The Denver Broncos might need to make running back more of a priority in the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft or in free agency with the arrest of Knowshon Moreno. Moreno, who was charged with careless driving and failing to have insurance, was likely to come back with the Broncos following his torn ACL back in November, but this arrest now puts that in doubt. While he is under contract through 2013 (with a club option in 2014), Moreno has had a history of injuries as well as a failure to crack the 1,000-yard mark in any of his three seasons so far. He has been a huge disappointment since Josh McDaniels took him with the 12th overall pick in 2009.
As we saw in SB Nation's latest 2012 NFL mock draft the Broncos do go with Miami Hurricanes running back Lamar Miller at pick No. 25. It certainly was an area of concern before this arrest. Willis McGahee won't be able to last that much longer if he needs to run as much as he did in 2011, which came about because Moreno was unproductive.
However, running backs such as Miller, Boise State's Doug Martin and Virginia Tech's David Wilson have been projected anywhere from the first through third rounds several months before the draft.
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