Denver Broncos: 10 players to avoid in the 2021 NFL Draft

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7. Davis Mills, QB, Stanford

The Denver Broncos could be interested in adding a quarterback prospect at some point in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Whatever point that is, they might consider avoiding Stanford quarterback Davis Mills.

Although Mills certainly has talent and he is very intriguing given the fact that he is a former five-star prospect with all of the physical talent you look for, there are some substantial concerns you have to gloss over in order to take him likely in the first two rounds where he’s currently being projected to land.

Mills could be the first quarterback off the board after the top five guys in this year’s draft. That speaks to the desperation of NFL teams given the fact that Mills only started 11 games at Stanford.

We talk about other players having only 16, 17, or 18 games of experience as a red flag, and Mills has just 11 games as a collegiate starter since he was the top-ranked QB recruit in the country back in 2017.

Furthermore, Mills suffered a knee injury in high school that bothered him for three years after the fact.

It’s not that the Denver Broncos need to avoid any and every prospect with medical concerns, but given Mills’ lack of time on task in addition to those medical concerns, it would be hard to get really excited about this guy as your second, even third-round pick.