Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay released their final NFL Mock Draft’s of 2018. For the Denver Broncos, they both saw Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen as the fifth overall pick, but only one of them kept the Broncos in as the fifth overall pick.
Kiper is that one. In his mock draft, he felt the Broncos could draft Allen. He didn’t rule out a team like the Buffalo Bills or Arizona Cardinals trading up to get him.
5. Denver Broncos
Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
I don’t think Allen will fall far, and this is a logical trade-up spot. Don’t rule out Denver trying to add a few more premium picks. Since I’m not doing trades in my mock, I’ll give Allen to the Broncos. Buffalo and Arizona are both trying to move up to get a quarterback.
McShay, on the other hand, gifted the Bills the most favorable trade into the Top 5 in NFL history giving the Broncos the 12th overall pick and two late second-round picks. The good news is the Broncos draft one of the top cornerbacks in the class according to McShay.
12. Denver Broncos (from Cincinnati Bengals via Buffalo)*
Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
In this trade scenario, the Broncos now have seven picks in the first three rounds (12, 40, 53, 56, 65, 71 and 99). If Denver trades back and still gets Ward, that would be a hell of a pull.
Although I love Ward at No. 12, I hate the compensation McShay gave the Broncos for the Bills to move up into the Top 5. No way John Elway takes anything less than both first rounders in my opinion. As for Kiper, he can keep putting out garbage mocks until he retires. That’s how I feel about Allen at No. 5, anyway.
What do you think of these two mock drafts?