Denver Broncos 2024 NFL mock draft tracker

Feb 5, 2024, 4:59 PM | Updated: Apr 18, 2024, 10:43 am

For the first time since taking Pat Surtain II in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos have a first-round pick in 2024.

Thanks to trades for Russell Wilson and Sean Payton the Broncos were without first-rounders in the 2022 and 2023 NFL Drafts. Still in need of a quarterback, after Wilson didn’t work out, many experts around the league think Denver could welcome a rookie gunslinger. Others think the Broncos will address the quarterback elsewhere this offseason and focus on something else during the draft.

What will the Broncos do with pick No. 12? Could Denver even trade up or down? We will find out on April 25.

Here’s the latest from experts on what they expect the Broncos to do on NFL Draft Day

April 18: ESPN suggests Broncos could use Courtland Sutton to trade up

Could Coutland Sutton have played his last down in orange and blue if the two sides can’t reconcile? Perhaps, and a new mock draft from ESPN’s Bill Barnwell on Thursday suggests the Broncos could use Sutton to trade up the board.

April 16: NFL mock draft has the Broncos going defense at No. 12 overall

Peter Schrager of NFL media has the team going defense with the No. 12 overall pick next week. Would Sean Payton and George Paton really go that direction? According to Schrager, he sees the fit, with the Broncos taking edge-rusher Laiatu Latu out of UCLA.

April 10: If you want the Broncos to get a quarterback, you won’t like the latest Mel Kiper Jr. mock draft

Cornerback may not be a big Broncos need, but Mel Kiper Jr. became the latest pundit to mock a corner to the Broncos.

April 9:  Mock draft has Broncos getting J.J. McCarthy, but not with big trade

The scenario laid out by NFL Network host Rhett Lewis on Tuesday would make Broncos Country jump for joy. He has Denver selecting J.J. McCarthy at No. 10 overall after a smaller trade with the Jets.

March 29: New NFL mock draft has Broncos staying at No. 12, settling for QB’s Eric Edholm released his newest mock draft on Friday, and he has the Broncos staying at No. 12 overall. He has Payton still selecting a quarterback, but perhaps settling for Oregon’s Bo Nix.

March 27: ESPN’s latest mock draft has Broncos trading to No. 4 overall

Two days after head coach Sean Payton said it’s “realistic” for the team to move up in next month’s NFL Draft, ESPN’s Matt Miller is projecting that as a reality.

March 19: New mock draft has Broncos taking potentially special tight end

In the third edition of his mock draft this offseason,’s Daniel Jeremiah has head coach Sean Payton and GM George Paton staying at No. 12 and taking Georgia’s Brock Bowers.

March 19: Mel Kiper Jr. mocks Bo Nix to Broncos

Kiper moves J.J. McCarthy up to Minnesota at No. 11, leaving the Broncos to take Oregon’s Bo Nix and make it five quarterbacks in the first 12 picks of the draft.

Feb. 28: Mel Kiper Jr. shifts in new mock draft, has Broncos taking a QB

Kiper is now on the J.J. McCarthy to the Broncos train, a popular mock draft selection from various national sites across the Internet.

Feb. 23: CBS Sports has Broncos going corner from Alabama in latest mock

While plenty of mock drafts do have the Broncos taking a QB, CBS Sports football writer Chris Trapasso has head coach Sean Payton and GM George Paton going in a different direction.

Feb. 20: Could the Broncos go for an edge rusher in Round 1?

NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah thinks so, as his Mock Draft version 2.0 has the Broncos selecting Florida State edge rusher Jared Verse.

Feb. 15: Could Bo Nix be a Bronco? Fox Sports’ Joel Klatt sees a fit

Fox Sports’ Joel Klatt has spoken often about how well he believes Oregon QB Bo Nix fits Sean Payton, and his mock has Nix going to Denver.

Feb. 14: J.J. McCarthy to the Broncos? ESPN predicts it to happen

ESPN’s Field Yates has the Broncos selecting McCarthy as the fourth quarterback off the board.

Feb. 12: Pro Football Focus mocks Drake Maye to Denver

PFF has the Broncos making a daring trade up to the No. 2 spot to select the North Carolina passer.

Feb 8: Another mock draft has Broncos taking a national championship QB

ESPN has previously mocked Michigan national champion QB J.J. McCarthy to Denver, and on Thursday, CBS Sports did the same.

Feb 5: Broncos need help pressuring QB, new mock has them taking edge

The Broncos are so desperate for a quarterback, that any mock selection that isn’t a QB at No. 12 might have folks scratching their heads.

Feb 5: Newest ESPN mock draft has Broncos staying at 12, taking a QB

ESPN has Denver taking Oregon QB Bo Nix at No. 12. Interestingly this mock also has J.J. McCarthy of Michigan going one pick later to the Raiders.

Jan 23: Mel Kiper’s first mock draft has Broncos going defense in Round 1

Kiper from ESPN had Denver taking UCLA OLB Laiatu Latu at No. 12. The Broncos got better in getting to the quarterback last year, but still they could use some more fireworks at the position.

Jan 19: Newest NFL mock draft has Broncos taking a corner from Alabama

Could the Broncos repeat their last NFL Draft pick? has Denver going with Terrion Arnold from Alabama at No. 12. It would certainly be a solution to the question of No. 2 corner, which has been asked since PS2 came to town.

Jan 10: Latest ESPN mock draft has Broncos taking national champion QB

This ESPN mock had Michigan QB J.J. McCarthy going to the Broncos at No. 12. They didn’t see Washington’s Michael Penix Jr. or Oregon’s Bo Nix as first-rounders in this mock.

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