The following is a list of players that I like, especially for the Broncos, in this upcoming draft and how I think this upcoming draft plays out for Denver.
In my board, I excluded all players I think Denver has no chance of getting. Cox, Gilmore, Claiborne, Richardson and etc.
Board by Position:
Notes on my board... FB, I think we will add depth through UDFA. TE: I think we have a great mixture of veterans and young guys (plus I haven’t paid much attention to them). OT: We have two starters and two for depth I think we are set. LB: We spent a lot of picks on last year. I could see adding some depth (personally I hope we don’t though maybe Lavonte David to back up Miller would be nice...). S: We have spent a lot of picks on safeties the past few years, let’s work on developing them. So here is my board for the rest of the positions:
|Brandon Weeden (2nd)||Whitney Mercilus (Late 1st)|
|Kirk Cousins (2nd-3rd)||Nick Perry (Late 1st)|
|B.J. Coleman (5th-7th)||Chandler Jones (3rd)|
|RB:||Frank Alexander (4th-5th)|
|Doug Martin (Late 1st-2nd)||DT:|
|Lamar Miller (Late 1st-2nd)||Devon Still (1st)|
|Isaiah Pead (2nd-3rd)||Brandon Thompson (Late 1st - 2nd)|
|Robert Turbin (3rd-4th)||Alameda Ta’amu (2nd-3rd)|
|WR:||Josh Chapman (3rd)|
|Stephen Hill (Late 1st)||Mike Martin (3rd-4th)|
|Brian Quick (2nd-3rd)||Jaye Howard (4th-6th)|
|Ryan Broyles (3rd-4th)||Mike Daniels (5th-7th)|
|Nick Toon (4th)||CB:|
|Marvin Jones (4th)||Janoris Jenkins (Late 1st-2nd)|
|Marvin McNutt (4th-5th)||Josh Robinson (2nd)|
|AJ Jenkins (4th-5th)||Jayron Hosley (2nd)|
|Ty Hilton (4th-5th)||Trumaine Johnson (2nd-3rd)|
|BJ Cunningham (5th-7th)||Josh Norman (2nd-3rd)|
|TJ Graham (5th-7th)||Casey Hayward (3rd-4th)|
|Elvis Apla (6th-7th)||Dwight “Bill” Bentley (3rd-4th)|
|OT:||Shaun Prater (4th-5th)|
|Levy Adcock (4th-5th)|
|Kevin Zeitler (1st-2nd)|
|Brandon Brooks (3rd-4th)|
|Senio Kelemete (3rd-4th)|
|Adam Gettis (5th-7th)|
|Rishaw Johnson (6th-7th)|
|Michael Brewster (2nd-3rd)|
|David Molk (4th-5th)|
Rd 1. (#25) Rd 4: (#120)
Rd 2. (#57) Rd 5: (#137)
Rd 3: (#87) Rd 6: (#188)
Rd 4: (#108)
Broncos Mock Draft:
Pick #25: Doug Martin, RB, Boise State
Can catch, block and run. To me his running style reminds me of Jonathan Stewart(hopefully he stays healthier). Peyton and John Fox’s dream. Might be picked lower, but I think he is the 2nd best back in this draft and is worthy of late 1st.
Pick #57: Josh Robinson, CB, UCF
There is a chance he is not here. Some even think he goes late 1st. If he is here though, easy pick. Elite athleticism that shows on field with 36 passes broken up in 3 years.
Pick #87: Mike Martin, DT, Michigan
Non stop motor that plays with impressive leverage in the run game.
Pick #108: Marvin Jones, WR, Cal
Dependable outside receiver. Great hands, good route running. Could help pushAndre Caldwell who so far in his career hasn’t lived up to potential. Others I thought about here were Ryan Broyles (stellar receiver with questions about injury history) and AJ Jenkins (needs more development but higher upside).
Pick #120: BJ Coleman, QB, Tennessee-Chattanooga
Smart, developmental QB with great leadership attributes who did well at the FCS level with not very good WR corp. I am sure he would love to sit behind Manning a couple years.
Pick #137: David Molk, C, Michigan
Competition to push JD Walton. Walton was drafted for a power run scheme who I don’t think is a great fit for Dave Magazu. Molk, on the other hand, would be better suited for zone blocking plus plays with an attitude that Magazu covets.
Pick #188: Jaye Howard, DT, Florida
Not a great run defender, but could be a sack artist inside at the next level.
Let me know what y’all think. I didn’t project trades, though I expect EFX to be creative in acquiring more picks (It seems to be a Xanders trait). One trade I would like to see is moving down out of the first and acquiring another 3rd or 4th, depending on how far they trade down. That would change the first pick though, because if Cleveland takes Richardson at 4 I don’t see Martin making it past theRams at 33.