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NFL Mock Draft 2013: Denver Broncos Select Bjoern Werner

With the twenty-eighth overall pick in the 2013 Canal Street Chronicles community mock draft, the Denver Broncos (represented by aburton531) select...


Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State

Bjoern Werner

#95 / Defensive- End / Florida St. Seminoles




The Denver Broncos had a very good season in 2012 and managed to secure the #1 seed in the AFC. However, they were bounced out by the eventual champs, the Baltimore Ravens. Peyton Manning came back from missing an entire season and didn't seem to miss a beat. The Broncos have a lot to look forward to in 2013 with Manning at the helm, and a talented young core around him.

The Broncos have been one of the busiest teams in the NFL this offseason. There were some big names they needed to bring back, and some other big decisions to be made. Ryan Clady was brought back, while D.J. Williams was let go and he has signed with the Bears. The Dumervil debacle has seen him move on to the Ravens. But the Broncos still managed to bring in Wes Welker, Stewart Bradley, Terrance Knighton, Louis Vasquez, and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

DL: This is one of the weakest areas of the team, specifically in the middle. The Broncos will move to a 4-3 this season, which could help. Justin Bannan has yet to resign with the team. Derek Wolfe, who hasn't been very good, will move to 4-3 DE where he should be better. Kevin Vickerson was resigned and Knighton should compliment him at DT. Robert Ayers is their best DE after losing Dumervil. Knighton helps, but this is not a strong group. Probably the biggest need.

LB: This is possibly their best unit. Von Miller is a star, and Wesley Woodyard compliments him well. Stewart Bradley is decent, and he will help add some depth with Joe Mays playing the middle. Again, up the middle is the weak spot for this team. Losing DJ Williams may be tough, but he could have been odd-LB out after the move to 4-3.

DB: The secondary looked bad in the playoff loss. But Champ Bailey had a good season. The Broncos add DRC to address the CB spot. Rahim Moore is solid at FS, but they could use an upgrade at SS over Mike Adams.

OL: After resigning Clady, and bringing in Vasquez, this is a solid group. LG Zane Beadles made the All-Pro team this past season. Depth or an upgrade at Center is possible, but it isn't a major need.

WR/TE: Bringing in Wes Welker makes this a very dangerous WR trio. Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker had breakout seasons. Joel Dreessen and Jacob Tamme work very well under Peyton Manning and this system.

RB: This is a solid trio of backs. But there are still questions. Willis McGahee is getting older. Knowshon Moreno has yet to live up to his draft pick hype. And Ronnie Hillman may never be a 3-down back. They could add depth in the later rounds.

QB: They have Peyton Manning. There isn't much else to say. But even Manning won't last forever. Brock Osweiler is the backup, and he may be groomed to take over. They could still look to add a QB of the future, as there are not too many needs on this team.

Team Needs:

  1. DE
  2. DT
  3. MLB
  4. S
  5. CB

When I began to write this analysis out a few weeks ago, I left it open ended. But as the time came to make this pick, it became an extremely easy decision, and the write up did as well. Denver needs a good DE moving to their new 4-3 system. But at this pick, it didn't appear there would be any good options worth taking. So I had everything ready to go BPA. Then one of the best pure 4-3 DE slips all the way down to their pick, and boom. Easy choice. Bjoern Werner had a great season at FSU. At the end of the season he was a consensus top 10 pick. For whatever reason, people believed he should be listed as a DE/OLB. His 40-yard time wasn't an indication of being able to play OLB, so people dropped his stock.... Truth is, he is and always was a pure 4-3 DE. He will be just fine. Game tape says it all. Denver Broncos select Bjoern Werner.

Thanks to all the CSC members who participated in this year's community mock draft. Without your help, none of this would be possible.

Below are the complete results from our community mock draft.

Catch up with all of the mock draft selections in our 2013 CSC Community Draft Section.

Pick Team Selection Team Representative Approval Rating
1 Kansas City Chiefs OT Luke Joeckel - Texas A&M
Hans Petersen 77%
2 Jacksonville Jaguars QB Geno Smith - West Virginia
Dragon Ninja Warrior 48%
3 Oakland Raiders CB Dee Milliner - Alabama
Ralph Malbrough 42%
4 Philadelphia Eagles OT Eric Fisher - Central Mich.
Aburton531 78%
5 Detroit Lions DE Dion Jordan - Oregon
ShadowFlash 50%
6 Cleveland Browns DE/OLB Ezekiel Ansah - BYU
Fan since the Aints 54%
7 Arizona Cardinals OT Lane Johnson - Oklahoma
Joseph William Stern 94%
8 Buffalo Bills G Chance Warmack - Alabama
aburton531 52%
9 NY Jets S Kenny Vaccaro - Texas
organictallman 33%
10 Tennessee Titans G Jonathan Cooper - UNC
cajuncommando58 67%
11 San Diego Chargers DT Sharrif Floyd - Florida
lostastic 55%
12 Miami Dolphins DT Star Lotulelei- Utah Ralph Malbrough 59%
13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Xavier Rhodes - Florida St. jeff.l.b 78%
14 Carolina Panthers CB Desmond Trufant - Washington Stilljreming 27%
15 New Orleans Saints DE/OLB Barkevious Mingo - LSU Dave Cariello 68%
16 St. Louis Rams OLB Jarvis Jones - Georgia caomhin 61%
17 Pittsburgh Steelers WR Cordarrelle Patterson - Tennessee aryanspecial
18 Dallas Cowboys OT D.J. Fluker - Alabama SAINTMANUMIT
19 NY Giants DT Sheldon Richardson - Missouri BlackandGold4ever
20 Chicago Bears ILB Manti Te'o - Notre Dame MobileSaint
21 Cincinnati Bengals WR Tavon Austin - West Virginia Fan since the Aints
22 St. Louis Rams (from Washington) TE Tyler Eifert - Notre Dame Kevin Held
23 Minnesota Vikings DT Johnathan Jenkins - Georgia cajuncommando58
24 Indianapolis Colts DE/OLB Damontre Moore - Texas A&M Legatron Morstead
25 Minnesota Vikings (from Seattle) WR DeAndre Hopkins - Clemson Fan since the Aints
26 Green Bay Packers DE Datone Jones - UCLA caomhin
27 Houston Texans WR Robert Woods - USC TeeThaKingSaint23
28 Denver Broncos DE Bjoern Werner - Florida St. aburton531
29 New England Patriots
30 Atlanta Falcons
Dave Choate
31 San Francisco 49ers
32 Baltimore Ravens