2011 NFL Mock Draft: The Denver Broncos Select...

DENVER - DECEMBER 26: An overall view as the Houston Texans take on the Denver Broncos at INVESCO Field at Mile High on December 26 2010 in Denver Colorado. The Denver Broncos defeated the Houston Texans 24-23. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

The 2011 Arrowhead Pride Mock Draft continues with craig in calgary choosing for the Denver Broncos at No. 46...

Well friends, with the first two selections, I have single handedly turned the Bronco's defense from a joke, to pretty damn scary with the selection of Da'Quan Bowers and Stephen Paea. With Doomerville coming back from injury they should have a pretty legit front 7 assuming DOOM doesn't get swallowed up with his hand on the ground.

Now it's time to focus on the offense and it just so happens that the highest ranked player on my board is from the offensive side of the ball. The strength of the Bronco's in the past couple of years has been the passing game and they do have some pretty good playmakers on that side of the ball, not to mention Timothy Richard Tebow throwing the Rock; which automatically makes them a threat to score on every play. However they still have no semblance of a running game. At first glance I was going to grab a Running Back here, but I still think the 2nd round is too early to go RB, especially when this year's RB class isn't that great. In my opinion, the drop-off from 1st round to 7th round isn't necessarily that big and every year some diamond in the rough can be had, plus I'm sure they haven't given up on Knowshon. So instead of over thinking it, grab the top ranked guy on my Big board and draft:

TE Kyle Rudolph, Notre Dame

Now this pick is going to cause the Chiefs fits. The 6'6 TE from Notre Dame is one of the best TE prospects in a long time but his draft status has plummeted because of a nagging hammy injury, and now that he is healed up, I honestly don't think he makes it out of the first round. If he is still around at this spot, the Chiefs better get their shit together and figure out how to cover a TE, because if you think a gimpy Todd Heap was hard to cover, check this kid out. He is a human mismatch with a unique combination of size and speed. (Think a whiter, better, Vernon Davis). He's far too fast for a linebacker to cover and too big for a safety to cover. Your only hope to slow him down is for John Fox to name Kyle Orton as their starter.
If this draft goes through like I prognosticated, look out AFC West, because the Bronco's are in it to win it.

Full Schedule & Results:

1. Carolina Panthers (ChiefsFan90s) - Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert 

2. Denver Broncos (craig in calgary) - Clemson DE Da'Quan Bowers

3. Buffalo Bills (Arrowdread) -  Auburn QB Cam Newton

4. Cincinnati Bengals  (Dirty South Chiefs Fan) - Georgia WR A.J. Green

5. Arizona Cardinals  (tmurawsk) - Texas A&M OLB Von Miller

6. Cleveland Browns (H2E) - Auburn DT Nick Fairley

7. San Francisco 49ers (Another Successful Tedford QB) - LSU CB Patrick Peterson

8. Tennessee Titans (ejr58) - Nebraska CB Prince Amukamara

9. Dallas Cowboys (IamtheGreatest) - Alabama DL Marcell Dareus

10. Washington Redskins (nmchief) - Alabama WR Julio Jones

11. Houston Texans (FalconMF27) - Missouri DE Aldon Smith

12. Minnesota Vikings (Raven Hawk) - USC OT Tyron Smith

13. Detroit Lions (Matt Hays) - Boston College OT Anthony Castanzo

14. St. Louis Rams (Sam D) - Illinois DT Corey Liuget

15. Miami Dolphins (YerganFlurgan) - Alabama RB Mark Ingram

16. Jacksonville Jaguars (GenericBrand) - Cal DE Cameron Jordan

17. New England Patriots (averagegatsby) - Temple DE Muhammad Wilkerson

18. San Diego Chargers (Chiefscafan58) - North Carolina DE Robert Quinn

19. New York Giants (flowers 24) - Florida C Mike Pouncey

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (PSUkegreen) - Purdue DE Ryan Kerrigan

21. Kansas City Chiefs (Matt_Grbac) - Baylor NT Phil Taylor

22. Indianapolis Colts (saskwatch) - Wisconsin OT Gabe Carimi

23. Philadelphia Eagles (OnlyKCFanNVA) - Colorado OT Nate Solder

24. New Orleans Saints (The Other Patrick Allen) - Georgia DE/LB Justin Houston

25. Seattle Seahawks (Simon from KC) - TCU QB Andy Dalton

26. Baltimore Ravens (Ben S) - Colorado CB Jimmy Smith

27. Atlanta Falcons (stagdsp) - Ohio State DE Cameron Heyward

28.  New England Patriots (averagegatsby) - UCLA LB Akeem Ayers

29. Chicago Bears (KillaCity107) - Mississippi State OT Derek Sherrod

30. New York Jets (bradelli58) - Wisconsin DE J.J. Watt

31. Pittsburgh Steelers (scottchief) - Baylor G Danny Watkins

32. Green Bay Packers (Aesthetist) - Iowa DE Adrian Clayborn

Round Two 

33. New England Patriots (averagegatsby) - Miami G Orlando Franklin

34. Buffalo Bills (Arrowdread) - Arizona LB Brooks Reed

35. Cincinnati Bengals (Dirty South Chiefs Fan) - FSU QB Christian Ponder

36. Denver Broncos (craig in calgary) - Oregon State DT Stephen Paea

37. Cleveland Browns (H2E) - Maryland WR Torrey Smith

38. Arizona Cardinals (tmurawsk) - Washington QB Jake Locker

39.Tennessee Titans (ejr58) - Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick

40. Dallas Cowboys (IamtheGreatest) - Texas CB Aaron Williams

41. Washington Redskins (nmchief) - Arkansas QB Ryan Mallet

42. Houston Texans (FalconMF27) - UCLA S Rahim Moore

43. Minnesota Vikings (ravenhawk) - Florida State G/C Rodney Hudson

44. Detroit Lions (Matt Hays) - Miami CB Brandon Harris

45. San Francisco 49ers (Another Successful Tedford QB) - Texas DE/LB Sam Acho

46. Denver Broncos (craig in calgary) - Notre Dame TE Kyle Rudolph

47. St. Louis Rams (Sam D) - Wednesday April 13th

48. Oakland Raiders (mushin) - Wednesday April 13th

49. Jacksonville Jaguars (GenericBrand) - Wednesday April 13th

50. San Diego Chargers (Chiefsfaninca58) - Thursday April 14th

51. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (PSUkegreen) - Thursday April 14th

52. New York Giants (flowers 24) - Thursday April 14th

53. Indianapolis Colts (saskwatch) - Friday April 15th

54. Philadelphia Eagles (OnlyKCFanNVA) - Friday April 15th

55. Kansas City Chiefs (Matt_Grbac) - Friday April 15th

56. New Orleans Saints (The Other Patrick Allen)  - Monday April 18th

57. Seattle Seahawks (Simon from KC) - Monday April 18th

58. Baltimore Ravens (Ben S) - Monday April 18th

59. Atlanta Falcons (stagdsp) - Tuesday April 19th

60. New England Patriots (averagegatsby) - Tuesday April 19th

61. San Diego Chargers (Chiefsfaninca58) - Tuesday April 19th

62. Chicago Bears (KillaCity107) -  Wednesday April 20th

63. Pittsburgh Steelers (scottchief) - Wednesday April 20th

64. Green Bay Packers (Aesthetist) - Wednesday April 20th

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