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Thursday, March 6, 2014
McShay Mock 3.0: Broncos

By Matt Williamson

Todd McShay’s third NFL mock draft for 2014 is out on ESPN Insider today. The Denver Broncos are another team that whose draft-day roster is challenging to predict, as free agency is sure to have some significant effects.

Offensively, wide receiver is the only position I could see them using the 31st overall pick on, if Eric Decker signs elsewhere. But overall, this pick is likely to be on defense. As McShay predicted in his last mock, cornerback could be a logical selection here, but they could really look in any direction on the defensive side of the ball.

Whom does McShay have the Broncos drafting at No. 31? Let’s take a look Insider:
McShay: Denver Broncos -- DE Kony Ealy, Missouri

Ealy is a versatile defensive lineman who would be a good value pick here, and is a better pass-rusher than a run-stopper. Like most teams right now, the Broncos have some uncertainty along their defensive front entering free agency, with a couple of unrestricted free agents with uncertain futures and Von Miller recovering from a torn ACL. Ealy would help fill that need.