2014 NFL Draft: 5 Denver Broncos Rumors You Need to Know

5 Intriguing Denver Broncos Draft Rumors

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With the 2014 NFL Draft beginning next month, there is always an abundance of rumors floating around. For the Denver Broncos, their draft needs are clear as crystal, so there has not been an insane amount of rumors surrounding them. However, this team is well known to surprise us every now and then during draft weekend.

With that in mind, here is a look at the five draft rumors that are surrounding the Broncos that you should know about.

Middle Linebacker Is A Huge Need

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Middle Linebacker Is A Huge Need

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The Broncos have done a tremendous job in free agency with their defense. However, the middle linebacker position is the only one that has not been filled. I believe the Broncos will try to find this need in the early rounds of the draft. Some of the names who have been linked to the Broncos at middle linebacker are Chris Borland of Wisconsin and Ryan Shazier of Ohio State.

Defense Will Be the Main Focus in the Draft

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Defense Will Be the Main Focus in the Draft

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Whether it is looking for depth or a starting player, the Broncos will clearly be using the draft to boost the defense. After their blowout loss to the Seattle Seahawks, they realized that defense is a big part of the game as well. They will be looking for young talent who can bring the feared “Orange Crush” defense back to Denver.

What Will The Broncos Do With The 31st Overall Pick?

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What Will The Broncos Do With The 31st Overall Pick?

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There have been so many rumors surrounding this one and they all vary to trading the pick, moving up or down or selecting a player. Knowing John Elway's mind, he will know what to do regarding this pick. He is a man who will take any chance he can to get the best player available.

Brandin Cooks Joining the Broncos?

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Brandin Cooks Joining the Broncos?

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If there is one player in the draft who has high praise for the Broncos it is Brandin Cooks. The Oregon State wideout has praised Peyton Manning and said he would enjoy playing with a veteran quarterback. The Broncos and Cooks even had an interview at the combine. Could this be the wide out of the future for the team?

Drafting A Quarterback Could Be Possible

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Drafting A Quarterback Could Be Possible

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With Manning's age, the Broncos would be smart to think about the future. I have mentioned in a previous article that the team could be interested in drafting a quarterback. In fact, they have held a private workout with two prospects in that position. This is one rumor that could shake up the franchise for the long run if the team does go in that direction.


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