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Broncos select OLB and DL in the 3rd round

In his latest three-round NFL mock draft, Draft Wire’s Jeff Risdon has the Denver Broncos bolstering their depth on defense.

Denver does not own a first- or second-round pick in this year’s draft, but they hold consecutive picks (Nos. 67 and 68) in the third round. With the first of those two selections, Risdon has the Broncos adding Iowa State edge defender Will McDonald.

McDonald (6-4, 245 pounds) totaled 36 tackles and five sacks in 12 games last season. Before that, he recorded 10.5 sacks in 2020 and 11.5 sacks in 2021. McDonald played defensive end in college but he would likely move to outside linebacker if added to Denver’s 3-4 defense.

With their second pick in Risdon’s mock, the Broncos selected LSU defensive lineman Jaquelin Roy (6-4, 297 pounds). He totaled 97 tackles (13.5 behind the line of scrimmage), four sacks, three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble in three seasons (31 games) with the Tigers.

To view Risdon’s complete three-round mock, visit Draft Wire.

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