Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News: QB Justin Fields, Ohio State
Fields can be a great fit in Denver, which should take good advantage of his dual threat.
Nick Klopsis, Newsday: LB Micah Parsons, Penn State
Denver could move on from Drew Lock, who has had a bumpy start to his career, but if they decide to keep him they could instead choose to reinforce a run defense that allowed 130 yards per game and 4.8 yards per carry. Micah Parsons opted out of the 2020 season, but he’s a versatile linebacker who can do anything asked of him.
Will Brinson, CBS Sports: CB Jaycee Horn, South Carolina
Albert Breer, Sports Illustrated: QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
Denver will need to have a plan for Lance, but I’ve had a bunch of scouts rubber-stamp the Josh Allen comp for me—with Lance being a raw, uber-talented passer with the intangibles to develop potential into production. Thing is, Allen had an ideal environment to grow within, so if they take Lance, it’ll be on Broncos coach Vic Fangio (who I’ve heard likes Parsons, if this pick isn’t a quarterback) and new GM George Paton to create one, like Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane have for Allen in Buffalo.
Lance Zierlein, NFL.com: QB Justin Fields, Ohio State
The Broncos sit tight and have Fields fall right into their lap. The addition of Teddy Bridgewater could make Drew Lock expendable in this scenario.
Danny Kelly, The Ringer: QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports: CB Jaycee Horn, South Carolina
Some teams like Horn more than Patrick Surtain II, so it won’t be a huge surprise if he goes off the board first.
Bryan Fischer, Athlon Sports: QB Justin Fields, Ohio State
One of the more fascinating subplots of the top 10 is whether the Broncos blink and pay up to get a QB or stay put. The Fields discussions have taken a life of their own but in the end, Mile High gets a player who can go toe-to-toe with some of the others in the AFC.