Denver Broncos Mock Draft (Updated March 24th): Pair of Bigs On Day One?


Published: March 24, 2009


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The Denver Broncos have made no secret about the fact that they are looking to improve their defense in the early part of the draft, and here are nine players I think the team should look at with its picks.

1st Round (12th overall)


Tyson Jackson; Defensive End, LSU

6'4" 295 


This pick didn't change from my last Broncos mock draft.  The team has worked privately with Jackson, and appear to be very interested. 

Jackson is widely considered by NFL Draft experts to be the one and only "elite" five-technique the draft has to offer.  What this means is that Jackson would serve a similar role to a Richard Seymour type of player in a 3-4 defense. 

The Broncos are making the big switch to the 3-4, but really lack beef up front.  The addition of Jackson paired with the return of Carlton Powell from injury could provide the ...

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