Finally, we get to the offensive line.
I do not think it’s mandatory that the Broncos use one of their top two picks on the offensive line. I think if they have a chance to get a great prospect? Absolutely.
Otherwise, they were able to get Dalton Risner with the 41st pick last year. He was the 10th offensive lineman off the board. Connor McGovern, who should be re-signed, was picked in the fifth round. Matt Paradis was picked in the sixth round.
The first or second round are not the only spots you can grab competent linemen.
Although Broncos fans would be tripping heavily over this pick because of Adams’ injury history, we know that John Elway and the front office trust the Pac 12 scout a tremendous amount and Washington’s Trey Adams is the kind of leader and tough player this team covets for the offensive line.
After suffering an ACL injury in 2017 and a back injury in 2018, Adams battled back to play in Washington’s bowl game last year and has played well in 2019. He was once thought of as a possible high first-round pick.
If he’s here in the third round, the Broncos are getting a steal and possible day-one starting left tackle.
The team’s confidence in Garett Bolles will be a huge factor in how high they invest in a tackle. Maybe they even enter the trade market for Trent Williams. I think drafting tackle help is essential either way.