With the release of A.J. Bouye, the Broncos’ depth at the cornerback position is sparse. Could Denver be looking for a corner with the No. 9 pick in this year’s NFL Draft?
ESPN and Pro Football Focus both had Denver trading the ninth overall pick in their latest mock drafts.
In Mel Kiper’s latest mock he projects the Denver Broncos will trade down with the New England Patriots to take cornerback Caleb Farley from Virginia Tech with the 15th overall pick. The Patriots will in turn move up six spots and get their quarterback of the future in Trey Lance with the ninth-overall pick.
Pro Football Focus has Houston trading quarterback Deshaun Watson to the Broncos for the ninth overall pick, a 2021 second-rounder, 2022 first-rounder, 2022 second-rounder and 2023 first-rounder.
The Fan’s NFL Mock Draft Tracker
|Date||Outlet||Author||Mock Draft||Broncos Pick at #9|
|Feb. 25||ESPN||Mel Kiper||NFL mock draft 2021: Mel Kiper’s new predictions for all 32 first-round picks||Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech (trade with Patriots)|
|Feb. 25||The Athletic||The Athletic NFL Staff||2021 NFL Mock Draft: Falcons grab Matt Ryan’s replacement, Dolphins target Alabama stars||Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech|
|Feb. 25||NFL.com||Charley Casserly||Charley Casserly 2021 NFL mock draft 1.0: Justin Fields slides to Steelers||Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech|
|Feb. 22||Pro Football Focus||Anthony Treash||2021 Two-Round Mock Draft: Atlanta Falcons trade up for QB Justin Fields, Denver Broncos acquire Deshaun Watson||Broncos aquire Deshaun Watson in trade|
|Feb. 18||NBC Sports||Dave Zangaro||2021 NFL mock draft: Eagles get a huge boost on offense||Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama|
|Feb. 18||Washington Post||John Clayton||NFL mock draft: Five QBs in the first round, including for Jets, Saints and Washington||Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama|
|Feb. 18||CBS Sports||Chris Trapasso||2021 NFL Mock Draft: Texans take Ja’Marr Chase after trading Deshaun Watson; Trey Lance to 49ers||Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama|
|Feb. 18||CBS Sports||Josh Edwards||2021 NFL Mock Draft: Patriots have Jaylen Waddle fall in lap, Panthers pick Trey Lance, Saints go QB||Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State|
|Feb. 16||Pro Football Focus||Austin Gayle||2021 NFL Mock Draft: Eagles trade up for Justin Fields, Dolphins give Tua Tagovailoa Ja’Marr Chase||Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan|
|Feb. 16||CBS Sports||Pete Prisco||2021 NFL Mock Draft: Dolphins get Tua Tagovailoa a major weapon||Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State|
|Feb. 16||NFL.com||Daniel Jeremiah||Daniel Jeremiah 2021 NFL mock draft 2.0: Saints select Drew Brees’ heir apparent||Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech|
|Feb. 11||The Athletic||Dane Brugler||2021 NFL mock draft: Panthers, Washington, 49ers trade for QBs in Dane Brugler’s latest||Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech|
|Feb. 11||CBS Sports||Josh Edwards||2021 NFL Mock Draft: Eagles take a QB after trading Carson Wentz to Colts||Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State|
|Feb. 4||CBS Sports||Josh Edwards||2021 NFL Mock Draft: Micah Parsons falls to New England, Saints grab Mac Jones to replace Drew Brees||Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech|
|Feb. 4||NFL.com||Lance Zierlein||Lance Zierlein 2021 NFL mock draft 1.0: Patriots, 49ers select QBs in Round 1||Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech|
|Feb. 3||CBS Sports||Chris Trapasso||2021 NFL Mock Draft: Panthers trade for Deshaun Watson and Texans go QB, Bengals pick Ja’Marr Chase||Kwity Paye, DL, Michigan|
|Feb. 2||Pro Football Network||Ryan Gosling||Ryan Gosling’s First Round 2021 NFL Mock Draft: Detroit Lions trade up for Zach Wilson||Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech|
|Feb. 1||Pro Football Network||AJ Schulte||Schulte’s 7-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft||Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech|
|Feb. 1||For The Win||Henry McKenna||NFL Mock Draft: How the Matthew Stafford trade changes the landscape||Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State|
|Feb. 1||Bleacher Report||Joe Tansey||2021 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Pro Bowl Projections for 1st-Round Prospects||Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama|
|Feb. 1||Pro Football Focus||Ben Linsey||2021 NFL Mock Draft: New York Jets acquire Deshaun Watson, Zach Wilson lands with the Houston Texans at No. 2 overall||Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech|
|Feb. 1||CBS Sports||Ryan Wilson||2021 NFL Mock Draft during Super Bowl 2021 week: Panthers target Senior Bowl QB, Lions get Jared Goff help||Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech|
|Feb. 1||NFL.com||Bucky Brooks||Bucky Brooks 2021 NFL mock draft 1.0: Jets start new era at QB with Justin Fields||Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama|
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