#1 Mike Iupati - Guard, Idaho
Picking him at #11 may be a bit high, but Denver could trade down to get him. In reality, #11 isn't too high though, when you build a football team you start in the trenches, having a strong line is a must. Just ask Knowshon Moreno. Iupati is 6′5 & 335 pounds, he is just to perfect for the Broncos to select.
#2 Rolando McClain - LB, Alabama
All of Bronco Nation (well, 45% of the fans I've talked to) are screaming for McClain. I for one haven't really seen anything in him to make him a worthy 11th overall pick, but the man can play. He's compiled 275 tackles in just three seasons. To date, the Broncos don't have a starting MLB to play along side D.J. Williams, McClain would be a very nice compliment.
#3 Dan Williams - DL, Tennessee
In many Mocks Williams has fallen (and oddly risen, he's all over the place), Denver signed three defensive linemen this off season, so this pick doesn't make sence. Wrong. I love the Broncos signings on the line, but be realistic; how much longer can a turning-34-year-old Jamal Williams get it done? And do you really expect Ronald Fields to be the guy? Denver could use a good DT, and Williams would fit the Broncos' 3-4 very well.
#4 Maurkice Pouncey - Guard/Center, Florida
The logic for Pouncey is about the same as it is for Iupati, Denver needs a good Guard, and both players are versitle, Scout.com had this to say of Maurkice: "Once Pouncey locks onto a defender, it's over. He has great drive and tenacity. He moves his feet well and keeps a solid base underneath him." I like that kind of player.
#5 Joe Haden - CB, Florida.
Haden may not be avaialbe at #11, but we can dare to dream. Champ Bailey's contract ends after this season, and he and Andre' Goodman are entering their early 30's. Last draft the Broncos selected Alphonso Smith and signed Nate Jones this offseason, but coaches are always looking to upgrade at Every position, Haden would be an upgrade. He also is a great special teamer. He could be the next shutdown corner, or just a solid one, either way, Denver could use him.
#6 Sean Weatherspoon - ILB/OLB, Missouri
Elenventh overall may seen a little high for Weatherspoon (because it is) but I'm biased, I'm a big fan of his. What he brings to the table that McClain doesn't is outstanding playmaking ability and athleticism. He is good in blitz packages and pass coverage, he is a risk, but one I think is worth taking.
#7 Taylor Mays - S, USC
Again, I'm just a big fan. But there is some simple logic, too. The Broncos' have 3 talented safeties [Dawkins, Hill, and McBath] but two of them are over 30, and Dawkins will slow down sometime (contrary to the belief that he Is an X-Man and will never slow down). Taylor could have an immediate impact, while learning from the best. When Hill and Dawkins are done, a McBath/Mays safety combo would be pretty wicked.
#8 Dexter McCluster - WR/RB, Mississippi
McCluster won't be picked in the first round, but he's one of the best avaible at #11 for the Broncos. He is a RB, but also a WR. IF Brandon Marshall were not to play in Denver this season (I believe he will) the Broncos could use another WR, McCluster would work. He would also be a good compliment to Moreno and Correll Buckhalter. He won't be Denver's first pick, but I could see Denver going after him.
#9 Derrick Morgan - DE, Georgia Tech
The Broncos don't have a good true Defensive End, they could really use one. Most of the Broncos pass rush came from their linebackers in 2009, which is not necessarily bad, but having a down linemen rush is vital in the NFL. Morgan is one of the best Ends in the draft, he's a great pass rusher, and can stop the run, he would be a good fit for the Broncos D-line.
#10 Brandon Spikes - LB, Florida
Another linebacker, he's aggressive, and extremely athletic, he's exactly what inside 3-4 linebackers are supposed to be like. If McClain is off the board, or Spikes slips till the 2nd round, the Broncos selecting Spikes wouldn't be surprising.
#11 Tim Tebow - QB, Florida
Whine moan and groan about his trowing technique, that doesn't really bother me. His stats are off the wall, and he is a winner. Sure he's not a great pocket style NFL QB, but I believe he'll succeed in the NFL (he'll have a better career than Jimmy Clousen). If I was an NFL team I would never let Tebow fall into the 2nd round, he is too talented a player and great leader. If Tebow is going to have success as a Pro QB, he can't be drafted by a team that is looking for him to be their savior (like the Jaguars) he needs to be drafted by an well established team with a franchise QB (like the Patriots). So why do I have him as a good selection for the Broncos? 1) Denver is still looking for the next John Elway, Orton isn't and Quinn probably isn't either, Tebow could be. Sure Tewboy doesn't have the arm, but he has the skill and heart, he's been working on his throwing style, and mechanics. 2) I'm a Tebow fan, I'm biased. I believe he could thrive under McDaniels and become a big star in the NFL.