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2021 NFL Draft Targets Broncos Fans Should Watch On 10/3

  • The Draft Network
  • October 1, 2020
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With football restarting, scouts have been deployed all over the country. Although we’re navigating through a pandemic, front offices are still charged with the task of adding talent to their roster. 

The Denver Broncos have done an excellent job of adding talent at their skill positions lately. Von Miller and Justin Simmons are stars on defense. Offensively, Courtland Sutton has already been to a Pro Bowl, and KJ Hamler and Jerry Jeudy look like future stars. Alexander Johnson and Phillip Lindsay were excellent finds as undrafted free agents. However, there are still areas of that team that need an upgrade. 

Offensive tackle, inside linebacker, and starting cornerback are all positions the Broncos need to upgrade in order to compete with and challenge their division rival and defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. Here are five players that Broncos fans should keep an eye on this weekend.

Dillon Radunz, LT, North Dakota State

Central Arkansas at North Dakota State 3:30 p.m. ET

North Dakota State has enjoyed national success as a program and continues to churn out NFL talent. Dillon Radunz could find his name called in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Garett Bolles has been a mixed bag since his arrival. Since Denver did not exercise his fifth-year option, they could easily move on from Bolles. Radunz could be an upgrade at left tackle in their quest to protect their quarterback Drew Lock. 

Alex Leatherwood, OT/OG, Alabama

#10 Texas A&M at #2 Alabama 3:30 p.m. ET

Alabama has continued to produce NFL ready plug-and-play starters, especially in the trenches. Leatherwood would be a value pick for the Broncos, due to his ability to play tackle or guard. With Elijah Wilkinson now hurt, the offensive line continues to be a priority for a team looking to challenge in the division. 

Israel Mukuamu, CB, South Carolina

South Carolina at #5 Florida 12:00 p.m. ET

When you play in the division with the Super Bowl champion Chiefs, you can never have enough cornerbacks. The Chiefs have arguably the most explosive and dynamic offense in the NFL. Denver lost A.J. Bouye and hope that rookie Michael Ojemudia can mature quickly and adjust to the NFL. Mukuamu is a cornerback with tremendous size and length. He would be a huge asset at outside corner for the Broncos defense. 

Dimitri Moore, LB, Vanderbilt

#6 LSU at Vanderbilt 7:30 p.m. ET

Shoring up the defense continues to be a priority for the Broncos. Johnson was a tremendous find as an undrafted free agent. However, adding a player like Dimitri Moore would give the Broncos some speed and coverage upside. The increased emphasis on passing and matchups make athletic linebackers with the ability to cover a wanted commodity. 

Jalen Redmond, EDGE, Oklahoma

#3 Oklahoma at Iowa State 7:30 p.m. ET

Miller has yet to prove he can stay healthy late in his career. He has aged and his production has decreased. As a result, this may be his final season in Denver. Pairing a young edge rusher with Bradley Chubb could be a great idea. Redmond has flashed some pass-rush upside, but has lacked consistency thus far. He could be one of the better pass-rushers in the Big 12. Look to see if he takes another step this season to ultimately hear his name called on draft day. 

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