Broncos 2021 NFL mock draft tracker 7.0: What the national experts predict Denver will do

File photo, Ohio State quarterback ...

Just three weeks left before the NFL draft arrives. So do the Broncos do?

Denver Post’s Phillip Heilman has Denver selecting Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons in his second Broncos seven-round mock draft, writing “his instincts need to develop and maturity is a concern, but this pick would add a new dimension to the Broncos’ defense as a 3-4 inside linebacker.”

Meanwhile, many national writers are thinking the Broncos are thinking quarterback with names such as Justin Fields of Ohio State and Alabama’s Mac Jones floating.

So here’s a look at who national draftniks are thinking will land in Denver.

CBS Sports | Chris Trapasso | Updated April 7

Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
AJ Mast, Associated Press fileIn this Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields throws during the first half of the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game against Northwestern, in Indianapolis.

“After tons of speculation about trading up, Fields falls into the Broncos’ lap. Ideal.” See the full mock draft.

Trapasso’s other Broncos picks:

Second round (40th overall pick): Levi Onwuzurike, DL, Washington

NFL.com | Cynthia Frelund | Updated March 30

Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
Jay LaPrete, Associated Press fileIn this Nov. 23, 2019, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields plays against Penn State during an NCAA college football game, in Columbus, Ohio.

“Same pick here as last time. Denver is in an interesting spot, with the opportunity to trade up or down, depending on the strategy at the QB position. If the team wants to add a first-round QB, Fields is a fit, but a prospect who forecasts to be in the range of a late-first or early second-round pick (that is, in the trade-down range) and who really pops for the Broncos is Michigan tackle Jalen Mayfield, who would slot in on the right side of the offensive line. Personally, I would also love to see what coach Vic Fangio would do with linebacker Zaven Collins, who also projects in that same trade-down range. Given Fangio’s teaching ability, Collins’ ability to limit both catches and yards after the catch when in coverage projects at a rate that is in the top 15 percent of the 15-season sample.” See the full mock draft.

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CBS Sports | Jeff Kerr | Updated April 2

Mac Jones, QB, Alabama
Chris O’Meara, Associated Press fileAlabama quarterback Mac Jones passes against Ohio State during the second half of an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans, in this Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, file photo.

“Denver is able to take its quarterback in Jones, the fifth QB selected in the top 10. Jones is still a good prospect and could thrive with Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick, and K.J. Hamler as his top four wideouts. The Broncos are a quarterback away from competing for a playoff spot — and Jones will get them in position to compete in December.” See the full mock draft.

Sporting News | Vinnie Iyer | Updated April 5

Mac Jones, QB, Alabama
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