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Denver Broncos 2024 NFL Draft – MOCK DRAFT!

As we inch closer to the scouting combine, and inevitably the 2024 NFL Draft, our next mock draft features the Denver Broncos! A team that’s trying to establish a new identity, figure out the quarterback of the future (potentially), and build a team in Sean Payton’s image. 

Upon scouring Broncos team needs articles, and compiling as much research as I can, I see these as the team’s biggest needs (today). Quarterback, if Russell Wilson isn’t it (and his contract may be hard to get out from under), then this team needs to address this situation as priority #1. They need a center, offensive line depth, cornerback, wide receiver, safety, and some defensive line depth

The interesting thing for me is, that Sean Payton had Drew Brees for so many years, so it’ll be interesting to see how he develops a younger quarterback, I really thought a veteran like Wilson would’ve been a really strong starting point for this offense. 

Denver Broncos 2024 NFL Draft – Mock Draft Results

1-12: Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama

It was a tough call here, with how the board fell out, there were still top corners left at 12, so went with a guy that is a size/speed stud. Will need to get more consistent wrapping up but could easily see him being the Marshon Lattimore of this defense in the future.

3-76: Spencer Rattler, QB, South Carolina

I could see them targeting a free-agent quarterback, trading up for a top-10 rookie quarterback, or maybe taking a veteran and pairing him with a 2nd tier rookie like Spencer Rattler. He’s had an up-and-down collegiate career but with a solid 2023 campaign, and a solid week at the senior bowl, I could see Rattler being a target for a team that needs a QB to start early. 

4-122: Cornelius Johnson, WR, Michigan

This team has some solid wideouts but Jeudy doesn’t seem to be the guy we thought he’d be, Sutton is a nice WR1 for now and Mims can be moved all over the formation, so that leaves room for a bigger red-zone threat. Johnson can fill that role and does a great job attacking the football. Unfortunately for Johnson, Michigan ran the ball a ton so that made his targets limited but he made the most of what he was given.

5-144: Beaux Limmer, C, Arkansas

Is he the next Frank Ragnow? Probably not but Limmer is a really fluid center that could push for playing time from day one. He can play anywhere on the interior of the offensive line. Limmer is a nasty player who sets the tone and will get drafted higher than the 4th round I predict.

5-146: Zak Zinter, G, Michigan

I think Zinter falls to someone in the 5th round and probably is a steal by year 2 or 3. For a team that has starters for most of the positions, they have the luxury of waiting for a guy like Zinter.

7-237: Tyler Owens, S, Texas Tech

Owens is a big safety at 6’2” and is a really athletic db, who also played for Texas. He was the fastest at the east-west game. Owens could make a push for a higher draft spot after all the teams watched him at the combine. I don’t think Owens pushes much higher than the 6th round though. There is potential but the tape doesn’t wow you.

 

PFF’s results and their Grade for my Draft:

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