The Denver Broncos do not have a lot of draft capital to work with. In this mock draft, the coalition of George Paton and Sean Payton get active. In Sean Payton’s first draft as head coach of the Denver Broncos, he and GM George Paton will likely be aggressive, or, will at least for the sake of this mock draft.
The Broncos have a small handful of picks and won’t make their first selection until pick #67. Broncos’ GM George Paton has said many times how much he values draft picks, so perhaps we’ll see him and Sean Payton get active in trying to acquire more capital for this draft and in future years drafts.
Broncos Mock Draft v2.0: Moving up and down the draft board
71st overall: Joe Tippmann, C, Wisconsin
After trading down a couple of times, the Broncos still land a top center prospect to round out their offensive line. Fourth year center Lloyd Cushenberry has not been able to put a stamp on the center position for Denver, and the rookie Tippmann, who has also played tackle, will likely be able to play multiple positions along the offensive line, which is a staple in the NFL now.
82nd overall: Israel Abanikanda, RB, Pittsburgh
The Broncos continue to trade down but are still able to fil a position of need. Broncos’ running back Javonte Williams is on the mend from the brutal knee injury he suffered early in the 2022 season, so Denver buys some insurance in case of Williams not getting back to form when he returns to the lineup.
108th overall: A.T. Perry, WR, Wake Forest
Denver opts to further boost their wide receiver room with a sensational and big athlete in A.T. Perry. Perry might be able to serve as some insurance for Tim Patrick, a similarly built WR who is set to return from a torn ACL. With Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy both in the trade rumor mill, adding to the room makes sense.
149th overall: Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, CB, TCU
Denver needs a boost at cornerback with the release of Ronald Darby, and the hope is that the small but fiesty Hodges-Tomlinson can offer some help.
170th overall: Will Mallory, TE, Miami (FL)
181st overall: Jaxon Player, DT, Baylor
185th overall: Dorian Williams, LB, Tulane
225th overall: Jake Haener, QB, Fresno State
232nd overall: Jalen Redmond, DT, Oklahoma
235th overall: Xavier Henderson, S, Michigan State
242nd overall: Spencer Anderson, OC, Maryland
2024 TB 3rd
The Denver Broncos did quite a bit of work in the 2023 NFL Draft, being able to secure 11 draft picks this year with multiple instances of trading down, and they also got a third round pick from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2024 out of it as well.
More throws on the dart board equals more chances to find the next stud in the NFL. Denver did address their need along the defensive line, added an inside linebacker, and added some potential depth on offense with their late round picks.