Denver Broncos: 7-Round Mock Draft Heading Into the Bye Week

Nov 11, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) looks to pass against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 11, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) looks to pass against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 23, 2021; Fresno, California, USA; Fresno State Bulldogs quarterback Jake Haener (9) throws a pass against the Nevada Wolf Pack in the second quarter at Bulldog Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports /

Denver Broncos mock draft – Round 6 Picks

Patrick: Jake Haener, QB Fresno State

Depending on who the quarterback is next season, the Denver Broncos could look in a different direction with this pick. However, Haener is an interesting option as a potential developmental backup/spot starter, similar to how they have used Brett Rypien.

The Washington transfer and current Fresno State quarterback has put together some quality games against tough opponents this season, including a close game against the highly-ranked Oregon Ducks. Haener’s toughness has shown this season and makes him an interesting pick for the future.

Sayre: Demetrius Taylor, DL, Appalachian State

The Broncos need to continue to add defensive line depth and Taylor has been a really productive pass rusher for Appalachian State.

At 6-foot-1, 290 pounds, he’s on the lighter side but those types of players have worked out really well for the Broncos in recent years.