After the conclusion of Super Bowl LIV, draft season is officially upon us. Read on to see which players have been slotted to Denver, which will make the 15th-overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Todd McShay, ESPN: WR CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma
I liked what I saw out of quarterback Drew Lock at the end of last season, and Denver might want to think about getting him some help along the offensive line or at wide receiver. And wouldn't you know it, Lamb is the best available player still on the board. He gets great separation and then creates yardage after the catch. Opposite Courtland Sutton -- who continues to look like the real deal -- Lamb brings another piece of the offensive puzzle to Mile High.
Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN: WR Henry Ruggs III, Alabama
Second-round pick Drew Lock, who flashed in his late-season cameo, has given Broncos fans hope, and he'll get every opportunity to start all 16 games in 2020. So let's help him out and give him the draft's fastest pass-catcher to pair with Courtland Sutton, who looks like he could be a future superstar. Ruggs took a step forward as a route runner this season, but his game is all about speed -- he can run by any defensive back.
Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News: T Jedrick Wills, Alabama
The Broncos need some defensive and receiving help, but they also could use a boost to their offensive line edge play to help both second-year QB Drew Lock and third-year running back Phillip Lindsay. Wills (6-5, 320 pounds) is a strong, powerful run-blocker who needs a little time to develop into an elite pass-protector.
Walter Cherepinsky, WalterFootball.com: WR Henry Ruggs, Alabama
Courtland Sutton is a beast, but the Broncos have nothing else at receiver after moving on from Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders in consecutive seasons. Drew Lock looks like he has some potential, so John Elway needs to give his young quarterback another weapon.
Henry Ruggs is a very fast receiver who would be a nice complement for Sutton.
Chad Reuter, NFL.com: WR Henry Ruggs III, Alabama
Drew Lock gets a speedy partner on offense to make up for the loss of Emmanuel Sanders, who requested and received a trade last season.
Nate Davis, USA Today: WR CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma
As much as coach Vic Fangio might want to bolster his beloved defense, probably wiser to give second-year QB Drew Lock another target to supplement Pro Bowler Courtland Sutton.
Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports: CB Kristian Fulton, LSU
Chris Harris' contract expires in March, and he was the Broncos' most consistent cornerback last season. Fulton had an up and down 2019 campaign but is undoubtedly a first-round talent -- which was also the case a year ago when he considered leaving school early.
Josh Edwards, CBS Sports: WR Henry Ruggs III, Alabama
Rinse and repeat. Sorry, Denver, my pick lacks originality yet again. The idea of adding Ruggs to that offense is a dream.
Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports: OL Tristan Wirfs, Iowa
To help Drew Lock, John Elway drafts arguably the most NFL-ready tackle prospect in the class in Wirfs. He's impossibly strong and quite the athlete for his size.
Dan Kadar, SB Nation: WR Jerry Jeudy, Alabama
Even if they don't get Ruggs, the Broncos would do well with another Alabama wide receiver in this draft. Jeudy isn't the flashiest, but he's a consistent receiver who makes defensive backs look foolish with his quick cuts on routes.
Matt Miller, Bleacher Report: WR CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma
CeeDee Lamb was almost unstoppable for Oklahoma over the last two seasons as he dominated the Big 12 and showed off his awesome catch radius, power after the catch and toughness. He might not be the biggest or fastest runner, but no one can find a way to stop Lamb when he's on a breaking route and using his physicality to keep defensive backs from the ball.
Lock's talented arm and mobility with Sutton, Lamb and tight end Noah Fant in the passing game could make Denver's offense exciting.