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2012 NFL Draft: Best Players Available In Rounds 2 and 3

Apr 26, 2012; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at the start of the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-US PRESSWIRE
Apr 26, 2012; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at the start of the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-US PRESSWIRE

Well the first round of the NFL Draft is over, and the Denver Broncos still have yet to make a selection. The Denver Broncos traded twice last night and now own two 2nd round picks(#36 and #57) and a 3rd rounder (87th) as of right now. So expect a busy day tomorrow. There's alot of talent left in the draft, so lets take a position by position look at the BPA's in tonights 2nd and 3rd rounds.


  • Kirk Cousins, Michigan State
  • Brock Osweiler, Arizona State

My Take: I believe the Broncos have their eyes set on Osweiler. Now when do they take him, if at all? I have a hard time seeing him last until our pick in the third round. Do they trade up or back for him? Or pick him with one of our 2nd round picks? We'll see, i personally hope not though. I'm not a fan of Kirk Cousins either, i think he'll be an average QB in the NFL, a Kyle Orton type player.

Running Back:
  • Lamar Miller, Miami
  • Isaiah Pead, Cinncinatti
  • Chris Polk, Washington
  • LaMichael James, Oregon
  • Robert Turbin, Utah St.
  • Bernard Pierce, Temple
My Take: Lots of talent left here. Miller is my favorite, and hopefully will be available for Denver. Pead would be a nice pick, and James is the explosive back we have been missing for a long time. Pierce is often overlooked by many, but is a talented back who produced in college. Turbin has a sketchy medical history, but was in for a visit, and does fit the type of back Coach Fox likes. So if we miss out on Miller, not all is lost.

Wide Receiver:
  • Rueben Randle, LSU
  • Stephen Hill, G-Tech
  • Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina
  • Brian Quick, Appalachian State
  • Chris Givens, Wake Forrest
  • Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers
  • Juron Criner, Arizona
  • Marvin Jones, Cal
  • Greg Childs, Arkansas
  • T.Y Hilton, Florida Int.
My Take: Another deep group. I think EFX will take a hard look at Randle and Hill is they're available at 36, would be some nice weapons for Manning. Jeffery, Quick and Givens would be solid picks with our second 2nd rounder. Greg Childs and Hilton are favorites of mine in the 3rd round.

  • Coby Fleener, Stanford
  • Dwayne Allen, Clemson
  • Ladarius Green, La, Lafayette
My Take: The only one i think we consider is Fleener. Fleener is a big athletic and would be a nice target for Manning. I know we're loading at the position, but none of them have Fleeners upside. I doubt we select him though.

Offensive Line:
  • Cordy Glenn, OT/OG Georgia
  • Jonathan Martin, OT Stanford
  • Peter Konz, C Wisconsin
  • Bobby Massie, OT Mississippi
  • Kelechi Osemele, OT Iowa St.
  • Amini Silatolu, OT Midwestern St.
  • Jeff Allen, OT Illinois
  • Mitchell Schwartz, OT Cal
  • Brandon Brooks, OG Miami Ohio
  • Zebrie Sanders, OT Florida St.
  • Donald Stephenson, OT Oklahoma
My Take: Another pretty deep group. Konz and Glenn would be solid picks, but i don't think we are going OL. Too be honest, i did not study this group as much, didn't think it would be an area we would address in the draft until the later rounds.

Defensive Line:
  • Andre Branch, DE Clemson
  • Vinny Curry, DE Marshall
  • Brandon Thompson, DT Clemson
  • Jerel Worthy, DT Michigan St.
  • Devon Still, DT Penn St.
  • Billy Winn, DT Boise St.
  • Kendall Reyes, DT Connecticut
  • Jared Crick, DE/DT Nebraska
  • Tyrone Crawford, DE Boise St.
  • Alameda Ta'Amu, DT Washington
  • Mike Martin, DT Michigan
  • Derek Wolfe, DT Cincinnati
My take: We could see a name or two off this list as a Denver Bronco later today. Still and Worthy have been favorites of many on here and should be available at 36, Reyes and Winn could be available with our second 2nd rounder. Mike Martin and Ta'Amu are also options for our late second rounder. The way defensive linemen are falling, i have a hard time seeing alot of these guys available for our 3rd rounder.

  • Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB Alabama
  • Lavonte David, OLB Nebraska
  • Zach Brown, OLB UNC
  • Bobby Wagner, OLB Utah St
  • Ronnell Lewis, OLB Oklahoma
  • Sean Spence, OLB Miami
  • Mychal Kendricks, ILB Cal
  • Nigel Bradham, OLB Florida St.
  • Demario Davis, OLB Arkansas St
My Take: Upshaw is listed as a OLB, but he would be a DE for us. Upshaw would be a solid pick, Elway said he's looking to improve the pass rush. Lavonte David is a Fox linebacker, would be a solid pickup. Bobby Wagner and Zach Brown could be options in the late second. Ultimately i don't see us taking a linebacker until later in the draft, if at all.

Defensive Back:
  • Janoris Jenkins, CB North Alabama
  • Josh Robinson, CB UCF
  • Brandon Boykins, CB Georgia
  • Jamell Fleming, CB Oklahoma
  • Trumaine Johnson, CB Montana
  • Casey Hayward, CB Vandy
  • Dwight Bentley, CB La Lafayette
  • Jayron Hosley, CB Virginia Tech
  • Josh Norman, CB Coastal Carolina
  • Trevin Wade, CB Arizona
  • Ron Brooks, CB LSU
  • George Iloka. S Boise St.
My Take: Lots of talent here. Would not surprise me if we took Josh Robinson at some point in the second round. Brandon Boykin, Casey Hayward, Dwight Bentley and Trumaine Johnson are also some options we could see in the 2nd round. Now the curious case of Janoris Jenkins. He has top 15 talent, but his off the field issues are very very concerning. Should EFX take a chance on Jenkins? Or is he a Pac Man jones 2.0? Ron Brooks, Trevin Wade and Jayron Hosley are some options we could see in the 3rd round. Iloka is the only safety i could see us taking, but it's very doubtful.

There you have it. Who do YOU guys think we will take? Lots of talent left, so i'm excited to see what our Front Office has in store.