The Denver Broncos made back-to-back picks in the second round and took both offensive lineman Dalton Risner and quarterback Drew Lock.
The Denver Broncos made back-to-back selections in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft, taking Kansas State offensive lineman Dalton Risner and Missouri quarterback Drew Lock.
The Broncos’ top three selections of Noah Fant, Risner, and Lock all took pre-draft visits with the team in recent weeks.
This is one of the most exciting draft classes the Broncos have had in a long time.
Not only did the Broncos select a playmaking tight end with their top pick, but they were also able to wait until the middle of the second round to get both Dalton Risner and Drew Lock, players I would have easily considered worthy of first-round picks.
Let’s react quickly to both of these selections.
Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State
This is a pick we’ve wanted for a really long time. Dalton Risner said at the Senior Bowl it would be a dream come true to play for the Denver Broncos, and here we are. He’s the 41st overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and will play guard for the Denver Broncos, specifically he will line up at right guard next to big money free agent acquisition Ja’Wuan James.
The Broncos desperately needed to address the offensive line in this draft, and there was a run early on that had me worried Risner might go before the Broncos were on the clock.
On the field, this guy is a junkyard dog and an athletic one at that. He was a three-time captain at Kansas State, one of only five in school history.
This is such a good pick for the Broncos.
Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
I had the Broncos taking Drew Lock in my final first-round mock draft over at NFL Mocks, but ultimately I believed they would try to pass on him at 10 and maybe trade up into the 1st round for him.
When the Broncos let him pass through the first round, it seemed all hope for this pick was lost.
John Elway made it happen.
The Broncos moved up from 52 to 42, giving up two of their day three picks in the process and got their quarterback of the future.
This is especially exciting because of the value Lock presents here. Some felt like he was a second-round player from the start, but I had him as the top QB in this draft besides Kyler Murray.
Lock has everything I would look for in a QB to develop. He’s got a big arm, he’s got strong intangibles, college experience (four years), athleticism, and charisma.
He struggled through some down times at Missouri but I love this pick for the Broncos and can’t wait to see what he does in orange and blue.