NFL Mock Draft: Sean Payton, Denver Broncos begin rebuild with No. 1 overall pick in 2024 NFL Draft

Denver Broncos and Sean Payton take advantage of their Walmart money and rebuild from scratch.

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Welcome to a comprehensive discussion on the Denver Broncos 2024 NFL Draft strategy. As the current season unfolds, it's hard not to look ahead and imagine what the future might hold for this storied franchise. Let's dive in.

The Denver Broncos are facing a challenging season. Despite having the efficient Russell Wilson under center, the team's record may not reflect the effort invested on the field. The offense shows promise, but the defense leaves much to be desired, marking a surprising turn for a franchise historically known for its strong defense.

The Denver Broncos may be at a turning point. The idea of a rebuild, which should have been initiated a year ago, is more relevant now than ever. The 2024 NFL Draft could be the ideal starting point for an ultimately timed, well-situated and necessary transformation.

Denver Broncos set up nicely for a rebuild through the draft and free agency

With Sean Payton at the helm, backed by the newly acquired Walmart Money, and seemingly the No.1 overall pick in 2024, now is the best time to blow the team up. Some trades need to be made, though. Keep Jerry Juedy, Patrick Surtain II and Javonte Williams. The rest of the team goes to any team that wants them

Two big trades must be made before the trade deadline and will cost the Broncos a lot of money this year. It is okay to eat the salaries and guarantees of Russell Wilson and Justin Simmons this year and get them off the books and free future cap space.

The Jets would happily give the Broncos their 3rd round pick for Wilson right now, but the closer we get to the deadline, the worse the Jets playoff chances get.

Next, Justin Simmons to the Miami Dolphins to secure their backfield for a 3rd round pick will also work if Denver eats most of his contract.

Lastly, package OG Ben Powell and LB Jose Jewell in the final year of his contract to the Jacksonville Jaguars for a 3rd and a 6th pick.

This will give the Denver Broncos the No. 1 in the first, four additional third-round picks, and two fourths.