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The NFL Combine is over and the mock draft season has kicked into high gear. Here is a breakdown of how mock drafts are mocking the Denver Broncos pick this week.

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The 2020 NFL Scouting Combine came to close earlier this week, which means a lot of draft boards have shifted. It was time to pull a database of post-combine mock drafts together to see which players are falling to the Denver Broncos here this week.

While I found this NFL Mock Draft Database quite useful (worth the bookmark), I wanted to parse this data out to our specific team. I also wanted to include second and third round mocks where available, just to give us all more to talk about.

Here is a full list of 50 mock drafts tallied since March 1, 2020. That seemed about when mocks labeled “post-combine” began to come through. While a lot will change between now and the 2020 NFL Draft, this felt like a good place to start sharing these mock draft database posts.

Denver Broncos Mock Draft Database

Date Site Pick Player Position School Excerpt
Date Site Pick Player Position School Excerpt
3/5/2020 Mile High Report 15 Javon Kinlaw DL South Carolina The Broncos can go a number of ways at this pick, so watching what happens in free agency is going to be telling. A.J. Bouye and what we know of Elway’s meetings at the Senior Bowl and Combine suggest cornerback is not going to be a priority in the first. Everyone and their mother has Henry Ruggs locked in here, but I don’t see him sliding to 15. If he does, he’ll be the pick. If he doesn’t, Jerry Jeudy is also a distinct possibility.
3/5/2020 Tankathon 15 Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama None.
3/5/2020 Tankathon 46 Noah Igbinoghene CB Auburn None.
3/5/2020 Tankathon 77 Nick Harris C Washington None.
3/5/2020 Tankathon 83 Trey Adams OT Washington None.
3/5/2020 Tankathon 95 Kenny Willekes EDGE Michigan State None.
3/4/2020 RotoWorld 15 Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama Imagine pairing the speed of Ruggs with the talent of Courtland Sutton. That’s it. That’s the blurb.
3/4/2020 Blogging the Boys 15 Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama The whispers coming out of Denver continue to say the Broncos are looking to add starting-caliber offensive tackles, or adding speed to their wide receiver room. While the value for tackle didn’t make a lot of sense here, the Broncos did get excellent value at receiver with Henry Ruggs III falling into their lap. Ruggs III offers blazing speed, nuanced route-running abilities, and a sky-high ceiling at the position. Ruggs III would join Courtland Sutton in hopes of getting Denver back on track with Drew Lock, Phillip Lindsay, and Noah Fant.
3/4/2020 Draft Wire 15 Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama This has to be the dream pick for Denver, and especially for Drew Lock. the Broncos already have a young receiver with size and physicality in Courtland Sutton, but they need a game-breaker with elite speed who can stretch opposing defenses and take advantage of Lock’s top-shelf arm strength. Ruggs is arguably the most dangerous playmaker in this entire draft, which makes him a steal halfway through the first round.
3/4/2020 247 Sports 15 Jedrick Wills Jr. OL Alabama What an absolute steal for Denver. Wills could be the first tackle off the board, but the Broncos get him at No. 15. Denver must improve the talent on their offensive line — especially at the tackle spot.
3/4/2020 Chris Trapasso 15 Derrick Brown DL Auburn While not a dire need, the Broncos do have limited depth on their defensive interior. Brown is an instant impact guy even if he doesn't have All-Pro type abilities as a pass rusher.
3/4/2020 Sporting News 15 Jerry Jeudy WR Alabama The Broncos have Courtland Sutton, DaeSean Hamilton and Noah Fant to help Drew Lock in the downfield passing game, but here's the weapon to round things out in the receiving corps. Jeudy fits the profile as a No. 1 receiver; he is a classic intermediate to deep field-stretcher and smooth drive-finisher in the red zone at 6-1, 193 pounds.
3/4/2020 Drafttek 15 CeeDee Lamb WR Oklahoma Following the Combine, I couldn't be more confident that the Broncos will appreciate the talent that will be available at this spot to fill a major need on this roster. Whether it's a Tackle, Defensive Lineman, or Wide Receiver, this team is in good shape to have a talented one fall right in their laps. In this scenario, that player is the former Sooner wideout.
3/4/2020 Touchdown Wire 15 Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama They get rocket boosters with Ruggs, the Alabama wideout. As expected he flashed impressive speed at the combine, posting a 4.27 40-yard dash. Putting him on the outside opposite Sutton, with Fant working the middle of the field, certainly stresses a defense from sideline-to-sideline and deep down the field.
