Broncos' draft picks analyzed

The Broncos entered mid-July having signed just one of their 10 draft picks, fifth-rounder Adrian Madise. But personnel execs aren't worried, and expected to have all but the first and second rounders done a week before camp started.

Other than that, the Broncos are up against the cap and don't figure to make any moves in the immediate future.

DRAFT PICKS Rd. 1/20, OT George Foster, Georgia -- He doesn't fit the mold of other Broncos linemen, then again the Broncos have never used a pick this high on an offensive tackle.
Rd. 2/51, LB Terry Pierce, Kansas State -- He'll be an asset on special teams this year, but could step into the starting middle linebacker job next year if soon-to-be free-agent Al Wilson doesn't re-sign.
Rd. 4/108, RB Quentin Griffin, Oklahoma -- He's the smallest guy on the field, but also the quickest, and he could push Clinton Portis for playing time.
Rd. 4/114, DT Nick Eason, Clemson -- Eason has a non-stop motor, and with uncertainty on the line he'll have a chance to work into the rotation.
Rd. 4/128, DE Bryant McNeal, Clemson -- His progress as a pass-rusher bears watching.
Rd. 5/157, WR Adrian Madise, TCU -- Has legitimate shot to earn No. 4 job if he shows consistency catching the ball.
Rd. 5/158, C Ben Claxton, Mississippi. -- Definitely a future prospect, but drafted as insurance if Tom Nalen's health problems continue.
Rd. 6/194, DE Aaron Hunt, Texas Tech -- Set Big 12 sack record and Broncos are excited about his potential.
Rd. 7/227, DE Clint Mitchell, Florida -- Comes with baggage but if he stays out of trouble he could be the best of the rookie linemen.
Rd. 7/235, RB Ahmaad Galloway, Alabama -- Was still trying to overcome knee injury in mini-camp but could be most complete back of the bunch.

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