The Denver Broncos, along with the rest of the NFL, passed on Missouri quarterback Drew Lock in the top 32 selections on Thursday night.
The first round of the 2019 NFL Draft is officially in the books, and Drew Lock is going to have to wait until Friday for his new team.
The former Missouri star quarterback was seemingly a surefire first-rounder and didn’t go in the top 32. That’s pretty staggering, especially considering Daniel Jones went 6th overall to the New York Giants.
There were three quarterbacks selected in the first round of the 2019 draft, including top overall pick Kyler Murray, Jones, and Dwayne Haskins at 15 to the Washington Redskins.
Although the John Elway jersey Haskins wore on his visit was flattering, John Elway said after the draft at his press conference that the Broncos didn’t consider a quarterback with either the 10th or 20th pick.
That means when Drew Lock shows up to the second day of the NFL Draft, he will go there knowing that no team had a first-round grade on him. There were inconsistencies and flaws in Lock’s game, to be certain, but this kid is as impressive as they come as a person and leader, and he’s got a huge arm.
I legitimately can’t figure out why anyone likes Josh Allen and not Drew Lock, but perhaps that’s a different argument for another article.
Lock remains on the board and with quarterback slots being filled all over the league, there’s no guarantee he gets picked before the Broncos are on the clock at pick 41.
Would they take him there?
They are expected to take a quarterback at some point, so why not Lock at 41?
That would be fascinating, especially because they have another selection 11 picks later and that gives them ultimate flexibility.
The teams picking before the Broncos on day two are the Arizona Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Buffalo Bills.
Other than maybe the Raiders, who are entirely unpredictable, is there any team on that list who should be taking a QB here?
I don’t think so.
It’s very possible Lock could be on the board at 41 for the Broncos unless someone trades up ahead of them. If that’s the case, it’s hard to see them passing on him but Colorado’s own Dalton Risner is also still available, and the Broncos need a starting right guard.