Denver Broncos: Full first-round mock draft with a QB at 9?

Denver Broncos 2021 NFL Draft prospect Trey Lance. (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos 2021 NFL Draft prospect Trey Lance. (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images) /
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Denver Broncos, 2021 NFL Draft, Trey Lance
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Pick by Cameron Parker

Denver Broncos have been linked to the quarterback position and maybe not so quietly making it known they want to move on from Drew Lock. The team has mentioned they like Lock, but the question is simply do they love him? They absolutely do not hate him by any means and are comfortable giving him the reins to take that leap. The question still becomes, will they?

Enter the Denver Broncos selection at pick 9.

Justin Fields was off the board with Brandon Miller’s selection the pick before. This begs the question of where the Denver Broncos go if this happens. Trey Lance is available here and became the Broncos’ selection.

Lance allows you to roll with Lock on day one. The question is how long is the leash with Lance? If the Broncos do draft Lance then the team that signifies he more than likely is Paton’s guy. So the possibility of Lance starting is sooner rather than later moment he’s drafted.

Lance and Fields have similarities. Both are exceptional runners of the football. Fields is the better passer and Lance the better runner. However, Lance did run a pro-style offense at North Dakota State and is raising praise for his ability to soak up playbooks like a sponge.

The talent and ceiling are ridiculously high with Lance. More and more as the day progresses it sure seems quarterback will be the actual selection with pick nine.