Saturday, January 16, 2021

Denver Broncos 2021 NFL Mock Draft Roundup, 4.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our Denver Broncos Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Denver Broncos from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

For a more inclusive lists of mock drafts for the Denver Broncos, check out our 2021 Denver Broncos Mock Draft Database.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Broncos:

EDSFootball - Kevin Hanson (1/15)

9. Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama

Cornerbacks Bryce Callahan and A.J. Bouye are entering contract years. Suspended for the first four games of 2021 and with no guaranteed money on his contract remaining, Bouye is not a roster lock for 2021. The 2020 SEC Defensive Player of the Year, Surtain II has an NFL pedigree (father was a three-time Pro Bowl CB) with elite size and length (6-2, 202).

San Diego Union Tribune - Eddie Brown (1/13)

9. Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State

Vic Fangio's best defenses have historically featured a roaming linebacker. Parsons is another elite prospect who opted out of the 2020 season, citing "the potential risk to the health and well-being" of his young son.

CBS Sports - Chris Trapasso (1/13)

9. Kwity Paye, EDGE, Michigan

The Broncos may need to be turning the page at one edge-rusher spot, which would open the door for Paye to land inside the top 10.

The Athletic - Dane Brugler (1/12)

9. Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech

If one of the top four quarterback prospects is still on the board, the Broncos will have an interesting decision to make. But the defense needs upgrades at every level, including at cornerback. Although he is still learning the position, Farley has a Pro Bowl ceiling due to his athleticism, length and natural ball instincts.

The Draft Network - Joe Marino (1/7)

9. Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech

A rare blend of size, length, coverage technique, and elite athleticism, Farley has the makings of a true shutdown cornerback in the NFL. Denver is in need of youth at the position and upgrades given the tall task of competing in an AFC West that suddenly features Patrick Mahomes and Justin Herbert, who are among the most dynamic young passers in the entire NFL.

ESPN - Todd McShay (1/7)

9. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame

Still no Justin Fields? It's a legitimate possibility and something I considered heavily here, but I think Denver ultimately will give Drew Lock another year to prove he's the guy. Cornerback is another position to watch, especially with Alabama's Patrick Surtain II still out there. But I love Owusu-Koramoah's range, instincts and suddenness. He found his way into just about every statistical category in 2020, including racking up 11 tackles for loss.

USA Today - Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz (1/5)

9. Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech

It's a new day in Denver as John Elway cedes control of the roster to a forthcoming hire at general manager. Though adding a quarterback to compete with Drew Lock should be a consideration somewhere along the way, the Broncos would be wise to grab Farley, who has an ideal combination of size (6-2, 207 pounds) and speed to match up with NFL receivers.

Athlon Sports - Bryan Fisher (1/5)

9. Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech

Farley is still a tad raw and missed the past year after opting out but his upside might be the highest of any corner in this year's draft class. He's an athletic freak and the former high school QB is known for being a hard worker at his new craft. He could slide in right away as a starter for an already good Denver defense.

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