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Fantasy impact of the Broncos 2021 NFL Draft selections

We take a look at the fantasy football impact of the Denver Broncos’ selections in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Drew Lock #3 of the Denver Broncos prepares to take the snap during the first half of their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on December 13, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

The Broncos cannot seem to find that quarterback of the future, as they don’t appear to be sold on Drew Lock after a poor 2020 season. That doesn’t mean they are a lock to draft a quarterback, as they’d likely need to trade down a few spots to get their guy. But I do expect them to at least look into the possibility.

If they don’t pull off a trade early on, they will likely look at a top cornerback or offensive lineman to fill a need and could end up drafting a quarterback later to compete with Lock. There’s no doubt that they have a strong young group of receivers and could have a top passing attack if they can get the quarterback position solved.

Denver Broncos 2021 Draft selections

No. 9: Patrick Surtain II, CB
No. 35 (via ATL): Javonte Williams, RB
No. 98: Quinn Meinerz, G
No. 105: Baron Browning, LB
No. 164: Jamar Johnson, S
No. 219 (via ATL): Seth Williams, WR
No. 237: Kary Vincent Jr., CB
No. 239: Jonathan Cooper, DE
No. 253: Marquiss Spencer, DE

Fantasy football impact

Javonte Williams, RB

The Broncos first offensive pick was a surprise, but they did need another running back with Phillip Lindsay leaving via free agency. Williams’ fantasy prospects aren’t as good out of the gate with Melvin Gordon already in Denver, but he’s young and should be able to grab the lead role sooner than later. But in the end, he’ll need a Gordon injury to have an immediate fantasy impact.