After seeing multiple mock drafts floating around the interwebs I decided to bring my own view into the discussion, as Dave Dameshek would say, LET IT BEGIN
Round 1. WHITNEY MERCILUS DE IILLINOIS 6-4 265 LBS.
Whitney Mercilus Video (via nyccfbfan)
This pick was perhaps the hardest for me, I couldn't decide between Mercilus and Devon Still. As both are terrors to offensive lines, but here we go.
Ladies and gentlemen I bring you the last piece of the passrushing puzzle. Mercilus is a monster. A straight monster. He leads the NCAA in sacks with 14.5 and in forced fumbles with 9. Put those together with his 19.5 tackles for a loss and The Legion of Doom (Von, Doom, and Mercilus) is complete. Mercilus and Doom can rush from their DE spots and Von can thunder into the backfield from his linebacker spot. Now we can also drop Von into coverage and be fine with our production from the DE position. The Broncos will finally have a potent enough pass rush that at least one of the Legion will be able to get to the opposing QB. You can't double team all three of them!
Round 2. KENDALL WRIGHT WR BAYLOR 5-10 190 LBS.
Kendall Wright -Airplanes- ||HD|| (via HighlightStud)
One thing screams out to you when Kendall is playing. SPEED. This man flies down the field and stretches the defense at will. Also he's the Heisman winners favorite target. This season he has caught 101 passes for 1,572 yards and 13 touchdowns. With Decker and Thomas as our big receivers Kendall will be able to sneak past defenses and burn them for big gains. I expect Royal to be on his way out this postseason so Kendall would be an even better replacement.
Round 3 COBY FLEENER TE STANFORD 6-6 248 LBS.
Coby Fleener Highlights - 2011 Orange Bowl (HD) (via Gocard93)
The lack of tight end play by the Broncos is rather disturbing, Orange Julius fell off the map, Daniel Fells is better at blocking than receiving, and Dante Rosario seems to pull a Tebow during games and shows up only in the 4th quarter for clutch catches. Fleener will give us a tight end that is reliable, deceptively fast, and a huge target. He reminds me of the Gronk in the above highlight when he leaps over a defender. Having three touchdowns in a bowl game when you're a tight end is an accomplishment and it would be a great thing to see Fleener in a Broncos Uni next season.
Round 4 DOUG MARTIN RB BOISE STATE 5-9 215 LBS.
Doug Martin 2011 Highlights (via alarsen6857)
Doug Martin is a blue collar type of runner. He runs hard, really hard, extremely hard. Last night watching him go against ASU was great. He returned the opening kickoff for a TD, and ended with 31 carries for 151 yards and a TD and 3 receptions for 26 yards. During the game the announcers were noting how Martin's motor never stopped during the game and how powerful he was running through the line. To have over 1000 yards rushing in Boise's air raid offense is a great thing and Martin did it with his hard working no nonsense attitude.
Round 5. BRANDON WASHINGTON MIAMI AND WILL BLACKWELL LSU O-LINE
To me the O-line on the Broncos is in much need of depth. After the preseason I was really scared at the thought of one of our starters going down and being replaced my our second stringers. These two O-line prospects will give the Broncos much needed depth. Washington can play tackle or guard, but excelled at left guard and was an all ACC first teamer last year. Blackmon can be a center or guard and is an all SEC first teamer this year. Blackmon needs to gain strength but should be solid after that. Blackmon could eventually beat out Beadles as starting guard as his play is much like Orlando Franklin's. Mean and nasty.
Round 7 JEFF DEMPS WR/KR/RB FLORIDA 5-8 290 LBS
Ultimate Jeff Demps Highlights (via TheVikingsworld2011)
With the last pick of the draft we get a do it all kind of guy with Demps. He has worked with Tebow before which is a plus, he has blistering speed, and he can take the return duties from Quan Cosby who killed us in the Patriots game. I find him as a sleeper who could eventually be able to contribute as a change of pace back and big play machine.
Well that's it the drafts over. Now to explain some decisions, such as why not CB, DT, MLB, Safety. Well the answer is easy. Chris Harris and Syd'Quan are two players I feel can become the number two corner position so no cornerbacks. At DT we picked up two free agents and one is a beast and the other I'm not sure yet because he has not played a game yet (smh Ty Warren). MLB I look to Nate Irving for development, I believe with a full offseason and coaching he will be able to step up and be a real player for us. Safety is the exact same, I'm high on Rahim Moore and Quinton Carter because seriously it's only their first years and there was a lockout, with proper coaching and another year with Dennis Allen they will be good. Trust me.
Well what do you guys think, leave comments and I will be more than happy to answer!