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

Micah Parsons, Denver Broncos mock draft (Photo by Benjamin Solomon/Getty Images)
Micah Parsons, Denver Broncos mock draft (Photo by Benjamin Solomon/Getty Images) /
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Tay Gowan, 2021 NFL Draft, Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos 2021 NFL Draft prospect Tay Gowan. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

Round 7

Pick 235: R7 P9 CB Tay Gowan – Central Florida

At 6-foot-2 185-pounds Tay Gowan has a nice combination of height and length at the cornerback position.

Gowan has good speed and recognition. His tape may be challenged because he faced lesser competition. In his lone season, Gowan only allowed 20 catches on 50 targets for 274 yards.

Matching his production combined with his above-average physical traits makes Gowan a nice pick even with just one full year of film at the FBS level.

In round seven of this mock, he has really high upside for a team that needs depth in the secondary.

Pick 237: R7 P11 WR Dax Milne – BYU

Dax Milne burst on the scene this season catches passes from quarterback Zach Wilson. At 6-foot and190 pounds has good size and has good athleticism. He is a smooth route-runner and finishes nicely at the top of his routes

He has above-average quickness and does a nice job stacking defenders and gaining separation.

Shows toughness and should be able to contribute to special teams while adjusts to the NFL game.

Milne being available thus late in the mock, Paton can’t get the card in fast enough.

Pick 249: R7 P23 DL Naquan Jones – Michigan State

Naquan Jones has a perfect frame to play anywhere on the defensive line. At 6-foot-4 and 323-pounds, he has ideal size and length with plus mobility. Jones has yet to realize his potential, which is why he landed at the bottom of Round 7 of this mock.

*Trade pick 252 to the Pittsburgh Steelers for 2022 6th round pick*


On offense, the Broncos solidified their QB room with the addition of Tyrod Taylor. Additionally, the Broncos move on from Phillip Lindsay and bring in Kylin Hill while adding a potential starting tackle in 4th round selection Walker Little. Tim Patrick remains with the team for one more season with a 2nd round tender.

On defense, the Broncos add Parsons, Marshon Lattimore, Mike Hilton, and Richie Grant while bringing back Derek Wolfe. The team hangs on to Von Miller, Shelby Harris, and Kareem Jackson with extensions while using the franchise tag on Justin Simmons before coming up with a big-time extension for him before the start of training camp.