As is tradition at BSN, we’re releasing our annual top-200 draft prospects with our graded tiers as a guide for where the best value lies for the Denver Broncos in this class.

Enjoy!

TIER 1: ELITE PROSPECTS (TOP FIVE IN MOST DRAFTS  — FRANCHISE CORNERSTONES)

Quinnen Williams joins Joey Bosa, Jalen Ramsey, Myles Garrett and Malik Hooker as the fifth player to receive an elite grade since we’ve been publishing these tiered big boards at BSN—no one received an elite grade a year ago. 

The fact that he achieved that status after just one year as a starter is a testament to how dominant and well-rounded the powerful, quick-twitch defensive lineman is. At just 21, he has the ability to be a special player.

1. Quinnen Williams, DL, Alabama

TIER 2: TOP-10 TALENTS

These are the other blue-chip prospects in this class, as Bosa, White, Allen, and Haskins could’ve easily received elite grades if not for one concern in all their profiles.

For Bosa it’s injuries, White is still raw, Haskins only started one year, and Allen isn’t always a dominant pass rusher. Still, all profile to be worth a top-10 pick because they should all be pro-bowl level players.

2. Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State

3. Devin White, LB, LSU

4. Josh Allen, OLB, Kentucky

5. Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

TIER 3: FIRST ROUNDERS (HIGH-LEVEL STARTERS)

This is where the fun begins, with 19 first-round graded talents in all, which is three more than a year ago, a decent haul.

All these prospects are pretty clean and should, at the very least, become high-level starters. The two risks are Murray (size) and Simmons (injury); if not for those factors, both would be graded higher than this.

6. Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

7. Ed Oliver, DT, Houston

8. Brian Burns, EDGE, Florida State

9. Clelin Ferrell, EDGE, Clemson

10. Jonah Williams, LT, Alabama

11. Andraez ‘Greedy’ Williams, CB, LSU

12. Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State

13. Devin Bush, LB, Michigan

14. Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan

15. Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame

16. T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa

17. Garrett Bradbury, OC, NC State

18. Jeffrey Simmons, DT, Mississippi State

19. Andre Dillard, LT, Washington State

TIER 4: LATE FIST AND EARLY SECOND-ROUND TALENTS (PROJECTED STARTERS WITH THE UPSIDE FOR MORE)

This is the make-or-break tier of the draft, especially for teams like the Broncos, who should really come away with two players from in the first four tiers.

There’s a lot more risk involved with this group, or in some cases, players who don’t possess the same upside. Getting one of these top-40 prospects would make for a big haul as you’d have two projected high-end starters with the star potential.

20. Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

21. D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss

22. Jawaan Taylor, RT, Florida

23. Byron Murphy, CB, Washington

24. Christian Wilkins, DL, Clemson

25. Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma

26. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, CB/S, Florida

27. Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State

28. Irv Smith Jr., TE, Alabama

29. Noah Fant, TE, Iowa

30. DeAndre Baker, CB, Georgia

31. Deebo  Samuel, WR, South Carolina

32. Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma

33. Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State

34. N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State

35. Darnell Savage Jr., S, Maryland

36. A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss

37. Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama

38. Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama

39. Chase Winovich, EDGE, Michigan

40. Chris Lindstrom, OG, Boston College

TIER 5: SECOND ROUNDERS (IMMEDIATE CONTRIBUTORS, EXPECTED STARTERS WITHIN THE FIRST TWO SEASONS)

The depth of this class lies in the next two tiers where teams will be able to find quite a few starters in the near future who’ll be making noise on Sundays.

