Mocks .... for the most part useless but love reading all yours MHR so I thought I'd throw in my take.
EFX demonstrated last year that they want to get 4-5 players out of each draft. To do this it takes a discipline of not going after a position of need but instead a boring, safe methodology that will get us players for the future with the least chance of being "boom or bust". We want players who can find a spot on our team out of the first 5 rounds and then go for the "upside" picks later.
I do believe EFX will go Defense heavy this offseason but I expect them to target CB, S, OG and ILB in free agency ... at value of course. I think we will be spending our big cap numbers next year.
Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin
We need better play from our center position and this player is one of the safest, "leave him there for 10 years" type of players that could be available at our pick (if he slips past Chicago). This solves a couple of issues for the broncos in that we improve our O Line to where 3rd and 4 runs have a better chance of picking up first downs, adds depth and secures us a long term player in one of the most important O-Line positions. This might be a boring pick to some but I'm developing a love for boring drafts.
Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson
Finally the DT everyone has been screaming for and Thompson is one of those powerful guys who commonly demands 2 blockers. Any amount of extra rush up the middle will do wonders for our line and Thompson is no slouch against the run either.
LaMichael James, RB, Oregon
In my opinion, Tebow needs good "outlet" targets for 3rd down and getting a fast guy like James for those screens and outlet passes while having home run capability on runs will do wonders for our offense. We do know that Fox likes 2 backs and he gets his 2nd guy here.
Winston Guy Jr., S, Kentucky
Safety is not set and we need to keep plugging away until we get some players. A very constant performer.
Drake Dunsmore, FB/HB/TE, Northwestern
A TE who projects to be a fullback in the NFL. In line with the "outlet receiver", another target on third down for Tebow and an extra weapon in our running game.
Omar Bolden, CB, Arizona State
A former projected 1st rounder but injury reduced his effectiveness last year. High character leader also.
Stephen Good, G, Oklahoma
More depth and someone to challenge Beadles.
Ok, thats it ... I went for players with the best chance to contribute but not necessarily become superstars since the goal is "get 4-5 players from each draft".
So, MHR, whatcha think?