I've said it before.
The Broncos were willing to trot out Joe Mays as starter the last two years. They now have 5 players better than Mays that they can play at MLB(Brooking, Irving, Williams, Trevathan, and Johnson), and are coming off a top 5 Defensive ranking.
Not that I advocate spending a 1st round draft pick on a CB, but you would think replacing an undrafted FA Nickel CB (Tony Carter) who gave up the game winning TD in the last 30 seconds of the playoff game, would be a slightly higher priority than trying to replace 5 Bronco veterans by reaching in the 1st round on an unexperienced rookie, with average speed, who isn't clearly better than everybody else we have already.
Manning ain't going to be here long.