Pre-Draft Team Needs: Denver Broncos

Denver jettisoned several veterans from both sides of the ball. They still have plenty of early draft round selections in order to replace them.

Players Added

Brady Quinn/QB - He'll get a chance to revive his slumping career for two seasons with Denver. However, he needs to prove he can be a starter at some point.

Jamal Williams/DT - Williams, at his best, is quite possibly the best 3-4 nose tackle in the NFL.

Justin Bannan/DL - Bannan is an underrated defensive lineman. He's a solid two-gap penetrator. He'll fit in very well in Denver's 3-4 defensive scheme.

Jarvis Green/DE - He'll really help upgrade their defensive end position which was a problem last season.

Nathan Jones/CB - This is an underrated signing. Jones did a nice job of stepping into a nickel role with the Miami Dolphins last season. He'll help Denver on special teams and in a reserve role on defense.

Players Lost

Chris Simms/QB - He hasn't been the same since a serious spleen injury back in 2006.

LaMont Jordan/RB - He might be at the of the line of a nice career.

Peyton Hillis/FB - The athletic fullback was traded to the Cleveland Browns.

Brandon Marshall/WR - Head coach Josh McDaniels apparently had enough of the mercurial receiver. Marshall's departure to the Miami Dolphins leaves an even bigger void at the receiver position than ever expected. Denver must get two quality receivers out of this year's draft.

Tony Scheffler/TE - The former second-round pick wore out his welcome with two coaching staffs based on his underachieving. However, he's still a big-time talent. If healthy, he's really capable of helping the Detroit Lions and their improving passing game.

Brandon Gorin/OT - Gorin is pretty much a security signing at this point in his career. Meaning, if a team loses a starter or key backup at RT, he can fill in.

Casey Wiegmann/C - It was assumed that he would start at least another year, but the team decided to get younger at the position.

Ben Hamilton/C - He lost his starting job last season, so it's doubtful that the team will look to re-sign him.

Mitch Berger/P - Britton Colquitt is the favorite to replace him.

Kenny Peterson/DT - The journeyman defensive lineman was released last month.

Vonnie Holliday/DL - Because of his ability to play in either a 3-4 or 4-3 defensive scheme, the 34-year old defensive lineman should be able find a decent role with another team this season.

Andra Davis/LB - He was a surprise release this year. Davis was still able to find a starting job with the Buffalo Bills.

Nick Greisen/LB - Greisen's versatility should help him a backup job by the start of training camps in early August.

Vernon Fox/S - The journeyman safety probably will need an injury somewhere around the league in order to secure a job in the near future.

Ty Law/CB - The veteran defensive back apparently still wants to play.

Pre-Draft Team Needs

Wide Receiver - With the Marshall trade, the team now has a huge hole to fill at the receiver position. In fact, they probably need to add at least two out of this draft.

Center - As of now, it's either veteran OL Russ Hochstein, who is coming off a torn ACL, or second-year OL Seth Olsen to replace Wiegmann.

Guard - Other than RG Chris Kuper, the team has no long-term answer at LG.

Other Issues to Address

Offensive Tackle Depth

Inside Linebacker Depth

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