Who Will the Broncos Keep on the Defensive Front Seven?

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Aug 7, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Ware (94) sacks Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during the first half at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Defensive End

mockdraft order=”94″ firstname=”DeMarcus” lastname=”Ware” position=”” from=”” league=”” teamlogo=””]Ware is an obvious pick. He’s the Broncos’ prized acquisition up front, and has the potential to be one of the top sack artists in the NFL. He’ll be a key piece of the Broncos’ defensive resurgence.[/mockdraft]

mockdraft order=”95″ firstname=”Derek” lastname=”Wolfe” position=”” from=”” league=”” teamlogo=””]The Wolfe Man is back. At 290 pounds, Wolfe is bigger than he’s been since joining the Broncos. He’s healthy, he’s ready to go, and ready to anchor down the left side of the Broncos’ defensive line.[/mockdraft]

mockdraft order=”97″ firstname=”Malik” lastname=”Jackson” position=”” from=”” league=”” teamlogo=””]Jackson emerged as a stud last season for the Broncos as a backup, but he’ll play a ton this year after what the Broncos saw last year. He’s a quick, strong, physical defensive lineman with versatility to play end or tackle. He’s a huge asset to this Denver defense.[/mockdraft]

mockdraft order=”93″ firstname=”Quanterus” lastname=”Smith” position=”” from=”” league=”” teamlogo=””]Smith has been working really well with the Broncos’ starters at times, but has made the most of all his opportunities and has shown really good quickness at getting to the quarterback. I’m really impressed by the comeback he’s made after spending last season on IR, getting himself right from an injury he suffered in college.[/mockdraft]

mockdraft order=”68″ firstname=”Kenny” lastname=”Anunike” position=”” from=”” league=”” teamlogo=””]At this point, how can you not keep him on the roster? Anunike has been doing extremely well in practices, standing out on a daily basis, and looked really solid in the first preseason game. The duration of the preseason will be huge for Anunike, who has to prove his worth on special teams as well.[/mockdraft]