For the Denver Broncos, the 25th overall draft pick represents an intriguing challenge for the team since they could go in multiple directions with it. Defense seems the most likely, but what about getting a brand new, shiny weapon for Peyton Manning. That's exactly what SI.com's Don Banks predicts in his latest NFL mock draft with the Broncos taking Stanford tight end Coby Fleener:
The Broncos landed themselves a starting quarterback in free agency, and I bet it would make him happy to get a young, play-making weapon like Fleener in the first round. Fleener further impressed NFL scouts with a stellar pro day showing this week, and he has emerged as the draft's clear-cut top tight end prospect.
This mock draft was made before the Broncos signed both Joel Dreessen and Jacob Tamme on Friday. That would seem to make this an unlikely fit going forward, but if Fleener is the top player on the team's board when it comes time for pick No. 25, he might just be the selection. Peyton Manning is a dangerous weapon and giving him multiple options to throw to only helps him more.