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2014 NFL Mock Draft: CB Kyle Fuller to the Denver Broncos with the 31st pick

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With the 31st pick in the 2014 Mile High Report Community Mock Draft, Denver Broncos GM jmarlin8 selects..

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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

Mock Draft

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.

Community Consensus

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!

  1. Houston Texans (ten_fiver) - Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
  2. St. Louis Rams (3amigosriseagain) - Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
  3. Jacksonville Jaguars (Jon Heath) - Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
  4. Cleveland Browns (Mad Mel) - Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
  5. Oakland Raiders (Mancar) - Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo
  6. Atlanta Falcons (DeBroGermany) - Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Old Numero 7) - Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
  8. Minnesota Vikings (WYOrangeCrush) - Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
  9. Buffalo Bills (Arimaris) - Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
  10. Detroit Lions (OregonBronco) - Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
  11. Tennessee Titans (C-Pain) - Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
  12. New York Giants (DROPSWITCH) - Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
  13. St. Louis Rams (Nastyj) - Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh
  14. Chicago Bears (rstabenau) - Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, UCLA
  15. Pittsburgh Steelers (christiandomis) - Darqueze Denard, CB Michigan State
  16. Dallas Cowboys (ElwayFanJ) - Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State
  17. Baltimore Ravens (mikebirty) - Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville
  18. New York Jets (FlyingJet12) - Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State
  19. Miami Dolphins (@CPru37t) - Zack Martin, T/G, Notre Dame
  20. Arizona Cardinals (Braden.Montgomery) - Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State
  21. Green Bay Packers (pmmojo) - Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
  22. Philadelphia Eagles (Joseph Mahoney) - Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri
  23. Kansas City Chiefs (blazezeal) - Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU
  24. Cincinnati Bengals (Alec474) - Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
  25. San Diego Chargers (boltfanindenver) - Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota
  26. Cleveland Browns (Whorfin) - Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
  27. New Orleans Saints (OrangeCrush19) - Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State
  28. Carolina Panthers (horatiohog) - Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia
  29. New England Patriots (crushsg) - Eric Ebron, TE, UNC
  30. San Francisco 49ers (frankencrank) - C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama
  31. Denver Broncos (jmarlin8) - Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
  32. Seattle Seahawks (rclooman)