2016 NFL Mock Draft: 1st Edition

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Nov 13, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; General view of the line of scrimmage as Southern California Trojans center Max Tuerk (75) snaps the ball against the California Golden Bears at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

26. Denver Broncos- Max Tuerk, OL, USC

The Denver Broncos could be in for a rough season and it has nothing to do with Peyton Manning’s age. It’s the offensive line that’s the biggest issue thanks to injuries and free agent departures Denver heads into this season with four new starters. A poor offensive line could derail an offense’s consistency quicker than anything.

USC’s Max Tuerk is an extremely versatile offensive lineman capable of playing several positions. He currently lines up at center but has experience at both tackle and guard. It’s his overall athleticism and use of leverage that allows him to play so many positions.

That athleticism also makes him a good fit for Gary Kubiak’s zone-blocking scheme.

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