Pre-Draft Needs: WR, G, ILB, C
Round 1-Demaryius Thomas/WR - Denver had to add at least two good receiver prospects in this draft. Thomas should challenge for a starting job right away if his broken foot is healed.
Round 1-Tim Tebow/QB - One thing is clear when you select Tebow this high, he's eventually going to start, it's just a matter of when. However, most personnel evaluators don't believe he'll ever be able overcome his poor throwing mechanics. The feeling is that he won't seriously be ready to take over until year three.
Round 2-Zane Beadles/OT - Beadles could eventually push for the starting RT job against Ryan Harris. Some personnel evaluators believe he may better off playing inside, however.
Round 3-J.D. Walton/C - Walton should be able to push for a starting job as a rookie.
Round 3-Eric Decker/WR - Wide receiver was a big need coming into the draft, so Decker should easily get into the top-four of their rotation at the position even as a rookie.
Round 5-Perrish Cox/CB - The talented defender will push for a roster spot as the team's fifth cornerback. Two slow 40-yard dash times hurt his draft stock.
Round 6-Eric Olsen/OL - Olsen has a realistic chance to make their 53-man roster because center or guard were positions of great need coming into the draft.
Round 7-Syd'quan Thompson/CB - Since Denver is deep at this position, Thompson figures to be practice squad bound.
Round 7-Jammie Kirlew/LB - The undersized end will transition to outside linebacker at the NFL level. If he has a solid preseason, Kirlew could push for a roster spot as a fourth OLB.
Guard - With veteran OL Russ Hochstein coming off of ACL surgery, this
position remains one of great issue.
Inside Linebacker - After veteran ILB Andra Davis was released, the team should have looked to get younger at this position. That didn't happen in the draft.