2020 NFL Draft Picks
- 1. Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
- 2. KJ Hamler, WR, Penn State
- 3. Michael Ojemudia, CB, Iowa
- 4. Lloyd Cushenberry, C, LSU
- 5. McTelvin Agim, DL, Arkansas
- 6. Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri
- 7. Justin Strnad, LB, Wake Forest
- 8. Netane Muti, OL, Fresno State
- 9. Tyrie Cleveland, WR, Florida
- 10. Derrek Tuszka, EDGE, North Dakota State
Top pick: Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
The Broncos struck gold with the 15th overall pick getting Jerry Jeudy, the best route runner in this draft class.
Jeudy was a projected top five pick at one point by many draft analysts, so for Denver to get him at 15 and keep all the rest of their picks in the process is a huge coup.
He will be an immediate impact playmaker alongside Courtland Sutton.
Steal: C Lloyd Cushenberry, LSU – 3rd round
After losing Connor McGovern to the Jets in free agency, the Broncos filled their need at center with Lloyd Cushenberry III, a player many in their fan base wanted the team to select with the 46th overall pick in the second round.
The Broncos got him at 83 overall.
Cushenberry is a great day one starter for this team and a great value in the third round.
Overall Grade: A
Even if you don’t love the strategy of taking back-to-back wide receivers to open the draft, the Broncos made their young quarterback’s life easier by taking both Jerry Jeudy and Penn State’s KJ Hamler.
They followed those picks up by taking Cushenberry to start at center and the athletic Albert Okwuegbunam — one of Drew Lock’s best friends at Missouri — to pair with stud rookie Noah Fant.
Defensively, the Broncos will likely rely on Michael Ojemudia to start in his rookie season after a very good career at Iowa.
McTelvin Agim has pass rush upside and can factor into the team’s future on the defensive line.
Justin Strnad is the type of coverage linebacker the Broncos have desperately needed, and although injuries are a concern, Netane Muti could be a future starter at guard.
The seventh-round picks of Tyrie Cleveland and Derrek Tuszka can play immediately on special teams.