Broncos Mock Draft: Jeff Legwold Selects Denzel Ward
By Tylor Walden
In the 2018 NFL Nation’s Mock Draft, Jeff Legwold had the Denver Broncos draft cornerback Denzel Ward from Ohio State. Here are my thoughts.
Every season, the ESPN NFL Nation reporters have their mock draft. With just two days until the NFL Draft, it is always intriguing to see what the reporters have the team draft. Jeff Legwold gives a surprise pick for the Denver Broncos at number five.
With the fifth pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos select Denzel Ward, defensive back, Ohio State.
When it came time for the Denver Broncos to draft, Sam Darnold, Saquon Barkley, Baker Mayfield, and Bradley Chubb were off the board. It was clear that the Broncos needed to hope that one of those players would drop to the Broncos.
I have heard lately there are three players that the Broncos would like to target with the fifth pick. (Darnold, Mayfield, Chubb) With all three gone in this mock, I would honestly be okay with the Denver Broncos trading down the draft. Possibly with the Bills, Cardinals, Dolphins.
Back to the pick, I have to strongly disagree with this draft selection. One big factor to me is that there are so many glaring needs for the Denver Broncos. Quarterback is not a dire need, but if there was a player on the board they liked at the position, I would be okay with it.
For me, Roquan Smith and Quenton Nelson were better options. Broncos need some interior help on the offensive line. And Roquan Smith could help the Broncos at the inside linebacker position.
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If this were to happen during the draft, I would prefer the team trade down. Drafting Denzel Ward with the fifth pick is just inconceivable. The Broncos could get a solid cornerback later on in the draft.
We will see what happens on Thursday. This draft selection, I do not like.