Denver might have it's choice of Fairley , Bowers , Peterson or Dareus!!!

CNN SI's writer - Andrew Perloff thinks that The Carolina Panthers might draft Blaine Gabbert at QB with the #1 Pick.  I think that this definetely might happen.  With how bad Jimmy Clausen looked last year , I could see Carolina drafting Gabbert who is rated a Top 7 Pick by ESPN's Todd McShay.

This would leave The Denver Broncos in a great position to draft Nick Fairley , DaQuan Bowers, Marcel Dareus or Patrick Peterson.

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1. Carolina Panthers -- Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

Quarterbacks have gone No. 1 overall eight out of the past 10 years. CAA, which represents Gabbert, has represented seven of the past eight overall No. 1 picks. Despite playing in a spread offense at Missouri, Gabbert is the top-rated quarterback and is the kind of player Carolina could sell to its fans.

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2. Denver Broncos -- Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson

The Broncos need a defensive playmaker and should look at Bowers and Auburn's Nick Fairley here. It helps to get Elvis Dumervil back from a torn pectoral muscle that forced him to miss the entire 2010 season, but they need to make doubly sure they can improve their league-low sack total.

3. Buffalo Bills -- Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn

The Bills allowed over 200 yards rushing in eight games last season and getting tough in the middle should be their No. 1 priority. Fairley isn't quite Ndamukong Suh, but he could bring a Suh-like attitude to a defense that needs to be more aggressive.

4. Cincinnati Bengals -- Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama

Dareus may not be as hot a name because he's been out there as a top draft prospect for so long, but he has had a quality body of work at Alabama. Dareus had 6.5 sacks in 2009 and 4.5 sacks last season. The Bengals' defense fell from No. 4 overall in 2009 to No. 15 this season and needs an impact player on the line.

5. Arizona Cardinals -- Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU

The Cardinals might not find the quarterback they love this high up in the draft, so expect them to take the best player available, who also happens to fit a need. Arizona ranked 23rd in pass defense last season in a division in which teams can't throw the ball. Peterson would also be a dangerous return man.

6. Cleveland Browns -- A.J. Green, WR, Georgia

Hard to tell which direction they'll head until they name a head coach, but this offense desperately needs someone to worry opposing defenses. Green should hold off Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon to be the first receiver taken.

7. San Francisco 49ers -- Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska

New coach Jim Harbaugh needs a quarterback, but he probably feels he knows the college ranks a lot better than the rest of the NFL and can wait to get a guy he can mold into a star. Just look at what he did with Josh Johnson at San Diego. The Niners allowed too many big plays last season and need a shutdown corner. Amukmara didn't have any interceptions, but primarily because no one threw at him.

8. Tennessee Titans -- Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri

The 6-foot-5, 260-pound Smith is going to blow people away at the combine and jump up the board. But he won't be just a workout wonder. He had 11.5 sacks as a freshman at Missouri, and 5.5 last season, when he missed three games with a broken leg. Longtime Titans defensive line mastermind Jim Washburn may be able to turn him into the next Jevon Kearse.

9. Dallas Cowboys -- Tyron Smith, OT, USC

Assuming the Cowboys think they can sign Nnamdi Asomugha to help solidify the secondary, they'll turn to the offensive line in the draft. Smith has a good chance to come out of the predraft process as the top offensive lineman.

10. Washington Redskins - Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

The Redskins will look long and hard at quarterback. But Mike Shanahan may not have the patience to help Ryan Mallett or Cam Newton develop. Besides, if they don't have a big target at receiver, it doesn't matter who is throwing the ball. One big concern here is Blackmon may return to college instead of going to the NFL.


I think alot has to do with who is Denver's next Head Coach.

If it is John Fox and we go back to a 4-3 Defense I think it could be Nick Fairley or DaQuan Bowers.

If it is Dirk Koetter , who knows what Defense we will run.


Denver is going to be in a great spot to draft 2-3 IMPACT PLAYERS this year!!!!

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