Around this time of the year, free agency is the talk of the NFL world. Let’s not forget about the NFL Draft, though. When it comes to recent drafts, places have their own re-drafts. This time, the Denver Broncos do not go with Jerry Jeudy.
Though Jeudy was the second wide receiver off the board in the 2020 NFL Draft, some will argue that he was not the right selection for the Broncos. Sure they could have gone in a different direction, but many things played a factor in his drop-filled rookie season.
To be specific, Jeudy was tagged as having 10 drops in 2020.
Meanwhile, the player CBS Sports replaces Jeudy with in the first round of the re-draft, had six.
Jeudy was one of the three wide receivers that were always mocked to go in one order or another. It was Jeudy, Henry Ruggs III, and CeeDee Lamb. The question was, what order would those three go off the board?
Claypool went three picks after the Broncos’ second-round selection, in which they took K.J. Hamler out of Penn State.
Something to consider regarding this pick is, what made CBS Sports choose Claypool?
Jeudy did have some drops and was put in a bigger position than expected to make an impact for the team with Courtland Sutton going down with a torn ACL.
The Broncos weren’t lighting the NFL world up at the quarterback position this season either. Drew Lock remains a work in progress.
It’s hard to know if Claypool would have made a bigger impact than Jeudy did because of the fact that he had an established passer in Ben Roethlisberger.
In hindsight, and possibly jumping the gun a little bit, the Broncos could have also drafted Justin Jefferson or linebacker Patrick Queen. However, Jeudy fell into their lap and they felt like he was the right pick for them.
Questions remain at the quarterback position, but if Drew Lock is the quarterback of the future, it will be interesting to see the two players build chemistry and not have another drop-filled season.
If the Denver Broncos part ways with franchise cornerstone Von Miller, how would they potentially soften the blow in free agency?
On the other side of possibilities, if the Broncos do end up with a top-tier quarterback in place of Lock, it won’t necessarily matter who the pass catchers are and everybody will be just fine with Jeudy being that selection.