Drafttek has a pretty cool tool that allows you to simulate draft scenarios. You have the ability to prioritize position groups based on need. All 32 teams have default inputs entered by Drafttek team analysts, so, to some extent, it is reasonable to assume that each teams needs are inputted by somebody with intimate knowledge of that team. Through the simulator, anybody can adjust those inputs and try new scenarios. Priority inputs can be further tweaked to pick multiple players from specific position groups. These inputs are then ran against a consensus big board, and it spits out a full 7 round draft.
It is not without its faults. Some players seem to be highly overrated on the Drafttek big board,
while others seem to be seriously underrated. However, I have found it to be at least a little bit insightful.
For the draft below, I asked the simulator to prioritize DT, RB, and CB equally as Denver's highest priorities.
However, I asked it to look for one starter quality DT and one developmental type DT.
My next tier included DE, OG, OC, WR (slot) and ILB. I put a low priority on QB's, but because its
starting to feel inevitable that at least one Denver pick will address QB, I put a 'grab' on Ryan Lindley
for the 5th round.
Finally, I adjusted a couple of picks to better line up with how I think the Broncos ought to go.
I limited my tweaks to players that were still on the board and within a few picks of the drafttek pick.
For those, I'll put my adjusted pick first, with the actual drafttek pick in parenthesis.
Anyway, here is what I got:
1) Devon Still, DT, Penn State
2) Josh Robinson, CB, UCF (Chris Polk, RB, Washington)
3) Robert Turbin, RB, Utah St. (Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia)
4a) Malik Jackson, DE/DT, Tennessee
4b) Joe Adams, WR/RS, Arkansas
5) Ryan Lindley, QB, SDSU
6) Garth Gehart, C, ASU
It looks pretty solid to me, although I don't like the idea of picking any QB this year.
Additionally, a 6th round center doesn't make a lot of sense. If Denver were to pick a C, I'd
want it earlier in the draft and for a player that has a chance to unseat Walton.
I just don't see Denver carrying two pure centers.
Anyway, there you go...feel free to eviscerate or cheer to your heart's content.