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The Broncos needed to address the offensive line at some point during the draft. However, they made some questionable decisions while addressing the position group.
Michael Schofield was expected to be picked in the fourth or fifth round by NFL.com, but the Broncos picked him 95th. Matt Paradis was picked in the sixth round, but CBS Sports rated him as the 447th-best draft prospect.
Paradis is actually a solid run blocker, but he also is going to have a hard time beating out Will Montgomery and Manny Ramirez. Schofield could compete to start at right tackle, but he's unlikely to beat out Chris Clark.
The Broncos made the right choice by adding depth and competition at tackle in the third round, but they could have picked someone else. Linemen Cameron Fleming, Antonio Richardson, David Yankey, Dakota Dozier and Brandon Thomas were all available.
Schofield would have been a solid choice in the fourth or fifth round. In the third round, however, he was a bit of a reach.
As for their sixth-round pick, Paradis is a solid player. However, he's facing an uphill battle to make the team.
Ramirez, Clark, Montgomery, Schofield, Ryan Clady, Orlando Franklin and Louis Vasquez appear to be locks. Vinston Painter, Winston Justice, Ben Garland and Ryan Miller are also going to compete for either one or two roster spots.
Paradis has potential as a developmental player on the practice squad. After all, he is a road grader as a run blocker. But he is talented, and a team in need of offensive linemen could certainly pick him up if he gets cut.
Schofield and Paradis both could contribute in 2014. However, they both have weaknesses. Denver reached for both players, and it could pay for not waiting until later rounds to draft these players and not picking up the superior talent available.