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2014 NFL Draft: Denver Broncos Draft Live Blog (Picks 19-32)

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I hate to say this, but the 2014 NFL Draft has gone exactly the wrong way for Denver Broncos fans. Nearly every position of need has had a run, while quarterbacks are dropping like stones. It's almost to the point where John Elway could have his pick of a half dozen "first round" quarterback prospects. Yippie!

That said, there is still hope. There is a wealth of cornerbacks still available in this years' draft, but the next ten picks will tell the tail of whether or not the Broncos will get a dynamic starter for the 2014 NFL season. Of course, there's always a sexy first round offensive guard that will move Orlando Franklin back outside.

NOTE: Keep refreshing this page after each pick as I will be updating this thread live with reactions from our own MHR Staffers. Go Broncos!

MHR's Top 5 Available

Rank Player Position Avg. Rank
1. Nix, Louis DT 22.36
2. Lee, Marqise WR 24.45
3. Carr, Derek QB 26.27
4. Ealy, Kony DE 30.91
5. Su'a-Filo, Xavier OG 31.45

First Round - 2014 NFL Draft

2014 NFL Draft - Round 1
1 HOU Jadeveon Clowney South Carolina No surprise here. The Texans get Jadeveon Clowney to pair with J.J Watt. Andrew Luck does not approve of this.~Scotty
Clowney has the worst pressure % of any defensive lineman taken #1 overall, if he succeeds it will only be because of Watt.~Topher
2 STL Greg Robinson Auburn The Rams get a very good Tackle prospect in Robinson. He's a helluva run blocker, and a very good pass blocker. He's been compared to some of the greats like Orlando Pace and Walter Jones. ~Scotty
Smart pick by the Rams, better if they could have traded down but can't get lucky twice and get the haul they did with Griffin. Now if they nab a WR later in the draft they should continue to compete (but lose to) in the NFC W. ~Topher
3 JAX Blake Bortles Central Florida This a big surprise. I think the Jags could have traded back and taken Bortles, but the Jags needed a QB really bad. Good pick, but should have traded back. ~Scotty
Jags fans can expect Bortles to never have a winning record, again. When your team is that bad no QB, minus an elite few, are going to win. ~Topher
4 PHI Sammy Watkins Clemson The Bills trade up and get the best receiver in the draft. Adding Watkins give E.J Manuel another option to go along with Stevie Johnson and C.J Spiller. ~Scotty
Watkins adds a real weapon at WR that they've lacked for a while to go with two solid RB's. ~Topher
5 OAK Khalil Mack Buffalo Well that sucks. The Raiders get the best player in the draft in my opinion. Get used to be knocked on your butt by Ryan Clady Mack! ~Scotty
Raiders continue their trend of drafting better since the passing of Al Davis, Mack adds talent to a defense that lacked bite after they lost all that talent after 2012. ~Topher
6 CLE Jake Matthews Texas A&M The Falcons get their LT. They get a LT to block for Matty "Ice" Ryan. Bloodlines! ~Scotty
They need a tackle, but they also need to upgrade at TE and on defense. Not bad. ~Topher
7 TAM Mike Evans Texas A&M The Bucs get another 6'5 receiver to pair with Vincent Jackson. A good pick for the Bucs. ~Scotty
Bucs don't have a lot of needs so adding more weapons for new coach Lovie Smith is smart. ~Topher
8 CLE Justin Gilbert Oklahoma State The Browns get Justin Gilbert to pair with Joe Haden. The Browns have a very good defense. ~Scotty
Browns waste the 1st rounder they picked up moving down to move up and select a solid CB. Good pick, bad move trading down. ~Topher
9 MIN Anthony Barr UCLA The Vikings get a very good pass rusher with a ton of upside! Barr will help replace Jared Allen. ~Scotty
Vikings need a pass rusher to replace Jared Allen and Barr is my favorite pass rusher in this draft. ~Topher
10 DET Eric Ebron North Carolina The Lions just themselves another weapon to go along with Reggie Bush, Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. The Lions have a very explosive offense. ~Scotty
Ebron is the best TE in this draft but considering the state of the Lions roster I don't like this pick. ~Topher
11 TEN Taylor Lewan Michigan The Titans get themselves a big Left Tackle to help protect Jake Locker. Very good pick for the Titans. ~Scotty
Titans already have a good OL so this surprises me, with the age of their OL, might be looking to move this guy around in camp to see where he can play. ~Topher
12 NYG Odell Beckham LSU The Giants get themselves a weapon to replace Hakeem Nicks, and another receiver for Eli Manning. The very explosive Beckham Jr is a good pick for the Giants ~Scotty
Coughlin is holding this team together with duct tape and his will power, give Eli some weapons is a nice place to begin the fix. ~Topher
13 STL Aaron Donald Pittsburgh Congrats Nastyj for mocking this pick perfectly in our community mock draft! ~MHR Staff
The Rams get themselves a very good defensive player here in Aaron Donald. The Rams have a very scary defensive line. Chris Long, Michael Brockers, Donald and Quinn. Damn. ~Scotty
The Rams lost out with both Evans and Beckham being taken before it came to them but they grab a great DT to add to their already fantastic defense. ~Topher
14 CAR Kyle Fuller Virginia Tech The Bears get themselves a very good corner prospect who should thrive in Chicago. ~Scotty
Bears have serious needs on defense since the firing of Lovie Smith. Fuller might fix at least one of those issues. ~Topher
