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Full list of Broncos 2021 NFL draft picks, needs, dream first pick

The Denver Broncos enter the 2021 NFL draft with the ninth overall pick and nine total picks. We break down their needs and a potential dream pick in the first round.

Broncos trade for Teddy Bridgewater

The Denver Broncos will once again have a high first-round pick after ending the 2020 NFL season with a record of 5-11. Their record is indicative of how their second-year quarterback Drew Lock played this past season. Lock had some good moments and throws, but he also had some bad moments, which made some people second-guess if he’s the quarterback of the future.

That being said, it would be a major surprise to see the Broncos take a quarterback with the ninth overall pick. If Lance or Fields is somehow sitting there, Denver might end up pulling the trigger.

Denver Broncos 2021 Draft Picks

Round 1: No. 9, CB Patrick Surtain II
Round 2: No. 35, RB Javonte Williams
Round 3: No. 98, G Quinn Meinerz; No. 105, LB Baron Browning
Round 5: No. 152, S Caden Sterns; No. 164, S Jamar Johnson
Round 6: No. 219, WR Seth Williams
Round 7: No. 237, CB Kary Vincent Jr.; No. 239, DE Jonathon Cooper; No. 253 DE Marquiss Spencer

Team needs

Offense: Running back, Quarterback, Right Tackle

If the Broncos do not believe Drew Lock is the answer under the center, then they could trade up to take a shot at Justin Fields or Trey Lance. Both quarterbacks are projected to go within the top-10 and could help unlock the Broncos’ offense.

Defense: Cornerback, Defensive Line, Linebacker

The Broncos did a great job of shoring up their secondary with the signings of Ronald Darby and Kyle Fuller. Both veteran cornerbacks will look to hold down the perimeter against some of the AFC West’s best wide receivers. Therefore, Denver might shift their attention to front seven and grab Micah Parsons. Parsons would give them a dynamic playmaker off the edge that they used to have in Von Miller.

Dream first pick

With the ninth overall pick in the draft, the Denver Broncos take Micah Parsons out of Penn State. Denver gets one of the best defensive players in the draft that Vic Fangio will get a chance to move around on the defense. If Parsons can improve in pass coverage that will make him dangerous.