3/4/2020 Yahoo Sports 15 Jerry Jeudy WR Alabama Missing out on Ruggs would be a bummer, but this is a decent consolation. Some teams’ WR1 can do a few things with the ball in his hands, too. Jeudy isn’t the same style of deep threat as Ruggs, his college teammate. But it’s easy to see how Jeudy also could add some reverb to the Broncos’ offense and make life easier for Drew Lock.
3/4/2020 Bleacher Report 15 Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama None.
3/4/2020 San Diego Union Tribune 15 Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama The speedster would pair perfectly with Courtland Sutton. Ruggs is pure electricity with the football in his hands. He scored 25 total touchdowns on 100 touches in his Crimson Tide career. Top needs: OL, DB, DL
3/4/2020 Heavy 15 CeeDee Lamb WR Oklahoma The idea of grabbing Lamb at the 15th-overall pick seems nearly unfathomable. Yet, with quarterbacks and offensive tackles continuing climbing the ranks, the Broncos are rewarded for their patience. Lamb is a top-10 player in this class and gives promising signal-caller Drew Lock a legitimate WR1 talent to go alongside Courtland Sutton.
3/4/2020 Sports Illustrated 15 CeeDee Lamb WR Oklahoma Quarterback Drew Lock and tight end Noah Fant showed promise in their rookie seasons and Courtland Sutton had a breakout sophomore campaign (1,112 yards). In terms of helping their young quarterback, the Broncos could use an upgrade at left tackle—maybe they consider Houston's Josh Jones here—or add another talented receiver to take some pressure off of Sutton. Scoring 26 touchdowns in 27 games over the past two seasons, Lamb isn't a burner, but he has outstanding hands, body control and run-after-catch ability.
3/4/2020 Aaron Wilson 15 Kenneth Murray LB Oklahoma None.
3/4/2020 John McClain 15 Javon Kinlaw DT South Carolina None.
3/4/2020 NY Post 15 Jerry Jeudy WR Alabama Tide teammate Henry Ruggs III and his 4.27 speed would have been the pick to replace Emmanuel Sanders had the draft’s best route runner not fallen. Drew Lock has another weapon to team with WR Courtland Sutton and TE Noah Fant.
3/4/2020 CBS Sports 15 Andrew Thomas OT Georgia Thomas didn't hurt himself at the combine by any stretch of the imagination, but the performances of Becton and Wirfs could push him down a bit. I'm sure the Broncos won't mind.
3/3/2020 Clutch Points 15 Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama Prior to the NFL Combine, Henry Ruggs was overly confident that he could surpass John Ross’ 40-yard dash record of 4.22 seconds. While he didn’t beat Ross, Ruggs ran a blazing 4.27 40-yard dash. Even though there’s a possibility someone could trade up for Ruggs, he lands with the Denver Broncos at No. 15.
3/3/2020 The Score 15 C.J. Henderson CB Florida Few players had a more productive combine than Henderson. The cornerback saw his stock rise after displaying explosive athleticism and smooth movement during drills. With Chris Harris Jr. hitting free agency, the Broncos are in need of a difference-maker in their secondary. Henderson fits the bill. - Alessandrini
3/3/2020 LA Times 15 C.J. Henderson CB Florida Chris Harris was Denver’s only bright spot among last year’s corners, and he’s about to become a free agent. Even if the Broncos sign Byron Jones, Henderson would be a big help.
3/3/2020 USA Today 15 Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama A team facing an overhaul of its defensive line would probably love to get its hooks into Kinlaw. Yet Ruggs and his combine-best 4.27 speed would hardly be a consolation prize, potentially a seamless fit to an offense that boasts big-bodied WR Courtland Sutton and mobile TE Noah Fant.
3/3/2020 John Clayton 15 Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama The Broncos need speed at wide receiver, and no one in this draft is faster than Ruggs. He ran a 4.27-second 40 at the combine and would give Denver a deep threat opposite Pro Bowl wide receiver Courtland Sutton.
3/2/2020 Todd McShay 15 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.
3/2/2020 Penn Live 15 Andrew Thomas OT Georgia The Broncos are in a similar position to the Browns and Jets here. There’s the chance to add a playmaker to help their young quarterback, but instead John Elway focuses on trying to give Drew Lock some more time.
3/2/2020 Baltimore Sun 15 Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama Ruggs’ 40-yard dash was one of the most highly anticipated moments of the combine, and he didn’t disappoint, coming close to breaking the event record with a blazing 4.27, just behind current Bengals receiver John Ross’ 4.22. He needs to work on his release, but he can provide value on underneath routes and give the Broncos a home-run threat to take some attention away from Courtland Sutton.
3/2/2020 Baltimore Sun 46 A.J. Terrell CB Clemson None.
3/2/2020 Baltimore Sun 77 Ezra Cleveland OT Boise State None.
