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We’re finally here. Who should Elway select?

Welcome back for more fun. After months of digging through film, reports, statistical profiles, draft, and positional value, I’ve arrived at what is my final big board for the 2020 NFL Draft. If you haven’t already checked out yesterday’s first round board, I strongly advise you start there.

Keep in mind that after obsessing over the Broncos’ 2019 defense and watching a lot of Pat Shurmur scheme with the Vikings and Giants, these are the players that I believe best fit the 2020 systems.

For what I hope is the last time, this past year was a juggling act between completing a 27,000 word Master’s thesis and writing about the Broncos. So if a player is not on the boards, it is either because I do not believe he is a clean fit, or I simply didn’t get to him. My hope moving forward is that I can eliminate that last part as much as reasonably possible.

As far as the board itself: you will not find quarterbacks on this board, as I typically weigh them in a different manner. Each prospect’s position is based around a combination of how I view him as a player, how I think he fits, how valuable the position he plays is, and weighing upside vs. risk.

For these reasons, you will see “fit” which is how I see the player fitting the Broncos scheme early; “risk,” being what could hold them back; and “3-year ceiling,” which is exactly that. All three impacted positioning.

When in doubt, I tried to ask myself one simple question: “Would you take A or B if both are staring you in the face?” If there is any you find yourself with questions on, please feel free to ask in the comments, @Cover2Broncos, or my Twitter @JoRo_NFL.

Let’s get to it.

Tier 5: Second round prospects.

Whether it’s positional value, injury history, character concerns, knocks on their film, or some other concern, these players look like better fits for 46 than the first round.

24. Brandon Aiyuk- WR7

Fit: Day one competition at WR2, WR3, and kick and punt returner.

Risk: One-year wonder with a late breakout age. Closer to solid than elite catch radius. Contested catches are a question. Needs to improve against press coverage. Still figuring out how to best use natural gifts as a route runner.

3-Year Ceiling: Pro Bowl Z-receiver who makes big plays out of short throws and serves as a dangerous vertical threat.

25. Ezra Cleveland- OT6

Fit: Depth player who can compete at left tackle.

Risk: Needs to get stronger to improve ability to anchor. 33 3/8” arms. Lacks killer instinct and may never be a true finisher. Career as left tackle brings questions about versatility.

3-Year Ceiling: Starting left tackle who can live on an island against top tier pass rushers.

Ezra Cleveland's floor is higher, but I prefer Austin Jackson's ceiling under Munchak.
Ezra Cleveland’s floor is higher, but I prefer Austin Jackson’s ceiling under Munchak.

26. Jaylon Johnson- CB4/DB5

Fit: Early competition for boundary corner.

Risk: Too physical downfield and will draw penalties if he doesn’t clean it up. Eye discipline. Gambler. Multiple shoulder surgeries bear monitoring.

3-Year Ceiling: All Pro cornerback who smothers opposition with the ball skills to terrify quarterbacks.

27. Trevon Diggs - CB5/DB6

Fit: Day one competition at boundary corner.

Risk: No workout numbers, which leaves questions about athleticism unanswered. Callow player who is still mastering coverage and tackling technique. Footwork needs to improve. Saban doesn’t teach NFL backpedal.

3-Year Ceiling: All Pro cornerback who smothers opposition with the ball skills to terrify quarterbacks.

Diggs has a lot to learn to reach his ceiling, but Fangio and Donatell are two of the best DB coaches in the NFL.
Diggs has a lot to learn to reach his ceiling, but Fangio and Donatell are two of the best DB coaches in the NFL and the athletic gifts are eye popping.

28. Laviska Shenault Jr. - WR8, OX1

Fit: Rotational receiver and explosive playmaker.

Risk: Significant medical risk. Callow route runner. Inconsistent deep tracking. Catch technique needs to improve. Needs to improve against press coverage.

3-Year Ceiling: All Pro WR1 and go-to guy.

29. Kenneth Murray- LB2

Fit: Day one competitor for linebacker and special teams contributor.

Risk: Hidden in pass coverage at Oklahoma and below average anticipating routes. Ball skills are below average. Needs runway to work and is inconsistent between the tackles. Reading gap blocking scheme is a work in progress. Stack and shed is work in progress. Will overrun plays in space and needs to improve tackling form.

