On Thursday, as the number of coaching staffs distancing themselves from the amicus brief filed by the NFL Coaches Association last week with the 8th Circuit Court on their behalf continued to mount, Larry Kennan felt like a man under siege.
One of new coach John Fox's favorite expressions is "the best pass defense is a pass rush."
The addition of Texas A&M outside linebacker Von Miller, arguably the draft's top edge rusher, makes sense when put into a prism in which the Broncos finished last in the league last season and 13th or lower in eight of the past 10 seasons.
The Broncos were one of the most aggressive teams last April when it came to trades, eventually landing two No. 1 picks in the form of wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and quarterback Tim Tebow after all the machinations.
The Broncos are dangerously thin at the tight end position. It would be hardly surprising at all if Denver expended one of its two second-round picks on the player generally considered the top prospect at the position, Notre Dame's Kyle Rudolph.
The most important person on the football field is the quarterback. Naturally, that makes the second most important person the guy who is in charge of protecting him. NFL Scouting’s Michael DiJulio assesses the offensive tackles in the draft, listing their strengths and weaknesses.