With week 15 of the NFL schedule in the books, the Denver Broncos currently hold the 9th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
PROJECTED DRAFT ORDER— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 18, 2017
1. Browns 0-14
2. Giants 2-12
3. Colts 3-11
4. 49ers 4-10
5. Browns 4-10 (from Texans)
6. Bears 4-10
7. Bucs 4-9
8. Bengals 5-9
9. Broncos 5-9
10. Jets 5-9
Their current two-game win streak has moved them from picking 4th overall to 6th overall to now having the 9th overall pick. If this win streak continues, It looks like the Broncos will be picking in the mid-teens. However, if they go back to #EmbracingTheTank and start Paxton Lynch the final two weeks, they could reach the top five once again depending on how everything else shakes out.
This win streak had knocked the Broncos out of likely getting either of the top quarterbacks in the 2018 draft but keeps them in range for potentially Baker Mayfield, Lamar Jackson, or Josh Allen if they decide to go that route. If they acquire a starting quarterback through free agency, look for them to target an offensive lineman, cornerback or potentially another edge rusher here.
Some non-quarterback names to keep an eye on are guard Quenton Nelson, tackles Orlando Brown and Connor Williams, DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, running back Saquon Barkley, inside linebacker Roquan Smith, defensive ends Bradley Chubb and Arden Key as well.
Getting a top 5 to 10 pick and a veteran starting quarterback like Kirk Cousins could get the Broncos back into contention rather quickly.
It’s still VERY early, but what names excite you the most if the Broncos do indeed get a top 5 to 10 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft?
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