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NFL Draft 2018: Best available players for the Denver Broncos on Day 2

A lot of talent available for the Denver Broncos on Day 2 of the NFL Draft.

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The long-awaited first-round of the 2018 NFL Draft is now in the books. The Broncos came away with a steal at the 5th overall pick by taking North Carolina State defensive end/linebacker, Bradley Chubb. Now the Broncos and the rest of the NFL turn their sights to day two of the NFL Draft which kicks off later tonight.

I’m using SB Nation’s very own draft analysis Dan Kadar’s top 200 board for these rankings.

Top remaining players in the top 50

16: Harold Landry, Edge, Boston College

17: Maurice Hurst, DT Michigan

20: Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa

21: Derrius Guice, RB, LSU

22: Will Hernandez, G, UTEP

23: Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma

29: Connor Williams, OT, Texas

31: Harrison Phillips, DT, Stanford

33: Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma

36: James Daniels, C Iowa

37: Sam Hubbard, Edge, Ohio State

39. Ronald Jones II, RB, Southern California

40. Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State

41. Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia

43. Carlton Davis, CB, Auburn

44. Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama

45. Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State

47. Tim Settle, DL, Virginia Tech

48. Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M

49. Martinas Rankin, OT, Mississippi State

50. Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State

51. James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State

52. Brian O’Neill, OT, Pittsburgh

53. Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis

54. Jessie Bates III, S, Wake Forest

55. Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU

56. Tyrell Crosby, OT, Oregon

57. Uchenna Nwosu, Edge, Southern California

58. Kerryon Johnson, RB, Auburn

59. Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado

61. Rashaan Gaulden, CB, Tennessee

62. Arden Key, Edge, LSU

63. Jaylen Samuels, TE/WR/RB/FB, North Carolina State

64. Austin Corbett, G, Nevada

65. Justin Reid, S, Stanford

67. DJ Chark, WR, LSU

68. Braden Smith, G, Auburn

69. Rasheem Green, Edge, Southern California

70. Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas

71. Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan

72. Donte Jackson, CB, LSU

73. Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, Notre Dame

74. Jamarco Jones, OT, Ohio State

75. Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Edge, Oklahoma

What names to watch for the Broncos?

Guard Will Hernandez:

This one player the Broncos really, really want. It was reported by Sporting News’s Eric Galko that the Broncos would explore trading up back into the first-round for him if they had too.

Well, the first-round of the draft came and went and Hernandez did not get drafted, so they will continue to monitor his status tomorrow and try to move up if possible.

Running backs Derrius Guice Nick Chubb, and Ronald Jones

The Broncos are going to draft a running back, but who and where remains the big question. There is plenty of speculation about them taking one on day 3 because it is a deep class, but if Guice, Chubb or Jones falls to them, they may reconsider.

Guice is powerful, between the tackles runner who can step in as the Broncos starting running back right away. Jones is more explosive/home run hitter and would be a nice compliment to Devontae Booker and De’Angelo Henderson. Like Guice, Chubb is powerful between the tackles runner who could come in and start right away. He is one of my favorite players in this draft and would be an instant impact player.

Cornerbacks Carlton Davis, Isaiah Oliver, and Donte Jackson

The Broncos reportedly loved Denzel Ward in the first-round, but they never had a chance to select him. I expect them to address the cornerback position at some point during the draft and there will be a few names to consider at pick 40.

Auburn’s Carlton Davis and Colorado’s Isaiah Oliver can step in and play outside for the Broncos and bring the physicality that Talib brought to the cornerback position. If you’re looking for a speedy slot corner, LSU’s Donte Jackson could probably be had in the early third-round.

Offensive tackles Tyrell Crosby, Brian O’Neill, Martinas Rankin, and Jamarco Jones:

The Broncos traded for veteran Jared Veldheer but need an eventual replacement to groom behind him. Crosby and O’Neill would be potential options at 40 while Rankin and Jones could be considered in the third-round.

I expect the Broncos to add an offensive tackle but I don’t know when and who. The addition of Veldheer could allow them to add one later, or they could get one of the better developmental prospects in the second-round.

Inside Linebacker Fred Warner:

I’m narrowing down this list to BYU linebacker Fred Warner. They are looking for another coverage linebacker who can stick with tight ends and running backs, and Warner may be the best coverage linebacker left.

I think he can be had in the third-round, but I wouldn’t be shocked at all if he is taken in the second round by someone. He is one of my favorite prospects in the draft and I think he would be a great addition to the Broncos defense.

Wide receivers Christian Kirk, D.J. Chark, James Washington, Anthony Miller, Cortland Sutton, and Equanimeous St. Brown:

Wide receiver isn’t a big immediate need, but with Thomas and Sanders getting older and Carlos Henderson being a big question mark, wide receiver is an early day two dark horse pick for the Broncos.

