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Heading into the draft what is the Broncos’ most pressing need?

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Mile High Report weighs in.

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What does Elway need to address in this draft?

Now that the biggest part of free agency is clearly in the rearview and we’re ramping up draft preparation, I thought it was a good time to check in with everyone at Mile High Report.

Our conversation has been lightly edited.

Where does Elway most need to add talent?

Scotty Payne: Wide receiver and cornerback. Need a deep threat and number two (maybe even a 3) for quarterback Drew Lock to throw too. A.J. Bouye helps replace Chris Harris Jr. but a number two corner to pair with Bryce Callahan would be ideal. Especially in a division that features Patrick Mahomes.

Could the Broncos nab Florida corner C.J. Henderson?

Joe Mahoney: Wide receiver. Tim Patrick and DaeSean Hamilton are not deep threats. They are both hardly threats at all. We need a legitimate second threat at receiver for Lock to throw to. That could be Noah Fant in 2020, he really wasn’t much of a threat as a rookie. But having two threats at WR and one at TE, gets us much closer to the level of “weaponry” that Kansas City has.

Jerry Jeudy would give Drew Lock an inside/outside threat and the best separator I’ve scouted.

Jeff Essary: Wide receiver, Corner, and Offensive Tackle. WR and Corner for all the reasons the other have listed. OT has starters technically in place this year, but left tackle looks to be a gaping hole next year when/if Garrett Bolles walks. Additionally, if we’re going with Elway’s philosophy of not just keeping continuity for continuity’s sake, and upgrading if there’s opportunity, I can’t think of a bigger upgrade candidate than left tackle.

Houston’s Josh Jones would give the Broncos a high upside pass protector to take over for Bolles.

Ian St. Clair: Henry Ruggs, err, wide receiver. The Broncos offense needs a weapon opposite Courtland Sutton. We all know how much of a beast Sutton is, another weapon will make the offense that much tougher to defend and stop. At the same time, that weapon will help Lock and the offense do what it hasn’t in far too long: Score touchdowns at a consistent clip.

Only one receiver brings 4.2 speed in this class. Only one.

Adam Malnati: Has anyone said wide receiver yet?

Poll

What is the Broncos’ biggest remaining need?

This poll is closed

  • 63%
    Wide Receiver
    (1173 votes)
  • 10%
    Cornerback
    (198 votes)
  • 21%
    Offensive Tackle
    (404 votes)
  • 3%
    Other (Please Comment)
    (64 votes)
1839 votes total Vote Now