Denver Broncos: 2021 NFL Draft 7-round mock draft

Denver Broncos 2021 NFL Draft prospect Caleb Farley. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos 2021 NFL Draft prospect Caleb Farley. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /
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Denver Broncos, Caleb Farley
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Denver Broncos: 2021 NFL Draft 7 Round Mock Draft

With the loss to the Buffalo Bills, the Denver Broncos are officially out of the playoff hunt.

While the Broncos may not have much to play for to end the season, their draft position still hangs in the balance. Depending on what the Broncos think about Drew Lock, their draft position may play a huge role in the future of the franchise.

While I don’t believe the team is ready to move on from Lock, it is certainly a possibility. In this Mock Draft, I don’t have the Broncos moving on from Lock.

Throughout the Mock Draft, I stuck to my “Big Board”, and grabbed a few players I highlighted in my article.

Pick 13. Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech, 6’2″ 197 lbs

To start off the 2021 NFL Draft, I have the Denver Broncos taking Caleb Farley from Virginia Tech. Farley is an absolute specimen at the cornerback position, and instantly fills a need for the Broncos’ defense.

In recent weeks, the Broncos have been decimated by injuries at cornerback. While Bryce Callahan is expected back to start the 2021 season, A.J. Bouye may be released to save a significant amount of money.

The Broncos need all the depth at cornerback they can get considering Callahan’s recent past with his foot injury and Bouye’s future. Adding a player of Farley’s caliber will not only improve the depth for this season but will improve the overall talent of the room for years to come.

Farley has everything needed to be a top-flight cornerback in the NFL and will go to an excellent situation to succeed in. Vic Fangio will help develop Farley into one of the NFL’s premier corners, and will certainly justify the selection with many other quality players on the board.

Overall, Farley not only fills an immediate need but a long-term need for the Broncos. Farley’s versatility will ensure that he is in the team’s plans even if the Broncos do decide to move off of Vic Fangio in the coming years.

Caleb Farley would be a slam-dunk pick for the Denver Broncos and would solidify a potential weakness heading into the 2021 season.

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