Second Round: Jaleel Johnson, DT, Iowa
Jaleel Johnson has steadily improved over the last few years at Iowa, and could be the ideal nose tackle to replace Sylvester Williams. The Broncos might look to a veteran for some help there as well, but they also have Kyle Peko waiting in the wings.
With Johnson and Peko, I think the Broncos would have at least the flexibility up front to play a three or four man front whenever they wanted. Johnson played in a four-man front at Iowa, but would obviously be coming in to play in a primarily three-man front in Denver.
The Broncos will play to the strengths of their players, however, and Johnson is a guy that can not only take up blockers, but he can penetrate and make plays in the backfield. If he lasts to the Broncos’ second round pick, he would be a phenomenal fit.