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We pick, you choose who John Elway and the Denver Broncos should draft in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

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Now that the Vikings game is clearly in the rear-view mirror, it’s a good time to explore the upside. With the Cleveland Browns and a few others winning games over the last two weeks, Denver is now looking a lot more likely for a top five pick.

For now though, they’re slotted at number seven according to Tankathon. After a little bit of discussion, Jeff Essary, J.T. Olson and I thought it’d be fun to do a little mock exercise to provide a scenario to explore. It’s quite simple: We split up the first six picks and you will get to vote on who the Broncos select.

Let’s get started:

1. Cincinnati Bengals- QB, Joe Burrow, LSU

Unless they really bungles things, you can almost lock this up now. Ryan Finley has looked like he’s headed towards a career as a backup and Andy Dalton has no guaranteed money left on his deal. The Red Rifle wasn’t the biggest issue in orange and black this past year, but opportunities to grab franchise quarterbacks don’t come every day and so Zac Taylor will get his franchise passer to start to try and build around.

2. Washington - ED, Chase Young, OSU

It’s kind of a shame the best edge prospect since at least Myles Garrett goes to such a dumpster fire organization.

3. New York Giants- WR, Jerry Jeudy, Alabama

Daniel Jones has shown flashes of a player who could be a decent starter for the G-Men, and so now its time to find him the supporting cast he’ll need to succeed. Both the left tackle candidates make a lot of sense, but a replacement for the departed Odell Beckham Junior makes too much sense here.

4. Miami Dolphins- LT, Andrew Thomas, Georgia

With the injury to Tua Tagovailoa and Burrow clearly out of reach, the tank has hit a big ol’ ditch. Without a clear answer at quarterback to entice someone into moving down the Phish pivot to replacing the franchise tackle they traded to Houston by selecting a.... franchise tackle.

5. New York Jets- Tackle, Tristian Wirfs, Iowa

Kelvin Beachum is starting at left tackle. Alex Lewis is the left guard. Tom Compton left the Minnesota Vikings’ hapless interior to find a starting job on the right side. You can’t tell me Sam Darnold wouldn’t appreciate better protection and even if Wirfs can’t cut it as a left tackle in the NFL he’ll surely find work somewhere in Jersey.

6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Cornerback, Jeffrey Okudah, OSU

Bruce Arians and Jason Licht surely hoped Wirfs could slide to them, but alas they’re forced to pivot. Okudah is one heck of a consolation prize with his ability to mirror his assignment in coverage. With a little seasoning, he’ll give Todd Bowles the kind of lock-down corner he hasn’t had since Darrelle Revis started to lose his battle with father time.

7. Vote for who you would draft in this scenario Broncos Country!

Poll

Who should the Broncos select?

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    Quarterback - Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama
    (491 votes)
  • 17%
    Quarterback - Justin Herbert, Oregon
    (425 votes)
  • 7%
    Receiver - CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma
    (182 votes)
  • 4%
    Receiver - Henry Ruggs III, Alabama
    (117 votes)
  • 30%
    Tackle - Alex Leatherwood, Alabama
    (746 votes)
  • 10%
    Defensive lineman - Derrick Brown, Auburn
    (256 votes)
  • 4%
    Linebacker/Safety - Isaiah Simmons, Clemson
    (105 votes)
  • 1%
    Linebacker - Dylan Moses, Alabama
    (44 votes)
  • 2%
    Other (Please Comment)
    (72 votes)
2438 votes total Vote Now

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