Denver Broncos Draft Review
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Draft picks always represent the future of the team, to some degree, but for a team with obvious championship aspirations for 2015, it was curious to see the top few picks being made with an obvious eye towards future seasons, possibly to the detriment of the immediate future. However, that is not to say that the Broncos’ draft class won’t be able to immediately contribute in some meaningful ways. Let’s run down the picks:
First Round, Pick 23 (trade with DET) – Shane Ray, Missouri, OLB
Ray is an interesting pick for a team with the pass-rushing talent that the Broncos currently have. With DeMarcus Ware on one side and Von Miller on the other, outside linebacker was one of Denver’s bright spots in 2014. However, Ware is 34, and Miller is an unrestricted free agent after the season, so this bright spot could become a lot murkier in 12 months.
John Elway made a shrewd move to move up the board and grab a talent that had been mocked as high as 6th in some places. Ray ...
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