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Denver Broncos roundtable: Lock, Murray, Haskins, or Jones?

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I asked the MHR Gang who they like at quarterback. Which first round talent should the Denver Broncos go after - if at all.

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Hart: As far as scheme-fit goes, Drew Lock. With respect to my interest, I’d pass on a QB early in this draft and end up rolling the dice on someone later on with developmental traits. I think Brett Rypien out of Boise State is being underrated. He will likely never be the guy, but every team needs a quality backup option and he presents that. Another prospect whom I think would do well here is Ryan Finley. He may be a bit older than desired, but he is a smart quarterback who demonstrated a good command of NC State’s offense. If he were there on Day 3, I’d be elated if the Broncos took him to be a developmental prospect.

Kevin: Yikes, if anyone then I’d take Haskins and the Broncos might if he falls to ten but I think you roll with Flacco and see what happens in 2020 or 2021.

Joe M: None of the above

Jeff: I’m partial to Kyler Murray and think he’ll be the best quarterback taken out of this class when we look back in a few years, but Elway apparently isn’t a fan of his size or all the time he spent in shotgun, so Lock is most likely the one for Denver.

Ian Henson: Kyler Murray is fun to watch and that is what it is really about, right?

I wouldn’t draft him though, he has too many options and if you do not want to spend the next five seasons making your team the most appealing team for Kyler Murray (in competition with Major League Baseball) than I cannot suggest him. I expect the Oakland Raiders and their need to sell seats in Las Vegas in 2020 as the prime landing spot for Murray.

I love the idea of Dwayne Haskins being available at #10, but unless someone overdrafts Drew Lock that is not happening. And Daniel Jones has more in common with Erik Ainge, Thaddeus Lewis, Sean Renfree, and Heath Shuler than he does with Peyton and Eli Manning.

Jones, Ainge, Lewis, Renfree, Shuler and the Mannings all were coached by current Duke University football head coach David Cutcliffe.

All that being said Tyree Jackson is my favorite quarterback prospect this season and I hope that the Broncos draft him in the third or fourth round.

Scotty: Based off scheme fit and development, Lock.

Taylor: Lock. If you’re going to go QB in a subpar class, go with the guy who fits the offense you want to run & who has both a lot of college experience & a consistent track record of growth & improvement at that level. Especially when you brought in a QB developer at OC and your current starter is an aging bridge QB whose ceiling is average and whose floor is terrible. For the love of all things football, don’t waste Scangarello’s time on a QB room consisting of Joe Flacco, Kevin Hogan, & Garrett Grayson. That’s a QB room with no long term plan. And to a large degree, the same goes for the franchise.

If you feel good about a different QB and a guy like White or Oliver is still on the board at 10, fine. But if the Broncos get into day 3 of the draft without a QB in their draft class, then I’ll have some big questions about what the team is doing.

Ian St. Clair: I’m with Trevor Sikkema: Wait to get the quarterback. Denver is better served to go the best defensive player on the board; especially if that player is Oliver or White.

Adam: Pass. Dwayne Haskins is the best QB in this draft in my opinion. Kyler Murray is the most dynamic. I don’t want either one. The Broncos need to see how things go with Flacco, without the rookie QB distraction. Add that in with the 2020 draft, or the 2021 draft. Stay with the board, go best player available, but skip the QB for a year.

Trevor Lawrence looks like the next Andrew Luck

And yes, I know that is who everyone is looking to try and draft. I’d trade the whole stadium for him.

Poll

What do you want the Broncos to do at quarterback?

This poll is closed

  • 23%
    Drew Lock
    (345 votes)
  • 4%
    Kyler Murray
    (71 votes)
  • 12%
    Dwayne Haskins
    (192 votes)
  • 2%
    Daniel Jones
    (41 votes)
  • 56%
    Pass ‘til 2020, or 2021.
    (845 votes)
1494 votes total Vote Now