DenverBroncos.com Independent Analyst Andrew Mason: Wisconsin LB Chris Borland
If Derek Carr is still on the board anywhere late in the first round, look for someone to trade down -- maybe the Broncos if the deal is right.
ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr.: Borland
Second-round pick: Clemson WR Martavis Bryant
Third-round pick: Montana LB Jordan Tripp
The Broncos have to get better at inside linebacker, and given the window they are working with, I want to take a player who can come in and upgrade the position immediately. Borland does that, and cornerbacks have been flying off the board in front of me, so I bet on a higher rate of immediate on-field impact. I don't think the wide receiver position is in desperate need, but minus Decker it's at least lacking in upside on the depth chart, and Bryant could be a high-ceiling help coming off the bench or if any of the starters go down. I'm doubling down at linebacker in Round 3, after a sequence where two more cornerbacks come off the board in the preceding few picks.
Sports Illustrated's Doug Farrar: Stanford G David Yankey
Losing guard Zane Beadles to the Jaguars in free agency might be a problem for the AFC champs. While it’s true that
NFL.com's Bryan Fischer: Yankey
Yankey would be a perfect Zane Beadles replacement who can pick up the offense quickly.
NFL.com's Matt Smith: TCU CB Jason Verrett
They spent big money for
CBS Sports' Dane Brugler: Missouri DE Kony Ealy
Injuries put a hurting on the Broncos' pass rush last season and Denver must develop depth in the front seven. Ealy has first-round tools and with some pro coaching, he should continue to blossom.
Second-round pick: South Carolina WR Bruce Ellington
With Eric Decker no longer in Denver, the Broncos could add some young talent to the wide receiver position.
CBS Sports' Pete Prisco: BYU LB Kyle Van Noy
He's the type of football player that a GM like John Elway would love to have.
CBS Sports' Pat Kirwan: Alabama LB C.J. Mosley
It would be great if a player like Mosley fell to the Broncos. They lost Wesley Woodyard in free agency and Mosley can run a defense.