Denver Broncos seven round post-Combine mock draft
Third round: Will Grier, QB, West Virginia
I get it. Will Grier is not everyone’s favorite mid-round quarterback.
But he was one of just a couple the Broncos held formal interviews with at the Scouting Combine, and if you’ve ever listened to Grier talk, you know that the interview he had with John Elway probably went over really well.
Grier is a very composed and confident character and was known at West Virginia for his locker room leadership.
He doesn’t have the biggest arm in this year’s draft, but Grier understands how to read a defense before the snap, make necessary adjustments, and deliver throws on-time and on-target.
He will need some work playing under center, but at least his height won’t be an issue in that regard…
The great thing about taking a quarterback after the second round for the Broncos is the fact that it very clearly keeps them in the market for someone in 2020 while giving them also someone from this year’s class with decent enough upside to start at some point.
Grier, worst case scenario, is going to be a really good backup and spot starter in the NFL. He’s a smart player, he’s got mobility, and he can operate an offense well. He does try to play hero a little bit too often, which led to some bad red zone interceptions and strip sacks in college.
Athletically, he fits the profile of the type of player I think the Broncos are going to target in this draft class at quarterback.
You want to push the ball downfield off of an RPO or play-action? No college quarterback had more touchdowns than Grier (20) this past season on throws of 20 or more yards downfield.
He can push it. He’s worth this selection, in my opinion.