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Horse Tracks: What is your dream draft for the Denver Broncos?

The Denver Broncos have eight selections in the 2018 NFL Draft. In your eyes, what would be your dream draft scenario for them?

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Good morning, Broncos Country.

We are just fifteen days away from the kick-off of the 2018 NFL Draft. It’s been a long offseason, but just ahead in the distance is the most exciting part of it all. The Denver Broncos have eight selections in this year’s draft, with all of them being in the top five rounds and Top 175 overall. It’s their golden opportunity to reforge a roster that could use significant talent upgrades at a handful of positions. We certainly don’t know who they are going to end up picking, but by now, most of us have a pretty good feeling as to who we’d like them to draft.

There is no right or wrong answer and most certainly there isn’t a fan base consensus, but it’s worth asking — Broncos Country, what is your dream draft for the Denver Broncos?

I’m likely in the minority here, but with their first pick — I’d like to see the Broncos pass on a quarterback and a blue-chip prospect at a position of need that will make an impact immediately in his rookie season. Quenton Nelson to bolster the offensive line would be just fine by me. . . and I’d do back-flips if the franchise opted to roll the dice on Roquan Smith or Tremaine Edmunds to be a cornerstone of their defense for years to come.

With their second pick, I’d like to see a dynamic playmaker added to the offensive side of the ball. It doesn’t necessarily have to be at #40. Heck, I wouldn’t bet against John Elway making an aggressive move back into the first round to add another franchise caliber player to the team. Maybe, it could be a running back — Ronald Jones is one of my favorites. And quite frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Broncos think he could add some much needed juice to the position. Speaking of juice, how about Derrius Guice? He’s the type of prospect who could really bring a smash mouth running game back to the Mile High City.

In the third round where they have two selections, I’d be thrilled if they added a defensive back from this year’s class that could eventually compete for a starting spot in their secondary. JC Jackson, Duke Dawson, M.J. Stewart or Tavarus McFadden are some Day 2 prospects at cornerback I happen to like. Rounding out the draft’s second day with an offensive lineman or receiver, where I think there will be good value, would be ideal. JaMarco Jones, Martinas Rankin, Michael Gallup, Cedrick Wilson or DaeSean Hamilton are prospects I’d love to see land in Denver.

As far as the third day goes, I’m hoping Denver can unearth some gems like they consistently have in years past. Is it too much to hope for a couple of mid-round steals that can make an impact in sub-packages or on special teams? Maybe it’s a pass rushing outside linebacker like Dorance Armstrong or a versatile defensive prospect like Oren Burks who could be moved around as a match-up chess piece. Perhaps a trench warrior like P.J. Hall, who could add some youth to the defensive line and help block kicks.

It’s just a little over two weeks away, but I can’t help but have my draft dreams for the Broncos. Sound off in the comments and share your ideal Broncos mock draft, or just throw down some knowledge on some of your favorite prospects and why you’d like to see them in orange and blue.

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