On Tuesday afternoon, Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen was on 102.3 The Ticket with CJ and Klatt to discuss where the team stands post-draft. While the coaches and the organization prepare for the new season, Allen is also excited for the new players that were drafted.â†µ
When asked why the team went with Von Miller, Allen said that the team wasn't going to look at a particular position and then draft a player at the position because it was a need. The Broncos wanted to take the best player on the board, and that happened to be Von Miller. Allen believes Miller may even be the best player to emerge from this draft. Allen sees Miller as playing a variety of roles on the defense, not limited to just one place on the field.
Allen also explained that the team didn't draft either Marvin Austin or Da'Quan Bowers in the second round because the team carefully evaluated the former's personal issues and the latter's knee injury. In the end, the team believed getting safety Rahim Moore helped the team out more than either of those defensive linemen. Both Moore and Quinton Carter, Allen added, are versatile enough that they'll be able to step into the box and help on run prevention.â†µ
Throughout the radio spot, Allen emphasized that the defense will be "fast, aggressive and attacking." It'll need to be if they don't want to have another down year on the defense.â†µ