2012 NFL Mock Draft: Mel Kiper Projects Broncos To Select DT Fletcher Cox

ESPN's Mel Kiper recently released his latest mock for the upcoming NFL Draft, and he has the Denver Broncos selecting Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox with the No. 25 overall pick.

The noted draft analyst mentions that cornerback and quarterback could be interesting positions to address as well, but he thinks that Cox is a good fit for Denver's defense.

Denver has the pass rush on the edge but must add more depth on the inside, because despite the flashes this defense had last year, overall the Broncos profile as a team that has some holes on that side of the field. Cox is an active guy, a penetrator who will be a great fit in the Denver system, and can help them get some inside push.

Cox, named to the All-SEC First Team in 2011, finished the season with 56 tackles and five sacks for the Bulldogs. He's considered one of the best defensive lineman in the draft. Kiper added that Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill could be highly intriguing if he's still on the board.

For more on the Broncos, check out Mile High Report. For more on the NFL Draft, stick with SB Nation NFL and Mocking the Draft.

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