Denver Broncos: Recapping the 2018 offseason
The foundation for the future
After picking Bradley Chubb in the first round, everyone in Broncos Country was eager to find out which quarterback the team would take later on.
When the Broncos turned in their card for a second round pick, they surprised everyone by taking SMU wide receiver Courtland Sutton, a player who had a first-round grade from most teams.
After Sutton, the Broncos’ draft class went as follows:
3a. Royce Freeman, running back, Oregon
3b. Isaac Yiadom, cornerback, Boston College
4a. Josey Jewell, linebacker, Iowa
4b. DaeSean Hamilton, wide receiver, Penn State
5. Troy Fumagalli, tight end, Wisconsin
6a. Sam Jones, offensive guard, Arizona State
6b. Keishawn Bierria, linebacker, Washington
7. Jonathan Williams, running back, Arkansas
The Broncos set the foundation for the future with this draft class, but among their 10 draft picks and dozen undrafted free agent signings, none played the quarterback position.
The team put all its chips in Case Keenum’s basket and showed confidence in the continued development of 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch and 2017 seventh-round pick Chad Kelly.