NFL Draft Countdown's 3 round mock
25. Denver Broncos: Demarcus Ware, DE, Troy
Another offseason and another productive pass rusher lost in free agency, with Reggie Hayward the latest to check out of the Mile High City. With the team switching to a 3-4 defense they were eager to re-sign Hayward and have him play the critical rush outside linebacker position but with that no longer an option they may have to look to the Draft to fill that role. Ware is undersized and a bit of a DE / OLB 'tweener but he is a perfect fit in the 3-4 and would be an excellent choice for the Broncos here. A dynamic pass rusher, Ware has tremendous speed off the edge and showed in Mobile at the Senior Bowl that he can dominate against top competition. Denver may also be looking for more defensive line help, either at end or tackle but now that they won't be playing a 4-3 that is slightly less of a concern. After losing Kenoy Kennedy as a free agent safety is also now a position of need so a guy like Brodney Pool could make sense here as well. On the offensive side of the ball the team could use a guard up front and may be looking for more help at wide receiver since Rod Smith is getting up their in years and their youngsters have yet to distinguish themselves. In the end though what the team needs more than anything is guys who can get after the quarterback, whether it be as a lineman or linebacker, and there are few more prolific sack artists in this Draft than Ware so it isn't hard to see how this pick would make a whole lot of sense for the Broncos.
56. Denver Broncos: Jason Campbell, QB, Auburn
Has all the tools you look for and at the very least they need a top backup for Jake Plummer.
97. Denver Broncos (Comp.): Vincent Jackson, WR, Northern Colorado
Interesting player with amazing size and speed who could help out at wide receiver or even tight end.
101. Denver Broncos (Comp.): Jonathan Welsh, OLB, Wisconsin
A college defensive end who is amazing scouts in workouts with his speed and athleticism.