The Broncos entered the seventh round filling multiple areas of need throughout their roster. With a nice mix of offensive and defensive players selected up until this point, the Broncos decided to attack the defensive side of the ball with all three selections.
At pick 237, the Broncos took Kary Vincent Jr. out of Louisiana State University.
Vincent played both nickel and safety for the Tigers, making him a versatile option for the Broncos. Only at 5-foot-9, Vincent is smaller than one would hope for an NFL defensive back but makes up for it with speed, posting an unbelievable 4.39 forty-yard dash.
Right after the selection of Vincent, the Broncos selected Ohio State edge rusher, Jonathan Cooper, at pick 239.
Cooper is a player many expected to go earlier in the draft and ultimately were shocked that the Broncos were able to get him at pick 239. Dealing with an extensive injury history could have played a part in Cooper’s fall as he only played in 37 games in his five-year career as a Buckeye.
On the field, Cooper is a very talented player with a great first step and overall athleticism. In his final year at Ohio State, fans were finally able to see some of his talents as he finished with 3.5 sacks and 24 tackles in his shortened eight-game season.
Finally, at pick 253, the Bronco’s final selection of the draft, they took Marquiss Spencer out of the University of Mississippi State.
Accumulating a total of 110 tackles and seven sacks, Spencer was very productive for the Bulldogs. Being a five-year colligate player, Spencer has plenty of experience playing in a total of 46 games.
Listed at 6-foot-4 and 300 pounds, Spencer has prototype size for the interior defensive line and ultimately could develop into a depth piece for the Broncos.