The 2011 NFL Draft is just one week away and Alabama defensive tackle Marcell Dareus continues to be the player picked for the Denver Broncos with the No. 2 choice. In Todd McShay's latest one (Insider for the full piece), it is no different. With Cam Newton off the board at No. 1, the Denver Broncos aren't really out a choice, though they have looked at him. So, as McShay writes, the Broncos selecting Dareus makes all the sense in the world.
But does it make sense in the Denver Broncos' draft room? McShay plays out two other scenarios. The first is: what happens if the Panthers go against the consensus opinion for a quarterback and draft Marcell Dareus No. 1 overall? In McShay's mind that allows the Broncos to draft Texas A&M pass-rusher Von Miller, who would provide an upbeat tempo to the defense with his skill set.
McShay also ponders a third situation with the Broncos taking a quarterback at No. 2, but it is the one he believes in least.
Given that the move to a 4-3 defense has put 190 players on the Broncos' draft board, it would appear to be a safe bet that the team will draft heavily on the defensive side of play. Find out on April 28 to find out how everything ends with the Broncos' No. 2 overall pick.