six draft picks through trades before or during the draft and the team may be awarded at least one compensatory selection in the coming weeks.  The team’s fifth round selection from the Rams was originally a conditional sixth rounder which turned into a fifth when Lloyd caught more than thirty passes in St. Louis last season.

The Broncos’ own fifth round pick is in Cleveland, as the team is still giving the Browns compensation for quarterback Brady Quinn.  Denver’s sixth round pick went to Philadelphia as part of a trade with the Eagles which sent linebacker Joe Mays to the Broncos.

Watching the mocks:

Although some question his work ethic, Penn State defensive tackle Devon Still has been commonly linked to Denver since the NFL’s Scouting Combine.  Both WalterFootball.com and CBSSports.com predict Still wearing a Broncos’ cap on draft day.

If it’s not Still, many are predicting Denver will select another defensive tackle.  Rotoworld.com has the Broncos drafting Mississippi State’s Fletcher Cox in their latest mock.  NFL.com‘s Bucky Brooks also has Denver picking Cox.

Fellow NFL.com contributors Chad Reuter and Steve Wyche predict that the Broncos will select Michigan State defensive tackle Jerel WorthyFox Sports‘ Peter Schrager mocks the Broncos selecting USC defensive end Nick Perry.

BT’s Mr. East has Denver selecting Alabama middle linebacker Dont’a Hightower.  East points out that Broncos General Manager Brian Xanders, a former linebacker, will not hesitate to upgrade the position.

Broncos’ have 25th overall quarterback history:

The Broncos have only ever selected 25th overall twice before (in 2010 and 1992).  With those selections, Denver drafted two quarterbacks; Tim Tebow (two years ago) and Tommy Maddox (twenty years ago).  Will the team follow the trend this year?

The team has done their homework on Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III and they are certainly interested.  The problem there is that moving from 25th to 2nd overall would require about an NFL franchise worth of picks and the team has too many other needs to fill.

So, unless Griffin free-falls out of the top five, he is currently not an option for Denver.  Two other quarterbacks that have impressed the Broncos however, Brandon Weeden and Brock Osweiler will still be on the board when Denver picks 25th overall and possibly even when they select in the second and third rounds.

Broncos’ VP John Elway reportedly likes Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill and there is a chance that he could fall to Denver’s 25th position on the board.  Arizona’s Nick Foles is another option.  It wouldn’t surprise us if the Broncos selected a quarterback in the second round, but we can’t rule out the possibility of a first round pick, either.

2012 NFL Draft Countdown:

The 2012 NFL Draft is approximately 56 days, seven hours and forty-nine seconds away.

  • Anonymous

    FYI – Perrish Cox not guilty.

  • http://www.weberclean.com/ Carpet Cleaning Fargo ND

    Ryan Tannehill is a pretty good player. He just needs to cut down on the interceptions. Plus he only played a 1 and half in college. I am always kind of leery on drafting QB’s who do not at least play 2+ years. 

  • http://Facebook.com/BroncosZone Jon

    Serious? Wow!

  • Ozzymac84

    Dont they own 7 picks 2 fifth rounders?

  • Ozzymac84

    Dont they own 7 picks 2 fifth rounders?

  • http://Facebook.com/BroncosZone Jon

    Our 2012 fifth rounder went to the Browns as part of the Brady Quinn trade.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah.  Prosecution witnesses had some serious credibility issues - DT included. 

    Harvey ate them alive on cross. 

  • crazykid

    We should try Vontaze Burflict in the 3rd or 4th Round, if he falls that far. His Combine was unfathomably bad.

  • http://thingsatrexdoes.tumblr.com Mike Birtwistle

    “Tommy Maddox (twenty years ago)”

    Way to make me feel old.

     

  • http://Facebook.com/BroncosZone Jon

     I know! I couldn’t believe that 1992 was twenty years ago.

  • Thomasharris54

    Give up how ever many picks & Knowshon 2get RG3, fill the other needs thru free agency.

  • Thomasharris54

    Trade Tebow 2 Jacksonville for a 3rd round pick the new owner needs 2 fill the seats,& he’s express his lover 4 Tebow. It might not b popular in Denver right away but RG3 is a beast

  • yellway

    If there was a poll right now and denver had to give up tebow, first 2012, first 2013 and a second 2012 to get RG3 I would guess 85% would say make the trade.

  • yellway

    Tebow, prancing around southern cal instead of sticking his head in the books and training 24/7 pisses me off.