3-Year Ceiling: All Pro 3-down linebacker.

30. Ross Blacklock- DL4

Fit: Rotational 5-technique in base personnel, 1/3-technique in sub.

Risk: Hand usage and pass rush moves are underdeveloped. Plays too high and needs to improve leverage.

3-Year Ceiling: Pro Bowl interior defensive lineman.

Blacklock has the goods to become a star, but needs some seasoning to get there.
Blacklock has the goods to become a star, but needs some seasoning to get there.

31. Zack Baun - LB3/ED3

Fit: Rotational edge and linebacker. Think a better version of Justin Hollins.

Risk: College Edge who rarely played in the box at Wisconsin. Stack and shed skills a work in progress. Needs to improve hand usage. Needs to add pass rush moves. Needs to improve tackling form and become better at anticipating receivers in coverage.

3-Year Ceiling: Starting 3-down linebacker who can run, cover, and blitz with third down flexibility to be moved around formation.

32. Michael Pittman - WR9

Fit: Starting WR2

Risk: Workouts were eye-popping, but does not have start/stop acceleration other top receivers offer. Too physical in routes and will need to rely more on savvy and salesmanship to get open in NFL. Medical history includes broken collarbone, high ankle sprain, and shoulder surgery.

3-Year Ceiling: Starting WR2 who can play bully ball and surprise defenders on vertical plane.

WR9 feels low for Michael Pittman, who I like a lot more than I thought I would.
WR9 feels low for Michael Pittman, who I like a lot more than I thought I would.

33. C.J. Henderson - CB6/DB7

Fit: Day one competition at boundary corner.

Risk: Traits over tape. 2019 film is straight up woof. Below average strength impacts ability to take on blocks. Tackling technique is poor, which shows up against run and will present issues against NFL wideouts. Uncomfortable playing coverage with multiple responsibilities. Missed three games in 2019 with ankle injury. Ball skills a work in progress.

3-Year Ceiling: All Pro cornerback who’s best in man coverage.

Henderson is an odd fit for the Broncos defense and has a lower floor than many are willing to admit. The upside is exciting, but he's a gamble I'd rather skip at 15.
Henderson is an odd fit for the Broncos defense and has a lower floor than many are willing to admit. The upside is exciting, but he’s a gamble I’d rather skip at 15.

34. Justin Madubuike - DL5

Fit: Rotational 5-technique in base personnel, 1/3-technique in sub.

Risk: Two-gapping may never be a strength. Pad level needs to become consistently lower. Needs to improve hand technique and add to pass rush plan.

3-Year Ceiling: Pro Bowl interior defensive lineman who excels in penetration role.

My biggest concern with Madubuike is if he's an ideal fit for the Fangio defense. Ideally he's a gap penetrating 3-technique.
My biggest concern with Madubuike is that I’m not sure he’s an ideal fit for the Fangio defense. Ideally he’s a gap penetrating 3-technique.

35. Jeremy Chinn - S2/DB8/DX2

Fit: Competition as a sub package nickel or linebacker. Special teams contributor.

Risk: Massive jump from Southern Illinois to NFL and will have to adjust to speed of competition, far more complicated coverages/responsibilities/offenses. Missed time due to injury all but one season of his collegiate career: two torn labrums, a dislocated shoulder, and plantar fascia on the odometer.

3-Year Ceiling: All Pro safety who can play as a sub package linebacker.

36. Noah Igbinoghene - CB7/DB9

Fit: Day one competitor for boundary cornerback, could factor into returner rotation.

Risk: Raw, with only two years of experience at corner. Too physical in coverage and will need to clean it up or draw flags. Can take false steps in press and will struggle to recover in NFL. Inexperience shows in route anticipation. Contests catches, but ball skills are below average.

3-Year Ceiling: Shutdown cornerback on the boundary.

Igbinoghene is a high ceiling prospect who could turn into an eraser at the next level.
Igbinoghene is a high ceiling prospect who could turn into an eraser at the next level.

37. Terrell Burgess- S3/DB10

Fit: Day one competitor for nickel reps, future running mate with Justin Simmons?

Risk: One-year wonder. Former cornerback who struggles to take on blocks.

3-Year Ceiling: Starting safety who can pick up slot receivers in one-on-one coverage.

