Redskins: 6 teams that could consider taking a quarterback ahead of their first-round pick
3. Denver Broncos (No. 10 pick)
Trading for Joe Flacco isn’t going to stop the Broncos from targeting a quarterback in the first round. If they like a player enough, they could take him in the first round to provide an insurance policy behind their newly-minted 34-year-old starter.
After trading Case Keenum to the Redskins, the Broncos don’t have a lot of depth at the quarterback position. They have former Redskins third-stringer Kevin Hogan and former Saint Garrett Grayson. However, they don’t have a sure-fire future at the position or any certainty at the backup quarterback position.
For that reason, Denver could consider a passer. They have been rumored to like Drew Lock throughout the draft process, and that’s part of why I have had Lock mocked to the Broncos in a couple of my mock drafts. In my second mock, this is what I said about the possibility of Lock joining the Broncos.
"If the Broncos move up, I have to imagine that they will target Drew Lock. Multiple reports have linked Lock to the Broncos, and Mark Kiszla of The Denver Post is reporting that Elway is “smitten with” Lock. That would seemingly make the Missouri quarterback the team’s top target. Lock has one of the better arms in the 2019 NFL Draft, and he will certainly have a chance to be a gunslinger at the NFL level. He will have to work on his accuracy as he can be a bit too hot with his throws, but he has the leadership skills and drive needed to be a solid contributor at the NFL level. He was probably the best quarterback at the Senior Bowl, so that should help him continue to rise — especially if he has great interviews once again at the NFL Combine."
Lock fell a bit behind Murray and Haskins in the court of public opinion at the combine, so he could still be available with the 10th pick. If he’s on the board, expect the Broncos to strongly consider taking him.