With the draft less than two weeks away there is much debate about what the Broncos plan to do with their first round draft pick. Defensive tackle is a major need for the Broncos even after signing Justin Bannan. However, in a draft class that is deep at DT is it worth the Broncos spending a first round draft choice when there are bound to be other good selections later in the draft?
With a wide range of needs and only a limited amount of picks some analysts believe that the Broncos will look to trade down in the first round or out of the first round all together in order to accumulate more picks in the second and third rounds where the better value players are typically found. The Broncos however have brought in a range of players from corner back to running back that are projected to be available when the Broncos select 25th in the first round.
Even with the signing of Peyton Manning the Broncos need to find at least 2-3 solid starters in this year’s draft class if they hope to advance beyond where they ended last year. If the Broncos can manage to find a couple viable starters in the draft as well as get some more production out of the underperforming safeties and tight ends from last years draft they could be in for a very exciting year.
There is one small detail that remains. Even with the best draft ever, if Peyton Manning ends up getting hurt either due to his previous neck injury or any other injury that’s possible while playing the violent game of football, there may be nothing that can save the Broncos now that their savior has moved on to greener pastures.