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Broncos projected to receive a third round compensatory pick

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With the Broncos season now over and the NFL playoffs in full swing, it is time to start looking towards the 2018 NFL Draft. We already know the Broncos have the 5th overall pick in the draft, but they may get another day two selection.

According to’s Lance Zierlein and Over The Cap, the Denver Broncos are projected to receive a third-round compensatory pick this offseason. They are projected to get this pick because they lost offensive tackle Russell Okung last offseason.

Russell Okung signed a four year, $53 million contract with the Los Angeles Chargers during free agency last offseason. If these projections hold true, it will give the Broncos another day two pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

This is noteworthy because the Broncos could very well be looking to trade up in the draft to select a quarterback like Sam Darnold or Josh Rosen in the first-round if they do not get a starter via free agency. This extra third rounder gives the Broncos some extra ammo to trade up with the Browns, Giants, or Colts to get their quarterback of the future.

Now if they do get a veteran starter like Kirk Cousins or Drew Brees via free agency, this just gives the Broncos another day two pick to add talent around that player. So either way, it’s a win-win for the Broncos.

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