Predicting the Impact of Every Denver Broncos 2014 Draft Pick

Predicting The Impact Of Denver Broncos 2014 Draft Picks

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The Denver Broncos had very little to work with as far as picks, and by the end of the draft, they only had six new players. Having less than what you started with could pose as an issue, but the Broncos were able to fill the majority of their needs during the three days at Radio City Music Hall. Here are my predictions on how each of their draft picks will fare in the NFL.

6. Corey Nelson- 7th Round, No. 242 Overall

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6. Corey Nelson- 7th Round, No. 242 Overall

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Corey Nelson happens to fall in that category of playing for a big school, but he's also an underrated player. His small size as a linebacker might be a glaring weakness, but his abilities to pursue the ball makes him a dark horse candidate in the Broncos' defense. He could develop into a quality starter in the near future.

5. Matt Paradis- 6th Round, No. 207 Overall

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5. Matt Paradis- 6th Round, No. 207 Overall

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Matt Paradis might be quick to engage and play on his feet, but my biggest concern is his frame as an offensive lineman and his injury history. He has a bad hip and that could hamper his true potential if he is not careful. With the line as it is, he could be a quality backup but nothing more.

4. Lamin Barrow- 5th Round, No. 156 Overall

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4. Lamin Barrow- 5th Round, No. 156 Overall

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This draft pick could be a steal for the Broncos. Lamin Barrow has the abilities to play either on the inside linebacker position or outside as a Will, known as the coverage linebacker. He is one of the few draft picks that could start right away, and I believe that he will get his chance. His football smarts might make him a Pro Bowl caliber linebacker in the near future.

3. Michael Schofield- 3rd Round, No. 95 Overall

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3. Michael Schofield- 3rd Round, No. 95 Overall

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This is the one draft pick that the Broncos selected early on that I am not completely sold on. While Schofield's Senior Bowl was impressive, I just do not see what he can bring. His lack of footwork is really concerning to me, although he can lock down like an anchor. If he can work on his weaknesses, he has the potential to be a starter, but for now I just see him as a backup at best.

2. Cody Latimer- 2nd Round, No. 56 Overall

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2. Cody Latimer- 2nd Round, No. 56 Overall

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With Eric Decker gone, the Broncos drafted Cody Latimer. At first this was a surprising move in my eyes, but looking at his skill set he could become a great player in the Broncos' offense. He is basically a clone of Decker with slightly more speed and better hands. He can contribute well to the team, and I see him as a Pro Bowl wideout in the next few years.

1. Bradley Roby- 1st Round, No. 31 Overall

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1. Bradley Roby- 1st Round, No. 31 Overall

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The Broncos made a smart move with this pick. Bradley Roby complements the hard hitting, physical play that John Elway wants to see in this new defense he is putting together. Roby brings his solid coverage and hard hitting to the team. As long as he can control his off the field issues as well as not getting burned in coverage, this could be another Pro Bowl player for the Broncos and will be a quality starter for years.


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