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Broncos mock drafts change with free agent signings

The Denver Broncos have made a big enough splash in free agency this year that mock draft prognosticators are being forced reevaluate their decisions for the team’s first round selection.

Wide receiver and cornerback had been a couple of the most popular choices for the team, but with the additions of Emmanuel Sanders and Aqib Talib most analysts were forced to change their tune.

The Broncos are now predicted to concentrate on either the guard and linebacker position with the No. 31 pick.

Broncos independent analyst Andrew Mason is following suit, as he has now amended a previous mock from wide receiver to linebacker Chris Borland.

“The Emmanuel Sanders signing reduces the pressure to get a wide receiver, and with good depth at that position, the Broncos can easily bolster that area in the second or third round. With Shazier and Mosley off the board, Borland is next on the list. Although his measurables aren’t wow-inspiring, his film is terrific; he rarely makes a bad decision, has proper bulk (248 pounds) and is intelligent and can make the checks and calls. Borland also appears to be an immediate starter, which matters for a Super Bowl contender.”


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