The 2012 NFL draft is still months away, but the Denver Broncos are already staring at a top 10 pick for a second year in a row.
The 2012 NFL Draft is not for several more months, but for a second year in a row the Denver Broncos are positioned to hold another top 10 selection. Rookie linebacker Von Miller has shown early on that he is capable of being a star player, totaling six sacks in seven games so far. But Miller was the No. 2 overall pick, a position the Broncos aren't quite yet at right now.
At 2-5, the Broncos have the same record as the Seattle Seahawks and the teams would be picking at Nos. 8 and 9. For the Broncos, that puts Stanford Cardinal quarterback Andrew Luck out of reach since he is likely to go No. 1 overall. The Indianapolis Colts and the Miami Dolphins are both currently winless, and the latter would almost assuredly draft Luck. The Colts could possibly consider trading the pick, but that depends on how the team feels about Peyton Manning.
If the Broncos were to draft a quarterback, not a far-fetched notion, Oklahoma's Landry Jones or USC's Matt Barkley could turn into the team's future signal caller. Whoever he turns out to be is definitely going to be John Elway's guy.
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