Denver Broncos drop to 9th overall in 2018 NFL Draft order
The Denver Broncos have dropped to 9th overall in the 2018 NFL Draft order with their last two wins and other teams around them continuing to lose…
Two wins in a five day span have the Denver Broncos feeling good inside the locker room, but falling in the 2018 NFL Draft order.
Just two weeks ago, the Broncos were losers of eight straight games and looking destined for a top five selection in the up-coming NFL Draft.
Not to mention, it looked like John Elway would have to take drastic measures, and there would be a coaching change, coordinator change, and general roster overhaul, starting with the quarterback position.
Two victories later, some of that remains a possibility, and the quarterback position being addressed remains a certainty, but the Broncos have done some really good things in their last two games that have caused every assumption about the offseason to take a little bit of a pause.
For the time being, the Broncos hold the 9th overall spot in the 2018 NFL Draft.
All things considered, if the Broncos are able to end this season with a top 10 draft pick and a couple of nice wins under their belt, that seems like a pretty good scenario if you miss out on the playoffs.
Of course, many fans would rather just tank and get the highest pick possible if you’re going to miss the playoffs, but these players and coaches are fighting for their jobs.
It’s been nice, at least in my opinion, to see the team play with some heart the past two weeks and really come out and respond well to losing eight games in a row.
To give you a little frame of reference as to a scenario with the 9th overall pick, here’s one that was Tweeted out on Tuesday:
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Mayfield, as many of you know, is one of my favorite players in this entire draft class. I love his style of play and I think the Heisman Trophy winner would be a great addition to the Denver Broncos.
That said, there’s a lot of time between now and the draft, and we don’t know whether or not the Broncos will already have their quarterback position figured out.
They very well could by that point in time.
If that were the case, Quenton Nelson, the guard from Notre Dame, would be a very smart pickup there in the top 10 picks of the first round.
There will be a ton of scenarios explored between now and April, and obviously having a top five pick would allow you more flexibility, but in a draft that is pretty deep for the positions the Broncos really need, they should be set up well wherever they are selecting in round one.