The questions that surround the Denver Broncos right now are all about how they can improve heading toward the 2020 season. While free agency is the most pressing issue right now, many fans feel the pull of the draft, and can’t help but wonder what John Elway is going to do with the 15th pick.
On Broncos Country Tonight Ryan and Ben had Eric Edholm from Yahoo Sports on to discuss several aspects of the upcoming draft. With the Senior Bowl behind us, and the NFL Combine ahead of us, speculation about what teams will do runs rampant. With a plethora of needs for Vic Fangio’s team, it’s clear that Denver could go in several directions when it comes time to make their first pick.
Obviously, the two areas that stand out are offensive line and wide receiver. The Broncos need to build a better offense, and those two positions stand out as points of emphasis. On the offensive line Edholm mentioned some of the obvious names, like Tristan Wirfs, Jedrick Wills, and Andrew Thomas. He also threw out a name some fans might not be as aware of in Mekhi Becton of Louisville. It seems as if the talent pool could be there for Denver to make a move and get a player that could help in the trenches on the offensive side of the ball.
They also are looking at adding speed on offense. With the addition of Pat Shurmur as the offensive coordinator having a guy that can take the top off a defense will be important. The question becomes, how early do you jump on a speed receiver. Again, it appears that there is enough depth in this WR class that taking a player like Henry Ruggs at 15 could be unnecessary.
It all depends on how you evaluate need and talent. There are still several evaluation periods, and things will change after free agency. Come draft weekend in April it’s anybody’s guess what the Broncos will need, and what they will do with that first round draft pick.