The insanity that has ensued as a result of the topsy-turvy NFL labor negotiations is robbing the spotlight from the NFL’s only shining star right now: the draft.
The inability for teams to address needs through free agency and trade has created an unprecedented amount of urgency to be placed on this years draft. There is a sense that holes that are not plugged via the draft, will be the leaks that cause the levees to break on a teams season.
The Denver Broncos fans and pundits seem to share that concern but someday, maybe soon, the free agent market will open and positions that seemed neglected in the draft will be addressed.
Keep that in mind while going through this mock draft. Just because a need isn’t addressed in the draft, doesn’t mean that a combination of free agency or just better coaching of existing players won’t be there to solve it.
Also, keep in mind that whereas my last piece was my humble opinion about what the best case scenarios were for the Broncos at each pick, this mock tries to more accurately forecast the picks based on the latest projections and information surrounding the draft.