For the past couple of seasons, the Denver Broncos have been in a holding pattern as the rest of the AFC West passed them by. Now, the Broncos are looking for redemption. Let’s take a look at who they picked in the 2019 National Football League (NFL) Draft.
Round 1, Pick 20. Noah Fant, TE, Iowa. 6’4″, 249 lbs. Fant was the best receiving tight end in the draft. His speed will open things up for the wide receivers on the outside.
Round 2, Pick 9. Dalton Risner, T, Kansas State. 6’5″, 312 lbs. Risner will more than likely start somewhere on this offensive line. His versatility was seen in college where he lined up in different positions on the offensive line.
Round 2, Pick 10. Drew Lock, QB, Missouri. 6’4″, 228 lbs. Lock has plenty of experience after becoming the starting quarterback during the middle of his freshman year. He appeared to be a “lock” (pun intended) to become a first round pick, but dropped to the second round due to not taking his game to the next level when playing against tougher competition. Fortunately, he will be given time to develop behind Joe Flacco.
Round 3, Pick 8. Dre’Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State. 6’3″, 281 lbs. Jones is able to disrupt opposing defensive lines with a quick first step. He will more than likely be mainly effective as a 3rd down rusher from the interior of the defensive line, but has the skills to compete for a starting spot on the line.
Round 5, Pick 18. Justin Hollins, OLB, Oregon. 6’5″, 248 lbs. The rich get even richer by adding another pass rusher to their defense.
Round 6, Pick 15. Juwann Winfree, WR, Colorado. 6’1″, 210 lbs. His college career was derailed by injuries, but he will look to make this team as a possession receiver.
Grade: Although the Broncos only had six picks in this draft, they made their picks count. I give them a B+.
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