The Denver Broncos are 5-9 and seemingly have a long way to go before thinking playoffs, but the 2020 NFL Draft and this mock draft would help them a lot.
The Denver Broncos are 5-9, but thanks to quarterback Drew Lock and the foundation this team has of talent on both sides of the ball, there is hope for the future.
On the heels of two really good draft classes (2018, 2019) the Denver Broncos finally appear to be a team with direction for the future and perhaps even more competitive days ahead. We know head coach Vic Fangio was not brought in on a 10-year plan like Jon Gruden.
The Broncos obviously hired Fangio with the intent to get back on track sooner than later, and thanks to the Dre Lock pick, it finally feels like the Broncos have a quarterback who can help them compete and win games.
This Denver team is certainly not without needs heading into the 2020 offseason, but the question marks thankfully don’t involve finding a franchise quarterback or head coach. If you ask me, even in a small sample size, the Broncos have both of those guys in place.
The team’s top needs right now, in no particular order and projecting a bit in terms of in-house free agents, are:
- Offensive line (tackle, guard)
- Defensive end
And of course, the Broncos need to continue to find depth at every position group.
The good news is, this 2020 NFL Draft class seems to really align well with the Broncos’ overall needs. How can the Broncos utilize this 2020 class to surround their young quarterback and second-year head coach and make it to the playoffs next year?
Let’s take a look.