NFL Draft Day 3 preview: Who Broncos could target with six picks in final three rounds – The Denver Post

After a whirlwind night of trades, the Broncos enter the final day of the NFL draft without a fourth-round pick, but with six total selections.

The picks: Two fifth-rounders (Nos. 152 and 164), one in the sixth round (No. 219) and three in the seventh round (Nos. 237, 239, 253).

So far, the Broncos have selected Alabama cornerback Pat Surtain II (first round), North Carolina running back Javonte Williams (second round) and Wis.-Whitewater guard/center Quinn Meinerz and Ohio State linebacker Baron Browning (third round).

A look at some of the best available players:

Jabril Cox, LB, LSU: He would have made sense for the Broncos in Browning’s spot to end the third round, so it’s unlikely he will make it to them in the fifth round. The 23-year-old Cox (6-foot-3 and 232 pounds) spent four years at North Dakota State, starting 38 of 45 games and having seasons of 75, 91 and 92 tackles (14 sacks). He was a two-time first-team All-American at the FCS level. As a graduate transfer to LSU last year, Cox started all 10 games and had 58 tackles.

Brevin Jordan, TE, Miami (Fla.): The Broncos have Noah Fant and a recovering-from-an-ACL-injury Albert Okwuegbunam at tight end, but need some depth. Jordan is 6-foot-3 and 247 pounds and doesn’t turn 21 until mid-July. In 30 games (29 starts) over three years for the Hurricanes, he caught 105 passes for 1,358 yards and 13 touchdowns. He was first-team All-ACC in 2019 and second-team in ’18 and ’20.

Rashad Weaver, Edge rusher, Pittsburgh: The 23-year-old Weaver had 17 sacks and 34 1/2 tackles for lost yardage in 35 career games (28 starts). He redshirted in 2017 and missed all of ’19 with a torn ACL sustained in preseason camp. Last year in nine games, he was first-team All-American (7 1/2 sacks).

Cameron Sample, edge rusher, Tulane: Sample ran the 40-yard dash in 4.79 and 4.81 seconds at his Pro Day and checked in at 6-foot-3 and 267 pounds. In 46 games, he had 162 tackles, 11 1/2 sacks and eight pass break-ups.

Daviyon Nixon, DT, Iowa: Another first-team All-American who is still on the board. Nixon (6-2, 306) had 19 tackles for lost yardage and 8 1/2 sacks in 21 career games. He started his career at Iowa Western Community College, redshirted at Iowa in ’18 and played two years for the Hawkeyes.

Hamsah Nasirildeen, S, Florida State: The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Nasirildeen had 234 tackles, 13 pass break-ups and four interceptions in 39 games (19 starts). In the 2019 season finale, his 101-tackle year ended with a torn ACL. He returned to play the final two games of ’20.

James Hudson, OT, Cincinnati: Hudson started his career at Michigan, but appeared in only three games over two years. For the Bearcats, he played one game in ’19 when his NCAA hardship waiver was denied. Last year, he started 10 games at left tackle. Hudson is listed at 6-foot-5 and 313 pounds.

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