While the Denver Broncos hold the No. 2 pick in the upcoming 2011 NFL Draft, it might be possible the team will look to trade out of the position in order to acquire more picks. ESPN's Bill Williamson suggests that as a possibility, though a remote one.
However, Williamson projects the Broncos to select Auburn defensive lineman Nick Fairley with the No. 2 overall pick. Fairley is the type of player teams build the defenses around, and new head coach John Fox has plenty of work to do in rebuilding the defense. Fairley should instantly add a bit of "mean" to the defensive line.
Williamson also offers possible selections for the rest of the AFC West. He has the San Diego Chargers selecting Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones at No. 18. Given the team's history with Vincent Jackson, Jones, considered the No. 2 wide receiver behind Georgia's A.J. Green, would be a good selection.
The Chiefs need new blood on the offensive line, and Williamson has Boston College tackle Anthony Castonzo going to the Chiefs at No. 21. The Raiders have no first-round pick, so Williamson wades into the second round to predict Stefen Wisniewski an offensive lineman from Penn St. as the selection.