1st Round, 31st pick: Emmanuel Ogbah
The obvious pick is to address the loss of Malik Jackson. Emmanuel Ogbah, of Oklahoma State has the edge rushing ability to play both the left and right side of the line. Broncos addressed the pass rushing need in the draft last with Shane Ray; however, this is in case the Broncos do not draft Robert Nkemdiche or A’shawn Robinson.
Old adage goes, “you can never have enough pass rushers.” The Broncos will lose the great, DeMarcus Ware at some point, which will see an empty spot take shape. Ogbah would push Ray and Shaquille Barrett for a spot or a trade if the Broncos were to look down that road. Ogbah was named the AP Big-12 Defensive Player of the Year and finalist for the Ted Hendrix award leading his conference with 12.5 sacks and 16.5 tackles for loss. It is possible Ogbah could add a little more weight to play inside and have versatility to be lined up outside.
Ogbah is a breed of power and speed with a physical brand of football who could present problems for AFC offensive lineman as he is NFL player based on look. Oklahoma State has had trouble producing first round talent since Dez Bryant, but Ogbah with the proper coaching under Bill Kollar and Wade Phillips would reap major benefits.
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