Denver, CO – As the first round of the NFL Draft was rolling right along at record speed, Denver Broncos fans were eagerly awaiting our choice at #25. Shortly before the pick was about to be made, news hit that a deal had been finalized with New England, and Denver now had the #31 selection. A little while later, we then found out another trade occurred with Tampa Bay and Denver moved down again, this time into the 2nd round. No first round picks for the Broncos may have soured fans a bit who had ventured out to draft parties to celebrate whomever the newest Bronco would have been. But these moves allowed Denver to add a few more choices today and tomorrow, with a lot of good talent still left on the board. The Broncos have three picks tonight, and five more tomorrow.
So which direction does Denver go now? A few guys stand out to me for the Broncos to target, starting with the 4th pick in the 2nd round. Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State, makes a lot of sense now. He could have gone in the first round, and fills a position where Denver is weak. Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford is an intriguing choice too. I know we signed a couple guys at this position already, but to me, Fleener will be a star much like a Dallas Clark or a Jason Witten. We could see a RB taken here as well, as Denver already passed on my choice, Doug Martin (RB, Boise State). Lamar Miller is a burner from Miami who could add an explosive dimension to Denver’s attack. Later on at pick #57, it will be interesting to see which way the Broncos go. Rumors have spread they may take a developmental QB here, like Michigan State’s Kirk Cousins or Arizona State’s Brock Osweiler. I think it depends if another guy falls to them or not. Another DT like Devon Still (Penn State), Brandon Thompson (Clemson), or Kendall Reyes (UConn) could make sense here. Like many other fans and analysts, I also love LaMichael James (RB) from Oregon. I definitely wouldn’t mind him ending up in orange and blue.
The draft really heats up now for Denver Broncos fans, with 8 picks left over the course of tonight and tomorrow. More trades could definitely happen as well, with the Broncos either moving up or moving down. Tune in tonight (5pm MST, ESPN) to see which direction John Elway takes us now!
Denver Sports by J Simp