The Denver Broncos have to be excited about Drew Lock’s debut, but how can they build on it in the 2020 NFL Draft? Here’s the latest Broncos mock draft.
The Denver Broncos are riding high after Drew Lock’s rookie debut against the Los Angeles Chargers, and although it’s too early to declare anything definitive about Lock, it’s always been clear that he has the talent and work ethic to be a starting quarterback in the NFL.
The Broncos have not yet been mathematically eliminated from 2019 playoff contention, but it’s safe to say at this point that attention is more prominently on the 2020 NFL Draft and John Elway has even admitted that the team is essentially rebuilding without using that word as an excuse.
With a slew of big-name players on expiring contracts this season and a ton of draft picks in 2020, the Broncos and Elway are certainly not done re-shaping Vic Fangio’s roster, and that’s pretty exciting.
The Broncos will also have at least $70 million in 2020 cap space to work with, so for the first time in a long time, this team is poised to make some huge waves in both the draft and free agency.
Since the Broncos don’t have to spend $18 million on a quarterback next year and can save $10 million by releasing Joe Flacco, they will get the chance to truly build the team around Drew Lock if they so choose, and I know I’m not alone in hoping that’s the case.
Right now, the Broncos hold the 11th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and they have extra picks in the third round (Steelers, 49ers) and fourth round (49ers).
How might the Broncos build around Drew Lock for the future after his strong debut in 2019?
We’re using Jordan Reid’s big board (The Draft Network) for this mock draft based on where the Broncos are currently slated to pick, and we’ll go through four rounds.