2012 SB Nation NFL Mock Draft: Round 1, Pick 25

Feb 27, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; LSU Tigers defensive lineman Michael Brockers waits to do the vertical jump during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

The SB Nation two-round NFL mock draft continues along with each lead NFL team blogger making the pick for their team. Up now is the Denver Broncos with the 25th pick.

With the 25th pick in the 2012 SB Nation NFL Writers Mock Draft, the Denver Broncos select LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers.

John Bena who runs Mile High Report is catching rays, so Sayre Bedinger from the site checks in today to make the pick. In addition to doing great work for MHR, Sayre runs NFLMocks.com with Jesse Bartolis. Make sure to check those guys out and discussion of the pick after the jump. And, of course, for more on the Broncos, head over to MileHighReport.com.

Sayre Bedinger explains: This would probably be some kind of best-case scenario for the Broncos. The board has played out that the only defensive tackle off the board is Fletcher Cox. That seems somewhat unlikely to me, but Cox is not the top DT on my board so for the Broncos, this could be ideal and could result in a move down. From what I’ve been told, the Broncos would like to trade down if they can, so this would be the ideal scenario to do so. However, it’d be very tough to pass on the talent that Michael Brockers possesses. He is my top-ranked DT this year, and I think he’s going to be an absolute stud in the NFL. I read that he was given a late-first to early-second round grade by the draft advisory committee, but based on potential alone I think he is a top 15 grade. At 25 overall, this is a steal and Broncos fans would be dancing and jumping for joy.

Dan Kadar responds: For the most part, I like this pick a lot. Defensive tackle is arguably Denver's biggest need, though running back is up there as well. So the need fill is there. I have Devon Still of Penn State higher, particularly to the Broncos. Brockers may not be a factor in his first year, while Still is more of a plug and play rookie whose ceiling is a little lower.

Mocking the Draft's Top 5 Remaining Prospects

OVR Name Pos. College Report
12 Devon Still
DT Penn State
prospect notes
18 Whitney Mercilus
DE Illinois
Coming soon!
19 Peter Konz
C Wisconsin scouting report
22 Zach Brown
OLB North Carolina
prospect notes
23 Brandon Thompson
DT Clemson
scouting report

Pick Team Player Pos. School Story
1 Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck QB Stanford Story
2 Washington Redskins Robert Griffin III QB Baylor Story
3 Minnesota Vikings Matt Kalil OT USC Story
4 Cleveland Browns Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma State Story
5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Morris Claiborne CB LSU Story
6. St. Louis Rams Trent Richardson RB Alabama Story
7 Jacksonville Jaguars Quinton Coples DE North Carolina Story
8 Miami Dolphins Ryan Tannehill QB Texas A&M Story
9 Carolina Panthers Fletcher Cox DT Mississippi State Story
10 Buffalo Bills Mike Adams OT Ohio State Story
11 Kansas City Chiefs Riley Reiff OT Iowa Story
12 Seattle Seahawks Courtney Upshaw OLB Alabama Story
13 Arizona Cardinals Jonathan Martin OT Stanford Story
14 Dallas Cowboys David DeCastro G Stanford Story
15 Philadelphia Eagles Luke Kuechly LB Boston College Story
16 New York Jets Melvin Ingram DE South Carolina Story
17 Cincinnati Bengals Stephon Gilmore CB South Carolina Story
18 San Diego Chargers Mark Barron S Alabama Story
19 Chicago Bears Michael Floyd WR Notre Dame Story
20 Tennessee Titans Dre Kirkpatrick CB Alabama Story
21 Cincinnati Bengals Cordy Glenn OT Georgia Story
22 Cleveland Browns Kendall Wright WR Baylor Story
23 Detroit Lions
Janoris Jenkins CB North Alabama
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