Denver Broncos: Way too early 2021 roster predictions

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Denver Broncos QB #3 Drew Lock (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Denver Broncos: Way too Early 2021 Roster Predictions

With the Denver Broncos’ season officially over, it’s time to look towards the future. The next step for the Denver Broncos is to secure their new General Manager, and fill out any other coaching changes that may occur.

However, it’s never too look ahead, right? While we still have a long way to go until the start of the 2021 season, it may be a good idea to get a “Way too Early” look at what the Denver Broncos’ roster may look like heading into the 2021 season.

Here is my prediction for what the Broncos’ roster will be to enter the 2021 season:

Note: My draft picks are based on my most recent mock draft, which can be found here. Additionally, position groups will be listed in depth-chart order, with starters towards the top and 2nd stringers towards the bottom, and italics indicates designated practice squad members.

Denver Broncos early roster prediction: Offense

The offense will retain plenty of key starters while moving on from some helpful contributors and adding new faces. With a new General Manager, Drew Lock may be on the “hot seat”, but in my roster, I have our new General Manager sticking it out with Lock for at least one more year.

The rest of the young offense is optimized to helping Lock succeed, with many starters coming back, and some younger players being elevated into starting roles. With Lock and the young offense, the Broncos will have a chance in every game with their smothering defense and attacking offense.


The Denver Broncos decide to run it back with Drew Lock, with all of his weapons back and healthy, and with a year of experience under their belt. However, it’s time for Lock to step up and show that he is the quarterback of the future for the franchise. The team has invested a lot to prove he’s the guy, and it’s time to pay off their trust.

Behind Lock, the Broncos fulfill their wishes of bringing in a veteran quarterback to help Lock grow, and push him at the same time in Andy Dalton. Dalton brings plenty of experience both in good situations, and bad ones as well. Dalton should help push Lock into the franchise quarterback the team believes he can be.

Brett Rypien is retained as a developmental backup quarterback who has the ability to manage a game, while also keeping one of Lock’s closest friends on the team.

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