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Gradishar's Mock Draft

Well, since everyone and their brother is doing mock drafts...I might as well add my 2 cents...

Round 1 - Pick #25

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Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State

I see Denver having a real decision to make here. I foresee Mark Barron, S, Alabama also being available here which will be very tempting. One of the two Corners might also be here (Gilmore of South Carolina or Kirkpatrick of Alabama). Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State or Devon Still, DT, Penn State aren't bad pick ups either, but ultimately is Cox which falls to Denver...and solidifies our defensive line for the next 5 years.

Round 2 - Pick #57

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Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama

There is no question that Jenkins has first round talent. Unfortunately, his two marijuana charges got him dismissed from Florida and the payday that talent could have brought. Jenkins' loss is the Broncos' gain...and 10 years from now will be seen as the steal of the draft.

Round 3 - Pick #89

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Mychal Kendricks, ILB, California

While a bit undersized, 5'11", 240lbs, there's a reason Kendricks was the Pac12 Defensive Player of the Year...he can play! He lead Cal with 106 tackles in 2011, 14.5 for losses, had one sack, one forced fumble, one pick six and 2 fumble recoveries. He's exactly what we are lacking right now in the middle of our linebacking corps.

Round 4 - Pick #110 (via NYJets)

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Kheeston Randall, DT, Texas

At 6'5" and 293 pounds, Randall becomes the bookend to Cox at the Defensive Line of the future. He has an incredibly fast first step for rushing the passer, an incredible 34 inch vertical jump, and demonstrated at Texas that he can demand double teams free up the linebackers.

Round 4 - Pick #122

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Michael Brewster, C, Ohio State

Brewster is 6'4" and 312lbs. He made 48 consecutive starts for the Buckeyes, anchoring their offensive line. A Rimington Award finalist, he adds depth to the O-L and pushes JD Walton for the starting job by his 2nd season in the league.

Round 5 - Pick #139 (via STL)

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T.Y. Hilton, WR, Florida International

Hilton is a speedster, clocking a 4.37 40yrd dash. He is 5'10" and 183lbs, replacing Eddie Royal in the slot and being able to stretch the defense with his speed. The only reason he's available here is because of the severe quad injury he suffered at the Beef O'Brady Bowl against Marshall in December.

Round 6 - Pick #190 (via NYJets)

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Evan Rodriguez, FB, Temple

Rodriguez is the #1 Fullback on the board. The fact that he didn't go to the 6th round demonstrates the league's value of fullbacks. Nevertheless, he's a stud, and without Spencer Larson, he's going to be a great pick up for the Broncos.

Comments:

Obviously, the missing piece to this puzzle is the Running Back. I didn't draft one in this mock because of the value of the other players the other needs of the team. We obviously still need another RB, but I do believe that this can be achieved through free agency. Someone in the FO needs to get on the horn to Jackie Battle and Tim Hightower.

This is a Fan-Created Comment on MileHighReport.com. The opinion here is not necessarily shared by the editorial staff of MHR

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