The Denver Broncos selected former Utah tackle Garett Bolles in the first-round of the 2017 NFL Draft. The physical and athletic tackle will likely be the Broncos starting left tackle this upcoming season and fills a big hole on the Broncos offensive line.
Now, the Broncos enter day two of the NFL draft with three picks to add talent and will likely look to add that "juice" that Head Coach Vance Joseph said he wanted earlier this offseason.
So let's take a look at how I see day two of the 2017 NFL Draft going for the Denver Broncos.
|2||51||Joe Mixon||Running Back||Oklahima||6'1"||226lbs|
This is a highly controversial pick, but the Broncos brought in Mixon and have been talking him up ever since, so I think they would consider him in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft. His exact placement in this draft is unknown because of his off the field concerns, but if he's there at 51, I think the Broncos do it.
Would not be surprised in the least to see the #Broncos take a run at Mixon in the 2nd round.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) April 28, 2017
Mixon would give the Broncos the "juice" on the offensive side of the ball that Head Coach Vance Joseph said he was looking for earlier this offseason. If Mixon did not have any off the field issues, he likely would have challenged or been the first running back taken in the 2017 NFL Draft. He's that talented and can help out in multiple ways on the offense.
I don't make comparison's often but I see a lot of Steeler's running back Le'Veon Bell in Mixon's game, and some have even compared him to Arizona Cardinals runner David Johnson. He's that talented and would be an instant playmaker for whoever drafts him.
Now, drafting Mixon your organization is going to take a bit of a PR hit because of his past issues. He punched a young woman a few years back and ended up breaking her jaw. The video is disgusting and damning for Mixon, but he served his punishment and has recently settled this incident so it looks like people are ready to move and hope he turns his life around. The Broncos have a good locker room, culture, and great PR staff to do this
I think they highly consider it later today.
|3||82||Cooper Kupp||Wide Receiver||Eastern Washington||6'2"||204lbs|
One thing has been consistent during the draft process and that has been the Broncos interest in slot receivers so I have them going with one of my favorite prospects here in the third round.
Kupp was downright dominant at Eastern Washington and had success against corners like Sidney Jones and Marcus Peters during his college career. He also showed off his skill set at the Senior Bowl earlier this winter as well.
He will slide into the slot position and give Trevor Siemian/Paxton Lynch a big and reliable slot target who has the potential to be a very good player in the NFL.
|3||101||Tanoh Kpassagnon||Defensive End||Villanova||6'7"||289lbs|
Tanoh Kpassagon looks the part of an NFL player but is probably the rawest prospect in the draft. He's tall, long, very long arms, shredded physique and has the upside to be a dominant defensive player in this league.
He needs to land with a very good and established defensive line coach to reach his potential and that is exactly what the Broncos have with Bill Kollar. This will be a pet project for him and potentially a rotational player early on.
The raw power and athleticism are already there, but if he can learn the technique and figure out what he's doing, man...look out, he will be great.