With this type of draft scenario (the Broncos have more picks we didn’t explore in the later rounds) you would have to assume the Broncos did some work in free agency to make sure some players return on the offensive line (Matt Paradis, Billy Turner, Jared Veldheer all free agents) and probably also made a pretty big move at cornerback.
It would also be safe to assume the Broncos made some moves along the defensive line, though I don’t think they’ll do anything major there given the talent coming in this class and the flexibility they will have there.
Free agency always dictates so much, but it makes sense the Broncos would look to address the tight end position, offensive line, and cornerback through free agency since those positions are fairly deep as opposed to the NFL Draft.
The main thing here is that the Broncos would finally get a quarterback of the future, which is almost not optional in the first-round of this year’s NFL Draft unless they have another really strong plan in place.
Dwayne Haskins has the look of a franchise guy and the cost to get him is going to be high, but not prohibitive. The Broncos would also be able to get a new centerpiece on the defensive front seven, extending John Elway’s streak of drafting a front-seven player in the top two rounds of the draft in every year except 2014.
So much of this will depend on how well the Broncos do throughout the rest of free agency but this draft would put a franchise QB in place and upgrade the defense substantially.