The Denver Broncos continue to receive good reviews for their 2011 NFL Draft class. When picking No. 2 overall, any team is going to receive a boost in their grade, because they will have one of the top overall players. And Von Miller was exactly that for the Broncos. A dynamic pass-rusher, he alone can make this draft a winner in the long-term.
Here's what the Sporting News had to say about the Broncos' draft:
Broncos: B +
That covers the team's first three selections, but that leaves one to wonder what is thought of their later picks. Either way it is a solid grade.
Five teams received an 'A-' or above, the Lions and the Patriots both receiving an 'A+'. Among the other AFC West teams, the Chiefs received a 'B-' while the Chargers had a 'C+'. There's some doubt over how successful the Chargers' other picks after Corey Liuget will pan out.
The Raiders receive a 'D', a grade given out to three other teams. The Sporting News sees the first three picks as reaches, but hopes the speed will help out in some way.