Denver Broncos Draft: Scenarios that could cause a trade down

Denver Broncos, 2021 NFL Draft, Trey Lance. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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ARLINGTON, TX – APRIL 26: A video board displays the text “THE PICK IS IN” for the Denver Broncos during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Will the Denver Broncos hold on to the ninth overall pick, or won’t they?

That is the question. Well, one of the questions as the 2021 NFL Draft gets closer. Well, Broncos Country, we finally made it to the day that changes lives for 250+ prospects.

One of the latest rumors floating around is that multiple teams are

We know that they are not taking a wide receiver in the first round. That was clear even before general manager George Paton confirmed it on radio.

That begs the question, what would it take for the Denver Broncos to make the decision to trade down?

1. “Mr. Right” quarterback is off the board.

So, who exactly is “Mr. Right”?

After Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence and BYU’s Zach Wilson, there has been a lot of smoke as to who the San Francisco 49ers want. Some say it will be Trey Lance. Some say it will be Mac Jones.

Prior to Justin Fields letting out the news of his epilepsy diagnosis (other teams had known before the media and fans), Fields was considered to be in play at No. 3.

If Lance or Fields are the pick, it is clear that the Broncos value athleticism in quarterbacks. If those two are off the board by the ninth pick, expect a trade down. I think Fields will be there.

The Broncos traded for Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on Wednesday, adding to the thought about athleticism.

Could we see a rookie quarterback compete with Lock and Bridgewater in training camp?

It has to be Mr. Right or the Broncos could look to trade down and accumulate more picks.