Denver Broncos: 10 offensive prospects to consider in 2021 NFL Draft

Denver Broncos 2021 NFL Draft: Justin Fields. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Trey Lance, Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos 2021 NFL Draft prospect Trey Lance (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images) /

Denver Broncos 2021 prospect: Trey Lance, QB North Dakota State

Numerous players opted out of the 2020 regular season that may affect draft stock. Trey Lance did not exactly opt-out, but the Bison did only play one game in 2020.

Lance is a very gifted quarterback who trusts his athleticism a little more than his arm. This is not a bad thing at the next level. However, what makes Lance an interesting study is he does present really good throwing prowess. Lance has the arm talent to be a special quarterback in the NFL and can be in the same conversation as others this year.

Lance just leaves some plays on the field at times. That said, Lance is a bonafide top-10 player in this draft and a team (maybe Denver) is bound to take a chance on him. There are so many tools that do take your breath away.

From deep passes to his arm strength or his mobility, Lance has every right to at least be in the same conversation with Zach Wilson and Justin Fields. In a lot of ways, Lance and Fields are similar in the offenses who could best utilize their skill sets. An offense with some run power mixed in would put both in a great position to be successful.

North Dakota State runs a pro-style offense, but they did mix in some pistol sets and allow Lance to work under center. Both of which could be used at the next level.

Denver finds itself in a precarious situation. Drew Lock has talent (this alone will trigger some fans) but was it enough to sell George Paton and everyone else he deserves one more full season in 2021?

This is the million-dollar question. Because it is a question, Denver is doing the right thing by potentially showing interest in Deshaun Watson and Matt Stafford or monitoring Dak Prescott’s situation. Quarterback is the most important position in sports. Denver needs this question answered sooner rather than later.