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Who should the Broncos pick if they make a big trade down?

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With the Senior Bowl week underway, the next big item on the NFL Draft calendar is already the Combine. Which means it’s a great time to take another stab at a vote mock.

For this scenario, I thought it’d be fun to really dial up the chaos. For the first time in the Vote Mocks we’re adding in trades. Some are likelier than others, but this far from the Bellagio, it’s all a giant guess at a scenario anyways, right?

Let’s get into it.

1. Cincinnati Bengals - QB, Joe Burrow, LSU

If you really want to maximize your time over the next couple of months, just scroll past any article that tries to suggest this pick will be anyone else.

T2. Detroit Lions - ED, Chase Young, OSU

Remember 2017? Ryan Pace was a genius because he panic traded with John Lynch to move the Chicago Bears up one slot. In this scenario Bob Quinn is the frightened brilliant man who goes up to get his “can’t miss” player. What could go wrong?

T3. Miami Dolphins - QB, Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama

How unlikely is it that Washington swindles two teams? I’ll probably never do it again, but this was too fun to pass up. In terms of a move up it’s actually within the realm of possibility that the Phish will do a trade to ensure they get the apple of their eye. So long as Tua passes his medical tests in Indianapolis, I wouldn’t hate this move for them.

T4. Indianapolis Colts - QB, Justin Herbert, Oregon

Dave Gettleman’s never traded down in the draft during his time as an NFL GM, so this probably won’t happen. I was still tempted to save Herbert from an empty stadium for eight games a year and really like what Frank Reich could do for his career. Beyond that, the Duck strikes me as someone who’s stock will only rise in T-shirt and short season so this won’t look like as big a reach in April as it may right now.

T5. Washington - WR, Jerry Jeudy, Alabama

If Ron Rivera wants to give Dwayne Haskins a legitimate chance at success, he’s going to need to surround him with a competent supporting cast. Dan Snyder is also a huge fan of selling hype in the offseason, and nothing screams excitement quite like a shiny new toy for his quarterback to throw to. Enter Jeudy, who is fighting for WR1 in this class.

T6. Cleveland Browns - OT, Jedrick Wills, Alabama

L.A. moves down after losing out on its last best chance to sell tickets, while Cleveland hopes Arizona and Carolina get their OT1.

7. Carolina Panthers - CB, Jeffrey Okudah, OSU

Joke is on Cleveland, Matt Rhule wanted a defender all along. Okudah gives him a lockdown player to pair with the newly re-signed James Bradberry and pushes Donte Jackson down a spot on the depth chart.

8. Arizona Cardinals - OT, Tristan Wirfs, Iowa

Kyler Murray has the potential to be the next second year starting quarterback to set the league on fire. The only problem is half of Kliff Kingsbury’s roster is a joke. Enter Wirfs, who can pair with D.J. Humphries to create a decent pair of bookends.

T9. New York Giants - OT, Andrew Thomas, Georgia

Gettleman can’t sit on his hands when Thomas slides, as that’s the player he wanted at 4.

T.10. Los Angeles Chargers - X, Isaiah Simmons, LSU

Tom Telesco can’t believe his luck when the hybrid weapon is left on the board. Pairing him with Derwin James with Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram rushing the passer gives Gus Bradley so much talent even he can’t screw it up.

11. New York Jets - WR, Henry Ruggs III, Alabama

After Ruggs runs a 4.19 40-yard dash, he becomes the top player on Adam Gase’s board. He’s smarter than you, you know.

12. Las Vegas Raiders - WR, CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma

Jon Gruden is bummed Mike Mayock didn’t trade above Adam Gase, leading to a rift that turns into a “mutual parting of ways” halfway through 2020. After a wedding made for Hard Knocks, the hangover is real. Draft night is filled with puns about Carr’s inability to hit Lamb.

T13. Atlanta Falcons - DL, Derrick Brown, Auburn

One GM on the hot seat hooks up another, with Thomas Dimitroff moving up to pair Grady Jarrett with another war daddy.

14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - DL, Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina

Bruce Arians tells the media after the draft that he had Kinlaw above Derrick Brown.

T15. New England Patriots - QB, Jordan Love, Utah State

Would you do a deal with the Devil? Bill Belichick falls for Love at the Senior Bowl, pretending to listen to Nick Saban ramble on upon the evils of Twitter all while gathering intel from his former protege’s staff on the North QB.

T16. Jacksonville Jaguars - CB, Kristian Fulton, LSU

He’s no Jalen Ramsey, but Fulton is a supremely athletic corner who will adjust to the NFL during Doug Marrone’s lameduck season and flourish under his next coach.

17. Dallas Cowboys - S, Xavier McKinney, Alabama

Mocks are currently giving Dallas the wrong safety. Grant Delpit is a fine prospect, but the Cowboys already have a decent centerfielder in Xavier Woods. What Jerry Jones made clear when he tried to add Jamal Adams at the trade deadline in 2019 is that he’d like to add a versatile strong safety. McKinney can be just that, or slide down to the nickel to fill in for the departed Anthony Brown.

18. Miami Dolphins - DL/ED, A.J. Epenesa, Iowa

Brian Flores comes from New England where the Patriots made serious havoc with Trey Flowers playing a power end/interior rusher role. The 6-foot-6, 280 pound Hawkeye offers traits that suggest he too could grow into that kind of player.

19. Las Vegas Raiders - S, Grant Delpit, LSU

Remember when everyone lauded Mayock for signing Lamarcus Joyner from the Rams last year? He was mostly bad last season, and there’s a huge hole on the backend after the Raiders cut him before free agency.

T20. Green Bay Packers - WR, Tee Higgins, Clemson

Brian Gutekunst outbids Mickey Loomis to go up and get the 6’4 Higgins to pair with his established star receiver. Aaron Rodgers spends the offseason thinking about new excuses for why he’s not elite anymore.

21. Philadelphia Eagles - CB, C.J. Henderson, Florida

Every time I talked to my brother when his Iggles were playing, he talked about canning the entire defensive backfield. Henderson should fit right in.

22. Buffalo Bills - WR, Laviska Shenault Jr., Colorado

On day one Shenault can take over for Isaiah McKenzie to receive the manufactured touches in the Brian Daboll offense. Down the road, his versatile skillset could pair nicely with Josh Allen as a bigger target who can also serve as a pitchman. Heck, he also played some snaps at Wildcat quarterback in Boulder so he may just take his job.

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

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Who would you draft?

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  • 1%
    ED - K’Lavon Chaisson, LSU
    (57 votes)
  • 27%
    OT - Mekhi Becton, Louisville
    (797 votes)
  • 2%
    RB - D’Andre Swift, Georgia
    (77 votes)
  • 9%
    LB - Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma
    (281 votes)
  • 34%
    CB - Trevon Diggs, Alabama
    (1009 votes)
  • 13%
    WR - Jalen Reagor, TCU
    (398 votes)
  • 4%
    DL - Raekwon Davis, Alabama
    (145 votes)
  • 4%
    Other (Please Comment)
    (145 votes)
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