The Broncos have committed to Drew Lock, at least for the upcoming season. But to properly evaluate whether he's the long-term answer at quarterback, they knew they needed to invest in a stronger supporting cast.
Enter the 2020 NFL Draft, which saw Denver use four of its first six picks toward unlocking Lock.
After taking wideout Jerry Jeudy No. 15 overall, the Broncos boldly doubled up at the position with burner K.J. Hamler in the second round. They grabbed lineman Lloyd Cushenberry in the third to presumably be their new center. Their lone fourth-round pick went to Albert Okwuegbunam, who topped all tight ends with a 4.49 40 at the combine.
"I felt that offensively, for us to be able to compete and give Drew a chance to be successful and us to be successful on the offensive side ... we had to get some speed and we had to get some talent on that offensive side and some explosiveness on the offensive side," general manager John Elway said, per the team's website. "That's why we decided to go that way. We played good defense last year and we'll continue to play good defense this coming year, but we had to pick things up on the offensive side [with] that explosiveness and speed factor."