And with the #48 Pick in the Arrowhead Pride Community Mock Draft, the Denver Broncos Select...

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                          Connecticut RB Donald Brown

Keyser Sose with the pick...

As I detailed in Round 1, the Broncos are in desperate need of defense, and in particular a new 3-4 NT.  But with the run on NTs we've seen in this draft, and with the legit 3-4 DEs gone, they have to opt for the best player available.  Look no further than UConn running back Donald Brown.  Though Denver signed Lamont Jordan and Correll Buckhalter in the offseason, serious durability questions linger with both of these players and they are certainly not a long term answer at RB.  With Kyle Orton taking over at QB, the Broncos are going to need all the run support they can get.

Donald Brown scored 18 TDs on the ground last year, and led the country in yards with 2,187, carrying the ball 367 times for an average of 6.0 per.  Impressive numbers regardless of the opponents that you play against.

Check out some of the notes on this guy:

Natural runner with great vision and instincts...Very patient...Terrific balance...Excellent feet and is elusive in the hole...Quick through the line...Shifty with some wiggle...Moves well laterally...Has the ability to break tackles...Soft hands and a good receiver out of the backfield...Is intelligent with great awareness...Made a lot of big plays...Proved he could be a workhorse...Hard worker with top intangibles...Productive.

Not only is this guy a workhorse, by all accounts he is a humble, team-first guy that would be more than willing to do whatever is asked of him.  Donald Brown is not as highly rated as Moreno or Wells, but he is a very solid all-around performer that graded out surprisingly well at the combine – he could end up being a Matt Forte-type steal at this point in the draft.

Round 1 is here.

Previous pick: DE Paul Kruger

Read more: Scouting Report (Mocking the Draft)

On the clock for Monday: Chicago Bears (Holmeslice) and Cleveland Browns (HIV 2 Elway)

Click over for the schedule and current draft results.

Pick Round 2 Selection Date Approval Rating
1(33) Detroit Lions - UCrawford  CB Darius Butler Weds., April 8th 48%
2(34) New England Patriots (From Kansas City) - connerman  DE Robert Ayers Weds., April 8th 67%
3(35) St. Louis Rams - Lanier63  DT Evander Hood Thursday, April 9th 55%
4(36) Cleveland Browns - HIV2Elway  DE Connor Barwin Thursday, April 9th 68%
5(37) Seattle Seahawks - mikvogel  OT William Beatty Friday, April 10th 67%
6(38) Cincinnati Bengals - mistamic  C Max Unger Friday, April 10th 68%
7(39) Jacksonville Jaguars - DThomasReigns  G Duke Robinson Monday, April 13th 72%
8(40) Oakland Raiders - mushin T Phil Loadholt Monday, April 13th 68%
9(41) Green Bay Packers - JasonM  DT Ron Brace Tuesday, April 14th 62%
10(42) Buffalo Bills - ArrowDread DE Michael Johnson Tuesday, April 14th 60%
11(43) San Francisco 49ers - Harry Feltersnatch DE/LB Larry English Weds. April 15th 67%
12(44) Miami Dolphins (From Washington) - shraggyj  WR Kenny Britt Weds. April 15th 69%
13(45) New York Giants (From New Orleans) - ChiefsFan90s  LB Clint Sintim Thursday, April 16th
14(46) Houston Texans - ChiefsDude FS Louis Delmas Thursday, April 16th
15(47) New England Patriots (From San Diego) - connerman DE/OLB Paul Kruger
Friday, April 17th
16(48) Denver Broncos (From Texans) - Keyser Sose  RB Donald Brown
Friday, April 17th
17(49) Chicago Bears - Holmeslice   Monday, April 20th
18(50) Cleveland Browns (From Tampa Bay) - HIV2Elway   Monday, April 20th
19(51) Dallas Cowboys - chiefsfan1384
  Monday, April 20th
20(52) New York Jets - ???   Tuesday, April 21st
21(53) Philadelphia Eagles - Chiefsfan717   Tuesday, April 21st
22(54) Minnesota Vikings - kcsno56   Tuesday, April 21st
23(55) Atlanta Falcons - RedNose   Weds. April 22nd
24(56) Miami Dolphins - shraggyj   Weds. April 22nd
25(57) Baltimore Ravens - Ben S   Weds. April 22nd
26(58) New England Patriots - connerman   Thursday, April 23rd
27(59) Carolina Panthers - 808NaNz808   Thursday, April 23rd
28(60) New York Giants - ChiefsFan90s   Thursday, April 23rd
29(61) Indianapolis Colts - craig in calgary   Friday, April 24th
30(62) Tennessee Titans - Lvl.99   Friday, April 24th
31(63) Arizona Cardinals - THE_TRUTH   Friday, April 24th
32(64) Pittsburgh Steelers - McWhirt33   Friday, April 24th

 

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