2013 NFL Draft: Best Available Players on Day 3

Ezra Shaw

Which of these guys will be Denver Broncos?

Some big names are still available. Matt Barkley, Jesse Williams, Alex Okafor among others. Lets take a look at the best available prospects who expect to be drafted today.

Quarterback:

  1. Matt Barkley
  2. Ryan Nassib
  3. Tyler Wilson
  4. Tyler Bray
  5. Landry Jones
  6. Matt Scott
  7. Zac Dysert
  8. Sean Renfree

The Broncos could look into a few of the lower end guys of this group. They did meet with Dysert and Matt Scott who are some late round options. The Broncos only have two QB's on their roster currently, so expect one to be added at some point.

Running Back:

  1. Johnathan Franklin
  2. Andre Ellington
  3. Joseph Randle
  4. Marcus Lattimore
  5. Stepfan Taylor
  6. Mike Gillislee
  7. Kenjon Barner
  8. Kerwynn Williams
  9. Michael Ford
  10. Cierre Wood
  11. Zac Stacy
  12. Latavius Murray
  13. Spencer Ware
  14. Rex Burkhead
  15. Jawan Jamison

There's a lot of talent still left here. There's still a chance the Broncos could draft a guy in the later rounds. Knowshon Moreno can never stay healthy, McGahee is about to be cut, Ronnie Hillman Is a scat back at this point and then there's Lance Ball. The intriguing name Is Marcus Lattimore. Would it be worth It to spend a late round pick on him, and have him sit out a year until he's healthy?

Wide Receiver:

  1. Quinton Patton
  2. Da'Rick Rogers
  3. Cobi Hamilton
  4. Josh Boyce
  5. Denard Robinson
  6. Ryan Swope
  7. Chris Harper
  8. Ace Sanders
  9. Kenny Stills
  10. Corey Fuller
  11. Aaron Mellette
  12. Marcus Davis
  13. Ryan Spadola
  14. Marquess Wilson

I believe the Broncos could draft one of these guys. They have showed interest in Patton and Swope. So we'll see. After the big 3 at WR, It's pretty thin.

Tight End:

  1. Dion Simms
  2. Levine Toilolo
  3. Nick Kasa
  4. Chris Gragg
  5. Matt Furstenburg
  6. Ryan Otten
  7. Jake Stoneburner
  8. Zach Sudfeld

I don't believe the Broncos will draft a tight end at all today. Seem pretty set at that position.

Offensive Tackles:

  1. David Bakhtiari
  2. David Quessenberry
  3. Vinston Painter
  4. Oday Aboushi
  5. Reid Fragel
  6. Ricky Wagner
  7. Xavier Nixon
  8. Jordan Mills
  9. Garrett Gilkey
  10. Emmett Cleary

The Broncos did show interest in the top 4 guys at some point throughout the process. Ryan Clady is holding out as of now and the Broncos do lack depth at tackle. A tackle could very well be drafted at some point today.

Offensive Guard/Center:

  1. Earl Watford
  2. Brian Schwenke
  3. Barrett Jones
  4. Khaled Holmes
  5. Jeff Baca
  6. Alvin Bailey
  7. J.C. Tretter
  8. Eric Herman
  9. Braxston Cave
  10. Patrick Lonergan

One name from this list that sticks out to me Is Brian Schwenke. He's a very solid center prospect. Was listed by many as the second best center In this years draft. I believe he could be a upgrade over JD Walton. This depends on how the Broncos feel about Walton of course. Barrett Jones is the big name here, and could be a nice addition depth wise. I wouldn't be upset If we added another one of these guys to add depth along the interior offensive line.

