2013 Broncos NFL draft guide

Examining Denver's draft history and potential picks this year

Originally Published: April 15, 2013
By ESPN Insider Staff | ESPN Insider
Champ BaileyKyle Terada/USA TODAY SportsThe Denver Broncos would be wise to find an heir apparent to Champ Bailey in the draft.

Insider's NFL and draft experts -- Todd McShay, Mel Kiper, Chris Sprow and Gary Horton -- have teamed up to give a full breakdown of all that should be considered for each team as it enters the 2013 NFL draft. Here we look at the Denver Broncos.

Personnel needs

MLB, S, DE, RB

Major need: The Broncos got a bonus a year ago when aging veteran MLB Keith Brooking stabilized this entire defense. They have some interesting candidates to replace him at "stack" LB, as holdover Joe Mays, youngsters Nate Irving and Steven Johnson, and even Stewart Bradley will all get a shot at the job. But can any of them make the defensive calls that the coaches need from their MLB? An elite three-down player would be a real bonus.


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