One of the more prevalent sayings you’ll hear about the NFL draft is how a team is going to take the “Best Player Available.” Few ever comment on how ironic it seems to be that that best player also meets a rather large and glaring hole on the current roster though.
The truth is every team weighs their boards towards positional value, and most adjust it for where they lack. With that in mind, we decided to take a look at what positions are most valuable to the Broncos’ systems under the current coaching staff for this week’s Cover 2 Broncos. Mock Draft style.
Right out the gate there was a gap in how we valued positions in the league. Would you go pass rusher first? Is a second wide receiver more valuable than a left tackle? How valuable is a middle linebacker to Vic Fangio? When do running backs matter, and how are safeties worth more to the Broncos’ defense than most in the NFL?