Mockbizzle - top options in the first three rounds.

Just a few ideas I had regarding what could be a good potential draft situation.

Round 1:
Option 1: Whitney Mercilus, DE, IL.
This guy is a sack MACHINE, and would significantly boost the Denver pass-rush, providing support to Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller,.

Option 2: Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State
He has an elite first step, and can collapse the pocket on the inside. Conditioning at a mile high would help alleviate concerns of a lackluster motor.

Option 3: Zach Brown, LB, North Carolina
Speed, Speed, Speed! The guy ran a sub 4.3 not too long ago; having him at Will and DJ moving to Mike might create a pretty awesome tandem, especially if Nate Irving picks it up during training camp and becomes the Mike he was expected to. Brown and Miller, both freakishly fast linebackers, could provide coverage support as well as an added pass-rush element.

Option 4: Lamar Miller, RB, Miami
I'm not as high on Miller as some fellow MHR people, but I think he's definitely got some talent. A bit undersized, but plays much bigger than he is. Pushes piles, and is like a bullet once he sees an open gap.

Round 2:
Option 1: Chris Polk, RB, Washington
Bruiser back; great between the tackles, but also possesses enough speed to beat LBs to the edge. Great pass blocker as well, and has been improving in receptions out of the backfield.

Option 2: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
Smaller stature CB, but more than makes up for it with unparalleled instincts. Shut down corner in both man and zone situations. Not a stellar tackler, but a lot of that comes from taking chances for the pick/PBU, and trying to make big hits as opposed to form tackles.

Option 3: Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson
Arguably one of the better DT prospects this year. Disruptive pass rusher with the ability to anchor and support the run game. Well balanced, but might struggle against elite centers and guards due to lack of lower-body strength.

Option 4: Chase Minnifield, CB, Virginia
A solid, balanced corner. Lacks speed, but makes up for it by being disruptive at LOS. Text book tackler, and brings a safety-type run support game.

Round 3:
Option 1: Audie Cole, ILB, North Carolina
Former teammate of current Bronco Nate Irving. With Irving leaving, Cole stepped out of his SLB role to the middle of the field. Solid SLB in addition to being a good MLB that replaced Irving. Could benefit both himself and Irving by being on the same squad. Great instincts, and a monster against the run. Lacks pass-rush skills as of right now.

Option 2: Doug Martin, RB, Boise State
Strength and speed to be a great runner inside or outside. Solid cuts, great stiff-arm, and incredible balance. He rarely switches ball to the outside hand, and usually holds it too high. Also not a very good pass-blocker.

Option 3: Tommy Streeter, WR, Miami
Big, physical option at receiver. Has some room to put on 10lbs without sacrificing athleticism. Would be an absolute nightmare for DCs to prepare for a Demaryius/Streeter/Decker combination; all are big, fast, and disruptive.

Option 4: Isaiah Pead, RB, Cincinnati
A bit undersized at 5'10, 200, but has legitimate breakaway speed (former sprinter in high school). Quick feet, quick to change directions, keeps his feet moving. May not run over tacklers, but will break arm tackles and some shoulder tackles. Decent in pass protection.

Other options to be considered:
Option 1: DeQuan Menzie, CB, Alabama
Has been overshadowed by Dre Kirkpatrick on the other side. Has solid numbers even with opposing QBs cheating to his side due to the shutdown corner on the other end. Plays both #2 and nickel; physical, instinctive, and great in run support.

Option 2: Nicolas Jean-Baptiste, DT, Baylor
Massive, massive presence as NT. Could transition pretty quickly to a 4-3 DT, and would be ideal in strong side run support. Isn't quite polished yet, but size and natural athleticism make him a high-risk, high-reward type of a pick.

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