Broncos 7-round mock draft: What if Robby Anderson is signed?
One area the Broncos could certainly look to upgrade this offseason is the inside linebacker position.
Without a great trade offer from the Pittsburgh Steelers, I’m not so sure John Elway and Vic Fangio weren’t ready to turn in a card for Michigan linebacker Devin Bush themselves.
The Broncos have a $1 million option on Todd Davis in the coming weeks they will almost certainly pick up, but because there is no post-June 1 designation anymore affecting roster decisions, that move to pick up Davis’ option may not necessarily mean he will be on the 2020 roster.
The Broncos could pick up that option as insurance and look to the draft to replace Davis with someone like Patrick Queen to pair with Alexander Johnson at middle linebacker.
Queen is probably not going to test quite like his former teammate Devin White did, but he is poised to be an exceptional NFL linebacker just like White, and he can provide the Broncos with exactly what they need at the position — someone who can not only play the run instinctively, but cover efficiently.
Queen’s stock has risen considerably in recent months, but the more you watch him, the less it makes sense he was ever considered anything but a first-round guy.
He plays with instincts and aggressiveness, and paired with Alexander Johnson? Whew. That’s a scary thought with either guy flanked by Von Miller and Bradley Chubb.