2016 NFL Draft: Mike Mayock released his only mock draft of the 2016 season. He has the Denver Broncos selecting Karl Joseph from West Virginia with the 31st pick.
Here it is folks. The mock draft the majority of us have been waiting for. Starting exactly 24 hours before the NFL Draft is set to begin, Mike Mayock released his hour long mock draft on how he thinks the first round will shake up.
Shockingly, there was only one trade during that first round. It involved the Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens as they exchanged first round picks. So, with the Denver Broncos staying put at No. 31, what player would they draft?
According to Mayock, the Denver Broncos would draft Karl Joseph, who is a safety from West Virginia University.
Like Jeff Legwold said in the NFL Nation Mock Draft, Mayock states that the Denver Broncos will go with the best player available in the draft. Paxton Lynch, gone. A’Shawn Robinson, gone. Robert Nkediche, gone.
Those are my top three guys to draft. So, with the top prospects at both quarterback and defensive line gone, Karl Joseph was the best player available in the first round.
It seems as of recently, the mock drafts have the Denver Broncos going with a safety. Which makes a bit of sense. Darian Stewart is set to be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2016 season. So, in the case that the Broncos cannot resign him, they would have Karl Joseph ready just in case.
He is still recovering from an ACL injury that knocked him out the remainder of his senior season. But he is hopeful that he will be ready by the time training camp rolls along.
Karl Joseph is a ball hawking safety who has a knack for playing center field as a safety and can become a forceful tackler.
With no other option, it appears best player available will be the way to go for the Denver Broncos. But anything can happen in the draft. Stay tuned to Predominantly Orange as we keep you updated on all things Broncos.