Friday, February 26, 2010
Broncos have the No. 11 pick
By Bill Williamson
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Denver Broncos will have the No. 11 pick in the April draft.
Chicago lost a coin flip with Jacksonville on Friday morning to determine the No. 10 and No. 11 picks. Denver gets the Bears’ top pick as a result of the Jay Cutler trade last April.
The coin flip loss may give Denver a tad bit less leverage headline into the draft, but is not devastating. The Broncos are going to be considering players from a wide range of positions, including defensive line, offensive line, receiver, linebacker and even quarterback. So, no matter who Jacksonville takes at No. 10, Denver won’t be out of options.
Also, last year, the No. 10 pick (San Francisco’s Michael Crabtree) made about $2 million in guaranteed money more than the No. 11 pick (Buffalo’s Aaron Maybin). So, that is an advantage for the team.