The First & 10 @ 10 crew on Orange & Blue Radio has an outstanding segment on its morning show leading up to the draft called, “Take Your Case to Court” in which two of the hosts argue for or against some element of the draft.
It’s very entertaining, so I highly recommend it, but it’s also insightful when it comes to the Broncos’ options - and dilemmas - related to their draft picks.
This morning Ryan Edwards and Steve Atwater debated whether the Broncos should consider spending a premium pick on an offensive tackle (rounds 1-3) or avoid that position early and instead aim to get an offensive tackle in a later round or even among the undrafted players.
The case for a premium pick at OT
Edwards made an excellent case for getting an offensive tackle early in the draft, pointing out that although Garett Bolles was a first-round pick in 2017 and newly acquired Ja’wuan James was a first-round pick five years ago, the two are not necessarily “locked in” as the starters there.
According to Pro Football Focus, James was the 64th ranked OT last year while Bolles was the 30th. And Edwards isn’t buying the argument that new offensive line coach Mike Munchak is completely happy with that pair.