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Mile High Morning: Which cornerbacks might be in play for the Broncos in the first few rounds of the draft?


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Mel Kiper’s most recent mock draft may have been most notable among Broncos fans for the selection of Justin Jefferson over Henry Ruggs III (we'll likely hear more about that later Wednesday during an ESPN conference call), but it's also interesting that he had the Broncos draft former Ohio State cornerback Damon Arnette in the second round.

Kiper wasn't the only analyst who viewed cornerback as a pressing need for the Broncos. So did’s Bucky Brooks, who projects that the Broncos will select former Florida CB CJ Henderson at 15th overall.

Both Kiper and Brooks believe that a talented cornerback could provide the Broncos with someone who can start opposite A.J. Bouye as the other outside cornerback with Bryce Callahan staying inside as the nickelback.

Henderson is largely considered the No. 2 cornerback in this draft. Kiper's ESPN colleague Todd McShay rated Arnette as the fourth-best cornerback in the draft earlier this month.

Beyond that, another option could be Bryce Hall out of Virginia. Our Broncos insider Aric DiLalla picked him in the third round of his mock draft simulation and noted, "Grabbing Hall at No. 77 feels like a major steal. Though an ankle injury cut short his senior year, he's a physical tackler who excels in zone coverage and makes plays on the ball. In Vic Fangio's defense, I wasn't willing to draft a cornerback who was a poor tackler. Hall has been compared to James Bradberry, whom the Broncos considered in free agency."

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