Denver Broncos 2020 mock draft: Having fun with a ton of picks
Fourth round (first pick)
Weight: 255 pounds
Alright, so this is a bit of a selfish pick on my end.
Most people have Okwuegbunam (known more affectionately as ‘Albert O’) as a top 100 player and this pick would be sitting just outside of the top 100.
It’s possible he would fall to day three because of the fact that he’s not much of a blocker at this point, but I love the idea of bringing in a secondary receiving threat at the tight end position who has substantial chemistry with Drew Lock.
Lock and Okwuegbunam combined for 17 touchdowns from 2017-18 and he was easily Lock’s favorite red zone target when he played at Missouri.
At 6-foot-4, 255 pounds, Okwuegbunam would give the Broncos a big-bodied target who can win contested catch situations and find soft spots in zone coverage. He’s not much of a man coverage beater but he has a big catch radius and is a playmaker in the red zone.
In the fourth round, this is a strong direction to take for an offense that can’t have too many playmakers, especially with the team getting no contributions from Jake Butt or Troy Fumagalli in the passing game.