41. Zach Allen, DL, Boston College

42. Dre’Mont Jones, DL, Ohio State

43. Yodny Cajuste, LT, West Virginia

44. Gerald Willis III, DT, Miami

45. Deionte Thompson, FS, Alabama

46. Johnathan Abram, SS, Mississippi State

47. Joejuan Williams, CB, Vanderbilt

48. JJ Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford

49. Elgton Jenkins, C, Mississippi State

50. Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson

51. Taylor Rapp, SS, Washington

52. Greg Little, LT, Ole Miss

53. Terry McLaurin, WR, Ohio State

54. Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State

55. Kahale Warring, TE, San Diego State

56. Trayvon Mullen, CB, Clemson

57. Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame

58. Michael Jordan, OC, Ohio State

59. Erik McCoy, OC, Texas A&M

60. Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple

61. Kaleb McGary, RT, Washington

62. Nasir Adderley, CB/S, Delaware

TIER 6: THIRD-ROUND TALENTS (SHOULD BE STARTERS WITHIN THE FIRST THREE SEASONS)

There are 110 prospects who project to be able to contribute early and become long-term starters within their first couple of seasons.

This tier being so deep increases the value of an early fourth-round pick—Denver has a long break between their third-round selection at 72 and their fourth-round pick at 126. It might be more logical for a team like the Broncos to trade down in the third and try to add two picks between 80-100 to take advantage of this depth and add four future starters.

63. Rodney Anderson, RB, Oklahoma

64. Terrill Hanks, OLB, New Mexico State

65. Brett Rypien, QB, Boise State

66. Lonnie Johnson Jr., CB, Kentucky

67. Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State

68. Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

69. Jace Sternberger, TE, Texas A&M

70. Jachai Polite, EDGE, Florida

71. DeAndre Walker, OLB, Georgia

72. Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia

73. Charles Omenihu, DE, Texas

74. Drue Tranquill, LB, Notre Dame

75. Jordan Ta’amu, QB, Ole Miss

76. Kelvin Harmon, WR, NC State

77. Maxx Crosby, EDGE, Eastern Michigan

78. John Cominsky, DL, Charleston

79. Khalen Saunders, DT, Western Illinois

80. Darrell Henderson, RB, Memphis

81. Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State

82. Sean Bunting, CB, Central Michigan

83. Marvell Tell III, S, USC

84. David Long, CB, Michigan

85. Justice Hill, RB, Oklahoma State

86. Trayveon Williams, RB, Texas A&M

87. L.J. Collier, EDGE, TCU

88. Will Grier, QB, West Virginia

89. Foster Moreau, TE, LSU

90. Max Scharping, OT, Northern Illinois

91. Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State

92. Christian Miller, OLB, Alabama

93. Ryan Finley, QB, NC State

94. Jamel Dean, CB, Auburn

95. Michael Deiter, OL, Wisconsin

96. Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State

97. Damien Harris, RB, Alabama

98. Beau Benzschawel, OG, Wisconsin

99. Kris Boyd, CB, Texas

100. Amani Hooker, S, Iowa

101. Connor McGovern, OG, Penn State

102. Jaylon Ferguson, DE, Louisiana Tech

103. Germaine Pratt, LB, NC State

104. Vosean Joseph, LB, Florida

105. Preston Williams, WR, Colorado State

106. Anthony Nelson, DE, Iowa

107. Andy Isabella, WR, UMass

108. Bobby Okereke, LB, Stanford

109. Trysten Hill, DT, UCF

110. Blake Cashman, LB, Minnesota

TIER 7: DAY-THREE GEMS 

Most of these players are projects; long-term projects or specialty players who are perfect in specific personnel packages.

This is also where you’ll see some special teams value but make no mistake there’s still tons of talent here.

