The Denver Broncos got their fair share of Senior Bowl players in the 2018 NFL Draft. Could they do the same in 2019? We take a look at one scenario.
The Denver Broncos’ 2018 NFL Draft was a huge success, and John Elway would be wise to try and duplicate that success in 2019.
The Broncos don’t necessarily have to take all senior team captains again this year, but there is a lot of intriguing talent coming out of this year’s Senior Bowl group. Could the Broncos look to fill out their roster with a bunch of Senior Bowl players again this year?
They could do it and actually put together a very nice draft class overall.
I thought it would be interesting to take a look at a scenario where Elway and company go back to this well, even though their top three picks in 2018 (Bradley Chubb, Courtland Sutton, Royce Freeman) didn’t play in the Senior Bowl. Those guys were all productive senior players who could have played in the Senior Bowl had they accepted invites.
As a matter of fact, Royce Freeman specifically was initially to be on the Broncos’ Senior Bowl roster last year before backing out of the event.
From the start of the 2018 NFL Draft to the undrafted free agent frenzy, the Broncos hit home runs with their draft picks by taking guys who had the right combination of athleticism, production, and leadership skills to contribute right away in the NFL.
They need that again this year.
Here’s a mock draft scenario over five rounds with the Broncos picking players who excelled at Senior Bowl week.