|ESPN Insider||Todd McShay||Jason Spriggs||OT||Indiana||Feb. 3|
|ESPN Insider||Mel Kiper Jr.||Taylor Decker||OT||Ohio St.||Feb. 18|
|NFL.com||Bucky Brooks||Vernon Butler||DT||Louisiana Tech||Feb. 22|
|NFL.com||Charles Davis||Hunter Henry||TE||Arkansas||Feb. 22|
|NFL.com||Daniel Jeremiah||Andrew Billings||NT||Baylor||Feb. 16|
|NFL.com||Lance Zierlein||Darron Lee||OLB||Ohio State||Feb. 18|
|NFL.com||Chad Reuter||Chris Jones||DT||Miss. St.||Feb. 17|
|SB Nation||Dan Kadar||Jason Spriggs||OT||Indiana||Feb. 22|
|Sports Illustrated||Chris Burke||Hunter Henry||TE||Arkansas||Feb. 17|
|CBS Sports||Rob Rang||Vernon Butler||DT||Louisiana Tech||April 27|
|CBS Sports||Dane Brugler||Robert Nkemdiche||DT||Ole Miss||April 27|
|DenverBroncos.com||Andrew Mason||Ezekiel Elliott||RB||Ohio St.||April 22|
What they're saying
Much like last year, professional prognosticators foresee the Broncos focusing on the trenches in the draft. However, the Broncos held off on the offensive line because they had a shot at OLB
"The Broncos should be better along the offensive line in Year 2 of Gary Kubiak's tenure, and Decker is the kind of athlete and run-blocker who can thrive in Kubiak's system. The Broncos aren't going to be able to shop for starting tackles in free agency, given the type of talent they'll be attempting to retain, and Decker offers good value here." - Mel Kiper, ESPN.com
"A team like Denver, which needs to upgrade its O-line, could get enamored with a LT prospect like Spriggs, who showed off ideal measurables and good athleticism at the Senior Bowl." - Todd McShay, ESPN.com
Denver ranked 19th in sacks per pass attempt allowed and 13th in rushing yards per play in 2015. Adding to the offensive line would help them in both regards in continuing to build on Kubiak's balanced offense.
"Obviously that's an area where we need to get better," Elway said. "That's going to be a focal point for us this year as we go into free agency as well as the draft."
Elway also noted that he sees the offensive line as the deepest part of the draft that he had seen so far.
"With Malik Jackson set to hit free agency, the Broncos will be looking for new beef at the grocery store. Nkemdiche has his red flags, but he is one of the best talents in this draft class." - Dane Brugler, CBSsports.com
With Malik Jackson's free-agency future up in the air, multiple analysts could see the Broncos looking to replace him. However, if Jackson returns to the Broncos—which will unfold almost two months before the draft—then it's more likely the Broncos look elsewhere.
"They bypass the line here for the draft’s best tight end, a 6'5" mismatch-creator. He is nowhere near the blocker
Arkansas TE Hunter Henry is the consensus pick among those who thought the Broncos would go with a tight end. But the Broncos still have 10-year veteran
"If the Broncos end up letting