William Jackson III, Cornerback
There is no doubt that the Broncos need to go heavy on addressing the cornerback position and should look to do so both through free agency and the draft.
Though there are veteran options such as Richard Sherman and Patrick Peterson that others would argue for (and I wouldn’t necessarily be against), Jackson is the guy the team should be ready to make a big swing at.
A former first-round pick in 2016, Jackson’s career got off to a rough start as a torn pectoral muscle sidelined him for his entire rookie season. He then had to work his way back and wasn’t a starter for the team until the 2018 season.
Since then, he has played in all but two games for the Cincinnati Bengals and has become a good cover corner, one that quarterbacks don’t test all that often. He has 41 career pass breakups and he is also a terrific tackler for a cornerback.
Considered one of the top corners on the market this offseason, he will be looking to get paid like one. If the Broncos were to sign him, he would become the team’s No.1 cornerback, allowing Bryce Callahan to focus on the slot, where he is best.
This would be considered the big “splash” move of this class, even if he’s nowhere near a household name. He won’t come cheap, but guys with the capability of being one of the 10 best cornerbacks in the league never will.