15 NO Ryan Shazier Ohio State NOOOOOOOOOO (breath) NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ~Scotty
He's talented but considering the massive issues across their entire defense, I don't think he's what they need to begin to fix their defense, let alone their offense. ~Topher
16 DAL Zack Martin Notre Dame The Cowboys get one of the best players in the entire draft in Zach Martin. He's super versatile and will help fix the Cowboys Offensive Line. ~Scotty
Jerry Jones makes a smart pick trying to protect Romo, I believe 3 of Romo's 10 INT's came when hit. ~Topher
17 BAL C.J. Mosely Alabama The Ravens get another Linebacker to play alongside second year Pro Arthur Brown. Ozzie Newsome loves his Alabama players. ~Scotty
The Ravens like to draft defense and while I'm not a Mosley fan he fits what they want and can work within their system. ~Topher
18 NYJ Calvin Pryor Louisville The Jets get themselves a hard hitting strong safety in Calvin Pryor. He's the type of player that Rex Ryan loves. ~Scotty
The Jets upgraded nearly every position on offense, smart pick to upgrade their defense, classic Rex Ryan pick. ~Topher
19 MIA Ja'Wuan James Tennessee The Dolphins really need help on their offensive line, and they get themselves a Left Tackle here. ~Scotty
James is a surprising pick, was considered a late 2nd round pick, and might take a season or two to adjust. Don't like it. ~Topher
20 NO Brandin Cooks Oregon State The Saints get themselves another toy for Sean Payton and Drew Brees to play with on offense. Good pick for the Saints. ~Scotty
The Saints move up for a good WR but they have much more glaring needs on defense, especially their secondary. ~Topher
21 GB Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Alabama Ted Thompson is one of the best GM's for a reason. The Packers get themselves a ball hawking safety for Dom Capers. ~Scotty
The Packers snap a great safety right in front of the Eagles noses, fantastic pick, Packers lucky he fell. ~Topher
22 CLE Johnny Manziel Texas A&M The Browns trade up ahead of the Chiefs to take Johnny Football! I like the fit. Manziel, Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron. ~Scotty
I hate Manziel but even I feel bad for him, the Browns are losing picks with these moves and then picking players that don't fit their offense. ~Topher
23 KC Dee Ford Auburn Wow, questionable pick here. The Chiefs have Tamba Hali and Justin Houston. Where's Dee Ford going to play? ~Scotty
The Chiefs continue to add quality pass rushers and facing QB's like Peyton and Rivers you need them, just not sure where he'll play. ~Topher
24 CIN Darqueze Dennard Michigan State The Bengals get themselves a physical corner to replace their aging corners on the roster. I wanted him in Denver. ~Scotty
The Bengals get a steal getting Dennard this late, grabbing up a quick corner who fits their scheme well. ~Topher
25 SD Jason Verrett TCU The Chargers badly need secondary help and they get Jason Verrett to help out their secondary. ~Scotty
Chargers biggest weakness last year was their secondary and Verrett was sitting right where he was expected, good, safe pick. ~Topher
26 PHI Marcus Smith Louisville The Eagles get themselves a solid pass rusher for their defense. I think he could have been had in the second round, but never can go wrong with pass rushers. ~Scotty
The Eagles make an odd selection in Smith, taken early and an odd fit for their defense as a pass rusher, will take time to get up to NFL level of production. ~Topher
27 ARI Deone Bucannon Washington State Wow, I expected him to go in the 2nd or 3rd. Surprised they didn't take Carr or Bridgewater here. ~Scotty
The Cards need serious offensive help but this guy is a quality SS who adds physicality to an already tough defense. ~Topher
28 CAR Kelvin Benjamin Florida State Not a huge surprise here. The Panthers need playmakers at receiver(or anyone really) so they add the big Kelvin Benjamin for Cam Newton. ~Scotty
The Panthers needed a WR no matter what, they need a tackle but with none really left for this value, Benjamin will immediately be the #1 WR on this offense. ~Topher
29 NE Dominique Easley Florida Easly is coming off two torn ACL's, but is a dominant player when healthy. Solid pick for the Pats. ~Scotty
Easley is a great player when healthy and the Pats know their defensive lineman, hard to see the downside. I like Nix better but Easley isn't a bad option. ~Topher
Between Wilfork and Easley, Belichick is banking on doctors being able to piece one player together for the interior of the DL. ~Bronco Mike
30 SF Jimmie Ward Northern Illinois The Niners get themselves a very good versatile player in Jimmie Ward. He will fit in very well in Jim Harbaughs defense. ~Scotty
Surprising considering Ward was expected to be in the late 2nd, but Ward is a well rounded player that fits with what Jim Harbaugh likes to do. ~Topher
31 DEN Bradley Roby Ohio State Bradley Roby is the one guy I really expressed hope for with the Broncos at #31, so I must say I am very pleased. ~Tim Lynch
Solid pick! You need corners, and he will fit in nicely with Talib and Chris Harris! ~Scotty
The Broncos grab a solid corner who will fit in well, especially considering the health issues surrounding Harris and Talib and the development of Webseter. ~Topher
32 MIN Teddy Bridgewater Louisville I love this pick for the Vikings! Adrian Peterson has to be excited. Adding Teddy to that offense should make the Vikings a competitive team in 2014. ~Scotty
Vikings grab my top QB in the draft to go along with Barr early in the 1st, smart round for them. ~Topher