The Denver Broncos' interior defensive line has generally been considered the most obvious spot on the roster that needs to be upgraded for next season, and that still appears to be the most obvious position for the team to address when the draft goes down. In his latest mock draft, ESPN's Todd McShay projects the Broncos to select LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers with the No. 25 overall pick.
The interior defensive line is clearly the Broncos' biggest need, and Brockers could prove to be a steal at this point. He has a big (6-5, 323), well-proportioned frame and better mobility than his production indicates, and, with some coaching and time in the weight room, Brockers could become a force.
Brockers would give Denver a potentially huge force at the line of scrimmage that could ultimately open things up for other defenders like linebacker Von Miller. The Broncos had a good defense last season, but expectations will be higher in 2012 with Peyton Manning on board.
McShay also did a mock of the second round of the upcoming draft, and he projects the Broncos to take Virginia Tech running back David Wilson with the 57th overall pick.