Denver Broncos: Full Seven-Round Mock Draft

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Dec 31, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide receiver Jameson Williams (1) runs a sweep in the first quarter against Cincinnati Bearcats cornerback Coby Bryant (8) during the 2021 Cotton Bowl college football CFP national semifinal game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports /

Denver Broncos mock draft pick 152, Coby Bryant, cornerback, Cincinnati

One of many players that have been mocked in several different tiers and rounds is cornerback, Coby Bryant, out of Cincinnati.

Many people expect him in the third, some fourth, but in an ideal scenario like Baron Browning in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos get a steal here with Coby Bryant.

Bryant is a leader in the secondary, who communicates with his teammates well, plays with that “dog” mentality that Chris Harris Jr. carries with him, and is fluid when covering. He tallied 35 pass breakups along with nine interceptions and 170 tackles with four forced fumbles.

Having great ball skills and the ability to read and react is a must in the defense, Bryant checks all of those boxes. He’s a smart player who will do well in a system that lets him diagnose and react. Although he carries a slim frame, at 6-foot-1 and 185+ pounds, Bryant is a willing tackler, not the best, but willing.

Bryant did post a pretty solid RAS score, something George Paton puts stock into with an 8.02. His strength was the biggest shocker in my eyes, bench pressing 225 pounds 17 times.

With a bit of coaching from Denver Broncos’ current defensive backs coach, Christian Parker, Bryant could turn into a fine number three corner for the Denver Broncos in the future.

Denver Broncos mock draft pick 206, Neil Farrell Jr., Defensive Lineman, LSU

Neil Farrell Jr., a 6-foot-4 330 pound defensive lineman, played five years at LSU, contributing 45 tackles, 9.5 of them were for loss and two sacks.

One theme I have been consistent with throughout this mock is the ability of the class to replenish the roster with players with higher value contracts needing to be trimmed due to having a high-profile quarterback. This selection could be a natural replacement for fan favorite, Mike Purcell.

Farrell Jr. is not going to come into the league and be Aaron Donald or have anywhere close to that production, but he can come in and be a big-bodied, space-eating prescience that this defense needs up front. Pairing up beside recently signed, D.J. Jones, the two would combine for 630 pounds of beef up front.

With a run defense that struggled last season, this is important to clog lanes and keep offensive linemen off of linebackers to keep Josey Jewell and Baron Browning free to scrape and fill gaps on their ways to making plays.

Farrell Jr. played at a high level, on the next best thing to the NFL in the SEC. Facing off against several offensive linemen that are now fine professionals, Farrell Jr. has shown he has the ability and strength to anchor down the middle of a defense.

Denver Broncos mock draft pick 232, Montrell Washington, Wide Receiver, Samford

Playing at a smaller school, with little to no exposure, Montrell Washington did all he could to make a name for himself.

In the biggest moments, Washington shined. Against the Florida Gators on National Television, Washington had a huge kickoff return that went 98 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. In this game, he played with three broken ribs and still managed to tally 340 all-purpose yards!

With the Denver Broncos needing a return specialist and stockpiling picks on strength, Washington could come into Dove Valley and learn how to be a prolific wide receiver, while contributing in other areas.

Washington has never been just a one-trick pony, proof, he led the FCS with 1,938 all-purpose yards in 2021. He totaled 243 yards via punt return, 742 on kick returns, 140 rushing yards, and 813 receiving yards. All of that along with 18 total touchdowns, six rushing, nine receiving and three return scores.

Washington is an incredibly gifted and tough athlete who would make the Denver Broncos better. While it isn’t a pressing need, George Paton is just throwing darts this late, and Washington could be one that hits the bulls eye if the throw goes as planned.