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Denver Broncos 7 Round Mock Draft



Even using the Best Player Available strategy, the Denver Broncos were able to fill some major holes in this mock draft.

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There's a fun site I use to do mock drafts. It has an engine. It's called www.first-pick.com and it is awesome!
But using this engine and what I know about NFL Draft prospects, I effectuated a mock draft, that if it occurred in reality, come May, would load the Broncos up with so much young talent, in areas of need, that there'd be no stopping them.

With the 31st pick in the 1st round, the Denver Broncos select:

C.J. Mosley: linebacker, Alabama.

Now, many, including myself, are of the opinion that it's highly unlikely that Mosley will fall this far in the first round. However, with the current needs of teams before them, and the level of talent in the skill positions, it is possible that Mosley could fall.

Mosley brings a skill set to the Broncos that has been sorely lacking since Al Wilson. He's a 3 down player who possesses both the tangibles and intangibles that NFL teams look for in a Mike linebacker.

With the 31st pick in the 2nd round, the Denver Broncos select:

Bashaud Breeland: cornerback, Clemson.

With most of the best corners already off the market, the Broncos go with Breelend here. He has the ideal size for the position. 5'11, 197lbs. Although he's not a burner, he has the requisite speed for the position.

He's at his best in press coverage and does a great job mirroring receivers underneath. With him and Kayvon Webster, the Broncos have 2 young, prototypical corners to groom behind Chris Harris, Jr and Aqib Talib.

With the 31st pick in the 3rd round, the Denver Broncos select:

Cyril Richardson: guard, Baylor.

With starting left guard, Zane Beadles, taking the money in Jacksonville, the Broncos need a young stud to fill the hole.

Enter Richardson. At 6'5, 329lbs, he has the size to contend with NFL defensive linemen. His strength is in the run game, but with some NFL coaching and the right motivation, he could be a long-term starter for the Broncos at LG, which would keep Orlando Franklin at his natural position at RT.

With the 31st pick in the 4th round, the Denver Broncos select:

Mike Davis: wide receiver, Texas.

When the Broncos decided to let Eric Decker walk in free agency, it created some questions at WR. They went out and signed Emmanuel Sanders to fill in immediately, but with Davis, they move to shore up the position for the future.

But Davis is also a guy who could contribute immediately. At 6'0, 197lbs, he has the size and athletic ability to go up for contested balls and make tough catches. He's not the fastest receiver, but neither was Decker and look at his production. He has some things to learn, but his upside is tremendous, especially in the 4th round.

With the 31st pick in the 5th round, the Denver Broncos select:

[IsaiahCrowell]: running back, Alabama State

With the news that Knowshon Moreno signed with the Miami Dolphins, the Broncos look to a vastly talented, if troubled, Crowell to step in.

Crowell was once a Georgia Bulldog, but off-the-field issues landed him at Alabama State. In my opinion, he has the most natural talent at running back in this draft, but he drops to the 5th round because of character concerns. The Broncos' veteran, winning environment could likely be the solution.

With the 31st pick in the 6th round, the Denver Broncos select:

Deandre Coleman: defensive tackle, California.

Even with Terrance Knighton and Sly Williams, the Broncos take Coleman at a steal in the 6th round. At 6'5, 314lbs, he's excellent at consuming double teams and clogging lanes.

He has some work to do with his hand technique in order to become an effective pass rusher from the inside, but the Broncos will be able to coach him up.

With the 31st pick in the 7th round, the Denver Broncos select:

Denicos Allen: outside linebacker, Michigan State.

Allen wasn't invited to the combine, but the Broncos draft him in the 7th round for good reason. He's a tenacious playmaker.

At 5'11, he gets overlooked by some in the scouting community. But edge guys like Elvis Dumervil and James Harrison were short too. Allen could stand to put on some weight as he's only listed at 225bs, but the Broncos will fatten him up. Because of his lack of size, he has a tendency to get lost in a crowd and can struggle to disengage. However, he has an amazing burst and closing speed. Explosive.

Conclusion

I'm not huge on reading the tea leaves in mock drafts, but in the guys the Broncos pick up in this mock, they get a ton of value. This haul of players is packed with playmaking ability. We'll see if Mosley truly falls in the 1st round come May.

