Denver Broncos Seven-Round Mock Draft Predictions

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Oct 18, 2014; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks offensive lineman Jake Fisher (75) motivates the crowd against the Washington Huskies at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos ended their 2014 season with major disappointment, and a bad taste in everyone’s mouth. Three months later, this looks like a team that is primed for another run to top the AFC West, but is the roster stocked well enough to win a Super Bowl?

John Elway went out and ‘won’ free agency in 2014 when he signed four Pro Bowl players, but the Broncos are going to need to do it through the draft this year (building a championship contender, that is) and it all starts up front.

The Broncos’ biggest need(s) remain on the offensive line. They have a couple of young players who might be ready to step into bigger roles after redshirt seasons in 2014, but this could be a very young offensive line unit for the Broncos this season. For this mock draft, considering the Broncos have made signings like Owen Daniels, Darian Stewart, Shelley Smith, Vance Walker, and have brought back guys like Virgil Green, I want to really upgrade the offensive line and continue to add developmental pieces all around.

This mock draft is based on the assumption that the Broncos will receive four compensatory picks, as is expected. There is a chance the picks could switch around, but John Elway has stated the team expects to have four compensatory picks and 10 in total. The pick layout will look like this:

1 (1st round)
2 (2nd round)
3 (3rd round)
4 (4th round – comp. pick)
5 (5th round – from CHI)
6 (5th round)
7 (6th round)
8 (6th round – comp. pick)
9 (6th round – comp. pick)
10 (7th round – comp. pick)

The Broncos traded their own fourth round pick to the 49ers in the deal for Cody Latimer last year, and they also traded their own seventh round pick for kicker Brandon McManus. The pick coming in from Chicago was acquired when the Bears moved up last year to take Brock Vereen out of Minnesota.

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