3/2/2020 Baltimore Sun 83 Akeem Davis-Gaither LB Appalachian State None.
3/2/2020 Baltimore Sun 95 Damien Lewis OG LSU None.
3/2/2020 Walter Football 15 Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama Courtland Sutton is a beast, but the Broncos have nothing else at receiver after moving on from Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders in consecutive seasons. Drew Lock looks like he has some potential, so John Elway needs to give his young quarterback another weapon. Henry Ruggs is a very fast receiver who would be a nice complement for Sutton.
3/2/2020 Walter Football 46 Trevon Diggs CB Alabama The Broncos tried to obtain Darius Slay prior to last year's trade deadline. They could deal for Slay again. If not, they'll be interested in a cornerback in the early rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft. Trevon Diggs, younger brother of Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs, began as a receiver at Alabama, but was tremendous last season at cornerback before suffering a foot injury.
3/2/2020 Walter Football 77 Marlon Davison DL Auburn Derek Wolfe always seems to get hurt, so the Broncos could take a defensive tackle in Rounds 2-4 of the 2020 NFL Draft.
3/2/2020 Walter Football 83 Jeff Gladney CB TCU The Broncos' corners haven't been the same since losing Aqib Talib. There's even talk that Chris Harris Jr. could be traded. Two cornerbacks could be chosen in this draft.
3/2/2020 Walter Football 95 Lucas Niang OT TCU The Broncos will have to consider finding some competition for the oft-penalized Garett Bolles.
3/2/2020 NBC Sports 15 Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama Run Henry, run. Behind Simmons, Ruggs might have been the biggest athletic freak at the combine. He ran a 4.27 40 and many think he can run even faster. Pairing him with Courtland Sutton and Drew Lock's strong arm can be dangerous in Denver. --DJ
3/2/2020 NBC Sports 15 Andrew Thomas OT Georgia The run on offensive tackles continues here with the Broncos' selection of Thomas, who may be one of the most pro-ready prospects at the position in the entire class. Thomas' stock has dropped a bit, but it wouldn't be a shock to see him eventually become the best pro of this year's group of tackles.
3/2/2020 DraftSite 15 Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama None.
3/2/2020 DraftSite 46 Julian Okwara OLB Notre Dame None.
3/2/2020 DraftSite 77 Marlon Davidson DE Auburn None.
3/2/2020 DraftSite 83 John Simpson OG Clemson None.
3/2/2020 DraftSite 95 Yasir Durant OT Missouri None.
3/2/2020 Daniel Jeremiah 15 Kenneth Murray LB Oklahoma The Broncos need more speed and athleticism at linebacker.
3/2/2020 Sporting News 15 Jerry Jeudy WR Alabama The Broncos have Courtland Sutton, DaeSean Hamilton and Noah Fant to help Drew Lock in the downfield passing game, but here's the weapon to round things out in the receiving corps. Jeudy fits the profile as a No. 1 receiver; he is a classic intermediate to deep field-stretcher and smooth drive-finisher in the red zone at 6-1, 193 pounds.
3/2/2020 Pete Prisco 15 Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama They have to get more speed in the passing game. As Ruggs showed at the combine, he can fly.
3/2/2020 Buffalo News 15 Kristian Fulton CB LSU Here’s what Broncos GM John Elway said at the combine about his cornerbacks: “That’s an area that we’re looking to hopefully get better this offseason.” Mission accomplished by drafting Fulton.
3/2/2020 SB Nation - Dan Kadar 15 Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama Although Ruggs didn’t break John Ross’ 40-yard dash record, he still had an excellent combine. That means the discussion point will be about whether or not he’s jumped over Jeudy or Lamb. The Broncos should hope not. Ruggs is a perfect complement to Courtland Sutton and would give Denver a strong wide receiver duo.
3/2/2020 CBS Sports 15 Jerry Jeudy WR Alabama This seems nuts -- the first wideout doesn't come off the board until the middle of Round 1 -- but this WR draft class is so incredibly deep that teams are addressing other needs early. Either way, this is great news for Drew Lock and the Broncos, who land the best route runner in this class.
3/2/2020 Blue Chip Scouting 15 Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama Y’all know the player. This pick just seems like fate at this point. He’s a fantastic compliment to the also very athletic but differently built Courtland Sutton. He’ll be able to take the top off any defense, can track those deep Denver bombs by Drew Lock 70 yards downfield and can take a slant to the house while the secondary stands still. But he’s more than just a speed receiver. He’s just a damn good one all the way around.
3/2/2020 Blue Chip Scouting 46 Prince Tega Wanogho OT Auburn I’ve had a crush on him since I watched him snatch down Chaisson on multiple occasions during their contest. Technical progression will do wonders for his consistency.
