clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

2012 NFL Mock Draft: Would DT Jerel Worthy Be A Good Addition For The Denver Broncos?

If there's one thing the Denver Broncos have learned over these past two years, it is that a team can never have too much depth on the defensive line. It hurt the Broncos in 2010 and it could have hurt them in 2011. Ty Warren was lost before he even took a regular season snap for the Broncos and Kevin Vickerson was lost as well. However, the team also brought back Marcus Thomas as a free agent and traded for Broderick Bunkley, both a huge part of a resurgent Broncos defense this season.

However, the Broncos are far from settled at the position. In Chad Reuters' latest mock draft for CBS Sports, the Broncos select Michigan St. Spartans defensive tackle Jerel Worthy with the No. 23 overall pick. Reuter's writeup is mostly about John Elway trading down or waiting until some time in the second round to select a quarterback, which really doesn't mesh so well right now.

However, Reuter is correct that the Broncos need an upgrade at the position. Worthy has 12 sacks in his career as a Spartan and the team could certainly use a push up front. Still, we've got four more months to figure this all out.

For in-depth coverage of the Broncos, visit Mile High Report. For more on the NFL, be sure to check out SB Nation NFL.