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2012 NFL Mock Draft: TE Orson Charles Off Board To Broncos In National Football Post's Latest Mock

The Denver Broncos could look at selecting a tight end in the 2012 NFL Draft to help Tim Tebow improve in the passing game. Daniel Fells, Dante Rosario and rookies Julius Thomas and Virgil Green were largely absent during the season, unable to provide Tebow with an outlet when he didn't have a wide receiver open. The National Football Post has its second NFL mock draft up and predicts Georgia Bulldogs tight end Orson Charles to the Broncos.

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A 6-foot-3, 240-pound junior tight end, Charles caught 45 balls for 574 yards and five touchdowns in 2011 for the Bulldogs. He certainly could provide those mismatches that the Broncos were on the wrong end of this season with the Patriots' Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. According to Wes Bunting's write up of Charles:

NFL teams are looking for mismatch tight ends who can play with their hand on the ground, split out into the slot and play in the backfield as well. The Broncos don’t have much in the terms of dynamic skill position guys and Charles can mature into a real safety blanket for QB Tim Tebow down the line.

Charles would be solid choice for the Broncos.

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