5 elite prospects Broncos will miss out on because of Russell Wilson trade
2. Will Anderson Jr., OLB, Alabama
This might be a bit hotly contested, but I’m not overly disappointed about the Broncos missing out on EDGE guys early on in this year’s draft class given the team’s current situation and circumstances.
The Broncos made the unpopular decision to trade Bradley Chubb. Given the fact they were offered a first-round pick (and then some) to trade Chubb, you can’t really blame them though. The Broncos made the decision in the 2022 offseason to have Baron Browning change positions, they used prime free agent dollars to sign Randy Gregory, they used their top pick in the draft on Nik Bonitto, and they have other guys in-house worth developing.
I don’t think an EDGE would be on the radar for the Broncos even if they had this pick but Will Anderson Jr. out of Alabama might be the type of guy you make an exception for. In three seasons at Alabama, he’s got 34.5 sacks and 58.5 tackles for loss.
3. Will Levis, QB, Kentucky
I’m sure this name will be hotly contested as well, but the closer the 2023 NFL Draft gets, I have a feeling this is a name we’re going to be hearing more and more about. Will Levis may take mayonnaise with his coffee and he may eat bananas with the peel, but he can sling the rock.
Levis’ arm talent is impressive. His athleticism and arm talent combined will make him a coveted player for NFL teams regardless of the numbers he put up at Kentucky. I’m not saying he’s Josh Allen, but you could see teams thinking he might be the “next” Josh Allen or convincing each other in war rooms that if you pass on this guy, you might be passing on the next Josh Allen.
The Broncos won’t be having that debate because they won’t pick high enough to have a shot at him.