1. Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama
In the first two years of having Vic Fangio as the team’s head coach, the Broncos have seriously considered the idea of a first-round linebacker.
In 2019, the Broncos were this close to drafting Michigan’s Devin Bush before the Pittsburgh Steelers came to them with an offer they couldn’t refuse. That trade, by the way, landed the Broncos Noah Fant, Drew Lock, and Lloyd Cushenberry. Not a bad trade-off.
In 2020, the Broncos tried to trade back into the first round to select LSU linebacker Patrick Queen. They couldn’t reach a deal with any of the teams ahead of the Baltimore Ravens, who made Queen their top pick.
It’s clear that the Broncos are intrigued by the possibility of adding an athletic option at the linebacker position and someone who could potentially be a stalwart at the position for the foreseeable future.
Dylan Moses obviously spent the 2019 season out injured but he has proven himself to be a tremendous playmaker with speed, range, and the ability to excel both in coverage and as a blitzer on third downs.
The Broncos could replace Todd Davis with the drafting of a player like Moses, pairing him up with 2019 breakout star Alexander Johnson.