Not many updates from the first edition of Watching the Mocks, but Sports Illustrated’s Don Banks has chimed in with his prediction for the Broncos’ No. 2 overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft — Clemson defensive end Da’Quan Bowers.
“If the Broncos switch to a 4-3 defense as expected under new coordinator Dennis Allen, Bowers would be an ideal fit as the best pure pass-rushing end in this year’s draft class,” Banks writes. “With a healthy Elvis Dumervil presumably headed back to defensive end in a 4-3 scheme, Denver’s 32-ranked sack total of 2010 would get a major boost. LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson is another strong option if the Broncos decide a replacement for Champ Bailey is in order.”
We’ll keep you updated as new mocks are released.
-Gray Caldwell, DenverBroncos.com
Tags: 2011 NFL Draft