With the NFL Draft less than two months away, draft boards are starting to come together. With the 28th overall pick in the draft, the Broncos have many options they can take. Some analysts speculate they'll look at defense while others see them focusing on offense and tight end.
With five writers seeing the Broncos selecting Jordan Phillips, the Oklahoma defensive tackle is the clear favorite among analysts.
Sports Illustrated's Don Banks calls him a "space-eating cog for the middle of their defensive line."
NFL.com's Bucky Brooks says Phillips is "an active nose tackle with exceptional first-step quickness. [...] has impressive physical tools and is capable of playing as a three-down interior defender as a pro."
Daniel Jeremiah, also of NFL.com, says Phillips is "a stout run defender with some upside as a pass rusher."
The close runner up in this small pool was tight end Maxx Williams of Minnesota, who has been pegged by many as the top tight end in this year's draft class.
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Rob Rang of CBS Sports says Williams "possesses the size, mobility and soft hands to star in coach Gary Kubiak's TE-friendly offense."
This leaves a few outliers who see the Broncos drafting someone else. For McShay, that's Goldman from Florida State, "a stout run defender [...] He gets some push as a pass-rusher..."
Fellow ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. has the Broncos drafting Denzel Perryman for their defense but for the linebacking corps and not the line, as did NFL.com's Charles Davis in regards to Mississippi State's Benardrick McKinney.
NFL.com's Zierlein thinks the Broncos look to help the offensive line in the first round, drafting Ogbuehi from Texas A&M: "If there is one thing that Gary Kubiak puts a premium on, it's tackle play in his scheme."