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2011 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft - The Denver Broncos Select...

For the second pick in the second-annual Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, the draft team selected for the Denver Broncos, who have the standard three picks available. Here is the pick...

With the second pick in the 2011 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, the Denver Broncos select...

Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that the Broncos don’t need a cornerback. They just signed Champ Bailey to a four-year $43 million deal. They have one of the worst run defenses in the NFL. They just released two defensive tackles and Da’Quan Bowers and Marcell Dareus are still on the board.

You’re right to think that, all of those things are true. But consider this:

One defensive lineman alone -- whether taken in the first round or not -- will not solve all of the Broncos front-seven problems. Dareus, for all his incredible performance at the combine, was a 3-4 DE and this is a team converting to a 4-3 front that needs DTs more than DEs. Unless they are sure he's the next Ndamukong Suh, absolutely sure he'll convert seamlessly from a 5-technique DE to a 3-tech DT in a single year without a single hitch, he's neither the safe nor the right pick. Especially with the potential for a reduced offseason (so far as we know at this time, at least).

However, Peterson -- who nearly everybody rates as the absolute best player in the draft -- could shore up the secondary and special teams for years. Peterson and Bailey playing side by side in Denver’s secondary could help blanket other teams’ receivers while the Broncos front seven does what it can to stop the run and rush the passer. Bailey and Peterson are both good enough to be put on an island.

Peterson can also help return punts and kicks for Denver. He has the a rare athletic ability to allow him not only to cover any receiver one-on-one but can return any punt or kick for a touchdown. He is the complete package for Denver’s secondary.

The Broncos can look into using their second, third and later picks on finding new linebackers and defensive lineman. But especially with an inexperience front-office guy running the show now, their first-round pick needs to be the safest one, and that pick is Patrick Peterson.

Patrick Peterson Highlights:

Draft Overview:

# Team Picked By Name/Positon of Pick
1 Carolina James Shively Nick Fairley / DT
2 Denver sexsalad Patrick Peterson / CB
3 Buffalo Elguapo09
4 Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2
5 Arizona Broski
6 Cleveland Joe Goodberry
7 San Francisco Heybrown
8 Tennessee Oxalis
9 Dallas Jim0ijk
10 Washington Pardon_My_French
11 Houston Joe27
12 Minnesota CarsonOrBust
13 Detroit The_Black_Stripes
14 St. Louis Jaegner
15 Miami JaredM
16 Jacksonville Whodatchemsit
17 New England (from Oakland / Seymour) UpStateMike
18 San Diego Quickslant
19 New York Giants TheDealio
20 Tampa Bay Doc Scratch
21 Kansas City Indesignkat
22 Indianapolis Ddbumpus
23 Philadelphia Buckeyenut12
24 New Orleans FriarBob
25 Seattle IgnatiusJReilly
26 Baltimore FriarBob
27 Atlanta TruWhoDey
28 New England UpStateMike
29 Chicago Bsmith4256
30 New York Jets Polo_614
31 Pittsburgh Jason Garrison
32 Green Bay Sean Weaver
33 New England (from Carolina / Armanti Edwards) UpStateMike
34 Buffalo Elguapo09
35 Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2
36 Denver sexsalad
37 Cleveland Jason Garrison
38 Arizona Broski
39 Tennessee Oxalis
40 Dallas Jim0ijk
41 Washington Pardon_My_French
42 Houston Joe27
43 Minnesota CarsonOrBust
44 Detroit The_Black_Stripes
45 San Francisco Heybrown
46 Denver (from Miami / Brandon Marshall) sexsalad
47 St. Louis Jaegner
48 Oakland NoodleXV
49 Jacksonville Whodatchemsit
50 San Diego Quickslant
51 Tampa Bay Doc Scratch
52 New York Giants TheDealio
53 Indianapolis Ddbumpus
54 Philadelphia Buckeyenut12
55 Kansas City Indesignkat
56 New Orleans FriarBob
57 Seattle IgnatiusJReilly
58 Baltimore Joe Goodberry
59 Atlanta TruWhoDey
60 New England UpStateMike
61 San Diego (from NYJets / Antonio Cromartie) Quickslant
62 Chicago Bsmith4256
63 Pittsburgh FriarBob
64 Green Bay Sean Weaver
65 Carolina James Shively
66 Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2
67 Denver sexsalad
68 Buffalo Elguapo09
69 Arizona Broski
70 Cleveland FriarBob
71 Dallas Jim0ijk
72 New Orleans (from Washington / Jammal Brown) FriarBob
73 Houston Joe27
74 New England (from Minnesota / Randy Moss) UpStateMike
75 Detroit The_Black_Stripes
76 San Francisco Heybrown
77 Tennessee Oxalis
78 St. Louis Jaegner
79 Miami JaredM
80 Jacksonville Whodatchemsit
81 Oakland NoodleXV
82 San Diego Quickslant
83 New York Giants TheDealio
84 Tampa Bay Doc Scratch
85 Philadelphia Buckeyenut12
86 Kansas City Indesignkat
87 Indianapolis Ddbumpus
88 New Orleans FriarBob
89 San Diego (from Seattle / Charlie Whitehurst) Quickslant
90 Baltimore Jason Garrison
91 Atlanta TruWhoDey
92 New England UpStateMike
93 Chicago Bsmith4256
94 New York Jets Polo_614
95 Pittsburgh Joe Goodberry
96 Green Bay Sean Weaver
97 (possible compensatory)

98 (possible compensatory)

99 (possible compensatory)

100 (possible compensatory)