Denver Broncos top 5 franchise building blocks for the future
3. Drew Lock, QB
Call this a homer pick or over-projection, but Drew Lock — to me — is one of the Broncos’ most prized assets.
They traded up in the second round to get him even though no one would have thought it unwise for them to spend the 10th overall pick on him in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Lock is every bit as strong a prospect as some of the guys who went in the top 10 picks of the 2018 NFL Draft, specifically Josh Allen and Josh Rosen.
The supply and demand situation in the NFL at the quarterback position this offseason was a little odd. Normally, there’s no way a guy like Lock would fall out of the first round. He has a strong arm, played four years at a major school in one of the most respected conferences, and has the leadership and poise of a franchise QB.
The fact that he fell to the 42nd overall pick is extremely confusing, but the Broncos aren’t complaining.
If Lock develops and reaches his full potential, he’s the type of playmaker who can help the Broncos hang with Patrick Mahomes.