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2014 Denver Broncos Mock Draft: Post-Free Agency Edition

2014 Denver Broncos Mock Draft: Post-Free Agency Edition

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It didn't take long for the Denver Broncos to make a major splash in free agency, making three major acquisitions within the first 24 hours. By signing Aqib Talib, T.J. Ward and DeMarcus Ware, the Broncos have addressed many of their needs on defense, but they still have holes that will need to be addressed on offense in the 2014 NFL Draft. Here's a mock draft of how Denver should address its needs in the draft.

1st Round (No. 31 Overall) - Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG, UCLA

Xavier Su'a-Filo
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1st Round (No. 31 Overall) - Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG, UCLA

Xavier Su'a-Filo
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The Broncos have lost Zane Beadles in free agency, and they need to make sure that Peyton Manning is well protected next season. That means Denver has to draft the best offensive lineman available with their first-round pick, and at No. 31 overall that will be Xavier Su'a-Filo.

2nd Round (No. 63 Overall) - Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss

Donte Moncrief
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2nd Round (No. 63 Overall) - Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss

Donte Moncrief
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Eric Decker is gone, so the Broncos need a new weapon for Peyton Manning. In a deep wide receiver class, Donte Moncrief will still be available late in the second round. He may be a little raw after just three years in college, but he has good size, elite speed and all the tools necessary to be a quality No. 2 receiver in the NFL.

3rd Round (No. 93 Overall) - Yawin Smallwood, LB, Connecticut

Yawin Smallwood
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3rd Round (No. 93 Overall) - Yawin Smallwood, LB, Connecticut

Yawin Smallwood
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Middle linebacker is an unsettled position for the Broncos, and there aren't a lot of good candidates in this draft class. But Smallwood should be available late in the third round, and he'll be a solid option if Denver can't fill that position internally.

4th Round (No. 127 Overall) - Anthony Steen, OG, Alabama

Anthony Steen
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4th Round (No. 127 Overall) - Anthony Steen, OG, Alabama

Anthony Steen
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Denver needs to add more than one offensive lineman in this draft just to make sure they can handle injuries which hurt them up front last season. Steen was a key part of Alabama's dominating offensive line for a few seasons, and he will be a solid selection late in the fourth round.

5th Round (No. 159 Overall) - Terrance Mitchell, CB, Oregon

Terrance Mitchell
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5th Round (No. 159 Overall) - Terrance Mitchell, CB, Oregon

Terrance Mitchell
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Even with the addition of Aqib Talib, the Broncos need to add a cornerback in this draft. Mitchell is the kind of long and athletic corner worth taking a chance on in the fifth round.

6th Round (No. 191 Overall) - Shamar Stephen, DT, Connecticut

Shamar Stephen
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6th Round (No. 191 Overall) - Shamar Stephen, DT, Connecticut

Shamar Stephen
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Denver now has Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware to rush from the outside, but they also need to be strong up the middle. Adding Stephen late in the draft will give them more size and depth up front, as the Broncos didn't have a lot of healthy bodies at defensive tackle late in the season.

7th Round (No. 223 Overall) - Rajion Neal, RB, Tennessee

Rajion Neal
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7th Round (No. 223 Overall) - Rajion Neal, RB, Tennessee

Rajion Neal
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Finding running backs late in the draft used to be Denver's specialty, and they'll take another shot at it this year. Montee Ball will be the primary back, but just in case Ronnie Hillman can't solve his fumbling issues, the Broncos will add Neal as a potential backup.