Hello all! I have never made a fan post before but have really wanted to contribute my 2 cents. This mock draft is probably completely unrealistic (trust me - I am not crazy) but nonetheless I thought it was so different to all of the other mocks I have seen so I thought I would throw it out there. I am so excited for the draft and to get this season under way! Anyways, if nothing else, I hope you don't feel as if I've wasted your time after reading this. Go Broncos!!
Rd 1. Dre Kirkpatrick, CB - Alabama
I think Elway wants a corner in the first and having Dre come in would be huge for seasons to come. At the very least he can cover tight ends (I've heard in other posts) and offers great depth at the position. He is someone who could take over for Champ when he decides to hang up the cleats. I could even see us trading up (past Detroit) to grab him. If this happens, I think Elway will use DJ Williams as trade bait.
Rd 2. Lamar Miller, RB - Miami
I am not fond of Lamar Miller at all. Will I be if the Broncos were to select him? Absolutely. I think here we see EFX trying to help out Manning and grabbing a RB to help take the load off McGahee. I couldn't imagine Doug Martin falling this far no matter how unrealistic this mock draft may be...
Rd 3. Brandon Thompson, DT - Clemson
FINALLY! We get a defensive tackle. It is about time! I don't think Brandon Thompson falls this far but hey, stranger things have happened. He (IMO) is vastly underrated compared to Michael Brockers (who might be overrated). Again, only my opinion.
Rd 4. Mike Martin, DT - Michigan
I think Mike Martin is a stud and will be grabbed in the 2nd or 3rd round. But seeing as how I have Brandon Thompson in the 3rd round, why not have Mike Martin available in the 4th? I think he is going to be solid his entire career and could have a couple pro bowls mixed in there as well.
Rd 4. Kirk Cousins, QB - Michigan State
Elway gets a quarterback that he feels he could groom into being Peyton's successor. I'm just happy we didn't spend a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd round pick to get one!
Rd 5. Vontaze Burfict, LB - Arizona State
I mentioned that I could see EFX trading DJ especially if they feel we need to jump Detroit to grab Dre Kirkpatrick. If this is the case, I see us as the team that takes a flyer on this highly questionable character with 1st round talent.
Rd 6. TY Hilton, WR - Florida International
Honestly, I don't know much about TY Hilton but I have see us grab him in a lot of people's mocks. How great would it be to get this guy in the 6th round?
Thanks for reading everyone! I hope you found this mock to be somewhat amusing! I am open to anyone's suggestions! (Also, as a side note, how awesome is MHR that we can do this and that everyone here is awesome and supportive of our Broncos!?)