Denver Broncos mock draft: Playing it conservative at quarterback
The Denver Broncos are 6-5 and have a shot at making the playoffs in 2021. With one eye on the future, what could the 2022 NFL Draft look like?
Denver Broncos general manager George Paton had an absolute whale of a “first” draft on the job in 2021. Paton seems to have nailed his top five picks in the 2021 class up to this point, starting with first-round pick Pat Surtain II, who has been blossoming into stardom week after week in orange and blue.
Second-round pick Javonte Williams has also been extremely impressive this season, along with third-round picks Quinn Meinerz and Baron Browning coming on as of late, and fifth-round safety Caden Sterns making a tremendous early impact.
Seventh-round pick Jonathon Cooper has also proven so far to be a tremendous value and absolutely a piece of the rotation off the edge moving forward.
Denver Broncos 2022 mock draft starts with the offensive line
The Denver Broncos have an impressive core of players even outside of the 2021 NFL Draft class. This is a roster that is set up to win some games and I think we’ll see George Paton be aggressive in pursuit of another veteran QB this offseason that could really be a game-changer for Denver.
With that said, what if Paton isn’t able to land a premier veteran? Even if that seems unlikely at this point, let’s take a look through another scenario in which the Broncos don’t acquire an Aaron Rodgers or Russell Wilson type of player, and instead roll with Teddy Bridgewater or a different veteran and a rookie.