111. Joe Jackson, EDGE, Miami

112. David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State

113. Caleb Wilson, TE, UCLA

114. Dawson Knox, TE, Ole Miss

115. Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia

116. Josh Oliver, TE, San Jose State

117. Austin Bryant, EDGE, Clemson

118. Kaden Smith, TE, Stanford

119. Isaiah Buggs, DT, Alabama

120. Dru Samia, OG, Oklahoma

121. David Sills, WR, West Virginia

122. Elijah Holyfield, RB, Georgia

123. James Williams, RB, Washington State

124. Isaiah Johnson, CB, Houston

125. Ken Webster, CB, Ole Miss

126. Justin Hollins, OLB, Oregon

127. Jarrett Stidham, QB, Auburn

128. Tyree Jackson, QB, Buffalo

129. Gary Jennings, WR, West Virginia

130. Te’von Coney, LB, Notre Dame

131. Ugo Amadi, S, Oregon

132. Drew Lewis, LB, Colorado

133. Drew Sample, TE, Washington

134. Chase Hansen, LB, Utah

135. Jahlani Tavai, LB, Hawaii

136. David Edwards, RT, Wisconsin

137. Alexander Mattison, RB, Boise State

138. Mike Weber, RB, Ohio State

139. Antoine Wesley, WR, Texas Tech

140. Devin Singletary, RB, Florida Atlantic

141. Dax Reymond, TE, Utah State

142. Greg Gaines, NT, Washington

143. Daylon Mack, DT, Texas A&M

144. Chuma Edoga, RT, USC

145. Jalen Jelks, DE, Oregon

146. Tre Lamar, LB, Clemson

147. Malik Reed, EDGE, Nevada

148. Mitch Hyatt, OT, Clemson

149. Jordan Brailford, DE, Oklahoma State

150. Carl Granderson, DE, Wyoming

151. Nate Davis, OG, Charlotte

152. Ben Powers, OC, Oklahoma

153. Ben Banogu, DE, TCU

154. Bryce Love, RB, Stanford

155. Marquise Blair, S, Utah

156. Emanuel Hall, WR, Missouri

157. Jordan Miller, CB, Washington

158. Gary Johnson, LB, Texas

159. Dillon Mitchell, WR, Oregon

160. Penny Hart, WR, Georgia State

161. Ben Burr-Kirven, LB, Washington

162. Miles Boykin, WR, Notre Dame

163. Bennie Snell Jr., RB, Kentucky

164. David Long, ILB, West Virginia

165. Mike Edwards, S, Kentucky

166. Saivion Smith, CB, Alabama

167. Kendall Sheffield, CB, Ohio State

168. Isaiah Prince, OT, Ohio State

TIER 8: SIXTH AND SEVENTH-ROUND TALENTS (PURE DEPTH PIECES)

Here you really have your core special teamers and backups. The best value in this tier is at defensive back, edge rusher, and wide receiver all spots where Denver could add some depth late.

169. Joe Giles-Harris, LB, Duke

170. Mark Fields, CB, Clemson

171. Zedrick Woods, S, Ole Miss

172. Jimmy Moreland, CB, James Madison

173. Sutton Smith, EDGE, Northern Illinois

174. Renell Wren, DL, Arizona State

175. Lil’Jordan Humphrey, WR, Texas

176. Andrew Wingard, FS, Wyoming

177. KeeSean Johnson, WR, Fresno State

178. Stanley Morgan Jr., WR, Nebraska

179. Isaac Nauta, TE, Georgia

180. Jalen Hurd, WR, Baylor

181. Alize Mack, TE, Notre Dame

182. Dexter Williams, RB, Notre Dame

183. Darwin Thompson, RB, Utah State

184. Kendall Joseph, LB, Clemson

185. Porter Gustin, EDGE, USC

186. Oshane Ximines, EDGE, Old Dominion

187 Ross Pierschbacher, OG/C, Alabama

188. Bobby Evans, OT, Oklahoma

189. Martez Ivey, LT, Florida

190. Gardner Minshew, QB, Washington State

191. Clayton Thorson, QB, Northwestern

192. Myles Gaskin, RB, Washington

193. DaMarkus Lodge, WR, Ole Miss

194. Dontavius Russell, DT, Auburn

195. Hunter Renfrow, WR, Clemson

196. Andrew Van Ginkel, EDGE, Wisconsin

197. Michael Jackson, CB, Miami

198. Jaquan Johnson, FS, Miami

199. Corey Ballentine, CB, Washburn

200. Devine Ozigbo, RB, Nebraska

Andre Simone
Author

Andre Simone was born in Boulder, Colorado raised in Milan, Italy and is the NFL draft and film analyst for BSNDenver.com. Andre has charted every play of the Denver Broncos for the past several years and writes game grades after every Orange & Blue contest. Obsessed with the draft in all sports, he also developed stats for all four major sports and is the host of the Broncos draft podcast.

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