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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Denver Broncos Could Go With DT Jerel Worthy

The 2012 NFL Draft is just a few days away, but in many cases it's still tough to guess which way teams are leaning with that crucial first round pick. In his latest mock draft for, Bucky Brooks has the Denver Broncos selecting defensive tackle Jerel Worthy from Michigan State.

John Fox could give Peyton Manning another offensive weapon, but the Broncos need to add a powerful interior playmaker to shore up their dismal defense. Worthy is an explosive athlete with exceptional first-step quickness, and his ability to create penetration up the middle would alleviate some of the Broncos' issues against the run.

Related: NFL Draft 2012: Broncos Confident In DTs, Looking To Draft Talent Over Needs

In discussing the draft earlier on Monday, John Elway didn't tip his hand with any specifics, but he did say that he feels good about the defensive tackles currently on the roster.

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