Denver Broncos Mock Draft Roundup 1.0
Throughout the year and leading up to the 2023 NFL Draft, we will update our Denver Broncos Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Denver Broncos from several prominent sites and draft analysts.
The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Broncos:
CBS Sports - Stackpole (1/13)
29. Drew Sanders, LB, Arkansas
A quiet two seasons at Alabama from Drew Sanders gave way to a first-team All-American campaign with the Razorbacks. Lining up all over the field, Sanders stuffed the stat sheet with 103 tackles (13.5 for a loss), 9.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and an interception. He'll update a solid Broncos defense that traded away Bradley Chubb.
San Diego Union Tribune - Brown (1/12)
27. Isaiah Foskey, EDGE, Notre Dame
The Broncos will seek a replacement for Von Miller and Bradley Chubb this off-season. Foskey's versatile skill set, size and power would have likely made him a day two selection had he entered the draft last season. He's worthy of a first round pick this time around.
NBC Sports Chicago - Morgan (1/12)
29. Anton Harrison, OT, Oklahoma
Currently, the Denver offensive line is a source for anguish this season, giving up a league worst 63 sacks. Adding salt to the Broncos' offensive misery, is an impotent scoring attack that's produced only 11 rushing touchdowns and 18 passing scores to date (lower third in the NFL). Harrison gravitates to punishing defenders on run plays, but is adept at pass blocking from either tackle position.
Yahoo! Sports - McDonald (1/11)
28. B.J. Ojulari, EDGE, LSU
A pass rusher to pair with Randy Gregory next season to give the Broncos arguably the most complete defense in the NFL.
Walter Football (1/11)
28. Luke Wypler, IOL, Ohio State
The Broncos must make sure they give Russell Wilson the best chance possible next year. Aside from finding a new head coach, they'll need to give him better protection, including an upgrade at center.
Luke Wypler is an athletic center who played tackle in high school.
CBS Sports - Trapasso (1/11)
29. Andrew Vorhees, OT, USC
Vorhees is an NFL-ready interior blocker who'd be a welcomed addition on the interior for the Broncos, especially if Dalton Risner isn't re-signed.
USA Today - MMS (1/10)
27. Anton Harrison, OT, Oklahoma
The Russell Wilson reclamation project is no doubt top priority in Denver, even if it's not explicitly spoken by top brass. Upgrading at right tackle with Harrison would be an instant win for both Wilson and the rest of an offense that surrendered a league-worst 63 sacks.
Bleacher Report (1/9)
28. Cody Mauch, OT, North Dakota State
The Denver Broncos appear stuck with Russell Wilson as their quarterback. At this point, the best path forward is simply by making his life as easy as possible.
Every quarterback loves investments in the offensive line, and the Broncos will need some.
"The Broncos' starting left guard Dalton Risner, as well as tackles Calvin Anderson, Billy Turner and Cameron Fleming, are all slated to hit free agency this upcoming offseason," Thorn noted. "This will make adding bodies to the offensive line a priority.
"North Dakota State's Cody Mauch is a player with the skill-set to fill in at multiple positions.
"Mauch has the athletic ability to stick at tackle, even though he's been rarely tested or asked to protect in drop-back situations due to the Bison's heavy run scheme. Thus, his experience calls into question how soon he can even start at tackle in the NFL.
"Along with good movement skills, the 6'6", 303-pound blocker has vice grips for hands and a nasty attitude. Mauch is a consistent finisher who sustains blocks at a high level. His skill set likely translates into a starting guard during the early portions of his professional career, which the Broncos could use to possibly replace Risner if he chooses to leave."
An interior of Mauch, Graham Glasgow and Quinn Meinerz can be a tone-setter for the entire Broncos offense.
The 33rd Team (1/9)
29. Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama
Javonte Williams tore his ACL in October, so his availability for the start of next season is unclear. Gibbs can step in right away and is a an explosive back with rare route running ability (1,370 scrimmage yards, 10 TDs) to pair with Williams in the long-term.
PFF - Renner (1/9)
29. Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State
Porter could very easily give the Broncos the league's best press-coverage duo in time. Porter allowed all of 143 yards this past season and broke up nine of the 30 targets into his coverage. That would pair well with Patrick Surtain II.
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