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

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Kylin Hill, Denver Broncos
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Fourth round

Pick 114 – R4 P9 – OT Walker Little – Stanford

The Broncos missed on tackles in the first round of this mock, but find some talent in the 4th-round.

Walker Little showed like an elite left tackle prospect before his 2019 season was cut short by injury. Then, Little chose to opt-out last season.

Little is tall and shows above-average athleticism. He has nice footwork in the passing game. With active hands, Little should adapt well in pass protection.

Little must gain some strength and improve in the run game. Additionally, he will be rusty and his medical evaluations must check out. If he’s healthy, he provides the Broncos with a young tackle with starter upside.

*Trade 153 and trade 155 for pick 133with New Orleans*

Pick 133 – R4 P28 – RB Kylin Hill – Mississippi State

Seeing a need for a back, it would be smart to attack the middle rounds as you can find players with starting potential, which happened in this mock.

Kylin Hill has been referred to as a leader throughout his time at Mississippi State. His maturity is sorely needed for a young team.

The 5-foot-10 214-pounds running back burst on the scene with a versatile and sturdy workhorse.

Hill was challenged with playing some of the best defenses in the country within the SEC West. He helped carry a depleted roster with big run after big run.

His balance and power provide a nice hedge for the Broncos as all three running backs on the roster have contracts that expire at the end of the 2021 season.

The former Bulldog is one of my favorite players in this draft and the Broncos are fortunate to grab a player with starting-caliber upside in the 4th round.