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2021 NFL Mock Draft: Denver Broncos Select QB Trey Lance at No. 9

The fourth quarterback in the Top 10.

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With the 9th pick of the 2021 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the Denver Broncos select...

Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State

The selection and write-up were made by poultman:

Seeing the start of the draft and all the trading that has occurred I would anticipate the Broncos attempting to trade up to secure Lance, but this could be a dream scenario for them. The Broncos could use help in multiple positions but none more glaring than at QB. Drew Lock has been disappointing thus far. They have a good offensive line and weapons, but just need the signal caller. Lance is a bit raw overall but has some elite traits that are the reason why he is being discussed with the likes of Fields and Wilson.

He can sit behind Lock and learn the position, most likely only for a few weeks. The Broncos also are in a unique space where they have a new GM, but an older and yet to be proven successful coach. This could lead to conflict around when to play Lance, or even if the head coach wants him to be drafted in the first place over someone more proven like a Mac Jones. I believe the GM wins this debate and goes with the QB he feels will fill the teams need long term over trying to have immediate success.

Pokorny: “The Broncos selected Drew Lock in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft, but Denver seems to be studying Lance closely. Lock seems like a middle-of-the-road quarterback, and this is a team that is badly in need of having an identity again. I think Lance is worth a gamble for them, although that doesn’t mean it’s going to lead to immediate results.”

The Dallas Cowboys are up next, led by StefanKnee.

2021 DBN Community Mock Draft Results

Pick Team Username Selection
Pick Team Username Selection
1 Jacksonville Jaguars Your Friendly Neighborhood Esq. QB Trevor Lawrence
2 New York Jets fjblessi QB Zach Wilson
3 San Francisco 49ers TheDawgsPodcast QB Justin Fields
4 Atlanta Falcons yman1020 TE Kyle Pitts
5 Cincinnati Bengals GrandAdmiralThrawn0905 OT Penei Sewell
6 Miami Dolphins realmccoy WR Ja'Marr Chase
7 Detroit Lions xfl2001fan OT Rashawn Slater
8 Carolina Panthers Adam Rice CB Patrick Surtain II
9 Denver Broncos poultman QB Trey Lance
10 Dallas Cowboys StefanKnee LB Micah Parsons
11 New York Giants Barry Shuck WR DeVonta Smith
12 Philadelphia Eagles Big Cosmic News CB Jaycee Horn
13 Los Angeles Chargers Danielgarrett OT Christian Darrisaw
14 Minnesota Vikings eauclairefan DE/OLB Kwitty Paye
15 New England Patriots Bo154033 WR Jaylen Waddle
16 Arizona Cardinals brianberniebaker CB Caleb Farley
17 Las Vegas Raiders Crawford_T OT Teven Jenkins
18 Miami Dolphins Mudville LB Zaven Collins
19 Washington Football Team ScooterDMD QB Mac Jones
20 Chicago Bears wahoo7 OG Alijah Vera-Tucker
21 Indianapolis Colts yoderdame OT Samuel Cosmi
22 Tennessee Titans BrianB77 CB Asante Samuel Jr
23 New York Jets carrettbagel88 DE Jaelan Phillips
24 Pittsburgh Steelers Mean Ol' Pete RB Najee Harris
25 Jacksonville Jaguars Topanga Jeff DT Christian Barmore
26 Cleveland Browns tmartin5785 LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
27 Baltimore Ravens TheCrackpot DE/OLB Azeez Ojulari
28 New Orleans Saints TheCannonGoesBOOM CB Greg Newsome II
29 Green Bay Packers OCMiami WR Kadarius Toney
30 Buffalo Bills BelieveInCleve DE Jayson Oweh
31 Baltimore Ravens Robo Dawg OT Jalen Mayfield
32 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Midnite Moses RB Travis Etienne
59 Cleveland Browns ProfessorBrowns CB Kelvin Joseph
89 Cleveland Browns Slaytanic Brownie DT Tommy Togiai
91 Cleveland Browns Swagnasty DE Payton Turner