Take a look back at the Broncos' draft history when it comes to running backs, including Terrell Davis and Floyd Little.
Overall breakdown: Jordan Phillips (6), T.J. Clemmings (2), Cameron Erving (1), Eddie Goldman (1), D.J. Humphries (1), Benardrick McKinney (1), Cedric Ogbuehi (1), Maxx Williams (1)
Position breakdown: nose/defensive tackle (7), offensive line (5) linebacker (1), tight end (1)
As free agency shakes out, a number of draft prognosticators have adjusted their predictions with those moves in mind.
Phillips has remained on top, just like last time a couple weeks ago, as a run-stopping support force on the line. However, tight end Maxx Williams slipped a bit from the picture, appearing as a Broncos first-round pick in just one mock draft, Rob Rang's from CBS Sports.
Meanwhile, Pittsburgh offensive tackle T.J. Clemmings has taken second place with two selections. "A player like Clemmings could be brought in and start as a rookie as the team's right tackle," SB Nation's Dan Kadar says. "That would push Louis Vasquez back to his natural position of guard and give the Broncos one of the NFL's best lines." In earlier mock drafts, Kadar had slotted Williams and defensive tackle Malcom Brown as fits for the Broncos.
Mock draft maestro Mel Kiper Jr. has switched up his thoughts on the Broncos' pick, changing their selection from inside linebacker Denzel Perryman to offensive lineman Cameron Erving out of Florida State.
"I like Erving at center because he was outstanding there after a midseason switch from tackle, but he provides extra value because he can play tackle as well and also has experience at guard," Kiper said. "He's also just played a lot of football, period, and is going to adapt well. From center or guard he's particularly good at winning on the initial block and getting to the second level."