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Denver Broncos



DENVER BRONCOS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: TEAM

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
DL5T
ILB
CB

Starter Need Medium (P3)
RB
OT
NT
SFTY

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
QB

Depth Fill (P4)

Late Round Fill (P6)
RBC
WR
WRS
OC
TE
EDGE
OLB

Minimal Need (P9)
OG
DL3T


BRONCOS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: Draft
Most recent mock draft update: 5/1/2021

R1
9
Denver
Patrick Surtain II
Alabama
CB
Reach/Value:
+1
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
203
Patrick Surtain II NFL Draft photo
This one caught me off guard a bit. It's not that Denver doesn't need to get better at Corner, and I love the fit of Surtain with Kyle Fuller in Vic Fangio's defense. He's the most polished defensive back I've graded in some time. I also agree with not taking a quarterback considering Fangio is on the hot seat. You'd hate to draft Justin Fields and then have to change coaches a year later. I thought that is what they would do, but I think they are right for passing on that option.

Grade: B+

~ Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst
R2
35
Denver (Trade)
Javonte Williams
North Carolina
RB
Reach/Value:
-17
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
220
Javonte Williams NFL Draft photo
DEN g ATL (Draft trade)
I predicted a running back to Denver in the second round many times in our mock drafts, but it was always because Etienne had fallen. With he and Najee Harris both going on Day One, the Broncos were apparently unwilling to be patient, and I don't blame them. Williams is the clear third-best runner in this class, and is a tackle-breaking machine with a mean streak in him that will remind some of a slightly-smaller Marshawn Lynch. As much as we've talked about making a change at Quarterback, I think the Broncos are making a terrific decision to take a guy that can make the signal-caller's job easier. Williams can carry it 20-25 times a game, and should have fantasy football nuts drooling.

Grade: A-

~ Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst
R3
98
Denver (Comp)
Quinn Meinerz
UW-Whitewater
OG
Reach/Value:
+17
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
320
Quinn Meinerz NFL Draft photo
Denver took the "Cindarella Story" out of Wisconsin-Whitewater to add depth to the inside of the offensive line. Meinerz proved he could snap the football while in Mobile, and can back up all three positions while possibly pushing to be a starter down the line. He still has a lot of room to grow as a technician to be able to compete in the NFL, but Meinerz brings the kind of work ethic and attitude that the coaches will love.

~ Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst

Grade: B
R3
105
Denver (Comp)
Baron Browning
Ohio State
ILB
Reach/Value:
+38
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
248
Baron Browning NFL Draft photo
I honestly felt Baron Browning had a chance to be the first Ohio State linebacker taken of the bunch. In the end, Pete Werner was selected ahead of Browning, but I really like what he brings to the table for the Broncos. He's versatile, having played multiple linebacker positions for the Buckeyes, and will also instantly help this team on special teams. One of the things that stands out most about Browning is his physical nature at the point of attack. He attacks lead blockers and plays through traffic in pursuit while finishing with a thud at the ball carrier. Considering this was a position Denver needed to get better, he could push to earn a starting role inside while being able to backup both positions if he comes up short.

Grade: B+

~ Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst
R5
152
Denver
Caden Sterns
Texas
S
Reach/Value:
+8
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
210
Caden Sterns NFL Draft photo
R5
164
Denver (Trade)
Jamar Johnson
Indiana
S
Reach/Value:
-80
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
197
Jamar Johnson NFL Draft photo
DEN g CHI t NYG (draft trade)
R6
219
Denver (Trade)
Seth Williams
Auburn
WR
Reach/Value:
+153
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
224
Seth Williams NFL Draft photo
DEN g ATL (Draft trade)
R7
237
Denver
Kary Vincent Jr.
LSU
CB
Reach/Value:
+44
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
182
Kary Vincent Jr. NFL Draft photo
R7
239
Denver (Trade)
Jonathon Cooper
Ohio State
EDGE
Reach/Value:
+39
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
257
Jonathon Cooper NFL Draft photo
DEN g NYG (Yiadom trade)
R7
253
Denver (Trade)
Marquiss Spencer
Mississippi State
DL5T
Reach/Value:
-100
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
285
Marquiss Spencer NFL Draft photo
DEN g CLE (A Janovich)


BRONCOS HISTORICAL DRAFT PICKS

Reach/Value (R/V) Explained
The difference between where a player is selected in the NFL draft versus where the player was listed on the final Drafttek Big Board for the season in question.
Example: A player who was listed at #50 on the Big Board and was selected at #35 will be a "Reach" of -15. Alternately, a player listed at #35 on the Big Board who was selected at #50 is a +15 "Value".

