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2014 NN community mock draft: With the 31st pick, the Denver Broncos select ...

The 2014 Niners Nation NFL mock draft is off and running. We move on to the Denver Broncos, courtesy of user ak4niner.

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We're back for the 31st pick of the 2014 Niners Nation Community Mock Draft. You can see previous picks below in the draft table. You can also follow the mock draft board through this story stream.

With the 31st pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, ak4niner and the Denver Broncos select Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG, UCLA. He also considered Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby, USC wide receiver Marquise Lee, and Florida State defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan. Here are his thoughts on the pick:

"X" fills an immediate need with Zane Beadles moving to Jacksonville. With the "win now" atmosphere at Denver, this pick will need to be an immediate starter. For this team to win, Peyton Manning will need to stay upright. Su'a-Filo fills this need perfectly. Some scouting reports: Quick out of his stance. Effective pass blocker -- can bend his knees, extend and mirror in short area. Generates movement in the run game. Can work his hips and maneuver to gain positioning. Good foot athlete. Can pull, trap, combo block and step to the second level. Durable three-year starter. Has played guard and tackle. Strengths: Powerfully-built. Very good initial quickness, hand placement and impressive upper body strength to gain the initial advantage on defenders. Due to his core strength and flexibility, Su'a-Filo anchors very well against bull-rushes and shows lateral agility and balance in pass pro. Perfect match in UCLA's drive-blocking scheme, but has the athleticism to fit in a zone-blocking scheme as well.

Though the Broncos arguably have a higher need at ILB, the quality of X was too good to pass up. If Mosley had been available, I would have chosen him. The rest of the ILB's available don't warrant a first-round pick. I do believe that there will still be quality LB's later on in the draft that Denver can acquire.

Cornerbacks also will be able to be had in the next few rounds. Though WR is a priority because of Decker leaving, Manning is well known for bringing up the level of whatever WR he has on the field. This all warrants Manning staying on his feet, and thus the high need for a good LG.

Nick Chiamardas: Denver just announced that RT Orlando Franklin will move inside to guard (this pick was in before that move was made) so I'm not sure the Broncos address the OL with this pick. If they do it may be for a center like Weston Richburg out of Colorado State. Su'o-Filo is arguably the best guard in this year's class although he does have some experience at tackle as well. He's probably the best player available this late in round one so it's tough to fault the pick. Even with Franklin planning to move to guard, if Su'o-Filo is there at 31 the Broncos could move Franklin back to RT.

Round 1



Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina [Full Story]


El Shorts Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn [Full Story]


9er4life22 Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville [Full Story]


Boss Clifford Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson [Full Story]


Mark Balliet Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M [Full Story]


CheekeeMunkee Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo [Full Story]


TopFlightSecurity Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M [Full Story]


Hoopers Judge Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida [Full Story]


jmart7 Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina [Full Story]


germinator Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA [Full Story]


49feelinfine Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State [Full Story]


superk0725 Taylor Lewan, OL, Michigan [Full Story]


El Shorts Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama [Full Story]


BryKno Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh [Full Story]


SigepPT49er C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama [Full Story]


Mira Loma Maulers Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M [Full Story]


JMichael39 Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State [Full Story]


Desert Dog Runner Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State [Full Story]


albert.55 Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame [Full Story]


MidnightSpecial Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville [Full Story]


Rowingdave Ryan Shazier, OLB, Ohio State [Full Story]


MisterEclectic Jason Verrett, CB, TCU [Full Story]


Rowingdave Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU [Full Story]


BearAKA Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech [Full Story]


CraigRED&GOLD Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame [Full Story]


Boss Clifford Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State [Full Story]


Roy_from_Israel Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri [Full Story]


dave.bocchino Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State [Full Story]


49ersCusefan Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State [Full Story]


Tre9er Dee Ford, DE/OLB, Auburn [Full Story]


ak4niner Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG, UCLA [Full Story]