Denver Broncos mock draft: Loading up on Senior Bowl players

Sayre Bedinger
COLUMBIA, MO - SEPTEMBER 9: Deebo Samuel #1 of the South Carolina Gamecocks waits with teammate to take to the field prior to a game against the Missouri Tigers in the first quarter at Memorial Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
COLUMBIA, MO - SEPTEMBER 9: Deebo Samuel #1 of the South Carolina Gamecocks waits with teammate to take to the field prior to a game against the Missouri Tigers in the first quarter at Memorial Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) /
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LEXINGTON, KY – SEPTEMBER 17: Stephen Johnson #15 of the Kentucky Wildcats carries the ball against Terrill Hanks #2 of the New Mexico State Aggies in the first half at Commonwealth Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky defeated New Mexico State 62-42. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
LEXINGTON, KY – SEPTEMBER 17: Stephen Johnson #15 of the Kentucky Wildcats carries the ball against Terrill Hanks #2 of the New Mexico State Aggies in the first half at Commonwealth Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky defeated New Mexico State 62-42. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Fourth round (part one): Terrill Hanks, LB, New Mexico State

The NFL’s a copycat league and everyone is going to be looking for this year’s version of Darius Leonard who had such a huge year with the Indianapolis Colts.

One player who may fit that mold is New Mexico State’s Terrill Hanks, whose production over the last four years has been outstanding.

He had nearly 400 tackles along with 43.5 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, eight interceptions, and seven forced fumbles in his college career and has speed to play sideline to sideline.

If the Broncos are still looking for a versatile linebacker to pair with their current group and aren’t sold on anyone they currently have in the building, they could find another gem in the fourth round this year like they did with Josey Jewell last year.

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