The Denver Broncos have five top 100 picks and seven picks in the first four rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft. Where will they be picking as of now?
The Denver Broncos did not lose any ground in the 2020 NFL Draft during their bye week, staying put with the 9th overall pick in the first round (for now).
There was plenty of movement around the league while the Broncos were away, however, affecting the Broncos’ draft capital beyond the first round.
The Broncos have five picks in the top 100 and seven picks in the first four rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft thanks to a couple of trades. The first trade was when the team traded down from 10th overall with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
The second big trade was sending wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders over to the San Francisco 49ers for third- and fourth-round picks.
Let’s see where the Broncos will be picking as of the end of their bye week.
1. First round: 9th overall
2. Second round: 40th overall
3. Third round: 71st overall
4. Third round (from PIT): 86th overall
5. Third round (from SF): 96th overall
6. Fourth round: 105th overall
7. Fourth round (from SF): 128th overall
8. Sixth round (from WAS): 162nd overall
9. Seventh round (from NE): 223rd overall
The final two picks here are from the Case Keenum and Duke Dawson trades, respectively. The Broncos are also in line for compensatory picks right now in the 5th round and two in the 7th round.
Even if the Broncos miss out on their two seventh-round compensatory picks, they should have no fewer than 10 selections heading into the 2020 NFL Draft.
That’s a lot of picks to have fun with, especially early on.
We’re certainly going to have fun putting together mock draft scenarios for the next few months, and I put one together on Saturday featuring only LSU and Alabama players in honor of their big matchup.
In the early stages of putting together mock drafts, I’ve noticed that it’s kind of difficult to pick players for the Broncos the deeper I get into the third and fourth round. Not because there are not talented players to pick from, but because if we’re looking for ‘starting’ caliber players, the Broncos don’t seem to have a ton of pressing needs going forward if they are able to do even a modest job in free agency and keeping their players in-house.
With that said, the Broncos certainly need depth, they need to take shots on skill players, and they need to just simply add more talent to this team. They could package their picks to trade up for an impact guy, but right now, they have the pieces in place to continue to build on the foundation that was set in 2018 with a tremendous rookie class.