28. Tank Carradine, DE, FSU
If not for his tragic injury in the season ender against Florida, some would have graded Carradine as a top 16 prospect
As you may have heard, Elvis Dumervil is gone and Dwight Freeney thinks it's 2007. Many fans believe that Derek Wolfe and Robert Ayers can slide on in and the defense won't skip a beat.
However, if the Broncos believed that to be totally true they wouldn't have entertained John Abraham and they still wouldn't be in talks with Dwight Freeney. If not for his tragic injury in the season ender against Florida, some would have graded Carradine as a top 16 prospect.
58. Johnathan Hankins, DT, OSU
Johnathan Hankins can help the Broncos stay young and physical at the defensive line.
The Broncos signed Terrance Knighton and Kevin Vickerson came back on as well, but Denver could still use some depth. Last year the Broncos defensive line played above their pay grade during the regular season, but it caught up to them in the playoff loss against the Ravens.
Johnathan Hankins can help the Broncos stay young and physical at the defensive line (something they have not had in awhile).
90. Robert Alford, CB, Southeastern Louisiana
Many scouts have dubbed Alford as a "diamond in the rough" for this year's draft.
Robert Alford may have went to a small school, but he was extremely dominant during his time there. Alford proved he could play with the big boys during the Senior Bowl. Alford is also a great special teams player, while down in Mobile he returned a kick off for 88 yards.
The Combine was extremely favorable to Alford as well. In every category Alford worked out in he posted in the top 5 for cornerbacks (a 4.39 in the forty). Many scouts have dubbed Alford as a "diamond in the rough" for this year's draft.
125. Shamarko Thomas, S, Syracuse
At worst, Thomas would make one hell of a special teams player his rookie year.
The Broncos aren't necessarily thin at safety, but they could use some insurance with Quinton Carter facing legal trouble and Mike Adams in the last year of his contract. Shamarko Thomas may be a bit short at 5'9, but he plays like a linebacker. At worst, Thomas would make one hell of a special teams player his rookie year.
161. Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M
Michael split carried with Ben Malena and Johnny Manziel last season and averaged 5.3 yards a carry over his career.
I think the Broncos are going to give it a go with the running back by committee approach this upcoming season. Who better to draft than one of the monsters from Texas A&M's three headed running attack? Michael split carried with Ben Malena and Johnny Manziel last season and averaged 5.3 yards a carry over his career.
Michael has had some injury concerns during his carreer, but he was a force at the combine, making scouts take notice. The Broncos have already set up a meeting with Michael.
310. Steve Greer, ILB, Virginia
This feels a bit silly mocking this low in the draft, but hey whatever. If the Broncos are truly comfortable with Nate Irving starting at middle line backer (which I'm not so sure they are) they won't draft a linebacker in the first two rounds.
Steve Greer is lunch pail player could contribute on special teams (similar to Steve Johnson last year). Greer was all over the field last season racking up 122 tackles. PSA: I apologize for the music in the following video...
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