With the 20th pick in the 2017 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the Denver Broncos select...
Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin
The selection and write-up were made by poultman:
Greetings from the mile high city! Looking back at 2016 for the Broncos it was clear that the offense was not up to par. The loss of Manning and Brock Lobster was evident, but not the root cause of the problems with this offense. Anyone who watched a Broncos game this year saw that the offensive line was terrible, and that any quarterback put back there was going to get killed (Browns fans can relate). The Broncos signed Ronald Leary and Menelik Watson this off-season to help address the o-line, but still have a clear need at LT with the release of Okung. Due to this clear hole the Denver Broncos select......Ryan Ramczyk, Offensive Tackle, Wisconsin.
This years offensive line talent is low compared to other years. No offensive line prospects were taken in the top 19 picks this year, which is a benefit for the Broncos. They get arguable the best offensive line prospect from this year at pick 20. Ramczyk can follow in the footsteps of other great Wisconsin O-linemen and step in day 1 and be their starting LT. Injury history and limited action against top competition are his weaknesses, but this is a kid who went from DIII to starting for Wisconsin. He has shown the ability to grow and mature against top competition. This would give whoever is starting at QB for Denver this year a better chance to succeed.
Other options at this spot was Lamp, Bolles, and McCaffrey, but Ramczyk has the highest upside at a position of need.
Pokorny: Does this mean we finally get to stop hearing about fantasy scenarios from Denver fans/media in which they take Joe Thomas from the Browns for free? If so, then I’m 100% on board.
The Detroit Lions are up next, led by Mean Ol' Pete.
2017 DBN Community Mock Draft Results
|1||Cleveland Browns||Menocu||DE Myles Garrett|
|2||San Francisco 49ers||unoservix||S Malik Hooker|
|3||Chicago Bears||CTBuckeye||DE Solomon Thomas|
|4||Jacksonville Jaguars||UberTater||RB Leonard Fournette|
|5||Tennessee Titans||npchristman||CB Marshon Lattimore|
|6||New York Jets||jdreyfuss||S Jamal Adams|
|7||Los Angeles Chargers||unoservix||S Jabrill Peppers|
|8||Carolina Panthers||MConley17||TE O.J. Howard|
|9||Cincinnati Bengals||Mudville||DE Derek Barnett|
|10||Buffalo Bills||The Bottom!||WR Mike Williams|
|11||New Orleans Saints||makeaplay59||DT Jonathan Allen|
|12||Cleveland Browns||mrwhitman||QB Mitch Trubisky|
|13||Arizona Cardinals||Crawford_T||WR Corey Davis|
|14||Philadelphia Eagles||Gin_and_Tonic||CB Gareon Conley|
|15||Indianapolis Colts||fjblessi||ILB Reuben Foster|
|16||Baltimore Ravens||Suppa Bob||DE Taco Charlton|
|17||Washington Redskins||OhioCityBrownsBeliever||LB Haason Reddick|
|18||Tennessee Titans||Legoman0721||WR John Ross|
|19||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Ezweav||S Obi Melifonwu|
|20||Denver Broncos||poultman||OT Ryan Ramczyk|
|21||Detroit Lions||Mean Ol' Pete||LB Zach Cunningham|
|22||Miami Dolphins||anthszabo||DE Charles Harris|
|23||New York Giants||impulseCTRLissues||OT Cam Robinson|
|24||Oakland Raiders||Ghenry518||ILB Raekwon McMillan|
|25||Houston Texans||Darth_Batman||QB Deshaun Watson|
|26||Seattle Seahawks||michael.hamper||OT Garett Bolles|
|27||Kansas City Chiefs||The Beast Mode||QB Pat Mahomes|
|28||Dallas Cowboys||Matt Wood||CB Tre'Davious White|
|29||Green Bay Packers||Robo Dawg||RB Christian McCaffrey|
|30||Pittsburgh Steelers||fj holden||CB Kevin King|
|31||Atlanta Falcons||BrianB77||OL Forrest Lamp|
|32||New Orleans Saints||troy145||RB Dalvin Cook|
|33||Cleveland Browns||Ike5||S Budda Baker|