March 20 2012; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos executive vice president for football operations John Elway speaks during a press conference at Broncos headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE
Now that the first round is over, and the Broncos chose not to make a selection, what do the Broncos have and when will they select? Look no further. When the 2nd Round begins on Friday night at 5:00PM mt, the Broncos will be well stocked to add depth to the defending AFC West Champs.
The Broncos have the following selections:
#36(4) From Tampa Bay
#57(25) Own Pick
#87(25) Own Pick
#101 (6) From Tampa Bay
#108 (13) From N.Y. Jets
#120 (25) Own Pick
#137 (2) From St. Louis
#188 (18) From N.Y. Jets
So what could the Broncos be looking to do? Who could the Broncos be targeting?
Defensive Tackle: The Broncos have a few options still remaining at defensive tackle once the second round starts. Devon Still(6'5, 312; Penn State), Jerel Worthy(6'3, 305; Michigan State) and Brandon Thompson(6'2, 310; Clemson) are still on the board waiting to be selected. At 36 I'd be excited to see Still or Worthy, both who were in several 1st Round mocks at different times leading up to the draft.
Running Back: People are divided on whether the Broncos need to bring in another running back, but if they want to there are a couple of good ones still available. Lamar Miller(5'11, 211: Miami) is there and the Broncos had pretty good success drafting a former Hurricane in the 2nd Round. LaMichael James(5'9, 195: Oregon) is a different kind of runner, but could provide a spark out of the backfield.
Could the Broncos take a chance on a player that is ultra-talented but has made his share of mistakes? Denver could be in the market to add to their secondary, and Janoris Jenkins, the former Florida Gator who was booted off the team and ended up at North Alabama is there. Is the Broncos locker room strong enough to bring in a troubled soul? Would rubbing elbows with Champ Bailey every day keep Jenkins in check?
Cordy Glenn, the enormous offensive lineman from Georgia is out there too. Glenn(6'5, 346) played tackle and guard with the Bulldogs and could add size, depth and competition to the Broncos offensive line.
There are plenty of others as well. The point is, the Broncos made two trades and ended up with one extra pick. Who do YOU want to see the Broncos go after the next two days?
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