What you think of this mock draft depends largely on what you think of Kyler Murray as an NFL guy.
If you think (like me) that Murray is going to be a star in the NFL, this mock draft is on the ‘best case scenario’ list. If you don’t think Murray’s game translates to the NFL, this mock draft is a train wreck for the Broncos.
I can understand why people are hesitant on Murray’s ability to hold up in the NFL or the concerns about whether or not he loves the NFL or not to even honor his contract. Look what he’s done to the Oakland Athletics. However, Murray going 10th overall to the Broncos would be an indication that both he and the Broncos came together on an agreement that this could work.
Murray can play baseball down the line, but his prime football years are now. He’s such an electrifying playmaker and the success he had this past year at Oklahoma is translatable to the NFL. He has the arm power, touch, accuracy, poise, moxie, and football IQ to succeed right away in the league and make a huge impact.
With Murray in the fold, the Broncos would be in a unique position offensively with new coordinator Rich Scangarello, who could open up his entire playbook with Murray as his signal caller. Nothing is off-limits with this kid.
If the Broncos were to make these three particular picks, it would indicate to me they addressed the offensive line in free agency as well as possibly the safety and linebacker positions.
With a draft class like this, it would be awesome to see a free agency group led by offensive tackle Trent Brown, linebacker CJ Mosley, and safety Adrian Amos.