Day two of the 2011 NFL Draft is here, but the draft is still about five hours away. In the meantime, you can check out Denver’s first-round pick, Von Miller, on ESPN’s Sport Science below.
Today, Miller will meet the press, so we will have complete coverage of his visit including a live stream of the press conference. In addition, players are back at the facility, some working out, some simply saying hello to coaches and teammates and picking up their playbook. We will also post a story about that development, all before the second day of the draft actually begins. When that happens, the Broncos currently have two second-round picks and a third-rounder. Head to the draft page for all of DenverBroncos.com’s coverage, and as always leave your comments on the day’s developments below.
3:32 p.m. MDT: We’re less than 30 minutes away from the start of the second round of the draft. The Broncos have the fourth pick of the round as well as the 14th, so there could be plenty of action early on for Denver. Keep in mind it will be new Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe announcing the second-round picks today, one of many NFL legends that will take the stage.
3:37 p.m. MDT: For a quick mid-draft look at some mocks, SI.com’s Don Banks has a second-round mock draft, as do ESPN.com’s Mel Kiper and Todd McShay. Banks has Denver taking North Carolina defensive tackle Marvin Austin and Notre Dame tight end Kyle Rudolph with their two second rounders. Kiper sees Texas cornerback Aaron Williams and Iowa defensive tackle Christian Ballard coming to Denver, and McShay predicts that Oregon State defensive tackle Stephen Paea and Washington inside linebacker Mason Foster will don orange and blue. So there are plenty of names out there.
4:20 p.m. MDT: The Broncos are on the clock…and it appears they have struck a trade with the San Francisco 49ers. From San Fran, the Broncos have received the 45th pick in the second round, which means Denver now has back-to-back picks at 45 and 46. In addition, Denver has the 108th and 141st picks in the draft.
4:29 p.m. MDT: Marshisboss said it in the comments already, but for those wondering, the 108th pick is a fourth-rounder — the 11th in the round — and the 141st pick is a fifth-rounder — the 10th in the round.
5:00 p.m. MDT: Detroit’s pick is in at No. 44 — Boise State receiver Titus Young — so the Broncos are on the clock for their first of back-to-back picks.
5:05 p.m. MDT: The pick at No. 45 is in — UCLA safety Rahim Moore — and the Broncos are back on the clock at No. 46.
5:20 p.m. MDT: The pick is Miami offensive lineman Orlando Franklin. More on both players on the front of DenverBroncos.com shortly.
6:00 p.m. MDT: You can read more on both of the team’s second-round picks here. The Broncos pick next at No. 67 in the third round. Looks like pick No. 56 is in, so that’s coming shortly.
6:45 p.m. MDT: Apparently the Broncos are on the clock, but picks No. 65 and 66 have yet to be announced. Here comes Carolina’s pick at No. 65 — South Florida defensive tackle Terrell McClain.
6:47 p.m. MDT: Cincinnati’s pick is Nevada outside linebacker Dontay Moch. Denver’s selection should be announced shortly…
6:49 p.m. MDT: Denver takes Nate Irving, inside linebacker from NC State. We’ll have more on him on the front of DenverBroncos.com shortly.
7:40 p.m. MDT: That’ll just about do it for the blog today. The Broncos have five more picks on day three of the draft. Be sure to visit the draft page for all of our coverage of the weekend.
-Gray Caldwell, DenverBroncos.com
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