James Washington was rumored to be a Broncos favorite in the second-round during the Senior Bowl and is a similar receiver to 2017 third-round pick, Carlos Henderson. Christian Kirk is a slot/special teams option for the Broncos, but I think he comes off the board early in the second round.

A name to watch is LSU wide receiver, D.J. Chark. Vance Joseph’s brother coached him at LSU, and Vance Joseph’s brother coached Carlos Henderson at Louisana Tech, so the connection is there. They brought him in for a visit and would give Case Keenum and deep threat option.

Two interesting names to watch are Cortland Sutton and Equanimeous St. Brown. They are both big body wide receivers who could replace Demaryius Thomas down the road.

Here are SB Nation’s Dan Kadar’s entire top 200 players with the first-round picks crossed off the list.

SB Nation’s Dan Kadar’s top 200 players

1. Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
1. Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
2. Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
3. Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama
4. Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia
5. Bradley Chubb, DE, North Carolina State
6. Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
7. Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
8. Sam Darnold, QB, Southern California
9. Vita Vea, DL, Washington
10. Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
11. Derwin James, S, Florida State
12. Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech
13. Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
14. Da’Ron Payne, DL, Alabama
15. Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville
16. Harold Landry, Edge, Boston College
17. Maurice Hurst, DL, Michigan
18. Isaiah Wynn, G, Georgia
19. Marcus Davenport, Edge, UTSA
20. Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa
21. Derrius Guice, RB, LSU
22. Will Hernandez, G, UTEP
23. Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma
24. Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama
25. Billy Price, C/G, Ohio State
26. Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville
27. Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
28. Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Boise State
29. Connor Williams, OT, Texas
30. Mike Hughes, CB, Central Florida
31. Harrison Phillips, DL, Stanford
32. Sony Michel, RB, Georgia
33. Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma
34. Taven Bryan, DL, Florida
35. D.J. Moore, WR, Maryland
36. James Daniels, C, Iowa
37. Sam Hubbard, Edge, Ohio State
38. Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA
39. Ronald Jones II, RB, Southern California
40. Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State
41. Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia
42. Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
43. Carlton Davis, CB, Auburn
44. Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama
45. Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State
46. Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina
47. Tim Settle, DL, Virginia Tech
48. Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
49. Martinas Rankin, OT, Mississippi State
50. Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State
51. James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State
52. Brian O’Neill, OT, Pittsburgh
53. Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis
54. Jessie Bates III, S, Wake Forest
55. Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
56. Tyrell Crosby, OT, Oregon
57. Uchenna Nwosu, Edge, Southern California
58. Kerryon Johnson, RB, Auburn
59. Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado
60. Rashaad Penny, RB, San Diego State
61. Rashaan Gaulden, CB/S, Tennessee
62. Arden Key, Edge, LSU
63. Jaylen Samuels, TE/WR/RB/FB, North Carolina State
64. Austin Corbett, G, Nevada
65. Justin Reid, S, Stanford
66. Frank Ragnow, C, Arkansas
67. DJ Chark, WR, LSU
68. Braden Smith, G, Auburn
69. Rasheem Green, Edge, Southern California
70. Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas
71. Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan
72. Donte Jackson, CB, LSU
73. Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, Notre Dame
74. Jamarco Jones, OT, Ohio State
75. Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Edge, Oklahoma
