Denver Broncos: 2021 trade-up for Trey Lance mock draft scenario

Denver Broncos, 2021 NFL Draft, Trey Lance. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos, 2021 NFL Draft, Trey Lance. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports /
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Trill Williams, Denver Broncos, 2021 NFL Draft
Denver Broncos 2021 NFL Draft prospect Trill Williams. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports /

Day 3 picks

With the 114th overall selection, the Denver Broncos select cornerback, Trill Williams, Syracuse.

In a recent interview, Paton stated that the Broncos are no longer pressed to draft a cornerback with the recent additions via free agency. That being said, cornerback is a position that can never be undervalued nor underrepresented. In a division with Patrick Mahomes and Justin Herbert, a strong secondary is a must.

Williams provides depth in 2021 and can be in a prime position to push for quality playing time in 2022. Free-agent addition Kyle Fuller is on a one-year deal as well as Bryce Callahan. Having Trill in the bullpen for 2022 would be a smart move for Paton.

With the 152nd overall pick, the Denver Broncos select edge, Johnathan Cooper, Ohio State.

Much like the Williams and Nasirildeen, Cooper has a year to play sparingly. Von Miller and Bradley Chubb are still in Broncos’ uniforms, and Malik Reed should be the sub. Cooper can take the year to learn from future Hall of Famer, Von Miller.

With the 191st overall pick, the Denver Broncos select tackle, Alaric Jackson, Iowa.

Last year’s expected swing tackle Elijah Wilkinson is now a Chicago Bear. Jackson would not expect to come in and start. Ja’Wuan James is an uncomfortable name in Broncos Country, and Jackson could provide depth to settle some of the uneasiness. Current offensive line coach Mike Munchak is a guru at bringing guys to their utmost potential, Jackson could be his next project.

During the seventh round of the 2021 NFL Draft the Denver Broncos select:

  • 237th overall– Runningback Chris Evans, Michigan
  • 239th overall– Linebacker Tuf Borland, Ohio State
  • 253rd overall– Safety Tre Norwood, Oklahoma