After my first mock draft, My First Of Many Mock Drafts, I decided to make a mock draft with trades. In my mock, I believe a CBA will get done, allowing us to trade Kyle Orton. In this mock I will not predict FA’s because they are just too dang hard to predict. It was impossible for people to predict where Lebron James was going to go, so I have no idea where all the other free agents will go.
Denver trades Kyle Orton to Minnesota for their second round pick (#43).
Minnesota needs a QB, and we have a pretty good one in Orton. Most signs point to Orton leaving Denver, and I think either Minnesota or Tennessee is the perfect trade partner. I doubt that Tennessee will trade their second round pick for Orton because it is still in the 30’s which is a very high pick in the second round. Back to Minnesota though. They need a QB, and we have just what they need. It seems like Minnesota would have drafted a QB that is unproven in either the first or second round. In Kyle Orton they get a proven quarterback who came off of the best season in his career.
Denver trades the #2 pick in the draft and future 4th and 5th round picks to Cincinnati for the #4 overall pick, the #35 pick, and the #66 pick.
This trade allows Arizona to jump ahead of Buffalo and pick a QB. In my mind I don't see Buffalo wanting to move ahead of us because I doubt Carolina will go QB. They will probably pick Dareus, allowing a QB to be available at #3, or they will want to draft Peterson at #3, where he will probably still be available. Buffalo will then, most likely, pick Colin Kaepernick in the 2nd round. I picked to trade with Cincinnati because they still think that Carolina and Buffalo will go QB at picks #1 and #3, thus making them want to jump ahead of Buffalo in order to grab their guy. Cincinnati may also call our bluff, and will see that we want to take a QB with our pick, therefore making them think that an "elite" QB will not be available at the #4 pick. We get the #4 pick and will still pick elite talent (Von Miller). Also we get the #35 pick, allowing us to take a great player with a first round grade and the #66 pick, their 3rdrounder, allowing us to pick a late round gem. Giving up a 4th and 5th round pick for a 3rd round pick will still help us because there will still be a lot of talent available in the 3rd round.
Denver then trades the 66th pick to Houston for the 73rd pick and the 104th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.
This allows Denver to move back in the third round while picking up a 4th round pick. Houston wants Brandon Burton, CB, Utah, but they know he will go early in the 3rd round, so they want to move up and get him. Denver knows that DeMarco Murray will still be available at #73 and happily accepts the trade because not only do they Fox get his RB, but they also get an extra 4th round pick.
Denver’s picks after the trades: #4, #35, #36, #43. #46, #67, #73, #104, #184, #194
WITH THE 4TH PICK IN THE 2011 NFL DRAFT THE DENVER BRONCOS SELECT……………… Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M
WITH THE 35TH PICK IN THE 2011 NFL DRAFT THE DENVER BRONCOS SELECT……………… Benjamin Ijalana, OT/G, Villanova
Benjamin Ijalana falls to us at #35 because of a lot of first round talent at O-Line and not a lot of teams needing O-Line players. He still has first round talent and is an incredible player. He could play RT or even Guard if needed.
WITH THE 36TH PICK IN THE 2011 NFL DRAFT THE DENVER BRONCOS SELECT……………… Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon StateBroncos. This guy is super strong and he proved that by setting the NFL combine record for the most reps (49) at 225 pounds. How many of you guys can even bench that once? He can use his amazing strength to penetrate O-Lines, and I would be very excited if we drafted him.
WITH THE 43RD PICK IN THE 2011 NFL DRAFT THE DENVER BRONCOS SELECT……………… Martez Wilson, ILB, Illinois
via gridironfans.comAfter a terrible Pro Day Martez Wilson falls to us at #43. He is still a great player and while his production is not great he still has tons of potential. With Von playing SAM, DJ playing MIKE, and Martez playing WILL, our Linebacking corps will be one of the most feared for years to come.
WITH THE 46TH PICK IN THE 2011 NFL DRAFT THE DENVER BRONCOS SELECT……………… Marvin Austin, DT, University Of North Carolina
WITH THE 67TH PICK IN THE 2011 NFL DRAFT THE DENVER BRONCOS SELECT……………… DeAndre McDaniel, S, ClemsonBrian Dawkins would be great. I would love to get this guy in the third round.
WITH THE 73TH PICK IN THE 2011 NFL DRAFT THE DENVER BRONCOS SELECT……………… DeMarco Murray, RB, Oklahoma
via cdn4.faniq.comFox gets his RB in round 3. DeMarco Murray put up amazing stats at Oklahoma and would be a great fit in the dual-back system that John Fox loves. He would compliment Moreno perfectly and I would be really happy if we got him.
WITH THE 104TH PICK IN THE 2011 NFL DRAFT THE DENVER BRONCOS SELECT……………… Jalil Brown, CB, ColoradoChamp Bailey to help him become a great CB. One day he could either play across from Champ or even replace him.
WITH THE 184TH PICK IN THE 2011 NFL DRAFT THE DENVER BRONCOS SELECT……………… Julius Thomas, TE, Portland State
WITH THE 194TH PICK IN THE 2011 NFL DRAFT THE DENVER BRONCOS SELECT……………… Henry Hynoski, FB, Pittsburgh
- Von Miller
- Benjamin Ijalana
- Stephen Paea
- Martez Wilson
- Marvin Austin
- DeAndre McDaniel
- Demarco Murray
- Jalil Brown
- Julius Thomas
- Henry Hynoski