After the Denver Broncos passed on Ohio State’s Justin Fields and Alabama’s Mac Jones in the 2021 NFL draft, Draft Wire’s Luke Easterling has them selecting a quarterback in his way-too-early 2022 NFL draft.
Draft Wire has the Broncos drafting Ohio State quarterback JT Daniels in the first round, a sign that Easterling is not sold on Drew Lock.
Daniels (6-3, 210 pounds) is the fifth QB picked in Easterling’s mock, behind Sam Howell (No. 1), Spencer Rattler (No. 2), Kedon Slovis (No. 8) and Desmond Ridder (No. 14).
Daniels started Georgia’s final four games of the 2020 season, completing 80-of-119 passes for 1,231 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Unrelated to the QB pick: Denver selects No. 24 overall in the mock draft, which would represent a huge on-field performance jump from 2020 when they secured pick No. 9 overall in this year’s draft. If the Broncos are picking at No. 24 in next year’s draft, that will mean they made the playoffs in the 2021 season.
To view Easterling’s complete first-round 2022 mock, visit Draft Wire.