Good morning, Broncos Country.
It’s been a while since the Denver Broncos have struggled so mightily. The franchise is currently on a four-game losing streak — the worst it has ever experienced under the leadership of John Elway. As fans it’s hard to watch the team come out flat week after week, but trust me, the coaches and players are taking the last four weeks of ineptitude a lot harder than we are.
Truth be told, if you are looking at the situation with honest eyes and realism, it’s quite clear that there are going to be no quick fixes to salvage this season. While it’s certainly possible that the Broncos come across some miraculous formula to revive their dying playoff hopes, I wouldn’t bank on it. For those who have already given up on the 2017 season, this installment of Horse Tracks may be right up your alley.
Well, we can now look forward to the #Broncos securing a top ten selection in the 2018 NFL Draft — because this team isn’t going ANYWHERE.— Christopher Hart (@topherhart) October 31, 2017
As of now, the Broncos currently hold the ninth overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. There is a lot of football left to be played, but if the team continues to chalk up lackluster performances over the course of the season, they might just have their first top ten selection since the year Elway took over and proceeded to draft Von Miller at the number two slot in 2011. The top ten would be a great place to snag an impact performer, preferably on the offensive side of the ball where the team needs a lot of help. Listed below is the complete draft order for the Broncos if the season were to hypothetically end today.
2018 NFL Draft Selections for the Denver Broncos
- First Round — 9th Overall
- Second Round — 40th Overall
- Third Round — 71st Overall
- Fourth Round (via San Francisco) — 98th Overall
- Fourth Round — 102nd Overall
- Fifth Round — 138th Overall
- Fifth Round (via Atlanta) — 146th Overall
- Sixth Round — 169th Overall
- Seventh Round — 200th Overall
That’s a lot of high-quality selections for the Broncos to be able to use to bolster the future foundations of their franchise. Keep in mind the team is projected to earn a compensatory selection, perhaps as high as the third round, for the loss of their free agents (Russell Okung) in last year’s free agency period. When April rolls around, the Broncos could have as many as five selections in the four rounds. That’s a lot of ammunition and the bounty of picks Denver has gives them a lot of options for the 2018 NFL Draft.
Feel free to fire up your mock drafts and talk up any draft related scenarios in the comments section! Also, be sure to keep an eye out tomorrow for my Future Broncos segment, which will have a comprehensive mock draft for the team.
As always, thank you for reading and here is today’s offering of Horse Tracks.
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