How does this class grade out?
As stated before, this class may lack a superstar name in the minds of many, but the value that Paton found throughout the draft after moving around the board with trades is something he should be commended for.
It’s always easy to be positive about everything related to the team you cheer for but if you have followed my writing, you know I have no issue being critical of this team. However, this was a fantastic draft for the Broncos.
Surtain could become one of the best cornerbacks in the league and it’s easy to be excited about what Williams will bring to the rushing attack. The picks of Meinerz and Vincent should both be in the running for the biggest steals of this draft and both could provide tremendous value to the team for years to come.
There wasn’t really a pick that made you say “what are they doing”? and each of the first six selections has a chance to be a big part of the team as early as next season.
It wasn’t a perfect draft, though it’s hard to say what would have been, but this was a good three days for the Broncos.
It should also be noted that it was a great draft for Drew Lock, who the team showed a lot of confidence in by not only passing on Fields, but shying away from the idea of trading up to get a quarterback. Lock is the guy for this season and he should be.
Overall grade: A high B+