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Kiper: Chris Borland, ILB, Wisconsin
Miller: Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State
Banks: Xavier Su'a-Filo, G, UCLA
Brinson: Su'a Filo
Davis: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
The Denver Broncos had a fantastic season in 2013. Right up until the last game, that is.
After getting pasted by the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII, this panel has the Broncos going in any number of directions with their first pick on May 8.
Davis went the wideout route, replacing the departed Eric Decker with Florida State's Kelvin Benjamin.
"Denver can add defensive parts later," he wrote, "but Benjamin's too intriguing to bypass."
Kiper and Miller chose to add those defensive pieces early on, with Kiper addressing Denver's hole at middle linebacker with the addition of Chris Borland of Wisconsin:
Free agency rears its head. I actually had the Broncos taking a pass-rusher here initially, but the addition of DeMarcus Ware -- and I hope he stays healthy -- makes change an option. If you look at only the physical profile, you wouldn't consider Borland a first-round pick, but the tape tells another story. Borland isn't just a clean-up tackler, he's an instinctive attacker of the backfield, and a relentlessly instinctive player who can get on the field right away and make plays. I know for a fact there are teams that have him with a Round 1 grade. We'll see.
Banks and Brinson, however, looked to fill another hole created by free agency, swapping out Zane Beadles for Xavier Su'a-Filo of UCLA.
"Stanford's David Yankey and UCLA's Su'a-Filo are the top-rated guards in the draft," Banks said, "but based on upside and athleticism, we're going with the fast-rising former Bruin."