This is good football talk, more importantly it's about potential Broncos.
I don't want to see a wasted draft pick on a two down thumper. I truly think Irving or a free agent (Pat Angerer) could handle that. We need either a three down MLB which is rare, otherwise we need another coverage LB for nickel.
Now, if that coverage player can handle being a three down Mike, that's great, or if he can grow into that role over time, perfect! But as I see it, we need a coverage LB no matter what.
Now let's identify the different types of LBs, and project their round.
Three Down MLB:
Mosley Round 1
*And he's the only one I see as a true 3 down MLB right away.
Potential Three Down MLB:
Shazier Round 1
*We know he'd be dynamite in subpackages, could he hold up at MLB?
Van Noy Round 1-2
*His football instincts are incredible, always flashing and making plays. Because he can pass rush, his coverage ability is over looked, it's a strength, but could he play MLB?
Christian Jones Round 3
*Much like Van Noy he showed ability to pass rush, but he's a fluid athlete, solid in coverage, but could he play MLB?
Jordan Tripp Round ?
*Theres so little to go off of, we know like Shazier he can cover, could he hold up at MLB?
After that your looking at two categories.
Telvin Smith and Pierre Louis
*These guys would be platoon players, who's job is to play Nickel D.
Maybe Three Down LBs:
Borland, Smallwood, Barrow, Zumwalt, Williams, and Divitto
*Guys who have played inside and outside, aren't exceptional coverage players, but are competent there. May or may not be long term three down MLBs?