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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 dust has settled on the Broncos’ embarrassing loss to the Buffalo Bills, it’s time to look ahead.

Last week J.T. Olson, Jeff Essary, and I made the picks to give you the chance to vote on the Broncos’ first round pick. The decision came down to Alex Leatherwood, or a quarterback with Justin Herbert and Tua Tagovailoa splitting the second and third place votes. This time around Locked On Broncos’ Cody Roark joins in on the fun and each one of us GMed one of the four teams ahead of Denver.

1. Cincinnati Bengals- QB, Joe Burrow, LSU

Cody Roark: This almost certainly seems like the move we will see come Draft Day. The Bengals are undergoing a massive rebuild under first year Head Coach Zac Taylor. The Bengals and Burrow make the most sense for Zac Taylor’s offensive scheme because of his ability to make the throws short-intermediate in the pocket, and the ability to strike deep off of the play-action. Burrow’s intangibles would be an instant upgrade over what they’ve experienced the last 5 seasons. Andy Dalton’s benching mid-year solidifies this reasoning even further. Burrow is arguably the more ready NFL passer than counterparts like Justin Herbert, Tua before his injury. The Bengals are looking for the guy to be their leader against the strong presence of Lamar Jackson within the division and Ben Roethlisberger’s timeclock set to expire in the NFL.

3. New York Giants- ED, Chase Young, OSU

Jeff Essary: With Olivier Vernon and most of the Giants defensive talent from the last few years in the rearview mirror, coupled with the Daniel Jones pick last year, the G-men are in the perfect spot to grab the best player in college football and a freakish level talent on par with a Jadaveon Clowney or Myles Garrett. For a team who has needs all over, getting a defensive building block at a key position is never a bad thing. Plus, it snatches him away from division rival Washington who would be looking to pick him next.

3. Miami Dolphins- LT, Tristan Wirfs, Iowa

J.T. Olson: Two weeks ago this pick would have been Tua Tagovailoa. Now with his injury risk higher than ever, the Dolphins look elsewhere to fill one of their many needs. Whoever the quarterback of the future will be in Miami won’t last long behind this offensive line. Wirfs is incredibly powerful and fluid. He projects as a potentially elite pass blocker in the NFL and will only continue to improve. It might not be the quarterback that Dolphins fans had been hoping for, but this a cornerstone type of piece who plays the next most important position on the field behind the QB.

4. Washington - LT, Andrew Thomas, Georgia

JoRo: Taking Thomas has as much to do with what Washington has as much as what it doesn’t. Terry McLaurin looks like one of the bigger steals from last year’s rookie crop and the trade up to take Montez Sweat cost the team a 2020 2nd round pick, so opportunity cost has to be a factor here.

Lost amid the ugly way the Trent Williams situation played out is Dan Snyder was so desperate for a left tackle he signed Donald Penn in late July. He’s managed to play more than 500 snaps for the team, but at 36-years young is hardly the answer going forward. With a deep receiver class and some intriguing defensive backs, my hope is grabbing the other top tier left tackle prospect leaves me in position to mine the third round for a value grab.

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

Poll

Who should the Broncos select?

This poll is closed

  • 17%
    Quarterback - Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama
    (423 votes)
  • 11%
    Quarterback - Justin Herbert, Oregon
    (270 votes)
  • 23%
    Tackle - Alex Leatherwood, Alabama
    (555 votes)
  • 23%
    Cornerback - Jeffery Okudah, OSU
    (550 votes)
  • 13%
    Receiver - Jerry Jeudy, Alabama
    (311 votes)
  • 5%
    Defensive lineman - Derrick Brown, Auburn
    (130 votes)
  • 1%
    Receiver - CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma
    (44 votes)
  • 0%
    Receiver - Henry Ruggs III, Alabama
    (17 votes)
  • 2%
    Other (Please Comment)
    (54 votes)
2354 votes total Vote Now

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