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2016 Denver Broncos Mock Draft Database: Pre-Combine Version

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Offensive tackle or tight end? A bulk of the pre-combine mock drafts have the Denver Broncos targeting either Jason Spriggs or Hunter Henry. One an offensive tackle, the other a tight end.

Frankly, it might make more sense to pick up a tight end if John Elway is able to get some guys healthy on the offensive line. First step would be restructuring Ryan Clady to a more friendly contract. Clady is a good fit for the zone scheme, but Elway will definitely need to draft or sign a better backup option in case he cannot stay healthy.

The second step would be to let Louis Vasquez go and resign Evan Mathis. Vasquez doesn't appear to be a good fit for the kind of play calls that are needed in this running game, while Mathis does appear to be so. Doing so will allow Ty Sambrailo to come in at right tackle and Max Garcia in at guard. Matt Paradis is clearly a quality starting center already in his young career.

Given all that, picking up a tight end could be a good choice with the 31st pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. This graph is continually updated as more mock drafts are compiled by SB Nation, which will be a pretty fun way to keep track of things.

2016 Mock Draft Database

Organization (Writer) Date
Bleacher Report (Matt Miller) Feb. 19
DraftTek (Staff) Feb. 19 (Lance Zierlein) Feb. 18
ESPN (Mel Kiper) Feb. 18 (Chad Reuter) Feb. 17
San Diego Union-Tribune (Eddie Brown) Feb. 17
Yahoo (Eric Edholm) Feb. 17 (Daniel Jeremiah) Feb. 16
Walter Football (Walter Cherepinsky) Feb. 16
FanSpeak (Steve Shoup) Feb. 16
Metro U.S. (Matt Burke) Feb. 15
CBS Sports (Dane Brugler) Feb. 15
CBS Sports (Rob Rang) Feb. 15
CSN Mid-Atlantic (Ben Standig) Feb. 15
Bleacher Report (Justis Mosqueda) Feb. 15
Walter Football (Charlie Campbell) Feb. 15
Baltimore Sun (Jon Meoli) Feb. 15
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Charean Williams) Feb. 12
NESN (Staff) Feb. 12
247Sports (Luke Rodgers) Feb. 11
Rotoworld (Josh Norris) Feb. 11
Draft King (Lou Pickney) Feb. 11
Sports Illustrated (Chris Burke) Feb. 10
Florida Times-Union (Hays Carlyon) Feb. 10
Toronto Sun (Dan Bilicki) Feb. 10
Sporting News (Eric Galko) Feb. 8
TheScore (Dan Wilkins) Feb. 8
SB Nation (Dan Kadar) Feb. 8
Draft Breakdown (Jeff Risdon) Feb. 8
Newsday (Nick Klopsis) Feb. 8
CSN Philly (Jared Sherman) Feb. 8
USA Today (Nate Davis) Feb. 8
NJ Advance Media (Darryl Slater) Feb. 7
ESPN (Todd McShay) Feb. 3
Pro Football Focus (Steve Palazzolo) Feb. 2
USA Today (Jon Ledyard) Feb. 1
Arizona Republic (Bob McManaman) Jan. 29
Draft Countdown (Scott Wright) Jan. 26
USA Today (Jonah Tuls) Jan. 26
FOX Sports (Peter Schrager) Jan. 26 (Bucky Brooks) Jan. 17
Washington Post (John Harris) Jan. 13
TheBigLead (Jason McIntyre) Jan. 13
CSN Philly (Paul Hudrick) Jan. 11