Simply put: a positive number is a Value pick, a negative number is a Reach.

YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2020 1 15 Jerry Jeudy Alabama WR Value +5
2020 2 46 K.J. Hamler Penn State WRS Reach -12
2020 3 77 Michael Ojemudia Iowa S Reach -57
2020 3 83 Lloyd Cushenberry LSU OC Value +38
2020 3 95 McTelvin Agim Arkansas DL3T Value +24
2020 4 118 Albert Okwuegbunam Missouri TE Reach -23
2020 5 178 Justin Strnad Wake Forest OLB Value +7
2020 6 181 Netane Muti Fresno State OG Value +154
2020 7 252 Tyrie Cleveland Florida WR Reach -152
2020 7 254 Derrek Tuszka North Dakota State EDGE Reach -11
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2019 1 20 Noah Fant Iowa TE Reach -2
2019 2 41 Dalton Risner Kansas State OG Value +11
2019 2 42 Drew Lock Missouri QB Value +29
2019 3 71 Dre'Mont Jones Ohio State DL3T Value +45
2019 5 156 Justin Hollins Oregon EDGE Reach -44
2019 6 187 Juwann Winfree Colorade WR Reach -85
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2018 1 5 Bradley Chubb NC State EDGE Value +2
2018 2 40 Courtland Sutton SMU WR Value +2
2018 3 71 Royce Freeman Oregon RB Value +4
2018 3 99 Isaac Yiadom Boston College CB Value +23
2018 4 106 Josey Jewell Iowa ILB Value +37
2018 4 113 DaeSean Hamilton Penn State WR Reach -40
2018 5 156 Troy Fumagalli Wisconsin TE Value +6
2018 6 183 Sam Jones Arizona St OG Reach -138
2018 6 217 Keishawn Bierria Washington ILB Reach -102
2018 7 226 David Williams Arkansas RB Reach -112
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2017 1 20 Garett Bolles Utah OT Reach -2
2017 2 51 Demarcus Walker Florida St EDGE Value +9
2017 3 82 Carlos Henderson Louisiana Tech WRS Reach -16
2017 3 101 Brendan Langley Lamar CB Reach -134
2017 5 145 Jake Butt Michigan TE Value +0
2017 5 172 Isaiah McKenzie Georgia WR Value +15
2017 6 203 De'Angelo Henderson Coastal Carolina RB Reach -29
2017 7 253 Chad Kelly Ole Miss QB Reach -4
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2016 1 26 Paxton Lynch Memphis QB Value +16
2016 2 63 Adam Gotsis Georgia Tech DL3T Reach -61
2016 3 98 Justin Simmons Boston College S Reach -63
2016 4 136 Devontae Booker Utah RB Value +72
2016 5 144 Connor McGovern Missouri OG Value +45
2016 6 176 Andy Janovich Nebraska FB Reach -205
2016 6 219 Will Parks Arizona S Reach -177
2016 7 228 Riley Dixon Syracuse P Reach -80
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2015 1 23 Shane Ray Missouri EDGE Reach -13
2015 2 59 Ty Sambrailo Colorado St OT Reach -33
2015 3 92 Jeff Heuerman Ohio St TE Reach -34
2015 4 133 Max Garcia Florida OG Reach -59
2015 5 164 Lorenzo Doss Tulane CB Value +0
2015 6 203 Darius Kilgo Maryland DL1T Reach -138
2015 7 250 Trevor Siemiam Northwestern QB Reach -120
2015 7 251 Taurean Nixon Tulane DB Reach -178
2015 7 252 Josh Furman Oklahoma State DB Reach -154
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2014 1 31 Bradley Roby Ohio State CB Reach -3
2014 2 56 Cody Latimer Indiana WR Reach -6
2014 3 95 Michael Schofield Michigan OT Reach -17
2014 5 156 Lamin Barrow LSU ILB Value +18
2014 6 207 Matt Paradis Boise State OC Reach -63
2014 7 242 Corey Nelson Oklahoma OLB Reach -107