2014 NFL Draft: Denver Broncos Need To Trade Up To Snag Xavier Su'a-Filo

By Tylor Walden
Xavier Su'a-Filo
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The Denver Broncos made an interesting pick by going defense in the first round in the draft. However, there is still a position that they need to look at going into day two of the NFL Draft. That position is offensive line.

UCLA Bruins offensive guard Xavier Su’a-Filo is still available on the draft board, and I have a feeling that he will not fall down to the Broncos by the time they go on the clock in the second round. They need to find a team that is willing to at least trade spots. It is Super Bowl or bust for the Broncos in 2014, so they need to draft a solid player to protect Peyton Manning in the passing game. Su’a-Filo is the guy for the job.

He can bring the pass protection game for the Broncos, and that’s an element of the game that was clearly lacking in February’s Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks. I understand that the Broncos’ front office wants to focus on defense in order to help complement the offense. It makes sense that the defense needs to help get the offense on the field quicker, but granted anything happens to Manning those dreams of winning a championship might disappear into thin air quicker than Maurice Clarrett‘s time with the Broncos.

I am all for the Broncos looking for defense, but if there is a chance to draft one of the best pass protectors in the game, by all means do the team a favor and draft him. Su’a-Filo could be the difference between a championship win and another season of missed opportunities.

Tylor Walden is a Denver Broncos writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @TylorDWalden, “like” him on Facebook, or add him to your network on Google.

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