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QB or not QB? That is the question . . . in Denver.

Josh McDaniels reached for Tim Tebow at No. 25 last year — a pick that, while way too early, made some kind of sense to me. Tebow could buy a house in Colorado Springs, I thought, the Broncos would seal up the evangelical fan base. It fit with the kind of team McDaniels wanted to build. 

Well, John Elway is building the team now. And I suspect he’d like to win more than four football games. And while he says he’s Tim Tebow’s biggest fan, he’s also visited with all the top QB prospects. Tebow is not exactly in the Elway mold, and it’s clear the Hall of Famer would prefer a pocket passer. Does Elway think Tim Tebow can be that guy? We may find out at pick No. 2.

Personally, I think the Broncos have to draft defense in the first even if they think they need a new signal-caller. Elvis Dumervil needs some help. Champ Bailey isn’t getting any younger. Any one of Von Miller, Marcell Dareus, or Patrick Peterson would be acceptable picks at No. 2. But Von Miller looks like the guy.

The Broncos were second-to-last in the league in rushing defense and 25th in passing defense last year. They should add offensive-line help and may add a running back — aside from Knowshon Moreno, the Broncos have has-beens and never-wases like LenDale White, Laurence Maroney, and Corell Buckhalter in their backfield — but I’ll be very surprised if they add a receiver. Defense, defense, defense.

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