The 2021 NFL Draft is one week away and the Denver Broncos new general manager George Paton is confident that with the ninth overall pick, the team is going to end up with a player who will make an immediate impact.

“We have nine picks and three picks in the first 75, and we’re really excited. If we stand pat, we think we’ll get an impact player at No. 9. We’re looking forward to it and we feel that we’re in prime position to upgrade our football team,” Paton said.

The Broncos solidified the defense in the offseason, signing Justin Simmons to a long-term deal, exercising Von Miller’s option and re-signing Shelby Harris and Kareem Jackson. They also brought in two cornerbacks in Ronald Darby and Kyle Fuller. Those moves have given the Broncos flexibility in the draft.