The best player available at 10 will not be a quarterback
Since taking over the Denver Broncos, John Elway has always said he prefers to fill needs in free agency and draft the best player available.
Furthermore, he showed that he is not willing to pick a quarterback for the sake of picking a quarterback. Last year, for example, the Broncos opted for North Carolina State pass rusher Bradley Chubb, who formed quite a dynamic duo with perennial All-Pro Von Miller. At the time, both Josh Allen and Josh Rosen were still available, and believe me, Elway did extensive research on both of those guys leading up to the draft.
To top it off, this quarterback class is relatively weak, especially when compared to last year’s juggernaut of a class that produced five first-round quarterbacks, two of which showed a ton of promise in their rookie seasons. Many draft analysts have come out and said that not a single one of the quarterbacks in this class would be ranked ahead of the top four from last year.
Meanwhile, there is a ton of high first-round talent on the defensive side of the ball most notably the defensive end position and linebacker, and there are some premier offensive players as well (albeit not as many).
This likely means when the Denver Broncos are on the clock at pick #10, there are going to be a plethora of options to grab players with much higher grades than the likely quarterbacks still on the board, and if for some reason all of these quarterbacks go before Denver, it makes this pick even easier.