First round, 31st overall (projected trade): Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State
With the picks the Broncos acquired to move down from the 10th overall pick, they now use to move up into the first round a second time to get the player who wants to be a Bronco more than probably anyone else in this year’s draft class — Dalton Risner.
The three-time captain at Kansas State is a right tackle by trade, but would kick inside to right guard for the Broncos and solidify the offensive line for years to come.
Risner is one of the toughest players in this year’s draft class, and plays with the best combination of competitive fire, aggressiveness, and technical prowess.
This year’s offensive line class is deep, but the Broncos shouldn’t take that for granted and just wait to see which guy falls to them at the 41st overall pick. If they are able to maneuver around the draft board and get a player like Risner in addition to someone like Noah Fant, that’s a huge win for this year’s draft.
This first round significantly upgrades the Broncos on offense, both in the playmaking department and in the trenches.