I wanted to do a mock draft that might show what it would look like if we traded up for Ed and Lisa’s little boy Christian. I can’t see moving all the way up to five or six to get in front of Carolina, but if he makes it past the Panthers, I believe he’ll make it to Indy @ 15.
So, this is the trade I proposed to Howie Roseman this morning and he accepted. Broncos send 20, 51 and 127 to Philadelphia for 14 and 77.
I brought us back up to ten picks by swinging a second deal with John Lynch that sent 101 to the 49ers for 109 and 161.
Here’s what I was able to buy after all the wheeling and dealing.
1/14 Christian McCaffrey RB Stanford: Are you not entertained?
3/77 Taylor Moton OT Western Michigan: Four year starter. Powerful and still developing right tackle.
3/82 Cooper Kupp WR Eastern Washington: Highly productive and extremely polished slot receiver.
4/109 Shaquill Griffin CB Central Florida: Signed with UCF to play alongside twin brother Shaquem who only has one hand. Aggressive press corner who will require refinement at the next level. Showed tremendous speed, burst and ball skills at the Combine. Some believe he’s a workout warrior and his production didn’t match up to his talent, but he’s a solid prospect who is only available this late due to the depth @ CB this year.
5/161 Michael Roberts TE Toledo: Massive tight end with huge catch radius and his hands measured just an eighth of an inch off the Combine record. Unstoppable in the red zone in the MAC.
5/177 Deatrich Wise, Jr DE Arkansas: Naturally strong, run stuffing DE, who may have been miscast in a 4-3. Father played in the CFL. Hard worker and team captain, but lack of short area quickness will limit him.
6/203 Jayon Brown LB UCLA: Speedy and undersized with a love for the game. Latest in a line of excellent linebackers from UCLA. Terrific in coverage and a special teams demon. Great locker room presence. One of my favorite players in this draft.
7/238 DJ Jones NT Mississippi: Squatty but athletic nose tackle. His best film will remind you of former Lions standout Jerry Ball. Has conditioning issues that need to be addressed.
7/252 Jerry Ugokwe OT William & Mary: Nigerian native who walked on and started 42 straight games. Looks the part and is very coachable. High character young man who excelled academically. Only began playing as a junior in high school and will require a lot of refinement.
7/253 Dylan Cole LB Missouri State: Super intense and productive small school hitting machine. Put up ridiculous pro day numbers, but lack of agility shows up in coverage.