Chad Jensen is Lead Broncos Journalist. Follow him on Twitter @CJ_BroncosPFS.

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Lucas Polglaze
Mar 27 2014 10:31 PM

Love the Mosley pick. I like Breeland (although I want Pierre Desir).

I'm sorry, but I really want no part of Cyril Richardson. One of the few players in the draft I want absolutely nothing to do with. Too big, too slow.

 

This snippet sums up my thoughts on Richardson.

I really am not impressed by Cyril Richardson. He had an awful Senior Bowl, allowing players to simply get by, particularly quicker ones (see: unblockable Aaron Donald). Although he is a run blocker by nature, he needs to improve open downfield blocking. He is very inconsistent by nature and needs to play games in their entirety.

 

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Chad Jensen
Mar 27 2014 10:35 PM

His weight issues (around the middle) and questions about his motivation are concerning, IMHO, but I think NFL coaching could work wonders for him. 

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Lucas Polglaze
Mar 27 2014 10:49 PM

His weight issues (around the middle) and questions about his motivation are concerning, IMHO, but I think NFL coaching could work wonders for him. 

 

Maybe. But after Philip Blake, I'm still wary of Baylor offensive linemen. And I don't like Cyril as a prospect.

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Jake Arthur
Mar 27 2014 10:51 PM

Breeland is my boy!  One of my 2014 NFL Draft man-crushes.

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Lucas Polglaze
Mar 27 2014 11:12 PM

Breeland is my boy!  One of my 2014 NFL Draft man-crushes.

 

So you're saying...if you were the Colts, he wouldn't be available there for us at the bottom of the third?

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Jake Arthur
Mar 28 2014 10:50 AM

So you're saying...if you were the Colts, he wouldn't be available there for us at the bottom of the third?

Oh hell no.  If I were Ryan Grigson he would not exist past pick 90.  I've mocked him to the Colts in my Colts-only mocks on here in Round 2 most of the time, but his stock seems to have leveled out since.  Taking him at 59 wouldn't be a big reach, but he would likely still be available in the top 10 of Round 2.

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Chad Jensen
Mar 28 2014 01:20 PM
If Desir is gone, I like Breeland more than guys like McGill and Hampton
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Lucas Polglaze
Mar 28 2014 01:34 PM

If Desir is gone, I like Breeland more than guys like McGill and Hampton

 

Agreed.

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Erick Trickel
Mar 28 2014 11:44 PM

I want nothing to do with Mosley. So many things bother me about him when I watch tape of him. Just dont see him as a MLB in a 4-3 scheme in the NFL. 

 

Breeland I cant really comment on. I havnt looked at CBs yet outside of my prospect crushs. 

 

Richardson I want no part of. Other OGs that will likely be available I would take over him. He isnt one I would take before the 5th or 6th round. 

 

The other 4 I havnt looked into much. I have heard of the RB but only in passing pretty much. 

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Lucas Polglaze
Mar 28 2014 11:48 PM

Breeland I cant really comment on. I havnt looked at CBs yet outside of my prospect crushs. 

 

Richardson I want no part of. Other OGs that will likely be available I would take over him. He isnt one I would take before the 5th or 6th round. 

 

Alright, do telll...who are your prospect crushes?

Agreed. Richardson shouldn't be a top-3-round draft choice.

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Erick Trickel
Mar 30 2014 12:38 AM

Alright, do telll...who are your prospect crushes?

Agreed. Richardson shouldn't be a top-3-round draft choice.

 

At CB there are five. Bradley Roby, Peirre Desir. Keith McGill, Stanley Jean-Babtiste and Jabari Price. 

 

I really like Dakota Dozier and Jon Halapio for OG. In my opinion both are much better than Richardson. 

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Lucas Polglaze
Mar 30 2014 12:42 AM

At CB there are five. Bradley Roby, Peirre Desir. Keith McGill, Stanley Jean-Babtiste and Jabari Price. 

 

I really like Dakota Dozier and Jon Halapio for OG. In my opinion both are much better than Richardson. 

 

Yes sir! I've been beating the Desir/Dozier drum for a long time. Nice to have you...

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Chad Jensen
Mar 30 2014 04:27 AM
Dozier went in the 2nd round in this mock, or he'd have been the pick.
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