The Denver Broncos’ stellar rookie class in 2018 will have high expectations going forward. What have they shown thus far and what can we expect in 2019?
The Denver Broncos’ class of 2018 is already being considered John Elway’s best draft class as an executive with the team, surpassing his stellar 2011 and 2012 classes, the former including top pick Von Miller.
Part of the reason why this draft class is undoubtedly one of the best in Elway’s tenure is that the Broncos had their highest selections in each round since that 2011 draft class when they held the second overall pick.
The Broncos kicked off the 2018 NFL Draft with the fifth overall selection where they were expected by many to be in play for a quarterback, but they passed on signal callers not just with the fifth overall pick, but with every pick they had and every undrafted free agent asset they had.
They went all-in on Case Keenum and Chad Kelly last offseason, instead choosing to set the foundation for the future at just about every other position.
Bradley Chubb was expected to go somewhere in the top four picks, so the Broncos rushed to the podium to pick him when he fell to the fifth spot in the draft.
After that, they addressed needs everywhere on the roster, replenishing the offensive weaponry and adding playmakers on both sides of the ball while also bringing in some developmental depth on the offensive line and special teams.
After the draft, the Broncos took a shot on some smaller running back out of Colorado named Phillip Lindsay who ended up doing pretty well for himself as a rookie, becoming the first offensive player in NFL history to make the Pro Bowl as an undrafted free agent rookie.
I want to take a look at each rookie’s stock report after one season with the team, and where each player is capable of going from this point forward.