Denver Broncos 7-round mock draft: Fans make the picks

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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Denver Broncos, Rashawn Slater
Denver Broncos 2021 prospect Rashawn Slater. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports /

The fans take over this Denver Broncos Mock Draft.

The Denver Broncos don’t have a lot of holes to fill in the 2021 NFL Draft. However, there is still a chance that they take all of their picks—all nine of them—and do their best to build a solid team for the future.

Of course, they will use most of their nine picks. The question is, are they going to find a player they like in the seventh round or are they going to opt to trade one of their seventh-round picks for a future pick?

The Broncos filled several of their needs through free agency, most notably the cornerback position, by signing Ronald Darby and Kyle Fuller. They did lose running back Phillip Lindsay and backup outside linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu, who signed with other teams.

I went to Twitter to get the thoughts of some followers regarding each of the team’s selections. That resulted in an entire seven-round mock draft that turned out to have zero trades, which was not intentional. Trades were allowed. They just didn’t come to be.

This mock draft ended up filling basically all of the remaining holes left on the team following free agency.

T. 9. Draft Pick. Northwestern. RashawnSlater. player. 882. Pick Analysis

Some feel as if Rashawn Slater could be some teams’ top tackle in this year’s class. In this instance, however, Penei Sewell was off the board.

Slater was the left tackle at Northwestern, and in 2019, took 355 pass-blocking snaps, allowing no sacks. Of those snaps, Slater was tagged with just five pressures from defenses.

The Broncos have their left tackle position figured out after they gave Garett Bolles a contract extension. Slater would be expected to either take over at right tackle in place of Ja’Wuan James or eventually play right guard in place of Graham Glasgow.

Draft experts believe that putting Slater at guard would be a good fit in zone schemes.

Versatility is significant in the NFL and Slater being able to play multiple positions on the offensive line will do him wonders.