2013 NFL Draft team needs: Denver Broncos

The Broncos made a couple of big moves in free agency, so how much more will Denver add in the draft?


Coming off a 13-3 season, the Denver Broncos didn't have a lot of holes to fill heading into the offseason. After adding a few more pieces in free agency, Denver heads into the NFL Draft with one of the most complete rosters in the NFL.

The Broncos have talent and depth across the board. Denver added considerable depth in free agency while also adding a few starters. Wes Welker and Louis Vasquez add even more talent to the Broncos offense, while Denver signed a few role players on defense. Despite an already deep roster, the Broncos do have a few areas they can address in the draft.

Top three needs:

Defensive end - Denver had a nearly flawless offseason, except for the fax fiasco involving former defensive end Elvis Dumervil. The Broncos could use a pass rusher, and while they've talked to free agents like Dwight Freeney and John Abraham, Denver has yet to replace Dumvervil.

Safety - Rahim Moore was one of the goats of the postseason, as his blown coverage potentially cost the Broncos a win against Baltimore. Despite the play, Moore and Mike Adams combined to form a solid starting duo, although depth could be an area of need. Jim Leonhard, who played a backup role for Denver last season, signed with New Orleans this offseason. The Broncos could benefit from a player who could challenge Moore or Adams for a starting job.

Running back - The Broncos utilized a running back by committee last season. The key components will return this season, but Denver could look add even more depth. Willis McGahee is 31 and coming off an injury. Knowshon Moreno had a solid season, but has struggled during his career. Ronnie Hillman also saw time last season, but was up-and-down. Not many, if any, running backs are projected to go in the first round, meaning Denver could potentially add a solid player in the second round or later.

Ideal pick: Best player available.

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