2014 NFL Draft: Denver Broncos Final Mock Draft Database

Jamie Sabau

Here is our final Denver Broncos mock draft database prior to tonight's huge NFL Draft extravaganza! I went back to The Huddle Report's top mockers based on their five year-long scoring system. This should provide the best intelligent guess for who the Broncos might target tonight in the first round.

Broncos Mock Draft Database

Mock Draft Player Position College Last Updated
Mocking the Draft Ryan Shazier OLB Ohio State 5/05
CBS Sports - Rob Rang Joel Bitonio OL Nevada 5/05
CBS Sports - Dane Brugler Ryan Shazier OLB Ohio State 5/05
CBS Sports - Pete Prisco C.J. Mosley ILB Alabama 5/06
CBS Sports - Pat Kirwan Timmy Jernigan DT Florida State 5/07
CBS Sports - Will Brinson Demarcus Lawrence DE Boise State 5/05
Draft King Scott Chrichton DE Oregon State 5/07
DraftTek Xavier Su'a-Filo OG UCLA 5/07
Guy's NFL Draft Lockerroom Stephon Tuitt DL Notre Dame 5/07
My NFL Draft Kony Ealy DE Missouri 5/07
NFL Draft Geek Ra'Shede Hageman DT Minnesota 5/08
Walter Football C.J. Mosley ILB Alabama 5/08
Walter Football (Campbell) C.J. Mosley ILB Alabama 5/08
Draft Season (Onebar) Xavier Su'a-Filo OG UCLA 5/07
Draft Season (Lomas) Kyle Fuller CB Virginia Tech 5/08
Draft Season (Ultimate) Xavier Su'a-Filo OG UCLA 5/06
SI (King) Ra'Shede Hageman DT Minnesota 5/06
Football's Future Joel Bitonio OL Nevada 5/08
Fantasy Football Auction Ryan Shazier OLB Ohio State 5/07
The Football Expert Ra'Shede Hageman DT Minnesota 5/07
NFL Draft Room Kelvin Benjamin WR Florida State 5/06
Football Draft Analysis Xavier Su'a-Filo OG UCLA 5/08
ESPN (Mel Kiper) Jason Verrett CB TCU 5/07
ESPN (Todd McShay) Xavier Su'a-Filo OG UCLA 5/05
Mike Mayock Jason Verrett CB TCU 5/07
Daniel Jeremiah Joel Bitonio OL Nevada 5/05
Charles Davis Joel Bitonio OL Nevada 5/06
Charley Casserly Xavier Su'a-Filo OG UCLA 5/07
Bucky Brooks Xavier Su'a-Filo OG UCLA 5/01
Brian Baldinger Xavier Su'a-Filo OG UCLA 4/24
Matt Smith Morgan Moses OT Virginia 5/07
Chase Goodbread Jason Verrett CB TCU 5/07
Mile High Report (Community) Kyle Fuller CB Virginia Tech 5/07

Most Mocked Players

  1. Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG, UCLA (8)
  2. Joel Bitonio, OL, Nevada (4)
  3. Four-way tie (3 - see below)

Four players were mock-drafted to the Broncos three times each - OLB Ryan Shazier, DT Ra'Shede Hageman, ILB C.J. Mosley, and CB Jason Verrett.

Most Mocked Positions

  1. Offensive Lineman (13)
  2. Defensive Lineman (8)
  3. Linebacker (6)
  4. Cornerback (5)

A look at those who mock well

My personal preference heading into the first round is obviously centered around a few key positions on defense. Namely, the inside linebacker position and outside at cornerback. There have been rumors that John Elway and the Denver Broncos may be looking to move up in this years' NFL Draft tonight. That could be exciting!

This mock draft database is centered around a collection of top mock drafters based on The Huddle Report's ranking system. Let's see where the final count winds up.

Top 5 Year Average Mock Drafters
Ranking Mocker Broncos Selection
3 Ben Standig Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State
4 Dan Kadar Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State
5 Mel Kiper Jr. Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
7 Doug Martz Broncos Trade Back (Lame!)
9 Scott Wright Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State
10 Will Spencer Stephon Tuitt, DT, Notre Dame
11 Al Fronczak Xavier Sua-Filo, G, UCLA
13 Luchene & Mecino C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama
15 Ryan McCrystal Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri
15 Ken Zalis RaShede Hageman, DT, Minnesota
2013 Top Mocker Drafters
3 Mike Mayock Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
5 Brad Clark Xavier Su'a-Filo, G, UCLA
6 Forrest N. Long Xavier Su'a-Filo, G, UCLA
7 Matthew Jones Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri
8 Rob Staton C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama
10 Cody Benjamin Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska

Mock Draft Positions Review

1. Cornerback

The tide is turning with the "sharps" and cornerback is pretty much even with the linebacker as the Denver Broncos most important positional needs. Fortunately, the 2014 NFL Draft looks fairly stacked at the cornerback position, so John Elway will have his pick of the litter so to speak at #31.

Standing atop my wishlist at the cornerback position is Bradley Roby out of Ohio State. The guy plays like the infamous cornerbacks playing up in Seattle and this is a copycat league after all. I'd really love to see a rematch with the Seahawks with a fully healthy roster.  Only a few more months, people!

2. Linebacker

Ryan Shazier remains in the running as the favorite to end up being a Bronco, but that just tells me he is the least likely guy on the board to actually become a Bronco tonight. With Elway looking to trade up, he definitely has a specific player in mind and I'm wondering if that guy is one C.J. Mosley. That would make me very happy.

The inside linebacker position has bee a glaring hole in Denver since Al Wilson's career was cut short with a neck injury in 2006, so it would be nice to have a dynamic athlete spearheading the defense in the middle.

3. Offensive Guard

Seriously, do these guys not know that Orlando Franklin is being moved inside? Given that fact, why on Earth would Elway draft Su'a-Filo?  To replace Franklin?  To Replace all-pro Louis Vasquez? Come on, do your freaking research guys!

The only way this makes sense is if Elway told Franklin of the position switch just to throw off the entire NFL, so he could then sit quietly and wait for Su'a-Filo to fall right into his lap at #31.  That's plausible.

4. Defensive Tackle/Defensive End

I do not think defensive tackle is high on the board for Elway and company, but defensive end could be a possibility. My biggest concern there is that it just doesn't follow the mentality that this team is just one or two players away from being the best team in football. Drafting a backup defensive end or tackle in the first round makes absolutely no sense from a championship sense.

That is why I highly doubt those picks as well. I think it comes down to linebacker or cornerback. The x-factor position isn't even listed here and that would the quarterback position. We should never underestimate the premium John Elway has on that position and if there is any doubt in Brock Osweiler at this point, we could see a quarterback in the first round.

12 hours to go people!

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