The Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers have agreed to a trade early in day three of the draft that will include a Mile High reunion with Dekoda Watson.
Denver was in the market for a linebacker coming into day three of the 2019 NFL Draft. This was probably the surprise of the day that they would get the depth via trade, but it involves a former Bronco player in Dekoda Watson.
That is right Broncos Country. Dekoda Watson is returning to the Denver Broncos. The Broncos and San Francisco 49ers have agreed in terms to a trade that will send Watson and a sixth round pick (212th overall) to the Broncos in exchange for the first of Denver’s two fifth round draft picks (148th overall).
This means that the Broncos will not be picking their next player until later on in the fifth round. But this could cover the depth they need at the linebacker position. His contributions on special teams should come in handy as well.
Dekoda Watson was with the Denver Broncos for one season, in 2016. It did not end up working out and he was allowed to sign elsewhere. He landed in San Francisco. However, injuries derailed him last season as he was on injured reserve twice during the 2018 season.
This move probably does not mean much. It could be to just add veteran depth to the Broncos defense. Because of his injury history, we will not know much until we see him.
For a flashback type of thought, it is great to see a former player return. However, some might not like it based on it costing Denver a fifth round pick. Which I completely understand based on the value of a fifth rounder vs. a sixth.
We will know in time who won this trade, but the fact that the team added depth at linebacker should be helpful going forward.