According to a report from Benjamin Allbright, there’s a ‘growing sense’ the Denver Broncos are looking to move down from the 10th overall pick.
The Denver Broncos have a plethora of options when it comes to the 2019 NFL Draft, including trading down off of the 10th overall selection.
The right factors have to be in place — likely a quarterback or pass rusher available — but it’s not impossible to think the Broncos could move down and come away with more picks in this year’s — and next year’s — draft.
According to insider Benjamin Allbright, there’s a ‘growing sense’ the Broncos could move down.
Depending on which players are available at 10 overall, this situation could get really interesting. If Drew Lock and/or Dwayne Haskins are available and Kyler Murray and one other quarterback are already off the board, I could see the Dolphins trying to move up, the Redskins like Allbright alludes to, or even the Giants at 17 if they haven’t secured a quarterback already.
What about teams in need of a pass rusher? Offensive tackle? The Carolina Panthers may have a preference at tackle, and they unquestionably have a need. How much would they pay to move up for Andre Dillard or Jonah Williams?
I could see the Falcons moving up for a pass rusher as well (they pick 14th).
How about the Vikings, picking 18th? They need to protect Kirk Cousins and sitting at 18th overall, can they afford to wait and watch all of the best offensive linemen come off the board in the teens?
I don’t think so.
Houston at pick number 23 overall is another team that could move up and make a big play for offensive line help. DeShaun Watson might demand it.
What if Montez Sweat is on the board at 10? The Colts, who pick 26th and 34th, have extra picks in round two again this year, could move up and make a splash for a young playmaker off the edge to go with Jabaal Sheard and Justin Houston.
Virtually every team from 13-26 in the draft order behind the Broncos could be interested in a trade up, which would give the Broncos ample options in the first round.
I think this team is primed for perhaps two first-round picks with all of their moving around, or at least a first and moving up in the second round.
I believe the Broncos are priming themselves to take one of the Iowa tight ends — Noah Fant and TJ Hockenson — as well as one of the top interior linemen in this class between Garrett Bradbury, Dalton Risner, Chris Lindstrom, or Erik McCoy.
If the Broncos move down, it will allow them to secure the interior lineman of their choosing after taking one of the Iowa tight ends.
They could still use a mid-round pick on the quarterback position and find an inside linebacker later on, someone like Germaine Pratt from North Carolina State, Blake Cashman from Minnesota, or Ben Burr-Kirven from Washington.
There are countless options still available for the Broncos including staying at 10, but with the number of needs on this team and their inability to maneuver around the board without giving up valuable 2020 capital, I can see them moving off of the 10th overall pick to the highest bidder and making sure they land two top targets in the top 35 or so picks.