Thursday, April 14, 2011

NFL Draft Just Two Weeks Away

The 2011 NFL Draft, in which the Denver Broncos hold seven selections, is now just two weeks away. The first round of the 76th Draft in the history of the League will take place at 8pm (ET) on Thursday, April 28th at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Fans planning on attending the draft, which is free but seating is limited, should be directed to for complete information concerning the draft and how to arrange seats. The Broncos are also planning a Draft-day party for fans. For details, see the the team's official website,

Denver's first of seven selections is the 2nd overall pick, which they desire to use as trade bait to move down a few selections and acquire a few more picks. It may however, be hard to find a trade partner due to the uncertainty concerning a new rookie wage scale.

If the Broncos choose not to trade back in the draft (or simply cannot trade down), the most likely candidate to be announced as the second overall pick is Alabama defensive tackle Marcell Dareus. Denver mightily needs to address the front seven and Dareus is the best option.

However, Dareus may not be available (the Carolina Panthers hold the first overall selection and may draft the 6-4, 306 pound Junior). If that is the case, LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson appears to be the next player on Denver's draft board.

Other options include Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller, Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley, Clemson defensive end Da'Quan Bowers and several quarterback prospects.

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