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Best available players for the Broncos on day 3 of the NFL Draft

Who are the top remaining players in the 2018 NFL Draft?

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Day two of the 2018 NFL Draft is now in the books. On Thursday night, the Broncos were able to get NC State pass rusher Bradley Chubb and they continued their strong selections on day two. They started it off by selecting Cortland Sutton who many ranked as the top wide receiver in the draft. They followed that by getting Oregon running back Royce Freeman, and finished the night up by getting corner Isaac Yiadom.

A pretty strong night if you ask me.

Now we look towards day three where the Broncos currently have four selections in the first rounds of day three. I’ll be using SB Nation’s own Dan Kadar’s top 200 board for reference.

Top remaining players for the Broncos

17. Maurice Hurst, DL, Michigan

47. Tim Settle, DL, Virginia Tech

56. Tyrell Crosby, OT, Oregon

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

73. Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, Notre Dame

74. Jamarco Jones, OT, Ohio State

75. Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Edge, Oklahoma

78. Da’Shawn Hand, DL, Alabama

79. Duke Ejiofor, Edge, Wake Forest

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

89. Hercules Mata’afa, Edge, Washington State

90. Nick DeLuca, LB, North Dakota State

91. Shaquem Griffin, LB, Central Florida

95. Josh Sweat, Edge, Florida State

96. Deon Cain, WR, Clemson

99. Troy Fumagalli, TE, Wisconsin

101. John Kelly, RB, Tennessee

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

117. DaeSean Hamilton, WR, Penn State

118. Taylor Hearn, G, Clemson

120. Durham Smythe, TE, Notre Dame

121. Jordan Lasley, WR, UCLA

122. Mark Walton, RB, Miami

123. J’Mon Moore, WR, Missouri

125. Armani Watts, S, Texas A&M

126. Wyatt Teller, G, Virginia Tech

128. Dorance Armstrong, Edge, Kansas

129. Kyzir White, S, West Virginia

130. Mike McCray, LB, Michigan

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

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

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

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

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

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

197. Kyle Lauletta, QB, Richmond

198. JK Scott, P, Alabama

199. Shaun Dion Hamilton, LB, Alabama

200. Keke Coutee, WR, Texas Tech

Players to watch for the Broncos

Offensive tackles Tyrell Crosby, Jamarco Jones, Will Richardson, and Desmond Harrison:

The Broncos have yet to address their offensive line through the first two days of the draft which may have surprised many people. However, they have four picks remaining and two early in the fourth round. I would not be shocked to see a tackle taken in one of these spots.

I’d love to see Tyrell Crosby or Jamarco Jones with their first 4th round selection. Both, especially Crosby might be able to start right away day one if they had too, but in Denver, they would provide some much-needed depth.

I’d love to see Desmond Harrison sometime on day 3. He is highly athletic and raw but has off the field issues that need to be checked out before selected.

Guard Colby Gossett:

The Broncos have been in the guard market during the entire draft but have yet to get one. Gossett is a favorite of mine and the best guard available and I could see Denver potentially taking him in the fourth round.

It is also possible that the Broncos are fine with Connor McGovern at guard so we shall see how this shakes out.

Quarterback Kyle Lauletta:

It was reported by ESPN’s Jeff Legwold that the Broncos would look at the quarterback during the second day of the draft. He named Mason Rudolph and Kyle Lauletta as potential options for them. Well, Rudolph was taken by the Steelers but Lauletta remains.

Could we see Lauletta taken followed by a Paxton Lynch trade? Boy, that would be interesting!

Linebackers Josey Jewell, Shaquem Griffin, and Genard Avery:

The Broncos appeared to be in the inside linebacker market but as of yet, haven’t added an inside linebacker. I think they will add one at some point, but who, and what kind of linebacker will be interesting.

Josey Jewell is a tackling machine but lacks the athleticism you look for in an inside linebacker. Shaquem Griffin is an inspirational story and one damn good football player. He would give the Broncos an explosive linebacker who can also fill the safety/linebacker role. As for Avery, he is a linebacker who can rush the passer and play in space.

Maurice Hurst and Josh Sweat:

Both prospects would likely be first round or a second round pick at the latest. However, both are dealing with health issues that have dropped them into the third day of the NFL Draft.

Hurst is dealing with a heart issue and teams have taken him completely off their board. He is a top-notch interior pass rusher so whoever gets him if he can play, will get an instant impact player. Sweat has freaky athleticism but has a knee that is apparently scaring teams away from him

Now, if the Broncos feel like they have a luxury pick AND have one or both of these guys cleared, they might be worth the gamble.