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Denver Broncos 2021 NFL Draft: 5 Positions of Misery Aside from Quarterback – Colorado Springs Gazette

The Broncos certainly have their quarterback situation to deal with this off-season and could do so on Thursday night at the NFL draft.

Justin Fields of Ohio, Trey Lance of North Dakota and Mac Jones of Alabama were all speculated as possibilities at the quarterback for the Broncos next week. But what about Denver's other needs?

There is a very real possibility that the Broncos will pass a quarterback on draft if they feel so confident about Drew Lock. Instead, they may want to fill positions like linebacker, security, cornerback, offensive line, and running back that currently lack serious depth.

Here are five other quarterback positions that the Broncos should consider in the draft other than quarterback, and five players they could choose in each of those positions:

Linebacker

The Broncos return both Alexander Johnson and Josey Jewell as center-backs and Bradley Chubb, Von Miller and Malik Reed return to the outside. But after that there isn't much depth in the linebacker room. Look for the broncos that take a linebacker at the beginning of the design and are versatile – can play and cover outdoors or indoors.

Five players to see: Micah Parsons of Penn State, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah of Notre Dame, Jamin Davis of Kentucky, Baron Browning of Ohio State, Pete Werner of Ohio State

security

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With Justin Simmons and Kareem Jackson both returning, the Broncos have two seasoned starters, but considering Jackson is 32 years old and only has a one-year contract, Denver needs to add a young man to that group. In coach Vic Fangio's scheme, you don't have to have strong or free security, but the best there is. You could take one early or wait until day three and still find a reliable player.

Five players to see: Trevon Moehrig from TCU, Richie Grant from UCF, Jevon Holland from Oregon, Andre Cisco from Syracuse, Ar & # 39; Darius Washington from TCU

Cornerback

The Broncos have largely tended to their cornerback depth this offseason with the signings of Kyle Fuller and Ronald Darby, but as last year proved, you can never have too many corners. GM George Paton said Thursday that they don't feel like they need to take a corner early, but if one of the top three corners in the class falls into their lap on the first lap, it would make sense to take one. If not, expect them to be a few hours late to add the depth.

Five players to see: Patrick Surtain II from Alabama, Caleb Farley from Virginia Tech, Jaycee Horn from South Carolina, Asante Samuel Jr. from the state of Florida, Kelvin Joseph from Kentucky

Offensive line

As in the corner, Paton said they don't necessarily need to take one early, they want to deepen the position – especially with the right equipment and guard. The Broncos are likely to target an offensive lineman who can play multiple positions and easily play the right tackle, something which Ja & # 39; Wuan James supports, who signed off last season.

Five players to see: Rashawn Slater from the northwest, Penei Sewell from Oregon, Alex Leatherwood from Alabama, Dillon Radunz from the state of North Dakota, Brady Christensen from BYU

Back race

Letting Phillip Lindsay run means the Broncos will almost have to run back in draft at some point, assuming Mike Boone will be more of a specialty team and a third-string player. There will be plenty of running backs going on in this draft, and the Broncos can likely pick up a reliable day 3 or take one of the best on day 2.

Five players to see: Michael Carter from North Carolina, Rhamondre Stevenson from Oklahoma, Trey Sermon from the state of Ohio, Chuba Hubbard from the state of Oklahoma, Khalil Herbert from Virginia Tech

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