7th Round, 227th Overall: OL Parker Ehinger, Cincinnati
Explanation: Despite the moves already made to bolster the O-line this off-season, it never hurts to add depth along the line in case injuries pile up in 2016. A versatile athlete, Ehinger was a starter for nearly
four seasons at Cincinnati (first at tackle, eventually moving inside to guard). At 6’6, 310 lbs, Ehinger displays great “tweener” size to play either Guard or Tackle at the next level.
He’s considered to be more of a guard at the Pro game, but he definitely has the athleticism and experience to play either tackle spots if forced into duty. This would be a nice depth selection that could compete for a spot on the 53 man roster in 2016 and worst case scenario, Ehinger could spend his rookie season getting developed on the Practice Squad.
That’s not always a bad move, considering starting C Matt Paradis was able to make the jump from Practice Squad player to full-time starter in one year. At the very least, Ehinger is a nice depth pick for the Broncos in the 7th round.