76. Geron Christian, OT, Louisville
77. Darius Leonard, LB, South Carolina State
78. Da’Shawn Hand, DL, Alabama
79. Duke Ejiofor, Edge, Wake Forest
80. P.J. Hall, DL, Sam Houston State
81. Fred Warner, LB, BYU
82. DeShon Elliott, S, Texas
83. Josey Jewell, LB, Iowa
84. Tarvarus McFadden, CB, Florida State
85. Marcus Allen, S, Penn State
86. Nick Nelson, CB, Wisconsin
87. Ian Thomas, TE, Indiana
88. B.J. Hill, DL, North Carolina State
89. Hercules Mata’afa, Edge, Washington State
90. Nick DeLuca, LB, North Dakota State
91. Shaquem Griffin, LB, Central Florida
92. Lorenzo Carter, Edge, Georgia
93. Kemoko Turay, Edge, Rutgers
94. Mason Cole, C, Michigan
95. Josh Sweat, Edge, Florida State
96. Deon Cain, WR, Clemson
97. M.J. Stewart, CB, North Carolina
98. Alex Cappa, OT, Humboldt State
99. Troy Fumagalli, TE, Wisconsin
100. Dante Pettis, WR, Washington
101. John Kelly, RB, Tennessee
102. Nathan Shepherd, DL, Fort Hays State
103. Holton Hill, CB, Texas
104. Marcell Ateman, WR, Oklahoma State
105. Nyheim Hines, RB, North Carolina State
106. Kevin Toliver, CB, LSU
107. Jeff Holland, Edge, Auburn
108. Poona Ford, DL, Texas
109. Genard Avery, LB, Memphis
110. Quenton Meeks, CB, Stanford
111. Quin Blanding, S, Virginia
112. Kentavius Street, Edge, North Carolina State
113. Auden Tate, WR, Florida State
114. Christopher Herndon, TE, Miami
115. Andrew Brown, DT/DE, Virginia
116. Michael Gallup, WR, Colorado State
117. DaeSean Hamilton, WR, Penn State
118. Taylor Hearn, G, Clemson
119. Tyquan Lewis, Edge, Ohio State
120. Durham Smythe, TE, Notre Dame
121. Jordan Lasley, WR, UCLA
122. Mark Walton, RB, Miami
123. J’Mon Moore, WR, Missouri
124. Derrick Nnadi, DL, Florida State
125. Armani Watts, S, Texas A&M
126. Wyatt Teller, G, Virginia Tech
127. Chad Thomas, Edge, Miami
128. Dorance Armstrong, Edge, Kansas
129. Kyzir White, S, West Virginia
130. Mike McCray, LB, Michigan
131. Deadrin Senat, DL, South Florida
132. Terrell Edmunds, S, Virginia Tech
133. Simmie Cobbs Jr., WR, Indiana
134. Anthony Averett, CB, Alabama
135. Christian Sam, LB, Arizona State
136. Michael Dickson, P, Texas
137. Allen Lazard, WR, Iowa State
138. Tony Brown, CB, Alabama
139. Trey Quinn, WR, SMU
140. Trey Flowers, S, Oklahoma State
141. Duke Dawson, CB, Florida
142. Jerome Baker, LB, Ohio State
143. David Bright, G, Stanford
144. Trenton Thompson, DL, Georgia
145. Dane Cruikshank, CB, Arizona
146. Korey Robertson, WR, Southern Miss
147. Jack Cichy, LB, Wisconsin
148. RJ McIntosh, DL, Miami
149. Jalyn Holmes, Edge, Ohio State
150. Parry Nickerson, CB, Tulane
151. Tre’Quan Smith, WR, Central Florida
152. Breeland Speaks, Edge, Mississippi
153. Sean Welsh, G, Iowa
154. Josh Adams, RB, Notre Dame
155. Tegray Scales, LB, Indiana
156. Toby Weathersby, OT, LSU
157. Dalton Schultz, TE, Stanford
158. Foley Fatukasi, DL, Connecticut
159. Ade Aruna, Edge, Tulane
160. Cole Madison, G, Washington State
161. Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon
162. Braxton Berrios, WR, Miami
163. Kalen Ballage, RB, Arizona State
164. Brett Toth, OT, Army
165. Akrum Wadley, RB, Iowa
166. Jordan Whitehead, S, Pittsburgh
167. Caleb Wilson, TE, UCLA
168. Mike White, QB, Western Kentucky
169. D.J. Reed, CB, Kansas State
170. Antonio Callaway, WR, Florida
171. Damon Webb, S, Ohio State
172. Dimitri Flowers, FB/TE, Oklahoma
173. Isaac Yiadom, CB, Boston College
174. Marcus Baugh, TE, Ohio State
175. Marquis Haynes, Edge, Ole Miss
176. Bo Scarbrough, RB, Alabama
177. Joel Iyiegbuniwe, LB, Western Kentucky
178. Eddy Pineiro, K, Florida
179. Darius Phillips, CB, Western Michigan
180. Desmond Harrison, OT, West Georgia
181. John Atkins, DL, Georgia
182. Andre Smith, LB, North Carolina
183. Davin Bellamy, Edge, Georgia
184. Joe Noteboom, OT, TCU
185. Riley Ferguson, QB, Memphis
186. Cedrick Wilson, WR, Boise State
187. Kendrick Norton, DL, Miami
188. Ray-Ray McCloud, WR, Clemson
189. Leon Jacobs, LB, Wisconsin
190. Joe Ostman, Edge, Central Michigan
191. Will Clapp, C, LSU
192. Deontay Burnett, WR, Southern California
193. Roc Thomas, RB, Jacksonville State
194. Luke Falk, QB, Washington State
195. Ito Smith, RB, Southern Miss
196. Justin Jones, DL, North Carolina State
197. Kyle Lauletta, QB, Richmond
198. JK Scott, P, Alabama
199. Shaun Dion Hamilton, LB, Alabama
200. Keke Coutee, WR, Texas Tech