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Baltimore Beatdown users draft the first round of the 2018 NFL draft: Denver Broncos

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It wasn’t even close. Bradley Chubb, the defensive end from NC State, received 58% of the vote yesterday. Ravens fans didn’t stuff the ballot box to sway the vote, but rather, voted honestly, accepting the Cleveland Browns’ three-headed beast of Myles Garrett, Emmanuel Ogbah and Chubb.

Previous voting links:

  1. Cleveland Browns — Sam Darnold
  2. New York Giants — Saquon Barkley
  3. New York Jets — Josh Rosen
  4. Cleveland Browns — Bradley Chubb

The draft now heads to the great state of Colorado. Denver Broncos, you’re on the clock!

Possible picks:

  1. QB Baker Mayfield — It feels as if the Broncos are ready to move on from QB Paxton Lynch. He has not put it all together and lost the starting position to Trevor Siemian. This offseason, the Broncos signed Case Keenum to clearly help develop a younger player. Though Keenum’s only thirty, he’s not their long-term solution at quarterback. Baker Mayfield is a great option for the Broncos, at five. Worth noting, the Broncos sent seven representatives to Oklahoma’s pro day, including, General Manager John Elway, Head Coach Vance Joseph and Gary Kubiak, who helps with personnel and college scouting.

2. QB Josh Allen — The same reasoning as Baker, but with a frame standing 6-foot 5, and a rocket launcher for an arm. If he can understand the game at the NFL level, he’ll dominate the league. A big if, but with Elway and Kubiak in the front office, they may take the shot. Also, Gary Kubiak and the Broncos scouting director, Brian Stark, both attended the University of Wyoming’s Pro Day.

3. OG Quenton Nelson — Tough to pass on Baker and Josh, but the Broncos do have a need at offensive guard. The number one lineman in the draft is available, too. If they believe Case Keenum is the answer, selecting a dominant interior lineman to protect the new quarterback is the right way to go.

4. CB Josh Jackson — Aqib Talib was traded in the offseason, and while Chris Harris Jr. is still dominating, they need more talent in the secondary. Enter Josh Jackson, the number one rated cornerback in the 2018 NFL Draft. Jackson blew the doors off 2017 with 27 passes defensed, eight of them being interceptions. “He allowed a passer rating of just 36.5 on 91 passes, lower than if the QB had just thrown the ball at the dirt every play instead” — @PFF_Sam.

Poll

With the fifth pick in the 2018 Beatdown Mock draft, the Denver Broncos select, __________?

This poll is closed

  • 39%
    Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
    (1429 votes)
  • 19%
    Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
    (710 votes)
  • 36%
    Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame
    (1331 votes)
  • 4%
    Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa
    (181 votes)
3651 votes total Vote Now