The 2019 NFL Draft order has been set. Where do the Denver Broncos pick throughout all seven rounds and how many selections do they have?
The Denver Broncos look to follow up their stellar 2018 NFL Draft class with another strong one in 2019. They now know which selections they will have in each round with the NFL announcing compensatory picks.
The Broncos, unfortunately, don’t have any.
Here’s a look at their official slots in the 2019 NFL Draft in each round.
1st round: 10th overall
The Broncos have a top 10 pick for the second consecutive year.
2nd round: 41st overall
The Broncos have the 9th pick of the second round, moving up one slot in the order due to having the same record as other teams ahead of them in round one but a better strength of schedule.
3rd round: 71st overall
The Broncos would just be moving up to the 8th overall pick in round three, but they move up to the 7th pick overall in round three because the New York Giants used their third-round selection in the 2018 supplemental draft on cornerback Sam Beal. Had they not used this selection, the Broncos would be slotted 72nd.
4th round: 125th overall (from Houston)
Until March 13th, the Broncos also own the 113th overall pick in the fourth round. That pick was traded for Joe Flacco, however, so the Broncos will be sending that one off.
They acquired the 125th overall pick (pick 23 in the fourth round) from the Houston Texans in exchange for wide receiver Demaryius Thomas. That trade also affects the Broncos’ seventh-round pick. More on that later.
Thomas played seven games for the Texans and this is a strong return value for the Broncos.
5th round: 148th overall
This is the Broncos’ own selection and the 10th pick of the fifth round.
5th round: 156th overall (from Minnesota)
This is a solid selection the Broncos are receiving in exchange for Trevor Siemian, who, along with a 2018 seventh-round pick was sent to the Minnesota Vikings.
Siemian is a free agent this offseason, so this is another strong return for Denver. This is the 18th overall pick in round five.
6th round: 182nd overall
This is the Broncos’ own sixth-round pick and is the 9th overall selection in the sixth round.
7th round: 237th overall (from Houston)
This selection — the 23rd pick in the seventh round — was acquired in the Demaryius Thomas trade. The Broncos agreed to swap positions with Houston in round seven to get the fourth-round pick for Thomas. The pick they presumably traded to Houston is 220th overall, which they acquired from the Giants for Riley Dixon.
There are also some really interesting factors at play here with Denver’s own seventh-round pick. They own the 222nd overall pick but that pick was conditionally traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for Allen Barbre.
There has been no official word yet whether the Broncos will keep that pick or send it to Philadelphia.
Therefore, the Broncos’ cleaned up draft order is:
1st round (10th overall)
2nd round (41st overall)
3rd round (71st overall)
4th round (125th overall)
5th round (148th overall)
5th round (156th overall)
6th round (182nd overall)
7th round (237th overall)
The Broncos have eight (confirmed) selections and possibly a ninth if the conditions with Allen Barbre were not met. Barbre started four games for the Broncos in 2017.