Following their 33-28 defeat to the San Diego Chargers, the Denver Broncos secured the No. 2 overall draft pick in April's 2011 NFL Draft. At 4-12, the Broncos were tied with the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals for the second-worst record in the league. In order to break the tie, the team with the lowest strength of schedule receives the higher pick, which results in the Broncos receiving the No. 2 pick.
The Carolina Panthers (2-14) hold the No. 1 pick and would likely want to draft Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck should he opt to enter the draft. After the Broncos, the Bills will draft No. 3 and the Bengals will have the No. 4 pick.
With the Denver Broncos ready to have John Elway in the front office and a new head coach by the end of January, those moves will have a tremendous impact on whom the Broncos use their draft picks on. The front office will need to do their due diligence in drafting this year.