2014 NFL Mock Draft: Denver Broncos Select...

Kevin C. Cox

With the second to last pick of our community mock draft, we've got the champions of free agency - the Denver Broncos. Whether or not their expensive offseason will lead to an actual championship remains to be seen though. Here with the pick is BTSC reader alexryan.

This year's Super Losers were the Denver Broncos. The illustrious Peyton Manning was poised to exit the game at the top of the league... and he choked. He absolutely blew it. Despite having the best weapons and supporting defense of Peyton's career, the Broncos were demolished by the Seahawks.

All for piles and piles of money, and they're still under the cap!-alexryan

John Elway and his front-office staff have done a magical job cutting away weak starters and replacing them with new, shiny, expensive pieces to the team. Gone are both star cornerbacks (Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Champ Bailey), both starting guards (Zane Beadles and Chris Kuper), the #2 receiver (Eric Decker), the #1 running back (Knowshon Moreno), #1 middle linebacker (Wesley Woodyard) and a starting defensive end (Shaun Phillips). In comes the league's best available pass rusher in Demarcus Ware, a premier starting corner in Aqib Talib, top-quality safety T.J. Ward, and our own Emmanuel Sanders. All for piles and piles of money, and they're still under the cap!

Having dropped big name after big name in free agency, holes remain at cornerback, guard, and inside linebacker. No linebacker prospects are worth selecting here, although an opportunity at Ryan Shazier certainly would be considered. With Jason Verrett taken (my favourite of all the corners), only one 1st-round-worthy corner is still available in Bradley Roby. He's an instinctive player who suffered a down year and is inconsistent. That leaves picking your favourite guard prospect, and the best one this year is...

With the 31st pick, the Denver Broncos select Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG, UCLA.

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Su'a-Filo is strong at the point of attack and very nimble for a guard - he excels in zone or man schemes, is supremely athletic, and is equally comfortable pass or run blocking. He's earned the number one spot ahead of David Yankey by possessing both polish and upside in equal measure.


Team Player Pos School BTSC rep/link to pick
1 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/HOU.png Blake Bortles QB UCF SteelerWolf
2 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/STL.pngviahttp://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/WAS.png Johnny Manziel QB Texas A&M Jack Finn
3 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/JAC.png Teddy Bridgewater QB Louisville twault
4 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/CLE.png Jadeveon Clowney DE South Carolina Double-Eagle
5 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/OAK.png Jake Matthews OT Texas A&M diehardsteelerfan625
6 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/ATL.png Khalil Mack LB Buffalo Erik Stone
7 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/TB.png Sammy Watkins WR Clemson TheCommish
8 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/MIN.png C.J. Mosley LB Alabama VinnySteel
9 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/BUF.png Greg Robinson OT Auburn Sean Geddes
10 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/DET.png Anthony Barr OLB UCLA JDSpartan
11 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/TEN.png Justin Gilbert CB Oklahoma St slatts17
12 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/NYG.png Mike Evans WR Texas A&M omara891
13 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/STL.png Ha Ha Clinton-Dix S Alabama Panther pride 76
14 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/CHI.png Aaron Donald DT Pittsburgh Michael Uhlhorn
15 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/PIT.png Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan St (BTSC vote)
16 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/DAL.png Calvin Pryor S Louisville steeler fever
17 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/BAL.png Taylor Lewan OT Michigan Steelers_Fan_to_the_Core
18 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/NYJ.png Eric Ebron TE North Carolina DropTheHammer
19 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/MIA.png Zack Martin OT Notre Dame steeler_chris_5
20 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/ARI.png Dee Ford OLB Auburn Wichita SunSteeler
21 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/GB.png Ryan Shazier LB Ohio State NoVaBurgher
22 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/PHI.png Odell Beckham Jr. WR LSU c63tho
23 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/KC.png Kelvin Benjamin WR Florida State WelcomeToReality
24 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/CIN.png Kyle Fuller CB Virginia Tech Steel Spike
25 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/SD.png Ra'Shede Hageman DT Minnesota L-Ray
26 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/CLE.pngviahttp://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/IND.png Derek Carr QB Fresno State AMKrup
27 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/NO.png Marqise Lee WR USC Ike Evans
28 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/CAR.png Brandin Cooks WR Oregon State asmith87
29 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/NE.png Timmy Jernigan DT Florida State Mr MaLoR
30 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/SF.png Jason Verrett CB TCU Collision Course
31 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/DEN.png Xavier Su'a-Filo OG UCLA alexryan
32 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/SEA.png


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