2012 NFL Mock Draft: National Football Post Predicts DT Jerel Worthy For Broncos In First Projection

The Denver Broncos could have their 2012 NFL Draft first-round selection determined on Sunday evening if they lose to the Pittsburgh Steelers. They would get the No. 21 pick, which is where most mock drafts leading up to the game have them already selecting (being an 8-8 team will do that). Over at the National Football Post, Wes Bunting unveiled his first mock draft of the season and selected Michigan St. Spartans defensive tackle Jerel Worthy

Related: Updated NFL Draft Order

Bunting writes:

Adding a thick, powerful, penetrating type defensive tackle who can create havoc and stop plays before they start is just what the Broncos need inside. Worthy has some question marks about his motor, but if he can play with more consistency he has the talent to be one of the best to come out of the class.

Worthy declared for the 2012 NFL Draft last week, which means there's no speculation over whether he'll be in the draft or not. Drafting a defensive tackle at this point is a safe pick, but nothing is set in stone. Running back and safety could also be possible targets.

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