Denver Broncos mock draft: Building to the future

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: The Denver Broncos logo is seen on a video board during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: The Denver Broncos logo is seen on a video board during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /
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Drew Lock
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE – DECEMBER 31: Drew Lock #3 of the Missouri Tigers throws the ball against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the first half of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on December 31, 2018 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

Quarterback. Missouri. player. DrewLock. 10. 45. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

It was spoken about earlier, but finding a franchise quarterback is still up in the air for Denver. However, the team has done extensive homework with Missouri quarterback Drew Lock.

John Elway, in particular, was present for a game this past season against Arkansas. If any of you follow college football, then you know Arkansas is not the best opponent in the SEC.

Dwayne Haskins and Kyler Murray are first round quarterbacks. Lock is also. He has tremendous confidence in the arm. It is clearly seen when you see his drops. Lock confidently throws it in tight windows to any area of the field. This does present a concern with him.

Reading through the field with progressions is not his strong suit, but the biggest issue is footwork. With Rich Scangarello, a bright, new offensive coordinator, Lock would be in a system hip to hip with his coach. Relatability is one of the strongest factors in developing a player.

Lock makes every throw in the book. He challenges all aspects of the field which makes Lock a prime candidate to learn from Joe Flacco. The other thing you cannot take away from Lock as a quarterback is confidence. That bodes well for his development and desire to be better.

On paper Lock is similar to Jay Cutler. But as a person, he’s not. There’s swagger about him, but also the humility to where he makes everyone around him better. He’s the consummate teammate.

This is where I’d almost guarantee Lock would be perfectly fine learning from a Super Bowl MVP.