Here is another attempt at a Mock draft/off-season. I'm going to say a CBA is in place, so FA signings and trades are allowed.
DeAngelo Williams (5'9 217 LBS 27 years old) Typically new coaches bring in players from their previous teams. Williams fills a big need on offense and becomes the starter as soon as he signs.
Marcedes Lewis (6'6 275 LBS 26 years old) No reason to draft a TE when a proven young one is available. This is the biggest need on offense and Lewis fills it better then any possible player in the draft.
Richard Marshall (5'11 189 LBS 26 years old) Makes the possible loss of Champ easier to handle or Goodman expendable if Champ stays.
Ryan Harris (6' 5 300 LBS 25 years old) Harris is more valuable to the OL now that he protects the QBs blindside.
Champ Bailey (6' 192 LBS 32 years old) Franchised too valuable to let walk away for nothing.
Kyle Orton traded to Arizona for picks #69 (3rd) and #133 (5th)
Champ Bailey traded to Baltimore for pick #58? (2nd)
Brandon Lloyd traded to St Louis for picks #78 (3rd) and #142 (5th) Josh McDaniels gets a WR for his young QB that has excelled under his system.
Currently have picks -1st Round-#2 2nd Round-#36, #46, #58- -3rd round #67,#69, #78 5th round #133, #142-6th round-#187 7th round
***TRADE***With the 2nd pick the Denver Broncos trade to the San Fransico 49ers who select Blaine Gabbert (2600 trade value). Broncos get picks #7 (1500) #45 (450) and 2012 2nd round pick
With the 7th pick the Denver Broncos select
Robert Quinn (6'5" 270 LBS) DE UNC- To me Quinn is the most talented player in the draft. Has an incredible first step and has some pass rush moves to defeat double teams. Can play the run, but could get stronger.
***TRADE*** The Denver Broncos trade picks #45 (450) and #58 (320) to Indianapolis for pick #23 (760)
With the 23th pick the Denver Broncos select
Stephen Paea (6'1 311 LBS) DT Oregon St. Strong fast DT to rebuild the front 7.
With the 36th pick the Denver Broncos select
Jimmy Smith (6'2 205 LBS) CB Colorado had 183 tackles in his career. Allowed 11 completions in the last 2 years!
With the 46th pick the Denver Broncos select
Greg Jones (6'1 240 LBS) ILB Michigan St. Football smart. Doesn't have the size scouts love, but makes plays in every aspect of the game. Leader of a defense.
***TRADE*** The Denver Broncos trade picks #69 (245) and #78 (200) to Jacksonville for pick #49 (410)
With the 49th pick the Denver Broncos select:
DeAndre McDaniel (6' 215 LBS) S Clemson Had over 100 tackles and 9 interceptions in 2009. Had a few breakdowns in coverage this season which makes him slip a little in the draft.
With the 67th pick the Denver Broncos select
Noel Devine (5'8 180 LBS) RB West Virginia A slight reach in the 3rd round, but with no picks until the 5th a Dexter McCluster/Darren Sproles type player as a change of pace back and return man is needed.
*** TRADE***The Denver Broncos trade picks #133 (39.5) and #142 (35) to Dallas for pick #109
With the 109th pick the Denver Broncos select
Stanley Havili (6'1 228 LBS) FB USC The best pro-style FB to come out for some time. Can run the ball hard and make catches out of the back field.
6th and 7th round--BPA special team fillers
QB: Tebow, Quinn
RB: Williams, Moreno, White, Devine
FB: Havili, Larsen
WR: Thomas, Gaffney
WR: Royal, Willis
TE: Lewis, Quinn, Gronkowski
LT: Clady, Daniels
LG: Beadles, Byers
C: Walton, Olsen
RG: Kuper, Byers
RT: Harris, Beadles
DE: Quinn, Ayers
DT: Vickerson, Bannan
DT: Paea, Thomas
DE: Dumervil, Ayers, Hunter
SAM: Haggan, Woodyard
MIKE: Jones, Mays
WILL: Williams, Haggan
CB: Marshall, Cox, Vaughn
CB: Smith, Goodman, Thompson
S: McBath, Bruton
S: McDaniel, McCarthy
RETURN: Devine, Royal
6 new starters on defense should be a good start to rebuilding it. Unfortunately Champ is gone, but hopefully we'll see him wearing orange and blue when he goes into Canton!
3 new starters on offense at some positions of need.