I thought it would be interesting to combine some of the prominent 2011 NFL Draft Big Boards to form one consensus big board.
Below are the average big board position of the top prospects in the 2011 NFL Draft. I looked at seven different big boards: Mel Kiper (ESPN), Todd McShay (ESPN), Rob Rang (CBS), Scott Wright (DraftCountdown.com), Tony Pauline (Sports Illustrated), Wes Bunting's (NFP) and Mike Mayock (NFL Network; just added).
One, you're forgetting that Denver is carrying over 7.5 in cap. Denvers cap space is actually 40m next year, and goes to 50m when the cut Okung. No way do they lock him in at 12 something per year. He is worth bringing back at lower and shorter deal. They Broncos should sign Ricky Wagner and Kevin Zeitler. They are both good young players who fit Elway's MO of solid players getting their second deal so they spend their prime here. OJ Howard should be the first round target. Denver has guys at TE. Howard is going to be a Gronk/Kelse two way mismatch at TE. If Alabama actually bothered to use him, he'd be a top 10 pick. Sign Jonathan Hankins or Dontari Poe to play NT, and target a middle linebacker who can cover in the second.