A Rundown of All the Denver Broncos 2017 NFL Draft Picks

Sports Illustrated has a complete rundown of all of the Broncos 2017 Draft Picks and some commentary as well.

Round 1, Pick 20 (No. 20 overall)

Garett Bolles, OT, Utah: Howard would have been tough to turn down had he made it one more spot. This, however, is where the Broncos always appeared to be headed in Round 1. The only real mystery was which tackle they would choose here in an attempt to fix their O-line. Bolles will be old for a rookie, but he also should be penciled in as Denver’s Day One starter on the left side, with Donald Stephenson and Menelik Watson battling it out on the right. Bolles’s ability on the move will give him a chance to be an elite run blocker within the Denver scheme.? GRADE: B+

Round 2, Pick 19 (No. 51)

DeMarcus Walker, DE, Florida State: The Broncos were not good enough up front on offense last year, so they took Garett Bolles in Round 1. And they were pushed around too much on defense, too, which makes Walker’s presence a strong addition. He can play end in a 3–4, and he’d also help the transition should Denver utilize more 4–3 post-Wade Phillips.? Grade: B

Round 3, Pick 18 (No. 82)

Carlos Henderson, WR, Louisiana Tech: Denver wanted to add a playmaker in this draft, it was just a matter of when the move would come. Here, the Broncos may have outdone themselves, if Henderson is as shifty an NFL receiver as he was in college. At minimum, he’s a TD threat every time he returns a kick or punt.? Grade: A

Round 3, Pick 37 (No. 101)

Brendan Langley, CB, Lamar:
A 4.4 speed guy with 6-foot height, Langley checks off those important NFL cornerback boxes. Beyond that, this might have been a round early for Langley considering how raw he is—the Broncos have enough DBs to afford him development time, but it could be a while before he’s ready to contribute on a regular basis. Grade: C

Round 5, Pick 1 (No. 145) Jake Butt, TE, Michigan

Round 5, Pick 29 (No. 172) Isaiah McKenzie, WR, Georgia

Round 6, Pick 19 (No. 203) De’Angelo Henderson, RB, Coastal Carolina

Round 7, Pick 35 (No. 253) Chad Kelly, QB, Ole Miss


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