Defensive End:

  1. Alex Okafor
  2. Cornellius Washington
  3. William Gholston
  4. Lavar Edwards
  5. Michael Buchanan
  6. Malliciah Goodman
  7. Tourek Williams
  8. David Bass
  9. Devin Taylor
  10. Joe Kruger
  11. Stansly Maponga
  12. Brandon Jenkins
  13. Quanterus Smith

Alex Okafor Is the name many of us wanted in the third round, but he's still falling. A few other guys I'd like to see drafted are Washington, Buchanan, or Bass In the 4th round. They would give the Broncos another pass rusher to play with. Two names that I'm curious to watch are Brandon Jenkins and Quanterus Smith. Jenkins was apart of that solid FSU Defense before getting hurt and Smith was leading the nation In sacks before tearing his ACL. Smith could be a real steal late in the draft

Defensive Tackle:

  1. Jesse Williams
  2. Montori Hughes
  3. Akeem Spence
  4. Nicholas Williams
  5. Josh Boyd
  6. Everett Dawkins
  7. Lawrence Okoye
  8. Cory Grissom
  9. T.J. Barnes
  10. Kwame Geathers

After the Broncos added Terrance Knighton via Free Agency and drafted Sylvester Williams In the first round, I do not see a need for another Defensive Tackle. If Jesse Williams continues to fall, Elway could pull the trigger on him for value purposes. Barnes and Geathers could be late round projects for Fox/Del Rio

Outside Linebacker:

  1. Khaseem Greene
  2. Chase Thomas
  3. John Simon
  4. Trevardo Williams
  5. Gerald Hodges
  6. Sean Porter
  7. DeVonte Holloman
  8. Ty Powell
  9. Lerentee McCray
  10. Michael Mauti
  11. Etienne Sabino
  12. Jake Knott
  13. Brandon Magee
  14. Eric Martin

Im a big Greene fan. One of the better coverage linebackers In this draft. There's questions about whether he can come off blocks though. The Broncos did show interest In John Simon and Sean Porter during the process. Those are the two guys I'd keep an eye on for the Broncos.

Inside Linebacker:

  1. A.J. Klein
  2. Kevin Reddick
  3. Nico Johnson
  4. Jelani Jenkins
  5. Keith Pough
  6. Vince Williams

I'm not sure if any of these guys would give the Broncos anything they do not already have at ILB. If they want to add competition, i'd like to draft Reddick or Jelani Jenkins.

Cornerbacks:

  1. Jordan Poyer
  2. B.W Webb
  3. Sanders Commings
  4. Tharold Simon
  5. Brandon McGee
  6. Terry Hawthorne
  7. Nickell Robey
  8. Steve Williams
  9. Johnny Adams
  10. Micah Hyde

The Broncos are pretty set at the cornerback position. I would be surprised If they drafted another one.

Free Safety:

  1. Phillip Thomas
  2. Bacarri Rambo
  3. Josh Evans
  4. Tony Jefferson
  5. Cody Davis
  6. Rontez Miles

I am not sure why Thomas has fallen this far, but he would be a solid addition at this point in the draft. I would also be happy with Rambo or Evans as well. Both would add some competition at the safety position.

Strong Safety:

  1. Shamarko Thomas
  2. Duke Williams
  3. Earl Wolff
  4. Zeke Motta
  5. Robert Lester
  6. Don Jones
  7. Cooper Taylor

The only guy i really like or really know anything about is Shamarko Thomas. I believe Thomas could add depth and competition at the position. I'm still on the fence on whether or not the Broncos will add a safety

Overall Opinion:

Heading into the final day of the draft here's what i believe are the Broncos needs. Defensive End, Safety, Receiver and Offensive Line Depth. I am pretty surprised the Broncos have gone this far without a Defensive end, but there's still plenty of talent available. If Okafor continues to fall he could be an option. A guy i really like is Cornellius Washington. I really like his upside. Another guy i like is Michael Buchanan. I believe his potential could intrigue Jack Del Rio and John Fox. One name too keep an eye on is Quanterus Smith. Would have been a second or third round player if healthy. Could be a steal for someone.

At receiver there's some names that really stick out to me. Da'Rick Rogers, Ryan Swope, Quinton Patton and Josh Boyce. I think either of those guys would be nice additions to our receiving core that is lacking depth. At safety i think Rambo, Phillip Thomas and Evans are the names to keep an eye on. A couple other names that intrigue me are John Simon, Kevin Reddick and Sean Porter.

Lets see what other prospects will be joining the Broncos!

Go Broncos!

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