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Todd McShay's first 2015 mock draft has Miami linebacker Denzel Perryman going to Broncos

Denver could certainly use depth at the linebacker position.

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Todd McShay released his first 2015 NFL mock draft over at ESPN earlier this week (subscription required). He projected Miami linebacker Denzel Perryman to go the Broncos with the 32nd pick.

(Of note, McShay's draft order was based on current win-loss standings with strength of schedule serving as the tie-breaker. With that said, MHR has no doubt Denver will be selecting 32nd in April.)

Here's McShay's reasoning for the Perryman selection:

The Broncos have dealt with several injuries at the linebacker position this season, and Perryman is a good value at this spot. I've been really impressed with what I've seen from him on tape; he's a very good tackler with the ability to deliver a big hit, above-average range versus the run and good anticipation and diagnostic skills.'

McShay has a point: Denver has been battling injuries at linebacker. So much so that Todd Davis—who? exactly—may be starting on Monday.

Perryman is a 6-foot, 243-pound senior linebacker that was a finalisit for the 2014 Butkus Award and a third-team AP All-American this season. He started tweleve games this year, totaling 105 tackles (8.5 for losses), two sacks, three forced fumbles, and an interception.

Perryman is ranked 57th among Dan Kadar's top 100 prospects and third among his top 19 inside linebackers. Walter Football ranks Perryman first among inside linebacker and mocks him going 40th overall to Chicago.

Perryman's projected stock will fluctuation following the NFL combine and pre-draft workouts, but he's definately a name to keep an eye on. The Super Bowl is 43 days away. Once it's over, draft season will be upon us.