Denver Broncos 7-round mock draft: Bringing balance to the roster

Micah Parsons, Denver Broncos mock draft (Photo by Benjamin Solomon/Getty Images)
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Nov 9, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions linebacker Micah Parsons (11) celebrates after sacking the Minnesota Golden Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan (not pictured) in the second half at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports /

The Denver Broncos are primed to build on their talented young roster. Here is a 7-round mock draft following a mock free agency period.

That’s right, it’s Mock Szn. This article is going to wrap up our mock-offseason with a corresponding mock draft.

Utilizing Fanspeak’s Ultimate GM NFL Free Agency and Mock Draft Simulator, I laid out in the previous article the Broncos moves in free agency. Both via trade and acquiring available free agent talent, the Broncos are primed to attack the few weaknesses left on the 2021 roster.

The Denver Broncos moved the number 9 overall in the 40 overall selection in the 2021 draft to the New Orleans Saints for cornerback Marshon Lattimore and the number 28 overall selection.

A few more moves get made in this mock draft so follow along and show you how the Broncos fill the few holes left to have a winning 2021 offseason.

*Trade Pick number 9 and 40 for CB Marshon Lattimore and Pick number 28 with New Orleans*

Pick 28 – R1 P28 – Micah Parsons LB Penn State

Moving to the back end of the first round of this mock draft, the Broncos seemingly would be out of top-tier talent. The top QB’s are off the board along with the premiere cornerbacks and offensive tackles in the draft. So, the Broncos look to add a playmaker at linebacker with their first selection.

Micah Parsons is listed at 6-foot-2 245-pounds but moves like he weighs 210-pounds.

Parsons is a project, but Vic Fangio deserves a piece of clay with this kind of dynamic ability.

After he opted out of the 2020 college football season, Parsons still has two seasons of highlight-reel-loaded film on his resume.

Parsons’s impact on the field was noticeable while he played the drop-off of the Penn State defense without him.

There are some concerns about Parsons’s maturity, but if it checks out and he’s there this late in Round 1, the Denver Broncos have to take him.

His ability as a pass rusher on the blitz or around the edge adds to the versatility he shows playing the run and makes him a perfect fit next to Alexander Johnson at linebacker.

Fangio finally gets his version of Patrick Willis in the Denver defense.