Denver Broncos: Mock draft sends Kyler Murray, defensive help

MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts after the play in the third quarter during the College Football Playoff Semifinal against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts after the play in the third quarter during the College Football Playoff Semifinal against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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ORLANDO, FL – JANUARY 01: Julian Love #27 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is congratulated by teammates after a defensive stop against the LSU Tigers in the first half of the Citrus Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL – JANUARY 01: Julian Love #27 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is congratulated by teammates after a defensive stop against the LSU Tigers in the first half of the Citrus Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Second round: Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame

Unlike Murray, Julian Love would certainly fit the Broncos’ draft profile from a year ago of a guy with three years of starting experience and three years of playing at a very high level in college.

Julian Love is an outstanding cornerback prospect and played on a Notre Dame defense that ranked third in all of college football in passing touchdowns allowed per game despite also facing the third-most passing attempts per game in the country.

Love has proven himself to be a strong special teams player in his time at Notre Dame and an excellent cornerback, allowing just one touchdown in coverage this past season.

Love locked down his side of the field for the Fighting Irish over the past couple of seasons, but is another rookie on the outside what the Broncos need at the cornerback position?

I guess that’s a possibility.

Even though Love was an All-American at Notre Dame, it’s hard to imagine the Broncos coming away from this year’s free agent period without a starting corner to go along with Chris Harris Jr. and Isaac Yiadom.

Yiadom was a late third-round pick this past year, but should still be considered a strong option moving forward for the team. If the Broncos don’t go for a corner in free agency, this would be a home run pick in the second round.