Things with the NFL Draft change so quickly, especially when your team is picking at the bottom of the first round, and with the options of trading up and trading down, there’s even more confusion.
There’s a lot of talk surrounding the Broncos right now of what they could do to get an ‘instant impact’ player with their first round pick. Here’s a full seven-round mock draft and some fresh ideas of what the Broncos could do starting tonight.
1. First round: Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
Feisty cornerback prospect who isn’t big but has speed, strength, and playmaking ability. Would be the Broncos’ nickel from day one if they wanted and can play outside as well. Adds much needed depth to the CB position.
2. Second round: Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State
Replacing Eric Decker’s size on the outside, there are some who believe Robinson is a first rounder, some who believe he is a third rounder. The Broncos would be lucky to get him at the bottom of round 2.
3. Third round: C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Iowa
Big, versatile TE prospect who is a great in-line blocker and deceptively fast with soft hands. Would be a major part of 2TE packages the Broncos like to run.
4. Fourth round: Christian Kirksey, LB, Iowa
Speed, speed, speed. Kirksey is a playmaker at the LB position who has athletic ability for days.
5. Fifth Round: Jonathan Dowling, S, Western Kentucky
Playmaker for the back end of the defense and a guy who has had some trouble in the past but gives you depth in the secondary and special teams ability.
6. Sixth Round: Avery Williamson, LB, Kentucky
Could be that starting inside linebacker if the Broncos aren’t set there with Nate Irving and Steven Johnson. This is a team that has done a great job of developing players from Kentucky.
7. Seventh Round: Aaron Colvin, CB, Oklahoma
Injuries push a first round talent down the board since he’ll likely have to redshirt his rookie year. That’s OK with the Broncos since they don’t have a ton of open roster spots.