Almost exactly a month ago, ESPN’s Todd McShay sent Oklahoma wide receiver, CeeDee Lamb, to the Denver Broncos with the 15th overall pick in his first mock draft of the season. 82% of fans voted “Yes” in the poll that they’d like to see that happen.
However, as the NFL Scouting Combine came to a close, Lamb saw his stock rise enough for him to go 12th to the Oakland Raiders in McShay’s post-Combine mock draft this week. Lamb wasn’t the only wide receiver to see his draft stock rise. Henry Ruggs III went 21st overall to the Philadelphia Eagles in that first mock, but he goes 15th this week to the Broncos after running in the 4.2’s at the Combine and shredding his drills.
15. Denver Broncos
Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama
Alabama safety Xavier McKinney would help lessen a potential free-agency loss of Justin Simmons, while Florida’s CJ Henderson would be a solid replacement for Chris Harris Jr. at corner. And South Carolina’s Javon Kinlaw could drop into a defensive line losing a few pieces, though he is more of a 4-3 interior guy than a true 3-4 nose tackle. But with Ruggs and his fighter jet 4.27 speed still on the board, I’m getting a burner opposite Courtland Sutton for second-year quarterback Drew Lock. Ruggs is explosive and has a skill set that offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur can design plays around. With some development to his route running and some tacked-on strength, Ruggs has the chance to be special in the NFL and could instantly be a favorite target of the big-armed Lock.
Frankly, I’d be happy with any of the big three wide receivers in this class. The other, Jerry Jeudy, went 11th overall to the New York Jets. The Broncos are in good position to get at least one of those three wide receivers, but if not, that will likely mean a monster talent at another position will fall into their laps.
So what you do say, Broncos Country?
Would you like to see the Broncos draft Henry Ruggs with the 15th overall pick?
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