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2015 NFL Mock Draft: Denver Broncos Select Arik Armstead

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We've gotten to the 28th overall pick in our 2015 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft, and the Denver Broncos are now on the clock. SpencerN was running the show for the Broncos for this selection, and with things seemingly pretty well set on the offensive side of the ball in the Mile High City. . .well, for at least one more year with Peyton Manning at the controls. . .he turned to the defensive side of the ball and found himself a project.

With the 28th pick in the 2015 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft, the Denver Broncos select. . .

Arik Armstead, defensive tackle, University of Oregon

Here's what SpencerN had to say about the selection.

If Denver is looking to go best player available, Arik Armstead is the pick

If Denver is looking to fill a need, Arik Armstead is the pick.

The board fell nicely for the Broncos, allowing them to grab one of the best defensive lineman in the draft. Armstead mostly played on the inside at Oregon, but he'll probably be used on the edge for Wade Phillips. Arik will fit nicely in the rotation with Derek Wolfe, Malik Jackson and Antonio Smith; all of whom are set to be free agents in 2016.

Denver could have also gone with ILB Eric Kendricks, OT Cedric Ogbuehi or OT Jake Fisher. However, Armstead showed too much value to ignore at pick 28.

My Thoughts

At 6'7" and 290 pounds, Armstead has the kind of physical traits that make scouts and coaches drool. He could have a pretty bright future ahead of him as either a 4-3 defensive tackle or a 3-4 defensive end, though his best fit would seem to be as the latter (while keeping the ability to potentially slide inside in passing situations). There were complaints that his motor doesn't seem to run all of the time, but if whoever drafts him can correct that at the next level and harness his athletic ability, they could have someone that could be a very good defensive lineman in this league for a long time.

What do you think of this selection, folks?

Pick Team General Manager Pick
1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers kwarren3 Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
2 Tennessee Titans BVB fan Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
3 Jacksonville Jaguars n s Leonard Williams, DT, Southern Cal
4 Oakland Raiders DrivableGuide9 Dante Fowler, DE, Florida
5 Washington Redskins tep4 Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson
6 New York Jets cycloneallnightlong Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
7 Chicago Bears lateefthetruthspeaker Danny Shelton, DT, Washington
8 Atlanta Falcons berg03 Alvin Dupree, DE, Kentucky
9 New York Giants thecraphead Randy Gregory, DE, Nebraska
10 St. Louis Rams VikesFanatic La'el Collins, OL, LSU
11 Minnesota Vikings e.vogel15 Marcus Peters, CB, Washington
12 Cleveland Browns Wayne Joseph Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
13 New Orleans Saints Austin Blanch Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa
14 Miami Dolphins SkolChad DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
15 San Francisco 49ers Malte Kevin White, WR, West Virginia
16 Houston Texans Vikes4lyfe Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami (FL)
17 San Diego Chargers MDFDisc D.J. Humphries, OL, Florida
18 Kansas City Chiefs Christopher Gates Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Missouri
19 Cleveland Browns (from Buffalo) Wayne Joseph Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota
20 Philadelphia Eagles AVeazey24 Landon Collins, S, Alabama
21 Cincinnati Bengals misterloveSKOL Shane Ray, DE, Missouri
22 Pittsburgh Steelers Typically Lazy Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
23 Detroit Lions just_rob Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford
24 Arizona Cardinals Siberia101 Jalen Collins, CB, LSU
25 Carolina Panthers Christopher Gates T.J. Clemmings, OT, Pittsburgh
26 Baltimore Ravens lmoe12 Breshad Perriman, WR, Central Florida
27 Dallas Cowboys paulser21 Malcom Brown, DT, Texas
28 Denver Broncos SpencerN Arik Armstead, DT, Oregon
29 Indianapolis Colts CCNorseman
30 Green Bay Packers CCHOF5yearstoolate
31 New Orleans Saints (from Seattle) Austin Blanch
32 New England Patriots raging_cloner