Does Drew Lock still have some ground to make up to become a top 10 selection in the 2019 NFL Draft? Ian Rapoport gave some confusing information recently.
NFL Network’s top insider Ian Rapoport spoke with our friends at Orange & Blue 760 at Super Bowl week in Atlanta, and discussed a number of things going on around the league but also talked about the hype surrounding Drew Lock and the Denver Broncos in the 2019 NFL Draft.
According to Rap Sheet, the word on the street in the NFL right now is that Lock is not a top 10 quarterback, or at least, there are two quarterbacks he’s hearing will be top 10 selections and Lock is not among them.
Those two players are Dwayne Haskins of Ohio State and Daniel Jones of Duke.
Rap Sheet also stated he gets the sense right now that the Broncos’ direction with the 10th overall pick is going to be a quarterback. Given the fact that every rumor right now is centered around Lock and the Broncos, what gives?
If the Broncos are expected to take a quarterback at 10 and Lock is not guaranteed to go in the top 10 picks, has Elway tricked everyone again?
It’s hard to know for sure.
Would the Broncos really telegraph their interest in Lock as they have, or is it all some big ploy to get a different quarterback (Haskins or Jones?) with their first-round pick?
Again, something isn’t adding up here.
Lock may not be overly polished but he definitely has traits of a first-round quarterback. In my eyes, he’s a far better prospect than Josh Allen who went seventh overall in last year’s draft.
Rapoport made it sound like the NFL people he talks to think Haskins and Jones are the top guys in this draft while Lock and the other quarterbacks are all kind of lumped into one group and it just depends on a team’s personal preference behind the top two guys.
The Broncos’ preference up to this point seems to clearly be Lock, but there’s plenty of time for that to change. Either that or their interest has been overblown and they simply want teams off their scent for whatever quarterback they truly covet.
Lock has plenty of time to convince teams he’s worthy of a top 10 selection in this year’s draft through Combine meetings, visits to team facilities, and his pro day. His college tape is filled with big-time throws but also a lot of head scratchers. There’s nothing more we can really learn about him as a player but perhaps plenty teams can learn about him off the field.
If he’s not a guaranteed top 10 pick at this point, it would certainly throw a wrench in what everyone has perceived to be the Broncos’ plan A this offseason.