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Best players available for the Broncos on day two of the 2019 NFL Draft

Some big names remain on the board who may interest the Broncos.

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The first-round of the 2019 NFL Draft is now in the books and the Broncos came away with a stud tight end in Noah Fant. They also came away with another second-round selection after they traded back from 10th overall to 20th overall with the Pittsburgh Steelers. So they have two second-round selections to work with today while potentially gaining more with a potential Chris Harris Jr. trade looming.

So let us take a look at the best available prospects who make sense for the Broncos day two of 2019 NFL Draft.

Quarterback, Drew Lock - It was widely reported that the Broncos were favorites for Lock throughout the draft process, but that clearly did not happen during the first-round. They passed on Lock twice(10th and 20th) and didn’t feel highly enough of him to trade up and get him at the back end of the first-round to secure that fifth-year option.

So I see them bypassing the quarterback position until day 3 and turning their sights to the highly touted 2020 quarterback class to find their potential successor to quarterback, Joe Flacco.

Cornerback, Byron Murphy - Early in the draft process, Murphy was getting first-round hype, but that died off as the process went on. He’s a crafty corner who would be an excellent fit for the Broncos in the secondary and push for a starting job right away.

With Chris Harris’s situation looking murky, I believe we could see a corner selected early on day two and Murphy would be an excellent fit.

Offensive lineman, Dalton Risner - The fan favorite. The Broncos really like Risner by most accounts, so if he makes to their 41st overall selection, he figures to be the favorite for the pick. Offers versatility at guard, tackle, and even center in a pinch. He seems like a favorite of offensive line coach, Mike Munchak.

Wide receiver, Deebo Samuel - Deebo had a pre-draft visit with the Broncos and could be in play in the second-round. He’s a terrific receiver with impressive YAC skills who could step in and be a day one starter at the slot position. He’s one of my favorite prospects and would love to see him join the Broncos

Wide receiver, D.K. Metcalf - Do I see this happening? Not really. However, if you can get another big and freaky downfield threat for Joe Flacco, you have to look into it, right? Metcalf is a large human who can book it downfield. I think he would be a perfect receiving partner with Courtland Sutton for years to come.

Cornerback, Rock Ya-Sin - He’s a big physical corner who can tackle which is required in Fangio’s defense. He’s a perfect fit for their zone scheme and while he’s a one-year wonder, I think he has some big-time upside. I’d love to see what Fangio could do with him.

Center, Erick McCoy - As we know, the Broncos lost Matt Paradis to free agency and could use a starter at center and allow Connor McGovern to slide back to guard. McCoy is battle tested coming from SEC and would be a solid fit in the Broncos offensive scheme.

Center, Elgton Jenkins - Another battle tested center here who would fit well at center and/or guard for the Broncos. I can see offensive line coach Mike Munchak really liking Jenkins.

ILB, Mack Wilson - The Broncos will likely go ILB at somepoint the next two days and Wilson is widely regarded as the next best option after the Devin’s came off the board. I am not super keen about this fit, but could see Fangio having some interest here.

ILB Blake Cashman - He fits better than Wilson in my opinion, but I am interested to see if the NFL is as high on him as the draftniks were. He’s another “undersized” linebacker with good range, intelligence, and football IQ. I could also see Fangio really wanting Cashman on his team.

ILB Germaine Pratt - Another day two linebacker option for the Broncos. The coverted safety to linebacker has traits Fangio looks for and could be targeted in the third-round. I like his skill set and could Fangio really liking how he plays the game.

Nose Tackle, Khalen Saunders - Have to assume a nose tackle will be in play at some point during the mid-rounds and I could see Denver eyeing Khalen Saunders in the third-round. The back-flipping nose tackle is an impressive athlete who can get into the backfield quickly. Would really love to see what Fangio/Kollar could do with someone like him.

Edge Rusher, Ben Banogu - With Shaq Barrett and Shane Ray elsewhere, the Broncos depth at edge rusher has been depleted. So I can see them eyeing an explosive athlete like Banogu to add depth behind Von Miller and Bradley Chubb.

Guard, Nate Davis - This is someone the Broncos have shown interest in throughout the process and could have interest in during the third-round. He’s a versatile lineman who can play guard or tackle for whoever drafts him. He can push for a starting job at guard and replace the role Bill Turner held the past few seasons for the Broncos.

Here are the best players available at the start of the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft (Via: SB Nation’s Dan Kadar).

