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Broncos mock draft roundup: March 7, 2019

Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News: QB Drew Lock, Missouri

John Elway has his new bridge QB in Joe Flacco, but he still needs to consider a first-rounder in 2019. Elway has already had a long, good scouting look at Lock, who has a big arm to go with ideal size (6-4, 228 pounds). Lock also has the fearlessness and elusiveness every NFL likes in an aggressive, downfield passer. [March 7]

Chad Reuter, NFL.com: T Jawaan Taylor, Florida

If John Elway wants his newest quarterback, Joe Flacco, to succeed, he must protect him. Taylor is a beast of a right tackle. [March 7]

Todd McShay, ESPN: T Jonah Williams, Alabama

Denver has to upgrade the offensive line, and Williams is an experienced starter who would immediately provide an improvement at right tackle. New starting QB Joe Flacco is going to need protection, and Williams can handle speed off the edge with his quick feet. [March 6]

John Clayton, The Washington Post: QB Drew Lock, Missouri

Toward the end of the combine, there was a belief among many that Broncos executive John Elway would use this pick on a position player. But he also knows the importance of the quarterback position, and he could take Lock, who had the best throwing day among quarterbacks at the combine, as an eventual replacement for Joe Flacco. [March 6]

Will Brinson, CBSSports.com: T Jonah Williams, Alabama

Joe Flacco has to be protected if the Broncos want to actually succeed and it seems to me that with Vic Fangio coaching the team, this will be a defensive-based team first and foremost. [March 6]

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Eddie Brown, San Diego Union-Tribune: T Andre Dillard, Washington St.

Joe Flacco can be effective as long as you protect him. A four-year starter at left tackle for the Cougars, Dillard is athletic enough to impact the run game as well. [March 6]

Walter Cherepinsky, Walter Football: QB Drew Lock, Missouri

Drew Lock has a great arm and can make any throw, but he really needs to work on his field vision and accuracy. He should probably be taken in the second round, but we've seen teams reach for quarterbacks over the years. And besides, teams like Lock's gritty attitude and work ethic. He loves football, so he'll try hard to improve his flaws.[March 6]

Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com: T Andre Dillard, Washington St.

Dillard would address a major need for the Broncos and would excel under the tutelage of new O-line coach Mike Munchak. [March 5]

Danny Kelly, The Ringer: T Jonah Williams

Smooth operator who combines strong hands with great footwork; could dominate at either tackle or guard. [March 5]

Dan Kadar, SB Nation: T Jawaan Taylor, Florida

Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson should still be in play here, but Taylor would be an excellent bookend with Garett Bolles. If the Broncos want to maximize whatever Joe Flacco has left, it's imperative they keep him upright. [March 5]

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Nick Klopsis, Newsday: T Jawaan Taylor, Florida

The Broncos traded for Joe Flacco, and whether or not he's the long-term answer at quarterback, they need to keep him upright. Jawaan Taylor worked his way into the first-round conversation after showing improvement in his junior season. He has good size at 6-5, 312 pounds and is quick enough to handle speed rushers and powerful enough to pancake defenders. [March 5]

Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com: QB Drew Lock, Missouri

John Elway has reportedly been smitten with Lock since the fall. After back-to-back losing seasons, Elway hopes he's finally found his long-term franchise quarterback. [March 3]

Peter Schrager, NFL.com: DL Dexter Lawrence

A math-camp wiz kid before he opted for football over numbers, Lawrence is a disruptive force who has a college coach in Dabo Swinney doing all he can to clear Lawrence's name after it made its way into headlines with a failed drug test for a performance-enhancing substance, which led to him being suspended for the College Football Playoff. [Feb. 28]

R.J. White, CBSSports.com: LB Devin White, LSU

The Broncos are expected to move on from Brandon Marshall this offseason, leaving a big hole in the middle of their defense. White is easily the top option at the position in this draft, and he should be a Day 1 starter for any team that takes him. [Feb. 26]

Pete Prisco, CBSSports.com: QB Drew Lock, Missouri

They traded for Joe Flacco, but he isn't the long-term answer. Lock would be that. He could spend a year learning behind Flacco. [Feb. 26]

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