Third round: Jarrett Stidham, QB, Auburn
The Denver Broncos have to be drafting a quarterback at some point, right?
This year’s crop of quarterback has been dogged by the masses, but there are guys worth investing in and Jarrett Stidham is a classic boom or bust type of guy.
He didn’t post great numbers at Auburn, only throwing 36 touchdowns over his two seasons starting there, but he also threw just 11 interceptions and completed 64.3 percent of his career passes dating back to his one season at Baylor as well.
Stidham could be the apple of new offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello’s eye in this year’s draft. The Broncos and specifically John Elway may be enamored by Drew Lock, who could still very well be the team’s number one draft pick, but Stidham is a player they could develop into a possible starting candidate.
At worst, the third round is not a bad spot to invest in a quarterback with starting potential who could also just be a strong backup option. Teams don’t invest enough in young quarterbacks, and if Stidham is a fit for Scangarello, he would be stepping into a great situation in Denver.