Denver Broncos draft order: Where the Broncos will pick in 2017
A look at the Denver Broncos draft order for 2017. We list all of the team’s 10 draft picks and some of the top needs that could be addressed…
Taking a look at the Denver Broncos draft order in the 2017 NFL Draft, it’s clear to see that John Elway will be one of the busiest general managers in the NFL come late April.
With 10 selections in total, the Broncos are one off of the NFL lead of 11 this year. Both the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals have 11 picks, but with the Broncos close behind, we could be in line for a lot of trade talk surrounding the Broncos.
Atypical of previous years, compensatory selections can now be traded. The Broncos have six picks that are non-compensatory selections, and were awarded four compensatory picks from their losses in the 2016 free agency period.
Here’s a look at the Broncos’ draft order before they make any more moves:
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The longest period the Broncos will have between selections will be between their own fourth round pick (126 overall) and the fifth round compensatory pick they received (177th overall). That jump of 51 picks will provide Broncos fans with an opportunity to catch their breath, as the Broncos are more than likely going to be wheeling and dealing in the first three or four rounds.
John Elway has traded up in each of the last two drafts. The last time he traded out of his top selection was in 2012, when he moved out of the first round entirely and took Cincinnati defensive end Derek Wolfe in the early portion of the second round.
It is going to be very exciting to see how the Broncos improve the roster with this year’s hoard of draft picks. In my opinion, their first four picks will include a left tackle, a running back, a tight end, and a defensive back.
They could also could go find a defensive end or edge rusher that can possibly pick up some of the slack