Denver Broncos 7-round March Mock Draft
5th Round, 144th Overall: RB Daniel Lasco, California
Explanation: With good size (6’0, 209 lbs) and underrated athleticism, Lasco provides the Broncos with a good complementary player to CJ Anderson in the backfield. He has durability concerns (missed 5
games in 2015) and isn’t considered a strong prospect to become a full-time NFL starter, but he has the right skill set to be a good complementary piece in the Broncos offense. Aside from the size and athleticism, Lasco is a good receiver out of the backfield and is better than anticipated with his pass blocking.
The Broncos have their eye on Lasco, as they met with him at the Scouting Combine last month. Denver needs another young back to help take the load off of Anderson at times and keep the offense grinding for the tough yards. I believe that Lasco has the skill set to do that and provides the Broncos with a legitimate #2 option in their backfield.