Denver Broncos mock draft: Daniel Jones picked in dream scenario
Final Thoughts/Moving Forward
Ultimately, this would be a stellar draft class for the Broncos.
As the draft process moves along, this could end up being far-fetched, but using third-party big boards (Dane Brugler, The Athletic; The Draft Network) this seems like a solid scenario for the Broncos.
Not only would they be able to move down in the first-round and still select a quarterback prospect of the future, but they secure an additional first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, which is considered to be loaded with talent.
That pick came along with a third-rounder in the 2019 NFL Draft as well, and in the first three rounds, we addressed the team’s top needs assuming they use some of their salary capital to address the offensive line (re-sign Billy Turner and/or Jared Veldheer; re-sign Matt Paradis).
The Broncos are not super far off from competing, they just need a quarterback and coach. Simple enough, right?
It’s hard to find the right mixture at those two spots in the NFL, but it’s not like it will never happen. Even though many are down on the 2019 draft class, I actually really like all of Dwayne Haskins, Drew Lock, Daniel Jones, and Will Grier. There are some other players with a lot of college experience who offer potential as well, but those are probably the top four guys at this point.
The 2020 class looks enticing, but the Broncos can take advantage of a perceived ‘weak’ class, draft someone with one of their top two picks, and evaluate again next offseason if they need to take another shot.
This is a decision they absolutely have to get right, but there’s not just one right answer. As we’ve seen from 2016-2018, there are a number of really solid young quarterbacks coming from the college ranks every year (Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, Dak Prescott, Mitch Trubisky, Patrick Mahomes, DeShaun Watson, Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, etc.)
It’s not like the cupboard for the 2019 NFL Draft is completely bare even with Justin Herbert going back to school. There are still good players available and the Broncos can get one.
As we showed in this scenario, they can also get creative and maybe stack up some draft capital in the process.