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Broncos mock draft roundup: Feb. 22, 2019

**Kalyn Kahler, The MMQB**: CB Deandre Baker, Georgia

The Broncos have another temporary veteran quarterback solution in Joe Flacco. They could still pick a quarterback here if there's a prospect they really love, but cornerback depth is a problem in Denver, and scouts love Baker's instincts. [Feb. 20]

**Will Brinson,**: CB Greedy Williams, LSU

Trading for Joe Flacco shouldn't prevent the Broncos from taking a quarterback with the 10th overall pick, but it could certainly cause them to go in a different direction, including adding a cornerback to a group that is quickly becoming thinned out from that 2015 championship squad. [Feb. 20]

This is John Elway utilizing the "kitchen sink" strategy to find a franchise quarterback. He solved his short-term issues at the position by trading for a veteran (Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco). It was clear he was smitten with Lock in Mobile. The Mizzou signal caller shares some traits with the college version of Patrick Mahomes. Both have elite arm talent, can extend plays with their athleticism and are overaggressive with their decision-making. [Feb. 20]

**Walter Cherepinsky, Walter Football**: QB Drew Lock, Missouri

Drew Lock has a great arm and can make any throw, but he really needs to work on his field vision and accuracy. He should probably be taken in the second round, but we've seen teams reach for quarterbacks over the years. And besides, teams like Lock's gritty attitude and work ethic. He loves football, so he'll try hard to improve his flaws.[Feb. 20]

**Charley Casserly,**: CB Byron Murphy, Washington

Versatile CB who can play press and man coverage. [Feb. 19]

**Luke Easterling, Draft Wire**: QB Drew Lock, Missouri [via mock draft with Tampa Bay]

Sorry, but I'm not buying the addition of a 34-year-old Joe Flacco as evidence the Broncos won't be targeting a quarterback of the future early in this draft. Lock has all the physical tools to be a franchise passer, and John Elway knows he needs a long-term solution at the game's most important position. In return for his picks in the second and third rounds this year, and likely another Day 2 pick next year, Elway gets his man. [Feb. 19]

**Chris Trapasso,**: T Jonah Williams, Alabama

Yes, the Broncos are now a trade-down candidate. In this scenario, they stay put and fortify their offensive line for Joe Flacco with the most fundamentally sound blocker in the class. [Feb. 19]

**Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN**: CB Greedy Williams, LSU

Yes, the Broncos traded for Joe Flacco, but they could still draft a quarterback high, even if it's not in Round 1. Flacco has a team-friendly contract, and GM John Elway & Co. could still try to get their QB of the future. For now I'll go with cornerback here, as the position is the team's top need, especially with Bradley Roby likely to leave in free agency. [Feb. 18]

**Ryan Wilson,**: CB Byron Murphy, Washington

Byron Murphy is our No. 1 cornerback and he'll join Chris Harris Jr. in the secondary next season. [Feb. 18]

**Danny Kelly, The Ringer**: QB Drew Lock, Missouri

Big-armed pocket passer with a knack for the big play but inconsistencies in his accuracy, footwork, and decision-making. [Feb. 18]

**Jared Dubin,**: CB Deandre Baker, Georgia [via mock trade with Cleveland]

The Broncos move down to pick up additional draft assets and add another cornerback to a defense that needs to replenish the position. [Feb. 13]

**Maurice Jones-Drew,**: QB Daniel Jones, Duke

The Broncos continue to draft quarterbacks until they get it right. Jones is a big, athletic signal-caller who can make all the throws. [Feb. 12]

**Pete Prisco,**: CB Deandre Baker, Georgia

Bradley Roby is a free agent who might not be back, which means they need help to go with Chris Harris Jr. Baker could push Williams to be this class's top corner. [Feb. 12]

**R.J. White,**: QB Drew Lock, Missouri [via mock trade with Tampa Bay]

The Broncos are stocked with picks, including extra selections in the fourth (Demaryius Thomas trade) and fifth (Trevor Siemian trade) rounds. That gives them the ammo to move up for a QB and still add quite a bit of talent in Rounds 2-7. [Feb. 11]

**Todd McShay, ESPN**: CB Deandre Baker, Georgia

Denver could trade up for a quarterback or take the dive here for Kyler Murray or Drew Lock, but this secondary is hurting as well. Aqib Talib is long gone, and Chris Harris Jr. fractured his fibula in December. What's more, Bradley Roby is a free agent. Baker is the most instinctive corner in the class. [Feb. 7]

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