2012 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft - The Denver Broncos Select...

STATE COLLEGE, PA - OCTOBER 29: Devon Still #71 of the Penn State Nittany Lions sacks Nathan Scheelhaase #2 of the Illinois Fighting Illini during the game on October 29, 2011 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

With the 25th pick in the 2012 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, Jared Morgan selected for the Denver Broncos, who earned the No. 25 overall pick by finishing the season with an 8-8 overall record, which was good enough to win the AFC West. In the playoffs, they upset the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime before being eliminated by the Patriots.

With the No. 25 pick in the Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, the Denver Broncos Select...

Devon Still, DE, Penn State

In a draft filled with Defensive Tackle prospects, the Broncos made sure to fill other needs during FA (CB Tracy Porter and S Mike Adams). Devon Still will step right into a Broncos defense that is great off the edge, but lacking up the middle. Still has great size and strength up front that resulted in 17 TFL and 3.5 sacks last season for the Nittany Lions. His quick first step, good pad level, and effective technique allow him to make plays behind the line of scrimmage. He is strongest against the run, but can collapse the pocket from the inside, causing headaches for opposing quarterbacks, especially with Miller and Dumervil coming off the edge. With those two getting the focus of the OLine, Still will see fewer double-teams allowing him to make a play on the ball-carrier.

With a number of DTs still on the board, the selection of Still over guys like Poe and Worthy came down to production on the field and the ability to step into the starting role Day 1. Poe is more of a 3-4 NT, but with Jack Del Rio running the defense, the switch to the 4-3 would have been difficult on the heavier Poe. Worthy, on the other hand, has the tendency to take plays off and did not impress at the Combine. Still has injury concerns after missing significant time with a torn ACL and broken ankle early in his college career, but since then has put in two great seasons in the Big Ten. Overall, look for a Courtney Brown-type player that will certainly make an impact during his rookie season.

Devon Still Highlights:

Joe Goodberry's Instant Analysis:

Denver is in desperate need pf a DT after losing run stuffer Broddrick Bunkley to the Saints. Still was hard to evaluate in Penn State's defense but he flashes enough to show he can be an every down DT and one of the best in the draft. Instant starter.
Grade: A-
Value: --

Draft Overview:

# Team Picked By Name/Positon of Pick
1 Indianapolis Alex Neyer Andrew Luck QB
2 Washington David Farrelly Robert Griffin III QB
3 Minnesota Palewook Matt Kalil OT
4 Cleveland Jason Garrison Justin Blackmon WR
5 Tampa Bay Andrew Bernius Morris Claiborne CB
6 St. Louis Jim0ijk Quinton Coples DE
7 Jacksonville AK513 Melvin Ingram DE
8 Miami Dan Lockhart Trent Richardson RB
9 Carolina Jason Blanton Luke Kuechly LB
10 Buffalo Casey Penn Michael Floyd WR
11 Kansas City Kenneth Taylor David DeCastro OG
12 Detroit (projected trade) Andrew Perrotta Stephon Gilmore CB
13 Arizona Dan Wolford Riley Reiff OT
14 Dallas Joshua Foster Michael Brockers DT
15 Philadelphia Travis Parker Mark Barron S
16 New York Jets Kenneth Taylor Courtney Upshaw OLB
17 Cincinnati (from Oakland) Jason Garrison Dre Kirkpatrick CB
18 San Diego Anthony Knox Fletcher Cox DE
19 Chicago Steve Whited Kendall Wright WR
20 Tennessee Jeff Welch Nick Perry DE
21 Cincinnati Jason Garrison Cordy Glenn OG
22 Cleveland (from Atlanta) Jason Garrison Ryan Tannehill QB
23 Seattle (projected trade) Jared Egner Whitney Mercilus DT
24 Pittsburgh Jason Garrison Dont'a Hightower LB
25 Denver Jared Morgan Devon Still DE
26 Houston Brett Kollman
27 New England (from New Orleans) Anthony Knox
28 Green Bay Travis Castleman
29 Baltimore Jason Garrison
30 San Francisco Chris Brown
31 New England Anthony Knox
32 New York Giants Matt Leitner
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