NFL Mock Draft 2012: Denver Broncos Appear To Need Help At DT, RB

Now that USC Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley has decided to bypass the 2012 NFL Draft and return for his senior year of school, mock drafts are going need to adjust now. Stanford's Andrew Luck and Baylor's Robert Griffin are the only sure-fire top 10 selections at quarterback. But for the Denver Broncos, this is rather irrelevant for the most part.

While this is a pre-Barkley mock draft, Optimum Scouting tries its hand at a two-round mock draft. Just like many other mock drafts out there now, the popular selection is for the Broncos to look at defensive tackle in the first round. OS, however, steers clear of players like Jerel Worthy or Devon Still and goes with Nebraska's Jared Crick. Crick had 18.5 sacks the previous two seasons before a torn pectoral muscle ended his 2011 season after just a few games.

Then with its second pick, the Broncos take Virginia Tech running back David Wilson. He's picked up 1,627 yards on the ground and has plenty of speed to run through NFL defenses.

Adding Crick, if healthy, and Wilson would be a solid first two picks for the Broncos. Prospect evaluation time is just beginning, though.

For in-depth coverage of the Broncos, visit Mile High Report. For more on the NFL, be sure to check out SB Nation NFL.

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