Denver Broncos draft position after shutout victory vs. Jets
The Denver Broncos entered Sunday with a chance to move out of the top five picks with a win. What happened following their shutout victory?
The Denver Broncos picked up their fourth win of the 2017 season on Sunday afternoon, an impressive shutout victory over the New York Jets.
That win, however, did not come without some 2018 NFL Draft implications, as the Broncos held the fourth overall spot heading into play on Sunday.
That obviously changed with a victory, though the Broncos did remain in the top five of the draft with some help around the league from teams like the Chicago Bears.
Let’s have a look:
The Browns, Giants, and Colts all lost on Sunday, giving them the inside track to the top three picks in the draft over the final three weeks of the season.
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The Colts, as we all know, have a home game this Thursday against the Denver Broncos. As bad as Denver has been over the past couple of months (save for Sunday’s game), the Colts are definitely one of the teams in the NFL that is either as bad or worse than the Broncos.
The Browns and Giants do not appear to be going anywhere. The Giants, despite putting Eli Manning back into the starting lineup this week, do not have enough firepower offensively to win multiple games by season’s end. Even with a head-to-head win against the Broncos, it seems unlikely that Denver would surpass them in the draft standings.
If the Broncos beat the Colts on Thursday, the Colts will have a two game cushion with two games to play and would essentially be able to put the final two games on cruise control to finish with the third overall pick.
The Broncos are now among the four teams with a 4-9 record, and with three games to play, they face a very real possibility of moving out of the top five picks in general, especially if they win their fifth game of the season on Thursday.