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2015 NFL Draft report: Broncos are expected to draft Cameron Erving at No. 28 if he's available

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According to KUSA-TV's Mike Klis, he expects the Denver Broncos to select Florida State's versatile offensive lineman Cameron Erving if he is still available at 28.

Let's back up to the beginning. Day 1 of the draft, Thursday, is allocated solely to the first round. There will be 32 picks. The Broncos, who don't pick until the No. 28 overall selection, will likely come away with an offensive tackle, unless in the unlikely event Florida State center Cameron Erving is still available.

Erving makes perfect sense for the Broncos who have multiple holes along their offensive line. His athleticism, foot quickness, and natural strength make him a great fit in Gary Kubiak's zone-blocking scheme.

If the Broncos do indeed select Erving in the first round of the draft I believe he will be a day one starter for the Broncos. I think he best translates to center in the NFL, but some believe he can play right tackle as well. Both positions are an area of need for the Broncos.

The Broncos currently have Manny Ramirez, recently acquired Gino Gradkowski and second-year center Matt Paradis currently at center. Ramirez is a poor fit in Kubiak's offense, Gradkowski isn't great, and Paradis spent last season on the practice squad.

I know Erving would be a popular pick in Broncos Country, and here on Mile High Report. I have my doubts that a prospect like him who is full of potential and upside will last until 28. I believe the Broncos could consider trading up for him, but probably will stay put and take the best available player on their board at 28.

Read my full scouting report on Florida State center Cameron Erving here.

Go Broncos!