Denver Broncos: Post-Combine 7-round 2019 mock draft

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With the NFL Scouting Combine over, the draft boards for NFL teams are beginning to take shape more and more. Which way will the Denver Broncos look to add talent to their roster?

A team with a variety of needs entering the 2019 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos can approach draft day in a number of ways — and none would necessarily be wrong. The old adage says that you don’t necessarily draft for need, and new Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said as much during a presser at the NFL Combine. However, this seems to be a year when the team’s needs match up well with the draft’s deep spots.

Of course, free agency will still need to take place before the draft, and the Broncos could sign veterans in the defensive backfield, offensive line and maybe at receiver — though there’s reason to be skeptical on that one.

Either way, the Broncos head into draft season with several very specific needs. Let’s see how draft day could possibly shake out in this first post-combine mock draft for Denver.

Round 1: Devin White, LB, LSU

Devin White dazzled at the combine, posting a position-best 40-yard dash time of 4.42 seconds. He and position mate Devin Bush of Michigan both excelled in their respective testing, and potentially made this pick a little more difficult.

White is an interesting player. Originally recruited as a running back, he played safety for the Tigers before switching to linebacker, where he won the Butkus Award. With the position being relatively new to him, and already being this good, White looks like the ultimate tool for noted linebacker whisperer Fangio.

I considered Bush here, and have been a huge fan of his for several years now. Both Bush and White can fly on the field, and Bush has one of the best noses for the ball that I have seen in a long time. However, White brings a little more to the Broncos in coverage, which is the area the team is most lacking.

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