Ranking Denver Broncos’ Draft Picks From Worst to First

Ranking The Denver Broncos Draft Picks

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One of the biggest events of the NFL offseason has just concluded. The draft is a great way to add prospects from colleges all over the nation to help a football franchise compete for the Super Bowl title. The Denver Broncos started off with seven picks and ended up with six prospects when the final round ended.

Here is my look on how those six prospects rank from worst to first.

6. Third Round (95th Overall): Michael Schofield, OT, Michigan

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6. Third Round (95th Overall): Michael Schofield, OT, Michigan

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The Broncos used their third round pick on Michael Schofield, an offensive tackle from Michigan. While he can play like an anchor and is difficult to move from his spot, his speed is quite concerning to me. Add on his footwork, which is questionable at best, he could be a backup at best until he can get used to playing at the pro level and work on his mechanics.

5. Sixth Round (207th Overall): Matthew Paradis, C, Boise State

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5. Sixth Round (207th Overall): Matthew Paradis, C, Boise State

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The second to final pick for the Broncos was used on center Matthew Paradis. He will most likely be going to different areas of the offensive line, which gives him versatility. His body size gives him a weakness especially against bigger defenders. A hip injury he sustained questions his long-term career in the league.

4. Seventh Round (242nd Overall): Corey Nelson, LB, Oklahoma

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4. Seventh Round (242nd Overall): Corey Nelson, LB, Oklahoma

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The Broncos spent their last pick of the 2014 NFL Draft on a linebacker out of Oklahoma. Corey Nelson has a lot of upside and plays pretty well in coverage, allowing himself to make a play on the football either in the pass or run game. This could be another late round prospect that could flourish in the Broncos franchise.

3. Fifth Round (156th Overall): Lamin Barrow, LB, LSU

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3. Fifth Round (156th Overall): Lamin Barrow, LB, LSU

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Beginning their second half of the draft after skipping the fourth round, the Broncos drafted their first linebacker Lamin Barrow from LSU. I see a lot of potential from this prospect due to his athletic play and speed to get to the ball carrier. He could become a household name for the defense if he lives up to that potential.

2. First Round (31st Overall): Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

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2. First Round (31st Overall): Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

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With the second to last pick in the draft, the Broncos surprised a few people by drafting a cornerback instead of a linebacker or offensive lineman. Bradley Roby brings quite a bit of physical play to the Broncos with his ability to make hard hits and play on the football. His character concerns might be questionable, but hopefully he can chance and improve the team's secondary.

1. Second Round (56th Overall): Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana University

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1. Second Round (56th Overall): Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana University

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After selecting a cornerback, the Broncos made another surprise and went offense and selected Cody Latimer in the next round. This guy reminds me a lot of a better Eric Decker. While I make that comparison due to what I have seen on paper, being on a Peyton Manning-led offense gives me the optimism that this prospect will succeed this season and has potential to be a great player for years to come.


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