17. Byron Murphy, CB, Washington

19. Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma

22. Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida

24. D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss

25. Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

27. Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State

30. Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware

31. Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State

35. Irv Smith Jr., TE, Alabama

36. Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina

38. Dre’Mont Jones, DT. Ohio State

39. Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama

40. A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss

41. Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple

42. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S/CB, Florida

43. Kelvin Harmon, WR, North Carolina State

44. Erik McCoy, C, Texas A&M

45. Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss

46. Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia

47. Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama

48. Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

49. Jachai Polite, OLB/DE, Florida

50. Jaylon Ferguson, DE, Louisiana Tech

51. Zach Allen, DE, Boston College

52. David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State

53. Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State

54. Amani Hooker, S, Iowa

55. Chase Winovich, Edge, Michigan

56. Yodny Cajuste, OT, West Virginia

57. Devin Singletary, RB, Florida Atlantic

58. Sean Bunting, CB, Central Michigan

59. Damien Harris, RB, Alabama

60. Jace Sternberger, TE, Texas A&M

61. Elgton Jenkins, C, Mississippi State

64. Terry McLaurin, WR, Ohio State

65. Taylor Rapp, S, Washington

67. Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State

68. Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame

69. Dawson Knox, TE, Ole Miss

70. Khalen Saunders, DT, Western Illinois

71. Darrell Henderson, RB, Memphis

72. D’Andre Walker, Edge, Georgia

74. Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State

75. Gerald Willis, DT, Miami

76. Trayvon Mullen, CB, Clemson

77. Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State

78. Kaden Smith, TE, Stanford

79. Max Scharping, OT, Northern Illinois

80. Joejuan Williams, CB, Vanderbilt

81. David Long, CB, Michigan

82. Isaiah Buggs, DL, Alabama

83. Oshane Ximines, Edge, Old Dominion

84. Connor McGovern, G, Penn State

85. Andy Isabella, WR, Massachusetts

86. Christian Miller, Edge, Alabama

87. Michael Deiter, G, Wisconsin

88. Will Grier, QB, West Virginia

89. Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia

90. Anthony Nelson, DE, Iowa

91. Preston Williams, WR, Colorado State

92. Trayveon Williams, RB, Texas A&M

94. Jahlani Tavai, LB, Hawaii

95. Jamel Dean, CB, Auburn

96. Trysten Hill, DT, Central Florida

97. JJ Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford

98. Te’Von Coney, LB, Notre Dame

99. Renell Wren, DT, Arizona State

100. Jamal Davis, Edge, Akron

101. Dru Samia, G, Oklahoma

102. Vosean Joseph, LB, Florida

103. Saivion Smith, CB, Alabama

104. Miles Boykin, WR, Notre Dame

105. Ryan Finley, QB, North Carolina State

106. Germaine Pratt, LB, North Carolina State

107. Malik Gant, S, Marshall

108. Jalen Hurd, WR, Baylor

109. Mecole Hardman, WR, Georgia

110. Benny Snell Jr., RB, Kentucky

111. Lonnie Johnson, CB, Kentucky

112. Blake Cashman, LB, Minnesota

113. Daniel Wise, DT, Kansas

114. Josh Oliver, TE, San Jose State

115. Bobby Evans, OT, Oklahoma

116. Isaiah Johnson, CB, Houston

117. Myles Gaskin, RB, Washington

118. Hunter Renfrow, WR, Clemson

119. Daylon Mack, DT, Texas A&M

120. David Sills, WR, West Virginia

121. Rodney Anderson, RB, Oklahoma

122. Maxx Crosby, Edge, Eastern Michigan

123. Darius Slayton, WR, Auburn

124. Bryce Love, RB, Stanford

125. Evan Worthington, S, Colorado

126. DaMarkus Lodge, WR, Ole Miss

127. Trevon Wesco, TE, West Virginia

128. Dennis Daley, OT, South Carolina

129. Armon Watts, DT, Arkansas

130. Justice Hill, RB, Oklahoma State

131. Michael Jordan, G, Ohio State

132. Gary Jennings Jr., WR, West Virginia

133. Lamont Gaillard, C, Georgia

134. Charles Omenihu, DE, Texas

135. David Long Jr., LB, West Virginia

136. Keelan Doss, WR, Cal-Davis

137. Cody Barton, LB, Utah

138. Dontavius Russell, DT, Auburn

139. Lil’Jordan Humphrey, WR, Texas

140. Dexter Williams, RB, Notre Dame

141. Penny Hart, WR, Georgia State

142. Mike Weber, RB, Ohio State

143. Mike Bell, S, Fresno State

144. Bobby Okereke, LB, Stanford

145. Foster Moreau, TE, LSU

146. Isaac Nauta, TE, Georgia

147. Chuma Edoga, OT, Southern California

148. Austin Bryant, DE, Clemson

149. Ben Burr-Kirven, LB, Washington

150. Jaquan Johnson, S, Miami