The Denver Broncos get Alabama ILB Dylan Moses in a DraftWire 2021 mock draft, filling a long-lasting hole.
With the 11th overall pick in this 2021 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos select… Dylan Moses, inside linebacker, Alabama.
Sayre Bedinger listed Moses as a possibility a month ago. Check out some of the other players he listed based on positions of need.
If the Broncos go this route, they would continue their trend of adding leaders to the roster. A guy in the middle of the defense is something that the team can definitely use.
Todd Davis is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent following the 2020 season. It remains to be seen if the Broncos are going to retain him, but based off of Davis’ production the last couple of years, it seems likely that they would.
Davis has recorded 248 tackles over the last two seasons with the Broncos. But while that is a positive thing, the Broncos still need some speed at inside linebacker. So it is entirely possible that Davis won’t be on the roster in 2021. Heck, even though they picked up his option, he may not even be on the roster in 2020.
The Broncos did add Justin Strnad in the 2020 NFL Draft, and it will be exciting to see how he is used.
Moses, along with Alexander Johnson, could be just what the Broncos need in the middle of the field. Moses is very fast for a linebacker. He reportedly runs the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds.
The major concern if there was one is that Moses tore his ACL in 2019. While he will be drafted in 2021, giving him plenty of time to recover, it is never ideal for a player to be entering the NFL Draft following a major injury.
Hopefully, he will prove any doubters wrong in the upcoming season (if there is one). The inside linebacker position could end up being the team’s biggest need heading into the 2021 NFL Draft. If that is the case, Moses should be the No. 1 player on their radar.