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NFL Mock Draft 2013: Broncos select Sharrif Floyd in first round

Floyd would bolster a Denver pass rush that ranked amongst the best in the NFL last season.


The Denver Broncos fell short in the playoffs this season, but there is no denying the franchise has plenty of talent on their roster. Armed with the 28th pick at the 2013 NFL Draft, John Elway and Co. will look to add yet another piece to a team capable of competing for a Super Bowl title next year and beyond.

According to the latest mock draft from Peter Schrager of FOX Sports, the Broncos will add yet another defensive player with their first-round pick: Sharrif Floyd, a defensive tackle out of Florida.

A native of Philadelphia and one of the top-rated high school recruits a few years ago, Floyd had a breakout 2012 campaign for the Gators. A 6-foot-3, 305-pound terror, Floyd led Florida with 11 tackles for loss this season. He only had one sack, but was a force to be reckoned with. Denver adds another young talent on the defensive side of the ball.

Floyd, who comes in at 6'3 and 303 pounds, had a standout junior season with the Gators. He really began to gain attention as a pro prospect following a two-sack performance in UF's bowl game with Louisville.

The Broncos are already set up front with Derek Wolfe, Elvis Dumervil, and veterans Justin Bannan and Kevin Vickerson. The addition of Floyd may not pay dividends immediately for Denver, but he would undoubtedly solidify the middle of their defensive line down the road.

In addition to help for the front seven, the Broncos could take a tight end or offensive lineman with their first pick.