Burgess is a high effort, high IQ defender who's a reliable tackler and brings corner experience to the safety position.
Burgess is a high effort, high IQ defender who’s a reliable tackler and brings corner experience to the safety position.

38. Grant Delpit- S4/ DB11

Fit: Day one competition for nickel duties, future starter?

Risk: Bad tackler with poor form, will take bad angles and arrive out of control, and inconsistent wrap in attempts to lower boom. Block shedding below average and will try to slip them. Played through injury in 2019.

3-Year Ceiling: All Pro Safety who excels in coverage and serves as a tight end and slot eraser.

39. A.J. Terrell - CB8/DB13

Fit: Day one competition for boundary cornerback.

Risk: Eyes are a work in progress. Even after considering competition in National Title game, he’s a work in progress at the catch point. Lacks recovery speed to make up for false steps. Can get too physical in coverage. Below average at defeating blocks.

3-Year Ceiling: Starting boundary cornerback you can win because of.

Terrell is a player who fits the Broncos' scheme very well, but still has some growing to do to be a starter you can win with.
Terrell is a player who fits the Broncos’ scheme very well, but still has some growing to do to be a starter you can win with.

40. Antoine Winfield - S5/DB12

Fit: Day one contributor in nickel personnel. Heir apparent to Kareem Jackson?

Risk: Significant medical history. Undersized with height and arm length below 10th percentile. Questions about athleticism left unanswered without agility times. Frame hurts ability to shed blocks. Was suspended for role in sexual assault, but cleared on an appeal.

3-Year Ceiling: Pro Bowl safety who routinely makes splash plays.

Winfield's mental processing, anticipation, and ball skills make him hard to ignore, but he comes with significant questions.
Winfield’s mental processing, anticipation, and ball skills make him hard to ignore, but he comes with significant questions.

41. Cameron Dantzler - CB9/DB14

Fit: Day one competition at boundary cornerback.

Risk: Weighed 188 at Combine and ran a 4.64. Pro Day was faster but no weigh in raises questions about if his frame is maxed out. Needs to get less grabby in coverage, but may expose his athleticism. Marginal play strength shows up in his struggles beating blocks. Needs to improve as a form tackler.

3-Year Ceiling: Starting boundary corner you can win because of.

42. Lloyd Cushenberry - iOL3

Fit: Day one competitor for starting center and right guard.

Risk: Balance is closer to solid than elite. Angles can be inconsistent on second level, especially against solid+ athletes. Needs to improve punch to maximize length. May never be a bully.

3-Year Ceiling: Starting center Broncos win because of.

43. Akeem Davis-Gaither - LB4/DX3

Fit: Depth player at linebacker, sub package, and special teams contributor.

Risk: Below 230 lbs and will need beef to play as off ball backer in base personnel. Skirts blocks more than stacks. Played hybrid role at Appalachian State, which means it’s a large jump in competition in addition to a move to a more typical linebacker role.

3-Year Ceiling: Pro Bowl linebacker who can play multiple roles in nickel personnel, including slot defender and blitzer from a variety of alignments.

Davis-Gaither is one of my favorite prospects in this Draft. It's fun to imagine what he could be under the right defensive coordinator.
Davis-Gaither is one of my favorite prospects in this Draft. It’s fun to imagine what he could be under the right defensive coordinator.

44. Ashtyn Davis - S6/DB15

Fit: Day one competition at nickel and returner, contributor to special teams. Depth at safety. Heir to Jackson?

Risk: Can be baited by play action and misdirection. Needs to refine tackling. Looks like a cleaner fit as a FS for a team using a lot of single high. Missed workouts and pre-draft process due to groin surgery.

3-Year Ceiling: Starting safety with the versatility to play all over and the range to contest everything between the hashes.

Davis would be an intriguing fit in the Fangio scheme, but brings the kind of range that's easy to fall for.
Davis’ injury casts a bit of a cloud over him, but brings the kind of range that’s easy to fall for.

45. K.J. Hamler - WR11

Fit: Day one competition at slot receiver and punt returner.

Risk: Did not work out at Combine so athletic numbers remain a mystery. Diminutive stature with small catch radius. Lets too many throws get into his body. Concentration drops. Physicality can pose issues at line of scrimmage and in route. Torn ACL in high school.

3-Year Ceiling: Pro Bowl WR2 and one of the most dangerous space athletes in the NFL.