3/2/2020 North Jersey 15 Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama Ruggs is an athletic specimen and speed to burn. Incredible weapon for Denver.
3/2/2020 NFL Mocks 15 Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama The Denver Broncos appear to have found their franchise quarterback in Drew Lock. Wide receiver Courtland Sutton also appears to have a bright future at the wide receiver position. With the 15th pick in this mock draft, the Broncos get Lock another dynamic weapon to work with.
3/2/2020 NFL Spin Zone 15 Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama As expected, Henry Ruggs III burned up the 40-yard dash with the fastest time (4.27 seconds) of anyone at the NFL Combine. And there has been a connection between the Alabama wide receiver and the Denver Broncos for quite some time. It might be a shock that he falls this far, Denver is doing backflips as they get their guy. He can be an elite complement to Courtland Sutton and truly help Drew Lock become a viable starting quarterback in the NFL.
3/2/2020 Last Word 15 Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama Drew Lock put up some interesting tape during his abbreviated stint as a starter and earned the right to enter the season as QB1. The Broncos should do everything they can to maximize his odds of success, and that means drafting the speedy Henry Ruggs out of Alabama. Ruggs is ridiculously good in the open field, has blazing speed, and can make plays on all three levels of the field. Pairing him with Courtland Sutton and Noah Fant could give Denver one of the most explosive offenses in the league.
3/2/2020 Bleacher Report 15 CeeDee Lamb WR Oklahoma None.
3/2/2020 Bleacher Report 15 Trisan Wirfs OT Iowa
3/2/2020 Walter Football 15 Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama Ruggs had 40 catches for 746 yards and seven touchdowns in 2019. Of the tremendous group of receivers from Alabama in 2019, sources said Ruggs (5-11, 188) was the fastest, possessing a serious ability to stretch the field. Ruggs' production was held back by Alabama spreading the ball around to its stable of talented receivers, but Ruggs is a game changer to stretch NFL defenses vertically. In 2018, he totaled 46 receptions for 741 yards and 11 touchdowns.
3/2/2020 Matt Miller 15 CeeDee Lamb WR Oklahoma The Denver Broncos find themselves in the incredibly fortunate position of having CeeDee Lamb still on the board at No. 15 overall. One of the best run-after-catch receivers in the 2020 draft class, Lamb is a physical route-runner with a big catch radius and the ability to make defenders pay with his contact and toughness. As John Elway drafts to fill out his offense, placing Lamb opposite Courtland Sutton gives young quarterback Drew Lock the talent and targets he needs to thrive.
3/1/2020 Pro Football Network 15 Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama With Drew Lock and his howitzer locked into the starting quarterback spot, field-stretcher Henry Ruggs III (4.28s forty-yard dash) becomes their top option at wide receiver. This is a dream scenario for the Broncos to raise the ceiling of the offense.
3/1/2020 Tankathon 15 C.J. Henderson CB Florida None.
3/1/2020 Tankathon 46 Tyler Biadasz C Wisconsin None.
3/1/2020 Tankathon 77 Trey Adams OT Washington None.
3/1/2020 Tankathon 83 Troy Dye ILB Oregon None.
3/1/2020 Tankathon 95 Kenny Willekes EDGE Michigan State None.
3/1/2020 Grueling Truth 15 Jerry Juedy WR Alabama Jeudy gives Drew Lock another weapon to play with.
3/1/2020 Draft Tek 15 Jerry Juedy WR Alabama None.
3/1/2020 Draft Tek 46 Lloyd Cushenberry C LSU None.
3/1/2020 Draft Tek 77 Jalen Johnson CB Utah None.
3/1/2020 Draft Tek 83 Kyle Dugger S Lenoir-Rhyne None.
3/1/2020 Draft Tek 95 Leki Fotu DL Utah None.

From a positional standpoint, wide receiver was overwhelmingly the favorite with 36 of the 50 first round selections going to that position alone with that 15th overall selection. Of those 36, Henry Ruggs III was picked 24 times, Jerry Jeudy seven times, and CeeDee Lamb five times. Every time, at least one of those three wide receivers ended up available for the Broncos at that spot.

The rest of the positions selected were five offensive tackles, four cornerbacks, three defensive linemen, and two linebackers.

Many of these mocks included later rounds too, with an additional 25 players selected in the second and third rounds from these mock drafts. Cornerback and offensive line seemed to be the biggest focus in the second round, with linebackers and defensive lineman showing up more during the third round.

Poll

If the pick is wide receiver at 15 and all three are available, which one should Denver take?

This poll is closed

  • 50%
    Henry Ruggs III
    (389 votes)
  • 29%
    Jerry Jeudy
    (227 votes)
  • 20%
    CeeDee Lamb
    (156 votes)
772 votes total Vote Now