Denver Broncos mock draft: Finding a franchise quarterback

TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 21: Quarterback Lamar Jackson
TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 21: Quarterback Lamar Jackson /
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Second Round: Bryce Love, RB, Stanford

After selecting Jackson in the first round, I doubled up on backfield talent by bringing in Stanford star running back Bryce Love, who has been one of the best big play backs in college football this season.

The Broncos may be looking at a completely different stable of backs next season, depending on what happens with C.J. Anderson and Jamaal Charles. Devontae Booker could very well be the team’s starting running back, with De’Angelo Henderson behind him.

In that case, the Broncos would definitely need a little more ‘juice’ at the running back position, and Love could provide it. With the additions of both Lamar Jackson and Bryce Love, the options would be endless for the Denver offense.

As we’ve seen this season, the offensive line has improved considerably in the running game, and I don’t think the pass protection has been as bad as Trevor Siemian has made it look at times. That’s why I opted for a playmaker here instead of another lineman, and the Broncos could always look to free agency or trades to find a starting right tackle. This year’s class is just not that great at the top.

With Jackson and Love, the opportunity would exist for the Broncos to field a unit offensively that would be really hard to defend. You could combine those two guys with players like Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, Jake Butt, Isaiah McKenzie, Carlos Henderson, A.J. Derby, Booker, and more.

The Broncos’ offensive weaponry needs an upgrade, and these top two picks would go a long way to accomplishing that.