Denver Broncos Mock Draft: Final 2015 Mock Draft


The 2015 NFL Draft is here, and as you can see by this lengthy list of players, I have really no idea what the Broncos are going to do. I think there are probably 15-18 guys in this draft that you’d look at and seriously consider taking no matter what your needs were.

For example, it’s not going to happen, but if Amari Cooper, Jameis Winston, or Marcus Mariota were to fall to the 28th overall pick, the Broncos would have to pull the trigger. Those are supremely talented athletes. What you have to also be aware of is whether or not players in your top 10 or top 15 start to fall into the late teens or 20s. The Broncos experienced this last year when C.J. Mosley fell out of the top 15 picks and they attempted to trade up for him.

The price was too high.

This year, there are at least 18-22 guys (22 on my list) that could very well be of interest to the Broncos if available at the 28th overall pick that are not guaranteed to go earlier, There are probably even more players, at least 12-15 that are likely to go in the top half of the draft.

With that said, the Broncos are in an interesting situation, one that could net them a player like Bradley Roby, who never popped up on their radar in a mock draft due to the fact they felt he’d be off the board.

So, now that I’ve ultimately confused myself, here’s my mock draft pick for the Broncos in the 1st round and beyond, considering the scenario I’ve created. Here’s who I would take.

1. D.J. Humphries, OT, Florida

Wild Card Pick: Shane Ray or Randy Gregory

I think ultimately the Broncos will take an offensive tackle or defensive lineman, though there’s been talk they could take other positions. If a player like Shane Ray or Randy Gregory is available at their pick, I’ll be shouting at my TV for one of them to be the selection, though I know that’s not popular opinion.

Humphries would be a really good selection. He has the athletic ability to play in a zone scheme and the length and aggressiveness to do really well on the right side. This pick wouldn’t settle overly well with me because of my belief that Michael Schofield needs to start at some point somewhere, but Humphries would be able to probably play right away for the Broncos at right tackle.

2. Garrett Grayson, QB, Colorado State

Wild Card Pick: Sammie Coates, Devin Funchess, or Devin Smith, WRs

If you disagree with this pick, it means you think John Elway is still all-in on Brock Osweiler. To me, it’s not that simple. Osweiler is in the final year of his rookie deal, with no team option for a fifth since he was a second round pick. The Broncos are in a tough spot because he’s still unknown as it has to do with regular season play.

If Manning sticks around another year (2016) unexpectedly, what then? You need to have another ‘backup’ plan and I don’t know if the Broncos are fully into Osweiler.

There’s been reports that they covet Grayson.

3. Markus Golden, Edge Rusher, Missouri

Wild Card Pick: Quinten Rollins, S; La’el Collins, OL

The Broncos get a pass rusher here and a guy whose motor never stops. Golden was Shane Ray’s teammate and running mate with the Missouri Tigers’ defense, and he might have a bright pro future ahead of him as well. He is relentless in pursuit of the football and fits what the Broncos are looking for in terms of that ‘kicking and screaming’ mentality.

This would be a solid pick, but might not have anyone jumping for joy.

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