First round: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
The landscape of the NFL is changing dramatically. Five years ago, a player of Murray’s stature would have been a laughable consideration for the NFL at the quarterback position.
The simple fact that he’s somewhere between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-10 would have completely eliminated him from the first-round discussion at QB, but the game has evolved and so have the minds of NFL talent evaluators.
The NFL has so many teams with up-and-coming offensive talent right now, and the Broncos are playing catch-up. The Cleveland Browns erased 20 years of incompetence at QB with the selection of Baker Mayfield, who is now surrounded by some elite talent at the skill positions in Jarvis Landry, Nick Chubb, and newly signed Kareem Hunt.
The Los Angeles Rams have an exciting young core of playmakers offensively.
Look no further than the Broncos’ own division for the Kansas City Chiefs’ arsenal of weaponry offensively, led by Patrick Mahomes.
The Broncos need a playmaker capable of elevating the talent around him, and the Broncos have plenty of young talent to work with at the skill positions.
Kyler Murray is a unique type of player with a huge arm, elite speed, and a great overall feel for the game.
He was outstanding this past year at Oklahoma and showed he can play at the next level. He’s such a dynamic player with the ability to extend plays, make throws from the pocket, and move the chains with his legs.
He’s the type of player who can keep your team in games all on his own.