There’s little question that the Denver Broncos need a ton of help for their defense, which ranked last in the league in 2010. What is up for debate is the direction they choose to take with the second overall pick. There’s a prevailing thought outside the Broncos organization that LSU CB Patrick Peterson would be the pick.
That’s because Champ Bailey is not expected back per the Denver Post. Not only is he a free agent and set to turn 33 in June, but apparently there was a deal in principle for an extension and it was pulled off the table by the Broncos. Add in the fact that he stated that he will go to where he feels he has the best chance to win a Super Bowl and Denver becomes less and less likely.
With Elvis Dumervil, a premier pass rusher who missed the 2010 season with a torn pectoral muscle, expected back, it wouldn’t be shocking to see Denver pass on a big man in favor of a corner that’s been described as the next Charles Woodson. April however, is a long way off.
Denver’s decisionmaking obviously has a great impact on the direction the Bills take with the third overall pick.
Tags: 2011 NFL draft, Patrick Peterson
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