The Denver Broncos get a surprising value with the 15th pick in Todd McShay's mock draft 2.0 on ESPN. Could this really happen?
At this stage of the 2020 NFL Draft process (and even leading up to the minutes before the actual draft itself) all mock drafts really are are guesses.
Some are more informed guesses than others, but they are all just guesses and the value and purpose they serve more than anything is to show us what options are possible.
Since the Broncos have the 15th overall pick in the first round, their pick is even harder to predict because of how far down the order they are.
With that said, the option Todd McShay threw out in his mock draft 2.0 is fascinating, and one not many have considered a realistic one of late.
As you can see in that video, McShay predicts that the Broncos will land Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb with their top selection despite the fact that many feel (or have been predicting) that Lamb will be off the board in the top 10 selections.
At this point, there's no reason to think that Lamb being there at 15 is completely impossible. Why?
There is absolutely no consensus wide receiver ranking at this point. There are so many guys considered first-round type of players at the wide receiver position, but some will have Jerry Jeudy of Alabama on top of their list. Others will have Henry Ruggs III of Alabama. Some people may even like Laviska Shenault the best.
Others will have Lamb on top of their boards.
If the Broncos could get any one of Ruggs, Lamb, or Jeudy, I think it would be a huge win. Heck, Shenault would also be a great fit, as would many of the offensive weapons in this class.
But a guy like Lamb who has been predicted to go in the top 10 picks for the last few months would be a sweet haul at 15 overall, and would give the Broncos one of the best all-around playmakers at receiver in this class. He may not run a 4.2-something like Ruggs, but he's going to be fast enough and he's going to be a field stretcher in the NFL.
Broncos fans should be excited and encouraged about all of the fun options that still exist for their pick, including this one. McShay doesn't make mock drafts based on his draft board, but based on what he's hearing from his sources around the league.