Round 5, No. 152 overall: Tommy Togiai, DT, Ohio State
Tommy Togiai would have to slip pretty far down the board for the Broncos to be able to get him here, but so far he has. The defensive tackle position just does not seem to be greatly valued in this class, but this would be great value in this spot.
Paton has already taken one Ohio State defensive player and here, he opts for another.
Togiaia has a non-stop motor and gives 100 percent on every play. That kind of play can become infectious and he comes from a winning program where he was a stout run defender.
Togiai could improve as a pass rusher but he has a high football I.Q. and the ability to become a disruptive force at some point, particularly in a 3-4 defense.
This would be a terrific pick at this spot.
Round 5, No. 164 overall: Jamar Johnson, Safety, Indiana
It may be a surprise to see Johnson still on the board at this point, but if he is, the Broncos should give him a shot.
With Justin Simmons and Kareem Jackson on the roster, the starting safety spots are about as good as they can get. But there isn’t much depth behind them and Johnson is a great prospect.
Johnson covers the field well as a single-high safety but he needs to work on his tackling in a big way. In three seasons with the Hoosiers, Johnson had seven interceptions.
If the coaching staff could make him a better tackler, he could take over as a starting safety for the Broncos down the road.