Denver Broncos’ 2021 NFL draft: Everything you need to know – The Denver Post


  • Thursday: 6-9:30 p.m. (Round 1)
  • Friday: 5-9:30 p.m. (Rounds 2-3)
  • Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Rounds 4-7)

 Broncos picks

  • Round 1: No. 9
  • Round 2: No. 40
  • Round 3: No. 71
  • Round 4: No. 114
  • Round 5: No. 152
  • Round 7: Nos. 237, 239, 253

Mock drafts

  • Final first-round mock draft: Broncos make big move to add Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields (Ryan O’Halloran)
  • Broncos seven-round mock draft, 3.0: GM George Paton’s opportunity to leverage Denver’s prime position (Phillip Heilman)
  • Broncos mock draft tracker, 10.0: What the national guys are thinking Denver should do
  • Denver Post staff predictions: Who should, who will Broncos draft in first round
  • Broncos at No. 9: Move up, stay put, move down? Denver Post writers make their choices.

Draft film study

  • Trey Lance: Is North Dakota State quarterback capable of changing direction of franchise?
  • Patrick Surtain II: Is Alabama cornerback worth selecting in top 10 of NFL draft?
  • Joseph Ossai: Texas linebacker could add needed edge rushing depth for Denver
  • Michael Carter: North Carolina running back could be intriguing Day 3 option

Prospect previews

  • NFL draft cheat sheet: Ranking the top 10 players by position and two predictions
  • Defensive backs: Patrick Surtain, Jaycee Horn headline defensive back class
  • Linebackers: Class headlined by one-year standouts
  • Tight ends: Florida’s Kyle Pitts headlines deep, but not elite, class
  • Offensive linemen: Several first-round tackles lead class
  • Defensive linemen: Levi Onwuzurike, Christian Barmore headline top prospects
  • Quarterbacks: QB-needy teams lining up in top 10
  • Wide receivers: SEC trio of Ja’Marr Chase, DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle headline another talent-rich class
  • Running backs: Travis Etienne, Najee Harris lead class

News and analysis

  • Broncos position outlooks: Quarterbacks | Running backs | Wide receivers | Tight ends | Offensive linemen | Defensive linemen | Linebackers | Defensive backs
  • Inside Broncos’ draft process under new general manager George Paton: “We feel we’re in a good spot.”
  • Colorado’s busted NFL pipeline: Why aren’t more homegrown players getting drafted?
  • No combine means extra time researching injury histories of prospects
  • Broncos general manager George Paton ready to apply “out-of-the-box” approach to first draft in big seat
  • Opt-outs add new layer of evaluation/questions for teams entering NFL draft
  • Kiszla vs. O’Halloran: Will Broncos get Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields in NFL draft?
  • Vikings’ approach suggests George Paton will be “Trader George” in first Broncos draft
  • Amid QB talk, Broncos can’t forget about adding to Vic Fangio’s defense
  • Broncos Journal: Ex-GM predicts trade-up prices will go down once draft begins
  • Kiszla: Broncos like Drew Lock. But team would dump him in a heartbeat for a quarterback it loves.


  • Who should Denver take with No. 9 overall pick?
  • Why GM George Paton is confident as Denver heads into NFL draft
  • Denver’s offensive needs heading into 2021 NFL draft
  • Denver’s defensive needs heading into 2021 NFL draft

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