NFL DRAFT 2024

Denver Broncos 2024 NFL Draft tracker

Apr 25, 2024, 1:17 PM | Updated: Apr 29, 2024, 11:32 am

The Denver Broncos were on the clock with the 2024 NFL Draft taking place last Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Detroit.

The team is coming off an 8-9 season in what was Sean Payton’s first as the head coach. This offseason has already seen the Broncos make significant changes, showing a new era will match the team’s new uniforms.

Out has been Russell Wilson, Justin Simmons, Jerry Jeudy and others. The Broncos could be looking at replacing all three in some form or fashion during this weekend, Among the team’s major needs are quarterback, wide receiver, offensive tackle, cornerback, defensive tackle and EDGE.

Denver Broncos 2024 NFL Draft (7 picks):

Round 1, pick 12: QB, Bo Nix, Oregon 

Quarterbacks went early and often in the 2024 NFL Draft. And it wasn’t good news for the Denver Broncos. Denver took the sixth quarterback off the board. They selected a player that many thought would still be available much later in the first round, especially with other teams in need of a QB having already made their pick. Nix was a third-team All-American at Oregon in 2023. He was also the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year.


Round 3, pick 76 (From MIA in Bradley Chubb trade): Edge, Jonah Elliss, Utah

The Broncos need help getting after the QB, and the team hopes they achieved that on Friday night by taking Utah’s Jonah Elliss in the third-round of the NFL Draft. Elliss had 12 sacks last season for the Utes, drastically improving his total from 2022 when he had just three.


Round 4, pick 102 (From SEA in draft day trade): WR, Troy Franklin, Oregon

When the Broncos added quarterback Bo Nix with the No. 12 overall pick on Thursday night, one of the big questions became, who is the rookie going to throw to? Jerry Jeudy has been traded to Cleveland. Courtland Sutton is unhappy with his contract. So Denver’s wide receiver room is in transition, to put it mildly. On Saturday, the Broncos addressed that situation in the draft. They traded up to select Nix’s college teammate at Oregon in Franklin.


Round 5, pick 145 (From NYJ in Jake Martin trade): CB, Kris Abrams-Draine, Missouri 

Many mock drafts had the Broncos taking a cornerback in the first round, adding a player opposite of Patrick Surtain on defense. While that didn’t happen, Denver did address a position of need on day three. Looking to bolster their secondary, the Broncos used the 10th pick in the fifth round, No. 145 overall, to add a cornerback.


Round 5, pick 147: RB, Audric Estime, Notre Dame

Last year, the Broncos didn’t have a lot of production in their backfield. Javonte Williams was recovery from a knee injury, Samaje Perine has been a career backup for a reason and Jaleel McLaughlin was a rookie learning the ropes. In order to address their need for a playmaker at that position, the Broncos used their second fifth-round pick to draft a running back. And they looked to a football factory for their potential answer.


Round 7, pick 235: (From SEA in draft day trade): WR, Devaughn Vele, Utah

The Broncos clearly feel wide receiver is a position of need, and they continue to address it in the NFL Draft. After trading up in Round 4 to select Troy Franklin out of Oregon, they took another wideout in the seventh round as the picks began coming to a close.


Round 7, pick 256 (From NYJ in Zach Wilson trade): OL, Nick Gargiulo, South Carolina

The Denver Broncos wrapped up their 2024 NFL Draft by adding a versatile offensive lineman. Nick Gargiulo played the 2023 season at the University of South Carolina, after spending five years before at Yale. The Ivy League didn’t take the field in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gargiulo has experience at left tackle, center and left guard. He played the latter two positions for the Gamecock a season ago.


Broncos undrafted additions tracker

The history of the last two decades says that in all likelihood, at least one undrafted rookie will make the season-opening 53-player roster of Denver Broncos. And there’s a decent chance the impact will be measurable. So, take note of the players the Broncos will be adding in the coming days in advance of their rookie minicamp to take place on the second weekend of May at Centura Health Training Center.

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