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Broncos' mock draft roundup: Feb. 19, 2018

Posted Feb 19, 2018

With about a week before the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine, here's who eight national NFL Draft experts predict the Broncos will select in the first round of the upcoming NFL Draft.

Todd McShay, ESPN: QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma
John Elway was at the Senior Bowl and scouted both Mayfield and Josh Allen. This will be a really interesting pick if both are on the board. Mayfield had an impressive week in Mobile and checked the biggest remaining box with his measurements (6-foot, 216 pounds, 9½-inch hand span). He's rising. [Feb. 6, 2018]

Charley Casserly, NFL.com: DE Marcus Davenport, Texas-San Antonio
Davenport is an excellent pass rusher; best as a 3-4 OLB. [Feb. 13, 2018]

Chad Reuter, NFL.com: DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama
For now, I'll say Kirk Cousins ends up with Denver, opening a spot for the Broncos to add Fitzpatrick to their defense. [Feb. 6, 2018]

Dan Kadar, SB Nation: G Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame
An offensive tackle would be the preference, but there just isn’t one worth this high of a choice. Nelson is considered by some as the draft’s top player. [Feb. 12, 2018]

Will Brinson, CBS Sports: QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma
The Broncos spent too much time with Mayfield this offseason for there not to be fire with the smoke. At the very least they definitely need a quarterback since Paxton Lynch does not appear to be the answer and John Elway needs to secure the future at the position. With Kirk Cousins in play here, we'll give the Broncos Mayfield for now. [Feb. 15, 2018]

Pete Prisco, CBS Sports: QB Sam Darnold, USC
They have to find a passer if they don't get one in free agency. Darnold has some issues – hand size and motion – but he understands the passing game and can make all the throws. [Feb. 15, 2018]

Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports: G Will Hernandez, UTEP (via mock trade with Arizona)
Hernandez reunites with his collegiate head coach, Sean Kugler, who was recently hired as Denver's offensive line coach. This is an ideal pairing. Denver nets a second and the last of three third-round picks the Cardinals have in this draft and send a seventh-rounder -- along with No. 5 overall -- in the trade back. [Feb. 15, 2018]

R.J. White, CBS Sports: DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama
The Broncos seem to be doing their due diligence on Baker Mayfield at the Senior Bowl, but if Rosen falls into their laps I think he has to be the pick, provided the quarterback situation isn't resolved by draft day. Rosen has pro-style experience at UCLA and figures to be the type of high-ceiling talent John Elway is looking for at the position after two years of juggling Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch. [Feb. 16, 2018]