Denver Broncos

On the clock: Houston Texans, Pick: 7.41


General Manager: @JarrenBarnhard
Assistant GM: @GarrettBarnhard

PickOverallChoiceNotes
1.2323Darqueze Dennard, CB
from Michigan State
We mulled trading into the top 15, or trading back but our guy was available at 23. The value was too good to pass up at this point, teams question his long speed but he ran an unofficial 4.42 at the combine. Joe Hayden ran a 4.57 at the combine and he is one of the top young corners in the NFL. Denver would be delighted to get the most fundamentally sound corner at this point in the round.
2.3163Antonio Richardson, OT
from Tennessee
Lucky to get Tiny here, 1st round talent with huge upside lasting until the 63rd pick. With Orlando Franklin moving to left guard, Chris Clark can slide over to the right side and compete for the starting job with Richardson. Improving what was already one of the best offensive lines in the NFL last season without Clady.
4.31131Adrian Hubbard, OLB
from Alabama
We feel Adrian Hubbard can come in and add about 10-15 pounds to play defensive end. He has good upside and potential to be a dominant run stuffer
5.31171Avery Williamson, ILB
from Kentucky
We have been successful with our past Kentucky linebackers and we feel Avery Williamson will be the next standout at the position. We believe Nate Irving is a good enough playmaker. We eyed a couple earlier middle linebackers but we think Williamson can come in and play within the next couple of years. Wesley Woodyard and Danny Trevathan have led the way for this kid to make an impact on our team!
6.31207Tyler Gaffney, RB
from Stanford
Absolute steal at this point in the draft. We love his quickness that comes along with his 220 frame. His competitive drive is what ultimately led us to drafting him. We believe he can come in and compete with C.J. Anderson for 2nd running back on the depth chart.
7.31246A.C. Leonard, TE
from Tennessee State
Match up nightmare with a huge upside, ridiculous athleticism. Great value at this point in the draft. Can split out wide and be a move tight end.

Trade Details
Pick
1.23#MockOne: from Chiefs for pick(s): 1.31,3.31