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BTSC 2011 Community Mock Draft Pick No. 2 -- Denver Broncos Select Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama

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The second pick of the 2011 BTSC Community Mock Draft is in, and a second player from the state of Alabama is off the board. Many thanks to Cannon36 for the timely pick and informative writeup. Next up: Buffalo Bills represented by steelerstyle. -Michael B.-

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With the #2 selection, the Broncos select - Marcell Dareus DT Alabama

Dareus is the most complete defensive lineman in this draft and he will fill a major need for the Broncos, a team with a great many holes that need filled. The fact that a player Marcell's size is able to get off the line so explosively makes this an easy pick for Denver. He immediately gives Denver a huge improvement in the pass rush, which the Broncos completely lacked since Elvis Dumervil went down. Many people have questioned his ability on run defense, but to see him play tells another story, he does a great job tackling, wrapping hard and working straight through the man, driving them to the ground. John Fox has always acknowledged the importance of the defensive line and picking Dareus with this pick would fit in with his defensive style. Patrick Peterson would also be a good fit for Denver, but with their improving young safeties and resigning of Champ Bailey, the defensive backfield seems to have fewer holes than the defensive line.

BTSC 2011 Community Mock Draft Picks:

  1. Carolina Panthers -- Cam Newton, QB, Auburn