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Denver Broncos draft Cody Latimer at No. 56

The Denver Broncos have spent much of the offseason focused on improving their defense. But they aren't going to let Peyton Manning enter 2014 with a deficit of weapons.

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Broncos general manager and executive VP John Elway traded up Friday to select wide receiver Cody Latimer out of Indiana with the No. 56 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. It's another fun addition for Denver in an offseason full of them.

Latimer is a little raw and inexperienced in his route running -- basketball was his first love -- but he looks like a first-round talent. He has excellent size and speed, and the Broncos won't need to force him into a huge role right away with Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas, Wes Welker and Emmanuel Sanders hogging up targets.

Elway has found good value thus far in the draft with cornerback Bradley Roby and Latimer. Coupled with the team's free-agent additions, the Broncos look loaded for bear and ready to be the favorite in the AFC once again.

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