ESPN draft skilled Mel Kiper Jr. on Thursday unveiled his first predictions for the 2019 NFL draft and he has the Broncos deciding on Georgia cornerback Deandre Baker with the 10th total choose.
“Cornerback is the No. 1 want for the Broncos,” Kiper writes. “Baker isn’t far behind Grasping Williams as the highest nook on this class.”
Denver’s once-vaunted “No Fly Zone” took hits final yr, first with cornerback Aqib Talib being traded to the Rams earlier than the season, adopted by quite a few accidents, together with a damaged leg suffered by All-Professional nook Chris Harris Jr. Kiper notes that Harris’ age — he turns 30 in June — and Bradley Roby changing into a free agent makes the place a precedence for the Broncos.
“John Elway hit on his 2018 draft class, and he wants one other good one to get the crew again on observe beneath new coach Vic Fangio,” Kiper writes.
Ohio State defensive finish Nick Bosa is predicted to go No. 1 total to the Arizona Cardinals. As for quarterbacks, Kiper has Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins going to the Giants at No. 6, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray to the Dolphins at No. 13, and Duke’s Daniel Jones to the Patriots at No. 29.
The NFL draft takes place April 25-27 in Nashville, Tenn.