Just as we did last offseason, we’ll be taking a look at various mock drafts leading up to the 2012 NFL Draft.
As of today, Feb. 13, there’s a wide variety of players — seven, to be exact — that writers project Denver to take at pick No. 25. The favorite at the moment seems to be Michigan State defensive tackle Jerel Worthy.
Others see Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill, Clemson tight end Dwayne Allen, LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers, USC defensive end Nick Perry and Alabama safety Mark Barron.
The breakdown is below:
ESPN’s Todd McShay: Tannehill
ESPN’s Mel Kiper, Jr.: Cox
(Both McShay and Kiper’s mock drafts require ESPN Insider to view the full list)
SI.com’s Don Banks: Worthy
CBS Sports’ Rob Rang: Worthy
CBS Sports’ Dane Brugler: Allen
FOX Sports’ Peter Schrager: Brockers
NFL.com has all their mock drafts in one convenient location.
The favorite in those drafts is Worthy, who is projected as Denver’s pick in seven of the available mocks. Four see Allen headed to Denver, and two — Pat Kirwan and Dave Dameshek — project Tannehill at No. 25. Steve Wyche stands alone in his prediction of Perry, and Jason Smith is the only NFL.com writer that sees Barron as Denver’s pick.
We’ll check back in on the mock drafts several times as April 26th draws closer.