Day two saw the Denver Broncos address needs on the offensive and defensive line and quarterback. What picks remain for the team as we head into day three?
On day two of the draft, we saw the Denver Broncos address their needs on both the offensive and defensive line. Dalton Risner will help on the right side of the offensive line. The addition of Ju’Wuan James in free agency makes the right side of the line stronger.
In the third round, Dre’Mont Jones should help fortify the defensive line. His position was defensive tackle, so I can see Vic Fangio putting him as the nose tackle in his 3-4 scheme.
And perhaps the pick that some of Broncos Country got really excited for was when Denver traded back into the second round right after picking up Risner and picked up Missouri quarterback Drew Lock.
While I myself was not thrilled with the selection, it does help the Broncos save a bit of money. And we all know saving can come in handy. Plus, he will get to learn a bit from Joe Flacco. Hopefully John Elway hit a home run with that pick.
After days one and two of the draft, here are what the Denver Broncos have remaining in picks going into the final day of the draft.
1st round, 20th overall: Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
2nd round, 41st overall: Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State
2nd round, 42nd overall (from CIN): Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
3rd round, 71st overall: Dre’Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State
5th round, 148th overall
5th round, 156th overall (from MIN)
7th round, 237th overall (from HOU)
The picks that are italicized are what Denver has to work with on the final day of the draft. They originally had a fourth and sixth round pick. However, those picks were traded to the Cincinnati Bengals on Friday night in order for Elway to draft Drew Lock.
With no fourth round picks, Broncos Country will be waiting quite a while before going on the clock. But there is not much distance between their two fifth rounders, so expect to see two players selected in about 15-20 minutes from each other.
I believe the Broncos will focus on the defensive side with at least one or two of their picks. Inside linebacker is one position I think should be focused on for day three.
There are plenty of options for the Broncos to explore on Saturday. It will be exciting to see what they do with the three picks they have left.