Broncos Seven Round Mock Draft, Updated 4/22: Does Denver Take Knowshon?

Tanner ThomsSenior Analyst IApril 23, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 29:  Brian Cushing #10 of the USC Trojans celebrates his sack against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the game at the Coliseum on November 29, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

This will be a first for me. I've learned how to tie my shoes, I've learned how to ride a bike, but never have I done a Denver Broncos seven round mock draft.

Did I dramatize that a bit too much?

Mock drafts now come simple to me. I decided to try one out for Denver.


Round One(12)- Tyson Jackson, Defensive End, LSU

Nothing would change my mind about this pick. Tyson Jackson needs to be the pick at No. 12 for the Broncos.

Tyson is a pass-rushing specialist who can get to the quarterback very quickly. He's a monster in every sense of the word.

Jackson will fit in great in Denver's 3-4 system. The Broncos should have a fairly talented defensive line come next year.

Round One (18)- Brian Cushing, Outside Linebacker, USC

For those of you who want Rey Maualuga with this pick. I'm sorry. I have him going to the Chargers two picks prior to this.

Denver needs a great tackling linebacker. They often gave up easy runs up the middle due to the fact that they struggled to wrap up the running back.

Brian Cushing is a great football player. He is very strong and quick for his size.

Round Two (48)- D.J. Moore, Cornerback, Vanderbilt

Right off the bat it sounds that D.J. Moore would be going way too late in the draft. In case you didn't notice, Moore's stock is slipping.

Josh McDaniels has done a great job at fixing the secondary, but they still need a young and talented cornerback for the future.

D.J. Moore is only 5"10, but he plays like somebody who is much taller. He is a lot like Dre' Bly though, which could be a problem.

Round Three (79)- Rashad Johnson, Safety, Alabama

Brian Dawkins will do a terrific job at free safety for the next few years until he retires. With that said, who will take over for him when he's gone?

Rashad Johnson would be a steal in the mid-third round. He's a good player, and one of the better safeties in this year's draft.

Round Three (84)- Rashad Jennings, Running Back, Liberty

Denver has six running backs on the roster. That's fantastic! Wait... Who is your starter? Lamont Jordan? Correll Buckhalter?

The Broncos need to figure out who will be starting for them next season. I do believe it will be somebody on the roster currently, but Jennings could give that player a run for their money. No pun intended.

Rashad is 6"1, 230 pounds. He's a very physical running back that Denver needs. The future starter for the Broncos remains to be seen, but Rashad Jennings is a legitimate candidate.

Round Four (114)- Sammie Lee Hill, Defensive Tackle, Stillman

In round four the Broncos could get the potential steal of the draft. Call me a homer for saying it, but it could be true.

Denver desperately needs a dominant defensive tackle. They have Ronny Fields, but he might be for depth purposes only for now.

Sammie Lee Hill is a 6"4, 330 pound run-stuffing monster. The Broncos must draft him if he's on the board.

Round Five (149)- Mike Reilly, Quarterback, Central Washington

Who will be the starter at quarterback for the Denver Broncos in week 1 of the 2009 season? Nobody knows this right now.

Josh McDaniels will look for a late-round gem at quarterback instead of a first to third round pick.

Mike Reilly will be a solid pick in the fifth round. He will be of good value to the Broncos at some point in his career.

Round Six (185)- Vaughn Martin, Defensive Tackle, Western Ontario

My good friend Sayre Bedinger and I are very fond of Vaughn Martin. He is an incredibly talented lineman.

Vaughn Martin isn't recognized by many people because he goes to a small school in Ontario, Canada. He would be a first day pick if he went to a school like USC.

Vaughn Martin could inevitably be the future defensive tackle for the Broncos. He's the prototype for a defensive tackle.

Round Seven (225)- Jarett Dillard, Wide Receiver, Rice

Jarett Dillard has a very confusing draft status. I've seen him as high as a third-round-pick and now as low as a seventh-round-pick.

Denver has two talented receivers in Brandon Marshall and Eddie Royal, but they could use another weapon on offense.

Round Seven (235)- Brett Helms, Center, LSU

Brett Helms will get the chance to re-unite with his former teammate, Tyson Jackson.

Casey Wiegmann will likely retire from the Broncos in the next couple of years. It is expected that Kory Lichtensteiger is going to be a guard that replaces the aging Ben Hamilton.

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