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Denver Broncos: 2021 Draft Day 3 Big Board

The Broncos took Patrick Surtain II, Javonte Williams, Quinn Meinerz, and Baron Browning so far. Who will the George Paton take on the last day of the draft?

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Browning is going to be a steal.
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After months of buildup, we have finally arrived at the NFL Draft! George Paton made Patrick Surtain II the first pick of his tenure as general manager. Who will he take to fill out the rest of the draft class?

What follows is a ranking of the players that I believe are the best fits for the Broncos roster. Obviously this is a subjective exercise. You probably won’t agree with every spot or even every tier. That’s okay. My hope is that this will help inform you as you enjoy the big event.

If you want to learn more about my first round players, you can do so here.

If you want to learn more about my second round players, you can do so here.

If you want to learn more about my third round players, you can do so here.

Tier 7: Second round guys with first round intrigue

This is the best remaining player on my board.

31. Jabril Cox - LB6

Tier 8: Best remaining players at positions of relative need

Questions about fit, positional value, upside, and/or regarding risk hold this player out of of the tiers above, but they could become good players on the Broncos.

46. Stone Forsythe - OT9

Tier 11: Best remaining players at positions of relative need

Questions about fit, positional value, upside, and/or risk hold these players out of of the tiers above, but they could become good players on the Broncos.

60. Amon-Ra St. Brown - WR6

61. Quincy Roche - ED8

66. Elerson Smith - ED9

73. Michael Carter - RB6

Tier 12: Third round prospects

It’s impossible to deny that these prospects look like potential impact players, but they bring some combination of risk, downside, or fit issues that hold them out of the tiers above. For the sake of transparency, I chose to rank them as I see them for their position groups, but there are some major questions that need answering before I would consider drafting them.

  • Dylan Moses - LB7
  • Kylin Hill - RB4
  • Daviyon Nixon - DL4

Tier 13: Day 3 fits who intrigue

Questions about fit, positional value, upside, and/or risk hold these players out of of the tiers above, but they could become good players on the Broncos. This far down the gap between prospects starts to shrink to the point where it’s pretty blurry, so I decided to break it down by position. There is a legitimate chance some of these players go undrafted.

These prospects are not presented in any specific order

Cornerback

  • Rodarius Williams
  • Marco Wilson (Nickel only?)
  • Darren Hall (Safety)
  • Avery Williams (Nickel)
  • Keith Taylor
  • Shaun Wade (Safety?)
  • Shemar Jean-Charles
  • Trill Williams
  • Michael Carter II
  • D.J. Daniel (Nickel only?)
  • Brandin Echols
  • Thomas Graham Jr.
  • Deommodore Lenoir
  • Nate Holbs
  • Shakur Brown
  • Olaijah Griffin
  • Camryn Bynum
  • Bryan Mills
  • Jerry Jacobs
  • Tre Brown
  • Robert Rochell
  • Zech McPherson

Safety

  • Ar’Darius Washington (Nickel only?)
  • Paris Ford
  • Richard LeCounte
  • Damar Hamlin
  • Talanoa Hufanga (LB?)
  • Aashari Crosswell
  • Caden Sterns
  • Brady Breeze
  • Joshua Bledsoe
  • Mark Webb
  • James Wiggins
  • Darrick Forrest
  • Christian Uphoff
  • Shawn Davis
  • Dicaprio Bootle (Nickel?)
  • Jamar Johnson
  • Divine Deablo (LB?)
  • Hamsah Nasirildeen (LB?)

Linebacker

  • Cameron McGrone
  • Tony Fields
  • Grant Stuard
  • Justin Hilliard
  • Garret Wallow
  • Isaiah McDuffie
  • Amen Ogbongbemiga
  • Derrick Barnes
  • Buddy Johnson

Edge/ Outside linebacker

  • Jonathan Cooper
  • Elerson Smith
  • Patrick Johnson
  • William Bradley-King
  • Shaka Toney
  • Jordan Smith
  • Hamilcar Rashed Jr.
  • Charles Snowden
  • Janarius Robinson

Defensive Linemen

  • Jay Tufele
  • Adetokunbo Oundeji
  • Marvin Wilson
  • Isaiahh Loudermilk
  • Marlon Tuipulotu
  • Malik Herring

Offensive Linemen

  • James Hudson
  • D’Ante Smith
  • Josh Ball
  • Alaric Jackson
  • Kayode Awosika
  • Cole Van Lanen
  • Troy Smith
  • Tony Kraemer
  • Deonte Brown
  • Robert Jones
  • Dave Moore
  • Trey Hill
  • Jimmy Morrisey

Wide receiver

  • Jaelon Darden
  • Ihmir Smith-Marsette
  • Seth Williams
  • Marquez Stevenson
  • Austin Watkins
  • Shi Smith
  • Cornell Powell
  • Dazz Newsome
  • Cade Johnson
  • Dax Milne
  • Tamorrion Terry
  • Josh Imatorbhebhe

Tight End

  • Tre’ McKitty
  • Matt Bushman
  • Tony Poljan
  • John Bates
  • Luke Farrell
  • Nick Eubanks
  • Dylan Soehner
  • Shaun Beyer
  • Jack Stoll

Running back

  • Kenneth Gainwell
  • Khalil Herbert
  • Javian Hawkins
  • Rhamondre Stevenson
  • Jermar Jefferson
  • Chris Evans
  • Kene Nwangwu