There are all kinds of ways the Denver Broncos can address their biggest area of need, offensive tackle, in the 2015 NFL Draft. The club holds the No. 28 pick, right around what is expected to be a late first-round run on offensive tackles. But one possibility who just might be available in the second round will visit the club next week: Texas A&M's Cedric Ogbuehi.
Ogbuehi, a three-year starter for the Aggies, will arrive Tuesday, according to the Denver Post. In addition to offensive tackle, Ogbuehi has college experience at guard as well, which should also be a Broncos draft priority. Denver's second-round pick comes at No. 59 overall, so if Ogbuehi slips out of the first round, he would have a long way to fall for the Broncos to draft him without having to trade up.
NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein would suggest the Broncosnot wait that long. He expects Ogbuehi to be part of that late first-round run on offensive tackles, which could include the likes of Florida's D.J. Humphries, Stanford's Andrus Peat, Pittsburgh's T.J. Clemmings, LSU's La'el Collins or Miami's Ereck Flowers. Former Florida State offensive tackle Cam Erving is expected to be a late first-round pick as well, although he is more widely projected as a center.
Ogbuehi was given a first-round grade by the NFL Draft Advisory Board after the 2013 season, but he opted to return to Texas A&M for his senior year. His play as a senior drew some scouting criticism, and he was moved from left tackle to right tackle late in the season because of an injury elsewhere on the Aggies offensive line. He eventually returned to the left side but tore an ACL in his knee in Texas A&M's bowl game and has been rehabilitating the injury ever since.