The 2012 NFL Draft starts on Thursday night at 6 p.m. MT with Round 1 at Radio City Music Hall, and the Denver Broncos hold the No. 25 overall pick. Peyton Manning was the biggest addition any team made during the offseason, and now Denver is trying to surrounding him with quality talent on the offensive side of the ball. That's exactly what they do in SB Nation's latest 2012 NFL Mock Draft.
The managing editor of Turf Show Times -- SB Nation's Rams blog -- and SB Nation NFL contributor Ryan Van Bibber is at the draft and has spoken with Mike Mayock of the NFL Network and NFL Films legen Greg Cosell, so he's loaded with information. Van Bibber believes the Broncos are primed to pick Stanford TE Coby Fleener with the No. 25 pick:
25. Denver Broncos, Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford
Peyton Manning had Dallas Clark for all those years in Indianapolis. He'll be making the pick for Denver this year. Adding a seam stretching tight end like Fleener gives the Denver offense another dimension. Joel Dressen cannot do what Fleener does as a receiver.
Fleener is the second-best tight end prospect in the 2012 NFL Draft, according to Mocking The Draft.
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