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Published on 04/26/2012 at Thu Apr 26 12:53.
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The mock drafts of Mike Mayock, Mel Kiper, Jr., and Todd McShay have all been updated to their final versions (or, in the case of Mayock, his first and only version). One thing is clear, the experts agree: the Denver Broncos should draft a defensive tackle.

But none of them agree on the player. Check it out —

Mike Mayock

25. Denver Broncos — Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis

I’ve been trying to find a spot for him since pick No. 11 with the Chiefs. The Broncos need a guy who can come in and play inside. At 350 pounds with movement skills like Haloti Ngata, Poe is the guy. On third down, when most defensive tackles are out of the game, Poe will be at his most effective. (Video).

Mel Kiper, Jr.

25. Denver Broncos — Kendall Reyes, DT, Connecticut

The Broncos should take the best available interior defensive lineman, and I know they like Reyes, a great player against the run who fits any scheme.

Todd McShay

25. Denver Broncos — Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State

Note: McShay posted a subsequent update — first round only — and has the Broncos drafting RB Doug Martin instead.

Analysis: There’s no consensus at the defensive tackle position. So, if a bunch are falling, why use Pick #25 on that position? I only see the Broncos drafting a guy if he is clearly a cut above the next DT on their board. My gut tells me that would be Worthy assuming Fletcher Cox, Poe, and Michael Brockers are all off the board. If more than one is available, try to trade down or roll the dice on a good DT being available in Round 2.

  • Jon

    I agree with your analysis, Kyle.

  • Ryan K.

    I agree that right now Reyes, Still, Worthy are all just mid-second round talents.  Take who is ever there between Upshaw and Hightower. I know neither fill big position of need, but you can never have to many nasty pass-rushers.  There is no reason to reach for one of these DT guys when you can have Thompson at where we pick in the 2nd.

  • Anonymous

    I feel as if the Broncos should just wait and see who is available at 25 and pick whoever has slid down.

    The Giants, Steelers, and Ravens do it every year and it works like a charm.

  • Anonymous

     agreed, best player available

  • Anonymous

    best player available, don’t care what position I almost want to stay at work so I am not at home pacing.