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How Marshall in Miami shifts draft

Denver's priorities have become more clear. And the Broncos have added options

Updated: April 14, 2010, 5:38 PM ET
By Mel Kiper Jr. | ESPN Insider

Even when I released my first mock draft way back in January, there was a suspicion that Denver would jump at the chance to take Dez Bryant if the Oklahoma State wideout fell to the Broncos at the No. 11 pick. I've had Bryant as the top receiver on my Big Board since August, and I haven't changed that stance. But the bottom line was there was a suspicion all along that Brandon Marshall wouldn't be catching his passes in Denver next season.

Brandon Marshall
Getty ImagesBrandon Marshall in Miami is a bigger reason Dez Bryant could land in Denver. That's if he's available.

Which makes the way this finally worked out pretty ironic.


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Mel Kiper Jr.

Football analyst