46. Jordan Elliott- DL6

Fit: Rotational 5-technique in base personnel, 1/3-technique in sub.

Risk: One-year wonder. Below average 2-gapper. Pad level a work in progress. COD a concern. Verbal commitments to Baylor, Houston, Texas, and Michigan in the 12 months before signing day, and transferred from Texas to Missouri after freshman season.

3-Year Ceiling: Starting 5-technique in base personnel. 1/3 technique in sub with strengths as a gap shooter.

47. Matt Hennessy- iOL4

Fit: Day one competitor for starting center.

Risk: Jumping from Temple to NFL. Arm length is below average, and will need to improve hand technique to avoid exposing his chest to power. May never be a solid+ drive blocker.

3-Year Ceiling: Starting center who is a reliable pass protector and excels blocking on second level.

48. Neville Gallimore- DL7

Fit: Rotational 0-3-technique in nickel personnel. Depth player in base.

Risk: Pass rush plan is elementary. Needs to maintain consistent playing weight after losing 30 lbs prior to career senior season. Two gapping is not currently a strength, despite tools. Eye discipline needs to become more consistent, will get caught ball watching.

3-Year Ceiling: Starting 5-technique in base personnel, 0-3 technique in sub who has the twitch and athleticism to present issues on passing downs. Planet Theory prospect.

If the Broncos were strictly looking for a penetrating DL, Gallimore would be higher on my board. As it stands, he's an intriguing pass rusher.
If I believed the Broncos were strictly looking for a penetrating DL, Gallimore would be higher on my board. As it stands, he’s an intriguing pass rusher.

49. Willie Gay - LB5

Fit: Day one competition for linebacker spot.

Risk: Six college starts due to multiple suspensions. Inexperience shows up in close to all facets of his game. Needs to improve at block deconstruction, anticipating receivers in coverage, pursuit angles, and reading the field. Knack for highlight plays also can cost team as he misses a single going for the homerun.

3-Year Ceiling: All Pro linebacker who is a standout in coverage.

50. Bryan Edwards- WR10

Fit: If healthy, day one competition at WR2 and WR3.

Risk: Medical situation: broken foot derailed pre-draft process and leaves workouts a mystery. Not as sudden as other top receivers. Large percentage of college production came on screens, will need to improve route running and especially breaks in NFL. Catch radius questions, ideal target between hips and shoulder pads. Trouble tracking ball and concentration drops.

3-Year Ceiling: Starting WR2 who can play bully ball and contested catch artist.

51. Robert Hunt - iOL5

Fit: Day one competitor for right guard.

Risk: Feet and hand technique need polish. Needs to maintain consistent pad level. Better run blocker than pass protector at this point. Quick twitch interior players and stunts could present issues.

3-Year Ceiling: Pro Bowl guard who looks like a snowplow in the run game.

52. Kyle Dugger - S7/DB16/X4

Fit: Potential safety-backer in nickel personnel. Depth at safety?

Risk: Jump from Lenoir-Rhyne to NFL is massive. Closer to solid than elite change of direction on tape. Is he a really a DB for the Broncos? How much growth will come for a 24-year-old prospect? Torn meniscus in 2016.

3-Year Ceiling: All Pro Safety who can play as a sub-package linebacker.

Tier 6: Other day 2 picks

These players present more questions or lack some of the upside of the tiers above, but would be nice additions to the Broncos roster after 46.

53. Bryce Hall - CB10/DB17

Fit: If healthy, day one competition at boundary corner.

Risk: Below average athleticism with questions about long speed, change of direction, plus click and close. Injury prevented workouts to answer any of these questions. Below average in man coverage and too grabby. Significant ankle injury in 2019. Tools for press, but played less than 20% of snaps in alignment in 2019.

3-Year Ceiling: Starting boundary corner who can press, play soft press, and play in off coverage while bringing knack for big plays.

54. K.J. Hill - WR12

Fit: Day one competition for slot receiver.

Risk: Not a sudden athlete. So-so contested catch player. Limited exposure to press.

3-Year Ceiling: Best version of what you hope DaeSean Hamilton could realistically be.

What hurts K.J. Hill most is his ceiling. Barring injury, he'll probably be a solid pro.
What hurts K.J. Hill’s draft value most is his ceiling. Barring injury, he’ll probably be a solid pro.

