Posted Thu Apr 26th by Mr.East
25. Doug Martin, RB, Boise State
Much to the chagrin of the fan-base, the Broncos will look to the later rounds to draft defensive line talent. Fortunately for the fan-base, the 2012 draft is full of defensive line talent.
With Peyton Manning on the roster the Broncos are now in a sprint for the Super Bowl. One area that looks great on paper but could use some reinforcement is the running game.
Willis McGahee showed no age spots during his Pro Bowl year, but 30 year old running backs make a coaching staff feel a bit uneasy. John Fox has also shown that he is no stranger to taking running backs in the first round.
Doug Martin had one heck of a career at Boise State. With back to back seasons of over 1,200 rushing yards (1,260 in 2010 and 1,299 in 2011) and 43 rushing touchdowns in his last three seasons, it’s safe to say Martin knows how to get it done on the turf.
Due to a low center of gravity, soft hands, and the make of a body builder, Martin is available on all downs. Scouts have compared Martin to Ray Rice.
Make no mistakes about it, the Broncos are in a sprint to the Super Bowl. Selecting an instant contributor like Doug Martin can go a long way in winning the AFC West.
Other Possibilities: The Broncos could go for a defensive tackle here like Devon Still or Jerel Worthy is they feel like they can make an impact on day one. Another option would be Kendall Wright at receiver if he’s still available. Perhaps the Broncos will get lucky and Michael Brockers will fall.