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Denver Broncos Mock Draft Roundup 7.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our Denver Broncos Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Denver Broncos from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

For a more inclusive lists of mock drafts for the Denver Broncos, check out our 2021 Denver Broncos Mock Draft Database.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Broncos:

EDSFootball - Donahue (3/23)

9. Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State

Now that Denver has signed Kyle Fuller and Ronald Darby in the past week, I expect them to address their front-seven instead of their secondary with this pick. Having opted out of the 2020 season, I think scouts will be quickly reminded of the type of athlete/player Parsons is at his upcoming pro day (3/25) and may start to move up draft boards again. He is the type of versatile and dynamic linebacker that can play all three downs and make an impact in both the run and passing game.

NFL.com - Brooks (3/23)

9. Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech

The additions of Ronald Darby and Kyle Fuller won't stop the Broncos from adding a five-star cornerback to beef up a secondary that must defend a few high-powered WR corps within the division.

The Athletic - Beat Writers (3/23)

3. Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State

Trade: Miami (which acquired the pick from Houston) sent pick No. 3 to Denver for pick Nos. 9 and 40 and a 2022 first-round selection.

Broncos GM George Paton has made clear his plan is to build through the draft. Well, he might not get another shot like this to select a franchise quarterback anytime soon. Lance's small sample size makes the risk here obvious, but the Broncos -- with a veteran defense, a much-improved offensive line and talent at the skill positions -- are in position to build with a young quarterback. The 6-foot-4, 226-pound Lance appears to have all the physical tools, and his familiarity with running an NFL-style offense and making changes and protection calls at the line of scrimmage should ease his transition. -- Nick Kosmider

ESPN - Kiper (3/22)

14. Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State

Denver moves down five spots in my projected trade and still gets the best off-ball linebacker in this class, a defender with the flexibility to play every linebacker spot. He could also put his hand in the dirt and rush the passer. Parsons opted out of the 2020 season, and I'm excited to see how he tests at his pro day on March 25. There's a wide range on where Parsons could go, but his athletic testing numbers could make him a top-15 lock. I had thought this team would target a corner at No. 9, and that could still be an option with Kyle Fuller getting only a one-year deal in free agency.

CBS Sports - Wilson (3/22)

9. Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech

The Broncos cut A.J. Bouye and signed Ronald Darby and Kyle Fuller (though Fuller's deal is just for one year). And while Bryce Callahan was a bright spot in the secondary in 2020, he, along with four other CBs, will have his contract expire next spring. Farley, who opted out for 2020, is our CB1.

PFF - Renner (3/22)

15. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame

Denver misses out on the cornerback class, but after free agency, that's A-OK with them. Vic Fangio gets a flexible chess piece in JOK, who could even replace Kareem Jackson's role in the defense if the Broncos wanted him to.

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