55. Logan Wilson - LB6

Fit: Depth at linebacker, contributor to special teams. Heir to Todd Davis?

Risk: Played in simple coverage scheme at Wyoming. Limited exposure to man coverage. Most of his ball production came against future teachers/lawyers/cattle ranchers.

3-Year Ceiling: Starting 3-down linebacker who can hold up in coverage and own the box.

The more I watched Logan Wilson, the higher I got on him. There's a big jump from Wyoming, but he could be a really nice pickup in the Fangio D.
The more I watched Logan Wilson, the higher I got on him. There’s a big jump from Wyoming, but he could be a really nice pickup in the Fangio D.

56. Julian Okwara - ED4

Fit: Rotational edge depth behind Miller and Chubb.

Risk: Needs to get stronger in order to improve against run and become a more consistent pass rusher. Needs to add to pass rush plan. Maturity questions? Fractured left fibula in 2019 and missed workouts, so testing numbers are a mystery.

3-Year Ceiling: All Pro speed rusher who can drop in space.

57. Leki Fotu - DL8

Fit: Rotational nose tackle and interior rusher on passing downs.

Risk: Needs to improve rush plan and play with better leverage. Missed Senior bowl due to flagged medical.

3-Year Ceiling: Starting nose tackle who plays key part of nickel personnel as 1-technique.

58. Prince Tega-Wanogho - OT7

Fit: Tackle depth.

Risk: Raw and needs a lot of work technically: hands, feet, eyes need to improve. Would benefit from adding strength. Not a bully and may not ever be. Arm length at 50th percentile for tackles. Has suffered injuries to both legs in the past.

3-Year Ceiling: Starting left tackle you can win with who excels in space.

59. Davon Hamilton - DL9

Fit: Defensive line depth.

Risk: Needs to become more consistent with pad level. Pretty limited sample size coming from loaded OSU defenses.

3-Year Ceiling: Starting nose tackle who can contribute as a 1-technique in nickel personnel.

60. Matt Peart - OT8

Fit: Day one competition for swing tackle duties.

Risk: Jumping from UConn to NFL. Needs to get stronger and refine hand and feet technique. Lean and can be susceptible to power.

3-Year Ceiling: Starting tackle who excels in pas protection.

61. Malik Harrison- LB7

Fit: Linebacker depth, potential starter post-Davis.

Risk: Coverage was not a strength at OSU. Shoulder injury on the odometer.

3-Year Ceiling: Starting linebacker you can win with who thrives against the run.

62. Troy Dye - LB8

Fit: Depth linebacker and potential rotational player in sub package.

Risk: Mental processing is a question mark and may have trouble adjusting to NFL speed and complexity. Looks like a safety and run defense may never be more than adequate. Knee injury in past. Reports about off-field decision making and maturity.

3-Year Ceiling: Pro Bowl linebacker who can stick with tight ends in one-on-one coverage.

63. Ben Bartch - OT9

Fit: Offensive line depth.

Risk: Massive jump from St. Johns to NFL and going from dominating future car salesmen to professional league. Will need to improve technique in all facets and continue getting stronger.

3-Year Ceiling: Starting left tackle you can win with.

64. Lucas Niang - OT10

Fit: Backup tackle.

Risk: Height may be a double edged sword. Trouble with leverage. Needs to refine hands and feet, plus pass sets. Never played left tackle at TCU and may be limited to one position in NFL. Hip injury in 2019.

3-Year Ceiling: Starting tackle who can survive on an island against top tier pass rushers.

65. Darnay Holmes - CB11/DB18

Fit: Depth corner who competes for snaps as a returner and contributes on special teams.

Risk: Needs a technical revamp to maximize natural talents. Aggressive to a fault. Traits over tape type and his worst plays are awful. Short arms limit upside in press and shrink tackle radius. Ankle injury in past.

3-Year Ceiling: All Pro cornerback in the mold of Darius Slay.

66. Troy Pride - CB12/DB19

Fit: Depth corner who can compete for playing time in sub packages.

Risk: Below average at zone spacing and needs to improve at catch point. Needs to get stronger and improve at shedding blocks and tackle effort/technique. Benched as an underclassmen and needs to improve mental consistency.

