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Predictions for the Denver Broncos 2020 NFL Draft plans

Who will the Broncos pick, and when will the pick them? If you know the answers, you can be a winner in DraftKings Sportsbook’s new contest for the NFL Draft.

DraftKings Sportsbook is going live in Colorado on May 1st, but in the meantime, they have a free-to-play pool to get you ready for the 2020 NFL Draft. The pool is live for Colorado users, and asks for 12 predictions. You can predict everything from each of the Broncos draft picks to team trades to Pac-12 players drafted in the first round. We’re here to take a look at some of the questions and what might be worth predicting.

What position will the Broncos take in the 1st round?

Offense
Defense
Kicker/Punter
No pick

There’s no question the Mile High needs help on the offensive side of the ball. Whether it’s an offensive linemen or a wide receiver from a very deep 2020 draft class, the Broncos should add to their help on that side of the ball. Look for someone like Henry Ruggs III or Jerry Jeudy from Alabama with their 15th pick.

What position will the Broncos take in the 2nd round?

Offense
Defense
Kicker/Punter
No pick

The issues on offense here run deeper than something that just one top-line guy can fix. An Austin Jackson from USC or a Josh Jones from the Houston Cougars would be a nice fit for an O-line that needs to protect Drew Lock (or anyone the Broncos move up to get).

Laviska Shenault draft position

Over 41.5
Under 41.5

Shenault was a terrific college player for the Colorado Buffaloes and will make an impact in the NFL. But he’s also in one of the deepest draft classes ever at the position. It would depend on what the Broncos did in the first round, but there’s a chance he slides to their pick at #47 overall in the second round, which would be a great story for a hometown kid. But it’s unlikely he goes before nine teams have picked in the second round.

CBS has him right now as the last pick in Round 2, with teams likely scared off due to his core muscle surgery.

Number of trades by Broncos involving a draft pick by either team?

Over 2.5
Under 2.5

This likely depends on whether the Broncos think they have enough resources to move up and take a quarterback, or if they’d like to move up to take of the two elite wide receivers in this draft (Cee Dee Lamb or Jerry Jeudy). But John Elway hasn’t been shy in making moves at the draft in the past:

Three days before the start of the first round, Elway said he was open to trading up from No. 15, trading down or staying put.

“We always look at the possibility of possibly going up, and we’ll continue to do that,” Elway said. “But we’re also looking at going back. We can play around with the scenarios going up, but really it becomes dependent on who’s available whether you’re going to go up or if you sit or if you go back. We’re looking at all those combinations.”

John Elway has made five draft-day trades involving first-round picks during his nine-year stint as the Broncos’ head football decision maker.

We think Trader John keeps that reputation going, and makes enough moves to get over the total here.

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