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Horse Tracks: Day 3 thoughts

Good Morning Broncos Country!

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The Broncos in recent history have been done very well on day three on the NFL Draft. In 2011, they drafted Julius Thomas in the fourth round, and Virgil Green in the 7th round. In 2012, they came away with Malik Jackson and Danny Trevathan in the fifth and sixth rounds, and Omar Bolden in the fourth round. They also took Matt Paradis last year in the sixth round, and he very well might be our starting center this season.

Who will be the Broncos steal on day three this year?

The Broncos should draft Jay Ajayi:

I know most of you are against drafting running backs, but Ajayi would be a steal if he's there at our fourth round pick.

He is my second favorite back in this draft, and would be a great fourth round pick.

Best Available Players:

Quarterbacks: Brett Hundley and Bryce Petty

If the Broncos do indeed want a quarterback these two are the best of the rest. I wouldn't mind either of them in the fourth round.

My money is on Bonner in the 5th or 6th round.

Running backs: Jay Ajayi, David Cobb, and Jeremy Langford

I think that the Broncos are going to draft a back at some point today. My two choices would be Jay Ajayi(see above) and David Cobb. I believe Cobb would be a perfect fit in Gary Kubiak's offense.

Zach Zenner is a late round option to watch

Wide Receivers: Tre McBride, Stefon Diggs, and Rashad Greene

I'm surprised that all three are still available at this point. All three should go quickly in the fourth round today.

Tight ends: Nick O'Leary and Blake Bell

I think that the Broncos are(finally) done adding tight ends to this roster, but who knows with Kubiak.

Offensive tackles: La'el Collins and T.J. Clemmings

If you would have told me a week ago that Clemmings and Collins would both be available on day 3 I would have called you some rude names, but here we are.

Collins is likely to go undrafted at this point. He has threatened not to sign any contract if he wasn't picked during yesterday's portion of the draft. Plus the whole murder cloud hanging over him. It's a tough situation for him(if innocent).

T.J. Clemmings medicals must be pretty bad. I still wouldn't mind the Broncos spending a day three pick on him

Guards: Jarvis Harrison, Tre Jackson and Mark Giowinsk

I expect the Broncos to come away with a couple interior guys today. When and who is the big question.

Centers: Max Garcia, Reese Dismukes, Shaq Mason, and Andy Gallik

I'll be surprised if one of the names mentioned weren't a Denver Broncos player by days end

Defensive ends: Marcus Hardison, Ray Drew, and Gabe Wright

I don't see a ton of 5-tech guys left. Marcus Hardison is probably the best one left. Gabe Wright is another interesting option.

Nose Tackle: Grady Jarrett, Michael Bennett, Ellis McCarthy and Joey Mbu

I'm shocked that Grady Jarrett fell this far. Someone is going to get a damn good football player. Same with Bennett.

I think the Broncos come away with a nose tackle at some point.

Outside linebacker: Kyle Emmanuel, Davis Tull, Zach Hodges and Max Valles

After getting Ray in the first round, I do not think we're adding another edge rusher.

Inside linebacker: Ramik Wilson, Taiwan Jones, Jake Ryan, Haynes Pullard, and Ben Heeney

The Broncos are hurting at inside linebacker right now. I'd love to add Taiwan Jones or Jake Ryan to the mix.

Cornerbacks: Charles Gaines, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Josh Shaw, Kevin White, and Doran Grant

Overall I think the Broncos are set at corner. I wouldn't mind taking a flier on Ifo.

Safety: Derron Smith, Anthony Harris, Adrian Amos, Kurtis Drummond, Gerod Holliman, and Chris Hackett

Safety is another position I could see being adding on day 3. I wouldn't mind a player like Amos.

A Day 3 mock draft:


Broncos News:

Sports Illustrated's Joan Niesen profiles Ray
Phil Milani caught up with Sports Illustrated's Joan Niesen to talk about her recent feature on Shane Ray, the Broncos first round pick.

Shane Ray introductory press conference
Shane Ray was introduced at a press conference earlier today as the newest member of the Denver Broncos.

Ray's mother: 'Such a great opportunity'

Sebrina Johnson, Shane Ray's mother, gives her thoughts on her son becoming a Denver Bronco.

Elway likes versatility in Sambrailo

John Elway shares his thought on selecting Ty Sambrailo in the 2nd Round.

Sambrailo gets the call

Tackle Ty Sambrailo gets the call from the Broncos war room alerting him he's staying in Colorado.

Broncos draft Jeff Heuerman

In the 3rd round of the 2015 NFL draft, the Broncos select Jeff Heuerman.

Elway: 'We think a lot of Jeff Heuerman'

John Elway shares his thoughts on selecting Jeff Heuerman in the third round.

Heuerman gets the call

Tight end Jeff Heuerman gets the call from the Broncos draft room.

Elway, Kubiak react to day 2 picks
EVP/GM John Elway and head coach Gary Kubiak talk about the team drafting tackle Ty Sambrailo and tight end, Jeff Heuerman.

Broncos select OSU TE Jeff Heuerman in 3rd
The Broncos have picked Ohio State tight end Jeff Heuerman at No. 92 overall in the third round of the NFL Draft.

How He Fits: Second-round pick Ty Sambrailo
The No. 59 overall selection will compete for playing time at right tackle right away.

How He Fits: Third-round TE Jeff Heuerman
The former Ohio State tight end is big, bruising and has some upside.

How Ty Sambrailo and Jeff Heuerman stood out to the Broncos
Physical talent and versatile skill sets weren't all that made Ty Sambrailo and Jeff Heuerman attractive draft prospects for the Broncos.

Broncos select CSU T Ty Sambrailo in 2nd round
The Broncos have picked Colorado State tackle Ty Sambrailo at No. 59 overall in the second round of the NFL Draft.

Horse Tracks:

Pressing questions heading into draft's final day -
Two more quarterbacks were taken on Day 2 of the NFL Draft, leaving UCLA's Brett Hundley still on the board. Around The NFL's Conor Orr looks at some questions heading into the draft's final day.

Titans add talented WR Dorial Green-Beckham -
The Titans continue to reload on offense. A day after taking Marcus Mariota, Tennessee selects wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham with the No. 40th pick.

Giants trade up to select Alabama safety Landon Collins -
The Giants started the second round on Friday with a trade for the Titans' No. 33 pick, where Big Blue selected Alabama safety, Landon Collins.

Saints select QB Garrett Grayson in third round -
The New Orleans Saints selected quarterback Garrett Grayson in the third round on Friday. Will he be Drew Brees' eventual successor?

Draft wait continues for LSU lineman La'el Collins -
As LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins continues to try to get his name cleared in a murder investigation for which he is not a suspect, the NFL draft continues to pass on him. And according to his agent, Collins will now pass on signing a contract.

Dallas Cowboys take Randy Gregory with 60th pick -
Randy Gregory's wait to join an NFL team has ended. The Dallas Cowboys selected Gregory, a defensive end from Nebraska, with the 60th pick in the NFL Draft.