3-Year Ceiling: Starting cornerback you can win with.

Pride's floor is higher than Holmes', but I don't see the same ceiling. This far down the board I'd take the chance on upside.
Pride’s floor is higher than Holmes’, but I don’t see the same ceiling. This far down the board, I’d take the chance on upside.

67. Clyde Edwards-Helaire - RB1

Fit: Passing down back who also thrives on Duo concepts.

Risk: Sort of a one-year wonder, as he was part of a heavy rotation earlier in career. Measurables do not scream top end back. Better receiver than pass protector.

3-Year Ceiling: 3-down running back and the rare running back who can also truly contribute as a real receiver.

I doubt Elway sees it the same way, but CEH's value in the passing game has him as my top back in this class.
I doubt Elway sees it the same way, but CEH’s value in the passing game has him as my top back in this class.

68. Jonathan Taylor - RB2

Fit: RB2 or 3 who can step in as a lead running back.

Risk: Heavy workload raises questions about tread on the tires. Inexperienced receiver. Better zone than gap runner. Fumbles have been a career long problem.

3-Year Ceiling: All Pro running back.

Taylor looks like a future workhorse back.
Taylor looks like the closest thing to an Adrian Peterson in this draft class.

69. J.K. Dobbins - RB3

Fit: RB2 or 3 who can step in as a three down running back.

Risk: Lacks suddenness and needs a runway to get to full speed. Runs like a sprinter, which exposes him to shots. Needs to continue improving as a pass protector. Concentration drops crop up on film.

3-Year Ceiling: Three down back who is a good check down receiver and pass protector.

J.K. Dobbins is the safest running back in this class.
J.K. Dobbins is the safest running back in this class.

70. Donovan Peoples-Jones - WR13

Fit: Depth receiver who can factor into punt return and special teams duties.

Risk: Traits over tape. Long strider who will need to refine hand technique to beat press in NFL. Routes need refinement to maximize physical gifts. Inconsistent hands and will let passes into body. Dinged up a lot with soft tissue injuries.

3-Year Ceiling: Pro Bowler who can play inside/outside and contribute as a punt returner.

DPJ is a low floor, high ceiling receiver prospect. It's easy to blame his QB, but he's also a reason for his shockingly low production at Michigan.
DPJ is a low floor, high ceiling receiver prospect. It’s easy to blame his QB, but he’s also a reason for his shockingly low production at Michigan.

71. Damien Lewis- iOL6

Fit: Day one competition at right guard.

Risk: May never be more than an adequate puller or second level blocker in NFL due to athletic limitations. May not offer much position versatility as a career right guard.

3-Year Ceiling: Starting right guard you can win with.

72. Bradlee Anae - ED5

Fit: Rotational edge player behind Miller and Chubb.

Risk: Arm length is below 50th percentile for edge rusher and he isn’t super twitched up. Needs to improve as a force defender.

3-Year Ceiling: Starting edge you can win with.

73. Josh Uche - DX4

Fit: Designated pass rusher who can contribute on special teams.

Risk: May lack true position in Broncos’ scheme. Short armed small pass rusher who mostly won by beating interior blockers at Michigan. Limited playing time.

3-Year Ceiling: Terror on passing downs and sub package linebacker who can blitz, cover, and defend the run.

Josh Uche's a peculiar fit, but offers some real promise to teams looking to bolster their pass rush.
Josh Uche’s a peculiar fit, but offers some real promise to teams looking to bolster their pass rush.

74. K’Von Wallace - S8/DB20

Fit: Day one competition for nickel corner.

Risk: Better gamer than athlete. More quick than fast. Needs to improve at anticipating routes. Good ball skills, but iffy hands. May be stuck in the slot at next level.

3-Year Ceiling: Starting safety you can win with who offers the versatility to move down into slot in nickel personnel.

Wallace's versatility was an underrated part of how Brent Venables was able to move Isaiah Simmons around so much. Physical tools may limit his upside, but I'd bet on him lasting for awhile in the league.
Wallace’s versatility was an underrated part of how Brent Venables was able to move Isaiah Simmons around so much. Physical tools may limit his upside, but I’d bet on him lasting for awhile in the league.

75. Chase Claypool - OX2

Fit: Depth receiver who’s a standout on special teams.

