Good morning, Broncos Country.
With two straight losses to the San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns the Denver Broncos have officially been eliminated from postseason contention. This will be the third year in a row that the franchise has missed the playoffs. In fact, the last time the franchise endured this big of a playoff drought was between the 2006 and 2010 seasons.
The hope and thrills the Broncos gave fans several weeks ago are gone. The optimism for the future is tenuous at best. Without question, the Broncos’ offseason will be filled with significant changes with respect to the coaching staff and roster. If the franchise wants to be relevant long-term another successful draft like last year’s is mission critical. Can lightning strike twice for Denver? You better hope so.
As it stands now, the Broncos are currently slated to pick thirteenth overall in the 2019 NFL Draft. Moreover, they have ten selections with extra picks in the fourth, fifth and seventh rounds. The extra fourth and seventh round selections are from the Houston Texans from the Demaryius Thomas trade, with their additional fifth round selection via the Minnesota Vikings from Trevor Siemian this past March.
Losing the last two games of the season would likely be enough to propel the Broncos into the top ten selections, but they would need some help from the teams currently picking ahead of them. If they somehow make their way there, they would have a lot better chance at being able to find a quarterback of the future or getting to nab one of the top prospects at another significant position of need such as cornerback. With the Broncos’ 2018 campaign another disappointment, there’s no shame in sharing your thoughts on how the team can rebuild and move forward. Sound off in the comments section and give some of your draft scenarios or prospects you’d be thrilled to see in the Mile High City next season.
As always, thank you for reading and here is today’s offering of Horse Tracks.
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C.J. Anderson signing with Los Angeles Rams - NFL.com
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Strong possibility Falcons could fire both OC and DC - NFL.com
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