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2011 NFL Draft Picks: Denver Broncos Projections – Results

With free agency unavailable this off-season, it will be interesting to see how each team drafts this spring. Throughout the three days of the 2011 NFL draft, we will be updating this page for the Denver Broncos every night to give you analysis of their selection results.

On Thursday NFL teams will only select players in the first round of the draft. On Friday, they will all select their second and third round picks.

Saturday each team will finish of its draft by selecting players through rounds four to seven. Enjoy the draft and come back here later to see our take on players selected for the Denver Broncos.

2011 NFL Draft Selection (Before Draft Begins)

Round Selection
1 2nd
2 4th
2 14th (from MIA)
3 3rd
6 24th (from NE via NO)
7 2nd
7 46th (compensatory)

Broncos Draft Needs

TE, OG, DE, ILB, CB, SS, FS

Defense, Defense, Defense and some more Defense

Selections

1 round, 2nd pick Denver Broncos Select: LB Von Miller

I’m concerned about Von Miller’s size for the run but this is a good selection to improve the defense overall. The Broncos still need help up front but Miller should be a impact player right away.

Fantasy – This should be an impact IDP option right away. Probably a better player in big play IDP leagues but he will be draft worthy this season.

Overall Draft Grade: B+

Second Round

45. Safety Rahim Moore

Will be interesting to see how Rahim Moore holds up against the run in a run heavy division but he will be solid in the passing game.

46. Offensive Lineman Orlando Franklin

The Broncos needed some physical help on the front line and Orlando Franklin is going to help Knowshon Moreno find bigger holes in the running game. Not a bad pick for the Broncos but they have some work to do in free agency to stop the run. Coach John Fox failed to find defense to stop the run in Carolina and the same problem isn’t being addressed with the Broncos.

67. Linebacker Nate Irving

More linebacker help when they need help up front. This is not a good job by coach John Fox. Another team he’s failed to improve against the run.

108. Defensive Back Quinton Carter

129. Tight End Julius Thomas

189. Linebacker Mike Mohamed

204. Tight End Virgil Green

247. Defensive Lineman Jeremy Beal

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