David Njoku highlights latest Denver Broncos mock draft update
Third Round (1st Pick): Anthony Walker Jr., LB, Northwestern
Anthony Walker Jr. is one of the top playmakers as an off-ball linebacker in all of college football over the last two seasons. He racked up 20.5 tackles for loss as a sophomore in 2015, and followed it up with 10 tackles for loss and four forced fumbles as a junior, when he was a third-team All-American.
The Broncos don’t have a big need at inside linebacker, but you could make a good argument for it. The team’s leading tackler this past season was Todd Davis, who was expected to be Danny Trevathan’s replacement, but there’s no doubt that Trevathan brought another element to the defense that the Broncos had been missing. Walker could be that type of player.
A leader for the Northwestern defense, Walker was a tackling machine and would be a great fit for the Broncos alongside Brandon Marshall.