The Broncos draft room was excited to see LB CJ Mosley falling down the board and were ready to select him with this pick, but after the 49ers snagged him they decided to wait till the later rounds to secure a MLB. They've had a lot of success with late round linebackers, after all (Danny Trevathan in the 5th and Wesley Woodyard as a UFA).
Xavier Su'a-Filo definitely piqued their interest as a top OL prospect, but with the league offenses focusing more on passing and larger wide receiver sets it was decided that more corner depth will better benefit them this year in their drive for a Super Bowl ring.
So... without further adieu... with the 31st overall pick in the MHR Community Mock Draft, the Denver Broncos (finally!) select...
Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
Kyle Fuller is arguably the best corner in this draft class. He is a solid cover corner and is a very physical player who loves to tackle. This addition would fit nicely with the theme of physical players the Broncos have added in free agency.
Aqib Talib is a great corner who excels in coverage with his physicality, but has struggled to stay on the field in recent years due to injuries. Chris Harris Jr. is recovering from an ACL tear, and while everyone is optimistic at his recover, it is unknown how his injury will affect him this year. Kayvon Webster played well at times last year, but also had times where he gave up big plays. I am personally not a fan of Tony Carter. He gets burned often by opposing receivers.
Kyle Fuller would come in and battle with Kayvon Webster for the starting CB role across from Aqib Talib. This would allow Denver to keep Chris Harris in the slot where he plays best and when the opposing team decided to run four receiver sets, Denver would have four solid corners to pair up across from them.
MHR readers agree with jmarlin8's pick, with Fuller getting nearly 2/3 of the community vote as of this writing. jmarlin8 made the pick before we ever opened it to vote.
One team left
We finish up the MHR Community Mock Draft this afternoon with the Seahawks at #32!
- Houston Texans (ten_fiver) - Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
- St. Louis Rams (3amigosriseagain) - Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
- Jacksonville Jaguars (Jon Heath) - Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
- Cleveland Browns (Mad Mel) - Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
- Oakland Raiders (Mancar) - Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo
- Atlanta Falcons (DeBroGermany) - Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Old Numero 7) - Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
- Minnesota Vikings (WYOrangeCrush) - Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
- Buffalo Bills (Arimaris) - Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
- Detroit Lions (OregonBronco) - Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
- Tennessee Titans (C-Pain) - Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
- New York Giants (DROPSWITCH) - Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
- St. Louis Rams (Nastyj) - Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh
- Chicago Bears (rstabenau) - Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, UCLA
- Pittsburgh Steelers (christiandomis) - Darqueze Denard, CB Michigan State
- Dallas Cowboys (ElwayFanJ) - Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State
- Baltimore Ravens (mikebirty) - Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville
- New York Jets (FlyingJet12) - Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State
- Miami Dolphins (@CPru37t) - Zack Martin, T/G, Notre Dame
- Arizona Cardinals (Braden.Montgomery) - Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State
- Green Bay Packers (pmmojo) - Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
- Philadelphia Eagles (Joseph Mahoney) - Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri
- Kansas City Chiefs (blazezeal) - Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU
- Cincinnati Bengals (Alec474) - Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
- San Diego Chargers (boltfanindenver) - Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota
- Cleveland Browns (Whorfin) - Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
- New Orleans Saints (OrangeCrush19) - Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State
- Carolina Panthers (horatiohog) - Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia
- New England Patriots (crushsg) - Eric Ebron, TE, UNC
- San Francisco 49ers (frankencrank) - C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama
- Denver Broncos (jmarlin8) - Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
- Seattle Seahawks (rclooman)