Denver Broncos: 10 offensive prospects to consider in 2021 NFL Draft
The Denver Broncos certainly have questions on the offensive side of the ball that bear watching heading into the 2021 NFL Draft season. Three positions we address might be swapped in terms of priority order, but not changed.
The Denver Broncos have done a great deal of homework on offense in recent years. Dating back to last season upgrading the wide receiver position and interior offensive line and the year before addressing quarterback and tight end as well. Denver still has some questions regarding the offensive line that still need addressing.
Obviously, with a new general manager in the building, plans of attack can change. Roster change or draft preparation might look different, but the involvement from top to bottom will not change.
George Paton made it abundantly clear that it will be a Broncos decision. From general manager to coaching staff there will be collective input by everyone. This is exactly how a strong business should be run. Trust your evaluators but be comfortable enough to have the final say.
Since there are still positions to address, let’s act as Paton here and look at 10 offensive prospects who Denver may consider.
Denver Broncos 2021 offensive target: Justin Fields, QB Ohio State
The direction of the quarterback position is still one of the puzzling mysteries in 2021 the Denver Broncos must figure out sooner rather than later. One such player at the position is Justin Fields. The quarterback from Ohio State is a tremendous player who has an argument to be second behind Trevor Lawrence who most expect to go first overall.
Fields is a more athletic version of Dak Prescott with an exceptional arm. There’s even mobility that allows him to make create opportunities for himself and others. His athleticism separates him from the rest of the pack.
Fields’ delivery of the football is very natural. It is almost picturesque in how he throws the ball. As mentioned earlier what separates him is purely his consistency as a passer and escape ability in the pocket. There’s something special with Fields not many before him even had in the repertoire. Arm strength cannot be ignored either. Fields makes throws in certain windows that just leave you speechless.
There are also no off-field issues with the Buckeyes quarterback. Fields was one of the strongest voices to play the Big Ten 2020 season when there was uncertainty it would happen at all. He represented himself in class and proving to the conference they just wanted to play.
In my opinion, this serves him well as a leader in both the locker room and community. Fields making his case public that they just wanted to play and backing it up with a National Championship appearance should only bolster his case as a player more.