Denver Broncos: 2021 NFL Draft 7-round mock draft

Denver Broncos 2021 NFL Draft prospect Caleb Farley. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos 2021 NFL Draft prospect Caleb Farley. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /
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Daniel Faalele, Denver Broncos
Sep 28, 2019; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Minnesota Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck celebrates a touchdown with lineman Daniel Faalele (78) in the first half against the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports /

Pick 136. Daniel Faalele, T, Minnesota, 6’8″ 400 lbs

The Denver Broncos get an absolute monster of a human in the 5th round with Daniel Faalele. Despite his incredible size, Faalele doesn’t move like a 400-pound man and shows some incredible upside as a developmental tackle in the NFL.

Faalele is a former rugby player in Australia, and has been a freak athlete for all of his life, and will be a freak among freaks in the NFL. His size cannot be overstated, and give offensive line coach Mike Munchak a new toy to develop for the Denver Broncos.

While Ja’Wuan James is still under contract for three more years, James has struggled to stay healthy throughout his career. James should enter as the starting right tackle for the Denver Broncos in 2021, but if he suffers an injury Faalele could serve as a suitable swing tackle.

The Denver Broncos will have a chance to shed James’ massive contract starting after the 2021 season, and the team could certainly choose to commit to a younger and cheaper option. Faalele would give the team a young option at tackle and could be a bargain pick in the 5th round.

2021 Role Prediction: Swing Tackle

Pick 167. Tommy Togiai, DL, Ohio State, 6’2″ 300 lbs

Much like the pick of Christian Barmore, Tommy Togiai fills depth for the 2021 Season while adding another toy for Fangio and Bill Kolar to play with.

Tommy Togiai is another massive player for the Denver Broncos on the defensive line. The Broncos have struggled to stop the run so far during the 2020 season without Mike Purcell, and adding more depth has to be a priority for the Broncos this offseason.

Togiai would add to a Broncos’ defensive line that has struggled with injury during the 2020 Season. Togiai received high-level coaching at Ohio State and will be a good depth piece for the Broncos in the late rounds.

2021 Role Prediction: Defensive Line Depth

Pick 200. T.J. Carter, CB, Memphis, 5’11” 190 lbs

T.J. Carter had a good career at Memphis and is a solid option for the Denver Broncos at cornerback. Carter has good size for the position and has instincts to play at the next level.

Carter would be a good developmental option for the Broncos and would bring competition to a cornerback room lacking true depth. Adding a player like T.J. Carter, along with Caleb Farley, would give the defensive secondary a huge boost for years to come.

While Carter isn’t a plug and play starter like Farley, Carter will be a good special teams player while he develops as a cornerback. Carter could become an eventual starter for the Broncos, but more importantly, he will add depth to a top-heavy group.

2021 Role Prediction: Special Teams/Cornerback Depth