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Grad's Mock v2

My last mock was criticized for being too optimistic. Well...I haven't lost my optimism...but I also concede that Jenkins won't be around in Round 2 for us. I also saw today 3 different scenarios where Luke Kuechley fell to the bottom of the 1st round. While I know we need DT the most, to me there would be no greater pick than Luke Kuechley. Watching the tape of the Patriots torch us twice last year, I saw Mays missed tackle after Mays missed tackle. Soooo...without further ado...

Round 1 - Pick #25
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Luke Kuechly, ILB, Boston College

This is my dream scenario. We haven't had a dominant MLB since Al Wilson. While I found a lot of fault with McDaniels...to me the biggest mistake he ever made was taking Alphonso Smith over Rey Maualuga. Getting a cornerstone piece like Kuechly would set our Defense up for the next 10 years...with Von at Sam and Luke at Mike...the Orange Crush would be back just in time for the Orange Jerseys!

Round 2 - Pick #57
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Doug Martin, RB, Boise State

While I want to go Defensive Tackle here, Martin still being on the board is too tempting to pass up. Giving Manning this kind of a versatile work horse will do more to keep him healthy than anything we could do with the offensive line.

Round 3 - Pick #89
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Mike Martin, DT, Michigan

I love linemen who were also champion High School wrestlers. This kid has a MOTOR (ran a 4.88 40yrd dash). He's 6'1" and 306lbs of muscle (36 reps of 225lbs). With his size and speed he will demand double teams and free up the linebackers to make a ton of plays in the backfield.


Round 4 - Pick #110 (via NYJets)

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Derek Wolfe, DT, Cincinnati

Yes...the Broncos go back-to-back Defensive Tackles in the 3rd and 4th round. This Draft is VERY DT heavy...and with Martin and Wolfe the Broncos have solidified their Defensive line with both size, speed and strength.

Round 4 - Pick #122

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Michael Brewster, C, Ohio State

Brewster is 6'4" and 312lbs. He made 48 consecutive starts for the Buckeyes, anchoring their offensive line. A Rimington Award finalist, he adds depth to the O-L and pushes JD Walton for the starting job by his 2nd season in the league.

Round 5 - Pick #139 (via STL)
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Aaron Henry, S, Wisconsin

Henry wasn't invited to this year's combine. Why? No one knows for sure. He ran a 4.54 at his proday and benched 225 lbs 16 times. Those are better measurables than Janzen Jackson (4.64 40, 9reps), Phillip Thomas (4.74 40, 14 reps) and on par with Trenton Robinson (4.52 40, 15 reps).

Round 6 - Pick #190 (via NYJets)
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DeVier Posey, WR, Ohio State

Posey has had off the field problems (ie Tattoo-gate) but more troubling is the dropped passes. However, at 6'2" and 4.5 40, 36.5 vertical he'd be worth a flyer here.

Comments:

This draft adds a number of critical pieces to the puzzle.... ILB, DT(x2), RB, C, FS and WR. With the additions of Manning, Hanie, Adams, Porter, Hunter, Caldwell...and the draft above...this could be one heck of a Broncos run for the playoffs!

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