Was Jerry Jeudy the right draft pick for Denver Broncos?
Bring in competition for Lock?
Alright, let’s just get all types of crazy. What about selecting Jalen Hurts, Quarterback out of Oklahoma University with the 15th selection?
Hurts has come in and provided the Philidelphia Eagles with a tremendous spark,
Hurts ability to run along with his toughness and leadership could provide this offense with a different dimension than any years before.
Now, just because Hurts can run does not mean he isn’t a threat in the pocket. Hurts is coming off of back-to-back 300-yard performances in his rookie season.
Maybe, he would have stepped in when Lock was injured and won over Broncos Country, earning him the right to be the Quarterback of the Future in Denver.
Hurts may become a good quarterback in the league, but him coming to Denver and providing something long-term Lock can’t is a stretch. Hurts may have landed in the perfect situation to capitalize on his skills, but that could not have been the case in Denver. The Broncos were right to pass on him at 15 and beyond.
In the end, the only real debate is fit at receiver with the options of Jefferson, Lamb, and Claypool as better alternatives. Each of those players could turn out to be better pros than Jeudy, only time will tell.
In the 2020 season, would any of these players be an upgrade? Jeudy’s drops have been a concern throughout the season. However, drafts aren’t won in year 1, it is a process that plays out over 3 to 4 years.
Winfield and Chinn have shown to be really defensive pieces for today’s NFL that Fangio would love to have. Either player would have been a great pick for this team for today and the future.
Denver Broncos defense only 2021 NFL mock draft
The Denver Broncos could emphasize the defensive side of the ball in the 2021 NFL Draft. Here is a defense-only three-round mock draft.
However, Jeudy is the right pick and I expect him to bounce back strongly in 2021 and beyond. If we are able to not be prisoners at the moment, we all can rationally see Jeudy’s upside and know that when it all “clicks” for him, he will be an absolute nightmare for defenses in the future.