BBV Community Mock Draft 2011: With The Second Pick, Denver Selects ...

Nick Fairley (90) of the Auburn Tigers sacks Marvin Johnson (1) of the Oregon Ducks in the fourth quarter of the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 10 2011 in Glendale Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn.

Playing the role of general manager for Denver is our own Mike Fiammetta. Here is his reason for the pick:

Last season, very few units in the NFL were weaker than the Denver Broncos' defense. All around, problems persist, especially with the once-stout secondary now aging. With Fairley, the Broncos will get a 6-foot-5, 298-pound defensive tackle that explodes off the line of scrimmage, gets in the backfield and can pressure the quarterback with frequency and ease.

In short, the Broncos will be able to install Fairley as a central cog in their defense and build around him for years to come.

Fairley is also strong against the run, and possesses a main streak that was unparalleled at the college level. It may have drawn the ire of some opposing players, coaches and the media, but in the NFL, teams will love his passion for inflicting pain.

My take: No question the Broncos will go defense with this selection. They just hired the defensive-minded John Fox as their coach and are switching from the 3-4 to the 4-3 defensive alignment. This is also the selection ESPN's Mel Kiper made for Denver in his most recent mock, calling Fairley "the best defensive lineman in a remarkably deep class." Cornerback Patrick Peterson of LSU also deserves consideration here, but to change systems you have to change your front seven, and Fairley would be a logical choice to help Denver do that.

Round 1

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
1 Carolina Cam Newton
QB
Auburn
Tito
2 Denver Nick Fairley
DT
Auburn
Mike Fiammetta
3 Buffalo


Bigbluethruandthru
4 Cincinnati


BitterEli
5 Arizona


gmen2thebowl
6 Cleveland


Bobely
7 San Francisco



Pat19
8 Tennessee


RealLT
9 Dallas



Simms-McConkey
10 Washington


jcalafiore
11 Houston



daddyzander
12 Minnesota


RolloT
13 Detroit


BigBlueIntervention
14 St. Louis



GiantNomad
15 Miami



HenneGivenSunday
16 Jacksonville


ct17
17 New England



Ryan Valentine?
18 San Diego



Anthony P
19 N.Y. Giants


Ed Valentine
20 Tampa Bay



willgfass
21 Kansas City



The Blood Of Eli
22 Indianapolis


dannymac56
23 Philadelphia


JimmyK
24 New Orleans



Charles L.
25 Seattle


Ejaay
26 Baltimore


LarrySoprano
27 Atlanta


pataroons
28 New England



Ryan Valentine?
29 Chicago


You're my boy, Blue
30 New York Jets



PlaxicoBurress
31 Pittsburgh


stephen_ross
32 Green Bay



GiantsFan28

Round 2

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
33 New England



Ryan Valentine?
34 Buffalo


Bigbluethruandthru
35 Cincinnati


BitterEli
36 Denver



Mike Fiammetta
37 Cleveland


Bobely
38 Arizona



gmen2thebowl
39 Tennessee


RealLT
40 Dallas


Simms-McConkey
41 Washington


jcalafiore
42 Houston


daddyzander
43 Minnesota


RolloT
44 Detroit


BigBlueIntervention
45 San Francisco



Pat19
46 Denver



Mike Fiammetta
47 St. Louis



GiantNomad
48 Oakland


G Fan In England
49 Jacksonville



ct17
50 San Diego



Anthony P
51 Tampa Bay



willgfass
52 N.Y. Giants


Ed Valentine
53 Indianapolis



dannymac56
54 Philadelphia


JImmyK
55 Kansas City



The Blood Of Eli
56 New Orleans



Charles L.
57 Seattle


Ejaay
58 Baltimore


LarrySoprano
59 Atlanta


pataroons
60 New England



Ryan Valentine?
61 San Diego



Anthony P
62 Chicago



You're my boy, Blue
63 Pittsburgh


stephen_ross
64 Green Bay



GiantsFan28
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