I know, I teased, yesterday, that I would post my mock draft next Wednesday, but, surprise, here it is:

When doing a mock, I do it based on what I think, not only can, but, will, likely happen, based on team's draft patterns and needs. I also look at about 6-8 different updated rankings to get an idea of where players could go.

With that being said, here we go:

Round 1, #10. Trade! I believe either Lock or Haskins will be there at #10 and I don't believe Elway and Fangio go QB. Redskins trade up for a QB. Broncos trade #10 (1300 pts on trade value chart) to Redskins for #15, #76 (round 3), and#153 (round 5), (1289.8 pts on chart).

#15. Noah Fant, TE, Iowa.
I think Elway wants either Hockenson or Fant. He could stay at #10 and take Hockenson but the chance to add two picks and get Fant is too good to pass up. A playmaker TE for Flacco, who's best years were when he had a good TE in Baltimore.

#41. Erik McCoy, C, Texas A&M.
Denver gets an anchor at center for a decade.

#71. Blake Cashman, LB Minnesota.
Love this pick. Not Devin White or Devin Bush, but a quality LB.

#76. Renell Wren, DT, Arizona State.
Has the physical tools, and with coaching and development, he could be a dynamic DT/NT.

#125. TJ Edwards, LB, Wisconsin.
Another quality linebacker, who is always around the ball.

#148. Clayton Thorson, QB, Northwestern.
Four year starter in a pro-friendly offense. I believe Elway does want to come away with a QB from this draft and I believe he gets one he likes.

#153. Jakobi Meyers, WR, NC State.
Possession receiver, willing to go over the middle. Tough and competitive as a blocker.

#156. Nate Herbig, G, Stanford.
Massive blocker; comes from a pro-style offense. He could flourish under Munchak's guidance.

#182. Michael Jackson, CB, Miami (FL).
Physical and can smother receivers at the boundary. Not afraid to tackle and can hold his own in run support.

#237. Justin Collins, Edge, Oregon.
Developmental prospect who needs to add about ten pounds. Rotational player to start. Upside is pretty good.

This is what I think is the direction that Elway and Fangio go next week.