The draft is so close now that you can feel the excitement in the air. Sure, it might not be as big as the start of the season, but it is arguably the most important thing a lot of teams will do in the offseason. Some would even argue that drafting well is the main key if a team wants to sustain success.
While most of the draft after the first five picks just turns into a huge mess, with all speculation thrown out the window based on how players drop and how teams reach, it's good to have a list of possibilities to keep your eye on to know what your team might do. For Broncos fans, who have to wait until the 31st pick to find out what is going to happen, that list should be more extensive than just two or three players.
A short list like that might work for a team in the top 10 since one of those guys will probably be there, but Broncos fans should keep their eyes on at least five players. Some of the later picks, after the first round, could even prove to be more important than that first pick.
The following names are some that you should certainly know before the 2014 NFL draft kicks off. You never know when they will get called, but you know that the Broncos brass will be watching.