Second round: Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson
After drafting a plug-and-play starter at cornerback in round one, the Broncos come back and round two with a plug-and-play starter at nose tackle in Clemson’s Dexter Lawrence.
Opinions seem mixed on whether Lawrence will end up being a first or second round pick, but we were all shocked last year that Courtland Sutton fell to the second round after it seemed to be a foregone conclusion that he would go 19th overall to the Dallas Cowboys.
Who knows where Lawrence might land, ultimately?
It could be in the second round, where he would be an outstanding player for the Broncos to add to the middle of the Vic Fangio defense.
Lawrence is an outstanding athlete and a highly productive player against both the run and pass. If the team is moving on from Domata Peko (who will be 34 this year), they need to get younger up front and Lawrence is a guy who could help right away.