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Broncos' mock draft roundup: Feb. 5, 2018

Posted Feb 5, 2018

After the Senior Bowl, here are the picks seven national analysts forecast for the Broncos with the fifth-overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Bucky Brooks, NFL.com: QB Josh Rosen, UCLA
The Broncos could elect to snag a veteran signal-caller, but the UCLA star could tickle John Elway's fancy as a polished pocket passer. [Jan. 30, 2018]

Lance Zierlein, NFL.com: G Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame
The Broncos need a guard, and they might have stumbled into an All-Pro with the powerful Nelson. [Jan. 30, 2018]

R.J. White, CBSSports.com: QB Josh Rosen, UCLA
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. [Jan. 26, 2018]

Dan Kadar, SB Nation: G Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame
This pick continues to be made with the opinion that the Broncos will sign Kirk Cousins this offseason. Though you do have to wonder what Denver will do if they think Rosen will be available with the fifth overall pick. [Feb. 5, 2018]

Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports: RB Saquon Barkley, Penn State
Surprise pick of the top 10. In this scenario, John Elway finds a veteran quarterback in free agency or via trade, as he doesn't want to roll the dice on another rookie quarterback two years after he seemingly whiffed on Paxton Lynch. Barkley can be a versatile workhorse right away. [Jan. 31, 2018]

Matt Miller, Bleacher Report: QB Josh Allen, Wyoming
Josh Allen isn't a Day 1 starter despite rare physical tools. Like Mahomes last year, he needs to work on correcting some mechanical issues with his feet to improve his accuracy. But also like Mahomes or Cam Newton, Allen can make some amazing things happen with his arm and his feet. [Feb. 5, 2018]

Luke Easterling, Draft Wire: G Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame
Quarterback is a popular pick here in most mock drafts, and for good reason. John Elway could easily spend this pick on another young gun to accomplish what Paxton Lynch hasn’t, but whoever ends up under center, he could use some better protection. Nelson might be the best overall prospect in this class, regardless of position. [Feb. 1, 2018]

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Here is the first edition of the Broncos' mock draft roundup, including picks from ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay.