Mel Kiper Jr. has released (Insider required) his 2011 NFL Draft grades and the Denver Broncos received high marks for their nine selections. Denver is in Kiper's third-level with a 'B' grade. No team received an 'B," but the Detroit Lions and the Cincinnati Bengals each received an 'A-' for finding value throughout the draft. The San Diego Chargers are in the second tier with a 'B+' because they selected players who should play immediately. However, he is down on the Jonas Mouton selection in the third round.
Why does Kiper give the Broncos a 'B'? He sees the addition of Von Miller as a no-brainer because he can be the defensive rookie of the year; Rahim Moore, the first safety off the board, was great value; and Nate Irving "could be a steal." However, he does have concerns over the lack of defensive line help. So Kiper gives a 'C+" for addressing team needs, but a "B+" for getting value.