Good morning, Broncos Country.
In a week’s time, we will know whether or not the Denver Broncos have won the Kirk Cousins Sweepstakes. If they do, that opens up a lot of possibilities for them in the 2018 NFL Draft — but if they don’t, they are still in an amazing position to make some big moves when the draft festivities begin in late April.
According to Warren Sharp, the Broncos have the second most capital in the 2018 NFL Draft, with nearly 50 percent more than the league average. The Broncos obtained an extra third round compensatory pick from losing Russell Okung in last year’s free agency period, as well as an additional fourth and fifth round selections fro the Kapri Bibbs and Ty Sambrailo trades. If the Broncos fail to reel in Cousins in free agency, I believe that John Elway will make a huge move to ensure he gets one of the team’s top ranked quarterback prospects in the draft at the position. Furthermore, I could even see them moving back up into the first round from their second round pick to get another one of their highly-coveted prospects — UTEP guard Will Hernandez comes to mind.
Today the NFL announced the 2018 NFL draft order. The historical 2018 Browns draft commodity is UNLIKE ANYTHING we've seen in the modern era:— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) March 6, 2018
• The Browns have the 3rd largest war chest since at least 1970.
• It's the largest since 1991.
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In case you missed it, here is the complete draft order for the Broncos, which was finalized by the league yesterday. The Broncos have ten selections overall, with the opportunity for more by trading away players like Aqib Talib. They have six selections in the Top 110 picks, which will provide them with the ability to move up and get the best players on their board to re-load their roster for next season and beyond.
2018 Denver Broncos Draft Picks
- 1st round: 5th overall
- 2nd round: 40th overall
- 3rd round: 71st overall
- 3rd round: 99th overall (compensatory pick for Okung)
- 4th round: 106th overall
- 4th round: 109th overall (from 49ers in Kapri Bibbs trade)
- 5th round: 142nd overall
- 5th round: 163rd overall (from Falcons in Ty Sambrailo trade)
- 6th round: 183rd overall
- 7th round: 225th overall
Regardless of what happens (or doesn’t happen) in free agency, all of Broncos Country should be excited about the potential that this year’s draft brings for the Broncos. Let’s just hope they make their early picks count and that whoever they select early on can be Day 1 contributors for the franchise.
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