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NFL Mock Draft 2015: 'Tis the season to be mocking, fa la la - Horse Tracks

Now that the 2015 NFL Combine is over, the mock drafts will begin flooding our news feeds. So why not start now?

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Since SB Nation seems to be stuck on Maxx Williams to the Denver Broncos in both of their recent mock drafts here and here, I decided it would be more interesting to run a few simulations through Fanspeak's Mock Draft Simulator, since I have little patience doing the work a real NFL scout does.

The draft is seven grueling rounds culminating months of research, analysis, interviews and guesswork. Let's get it all done in the next 60 seconds, shall we?

First Round - Benardrick McKinney, ILB, Mississippi State

As a late first round pick, McKinney is a perfect pick for a team shifting to a 3-4 defense. John Elway loves defensive talent in the first round and unless some amazing fall of a better talent comes around, getting a stud ILB is just what Wade Phillips needs to take this new defense to the next level.

Von Miller, DeMarcus Ware, Brandon Marshall and Danny Trevathan. I see no true inside linebacker in that group, but good Lord what a collection of talent right there. That made this pick difficult, but it just felt right to get a true inside linebacker on the roster, especially since Nate Irving could be moving on in free agency.

Second Round - Ty Sambrailo, OT, Colorado State

The Denver Broncos have already met with Sambrailo and few teams need a right tackle more than they do, so I would expect them to pick up the homegrown talent out of Colorado State. If the Broncos pick up a veteran guard in free agency like Mike Iupati or even bring back Orlando Franklin than the offensive line would be in great shape heading into the 2015 regular season.

Third Round - Clive Walford, TE, Miami (Fl.)

After Walford's solid effort at the NFL Combine over the weekend, he may not be the third round projection he was last week. However, Elway has shown a tenacity to get the guys he wants in the draft and trading back up into the late second or early third for a guy with the potential that Walford has could be worth looking at.

After all, everyone knows Julius Thomas will be with the Oakland Raiders next year just like his daddy wants.

Fifth Round - Corey Robinson, OT, South Carolina

Robinson is a massive human being at 6'7", 325 pounds. He is surprisingly agile against speed rushers and could be a beast in Gary Kubiak's zone blocking scheme. At the very least, he is a fifth round draft pick who provides the kind of solid depth to an offensive line has been lacking for a few years now.

You can never have enough "big uglies" as they say.

Fifth Round - Cameron Artis-Oayne, RB, Auburn

A stone's throw from the Terrell Davis draft position, Elway picks up a patient runner who waits for blocks to develop before hitting the hole and may just be a perfect fit for the zone block scheme. Fighting the knock that "he's slow" rings eerily true of that aforementioned future Hall of Fame running back in Davis.

Since we're trying to resurrect the good ole days of the late 90s, why not bring in some running back competition to boot?

Sixth Round - Chucky Hunter, NT, TCU

The biggest question is whether Terrance Knighton is resigned. Pot Roast would make the transition to a 3-4 so much sweeter, but if he decides to move on to greener pastures then the Broncos will need to lock in some young nose tackle talent to groom for years to come. They'll need to rely on more veteran players for 2015, since the learning curve is usually steep at this position.

Hunter is a humble guy who works his tail off and in the sixth round a worth-while risk.

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