In the first-round of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos did not trade up and still go their man at 15th overall. They selected Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy with their selection and he will come in and instantly improve the Broncos offense.
Now, moving forward, what will the Denver Broncos do on day two of the 2020 NFL Draft? They have four total picks as of now. One in the second round and three in the third round. So expect the Broncos to be busy today.
Here’s what I thought would happen in the first-round(I at least got the Broncos pick right. Ignore the Tua nonsense though) What do I think will happen on day two of the draft for the Broncos?
Second Round - 46th overall: LSU Cornerback Kristian Fulton
I like Fulton a good bit and he may not make it to the Broncos 46th overall selection but if he does, I think he would be an excellent addition to their defense. A.J. Bouye replaced Chris Harris Jr. but Bryce Callahan may or may not be healthy/MIA still so who knows what to expect from him. Fulton gives you a day one starter with first-round talent.
This is more of a “What I want” pick instead of what I think may happen. My gut tells me Jeremy Chinn here but we shall see. If available, I don’t see the Broncos passing on Steve Atwater’s nephew.
Third Round - 77th overall: Temple Center Matt Hennessy
The one big remaining hole on the Broncos offensive side of the ball is center and Hennessy will fix that instantly. He’s another plug and play player who can start day one for the Broncos offense that’s looking to take that next big step next season.
The Broncos had a pre-draft visit with him and the fit makes a ton of sense. Will he be here? That’s another unknown but lets hope.
Third Round - 83rd overall: Colorado Wide Receiver Laviska Shenault Jr.
Okay. let’s have some fun.
Laviska Shenault Jr.’s medicals are a bit scary and with teams unable to meet with prospects and get their medicals, risky guys like this may slip a bit. A deep receiving class hurts Shenault a bit too because teams will pick the safer options over a medical red flag they don’t know much about. Some may know more and feel comfortable with it, but just follow my logic here a bit.
If Shenault starts slipping into the third round, the Denver Broncos who love their hometown players swoop in and roll the dice on the talented local prospect. If healthy, we would be talking about the “Big Four” instead, but Shenault’s injury history works against him here.
This would give the Broncos Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, Laviska Shenault, Noah Fant, Melvin Gordon and Phillip Lindsay.
Is this likely? Probably not but we can dream and have some fun on day two.
Third Round - 95th overall: Utah Safety Terrell Burgess
Will Parks played 50% of the Broncos snaps last season and they have yet to find someone to really replace that role on the defense. Burgress is a versatile and athletic defensive back who can fill this role.
He can play nickel, safety, a linebacker role in sub-packages and just instantly help eat up the snaps Will Parks left behind when he signed with the Eagles.