4. Alaric Jackson, OT, Iowa
In the 2020 NFL Draft, the Broncos used their top two selections on wide receivers. In 2021, they could use two of their top four selections on the offensive tackle position.
Alaric Jackson played through injury in 2019 for the Hawkeyes and didn’t have nearly as good of tape as he did in 2018 when there was talk he could leave early for the 2020 NFL Draft.
Some are projecting Jackson as a better fit as a guard in the NFL with his lack of ideal length at the tackle position and not as great of foot quickness as someone like his former teammate Tristan Wirfs.
Even if that is the case, Jackson could be an ideal replacement if the Broncos were to lose top swing tackle/guard Elijah Wilkinson in the 2021 offseason.
He could potentially add depth at either tackle spot as well as inside at guard if the Broncos wanted to transition him there.
Either way, the Broncos will need added depth at the tackle position and if he’s available in round four, Jackson would be a tremendous pickup.