Risk: What does he play in the NFL? Looks like a tight end and played receiver, which means new OC has a lot of room to screw him up. Needs to improve route running as he doesn’t do enough to sell deception. Inconsistency against press coverage. Long strider who isn’t as sudden as workout numbers suggest. Blocking inline would be a work in progress if he moves to tight end.

3-Year Ceiling: Mismatch weapon who poses huge issues for opponents in redzone with his ability to play bully ball.

If Pat Shurmur does the work to fit him into the offense, Chase Claypool could be a steal.
If Pat Shurmur does the work to fit him into the offense, Chase Claypool could be a steal.

76. Amik Robertson - CB13/DB21

Fit: Day one competition for nickel corner.

Risk: Smol boi who lacks long speed. Number of injuries on the resume include shoulder, partial ACL, and groin.

3-Year Ceiling: You remember Chris Harris Jr?

Amik Robertson's Texas tape is stupid fun to watch. If he was 4 inches taller he'd be in the running for Day 1.
Amik Robertson’s Texas tape is stupid fun to watch. One of my favorite games I came across this spring.

77. Cole Kmet - TE1

Fit: Depth tight end, potential replacement for Jeff Heuerman.

Risk: Needs to improve his blocking technique to be an inline asset in the NFL. Couple of notable injuries in his past.

3-Year Ceiling: Y-tight end you can win because of.

It's unlikely the Broncos chase yet another tight end, but Kmet could make sense if they want a long term Y.
It’s unlikely the Broncos chase yet another tight end, but Kmet could make sense if they want a long term inline answer to free up Fant for a joker role.

78. Damon Arnette - CB14/DB22

Fit: Day one competition for boundary and nickel corner.

Risk: Older prospect and closer to solid than elite athletically. Needs to become less physical or will draw a lot of flags in coverage. Below average at the catch point. Multiple reports about character, including talk that he’s bigger on partying than the game.

3-Year Ceiling: Starting boundary corner you can win with.

79. Tyler Biadasz - iOL7

Fit: Day one competition for starting center.

Risk: Balance concerns. Mobility is a question mark. Down-to-down consistency with technique is a question mark. Multiple injuries in past including hip and shoulder.

3-Year Ceiling: Starting center you can win with.

80. Raekwon Davis - DL10

Fit: Rotational 5-technique in base personnel, interior rusher in nickel.

Risk: So-so pass rusher out of Alabama. Hand technique and pass rush plan in particular need work, which raises questions because he got NFL quality coaching. Leverage may always be an issue because he’s really tall.

3-Year Ceiling: Starting defensive lineman you can win with.

Davis looks better off the bus than he does rushing the passer. That's a problem in today's NFL.
Davis looks better off the bus than he does rushing the passer. That’s hurts his value in today’s NFL.

81. Devin Duvernay - WR14

Fit: Depth receiver who can be weaponized on designed touches.

Risk: One year wonder and a huge chunk of his production came on manufactured touches. Still figuring out route running to maximize his physical gifts. Rarely faced press as a slot weapon for Texas. Frame and catch radius may limit his ability to win downfield.

3-Year Ceiling: Starting Z-receiver you can win with who’s a dangerous slot weapon and physical YAC threat with the speed to threaten opponents on fade routes.

82. Van Jefferson - WR15

Fit: Day one competition for WR2 and 3.

Risk: Stick Stickly and old enough to wonder about growth. More quick than fast and nothing special as a YAC threat.

3-Year Ceiling: Starting inside/outside receiver you can win with who’s a top tier route runner and separator in the short to mid game.

I'm a bit cool on Jefferson because while I think he could look like he belongs early, I think what you see is what you're going to get.
I’m a bit cool on Jefferson because while he could look like he belongs early, I think what you see is what you’re going to get.

83. John Simpson - iOL8

Fit: Day one competition at right guard.

Risk: Athletic limitations may cap his value as a puller and on the second level. Lateral mobility may also hurt him against twitched up rushers and provide smaller margin for error against blitzes and stunts.

3-Year Ceiling: Starting right guard you can win with who looks like a battering ram at the POA.

If the Broncos are looking for a powerful mauler and willing to sacrifice some range to get it, Simpson is intriguing.
If the Broncos are looking for a powerful mauler and willing to sacrifice some range to get it, Simpson is intriguing.

What do you think Broncos’ Country?