Broncos draft a Colorado kid from Wiggins then take QB Drew Lock
The Broncos had back-to-back picks on Friday in the Second Round of the NFL Draft as they scooped up a Colorado kid for the offensive line and a quarterback expected to go sooner in the draft by a lot of analysts.
The Broncos chose offensive lineman Dalton Risner from Kansas State with the 41st pick. Risner is from Wiggins. Wiggins is a small town northeast of Denver near Fort Morgan. The 6-foot-5, 312-pound Risner was the ninth pick of the second round. He can play center or right guard in Denver. He bolsters an offensive line that has been Elway's biggest headache as general manager.
The Broncos then threw a hail mary and traded up to take Missouri quarterback Drew Lock with the 42nd pick. Lock had been projected by some to wind up in the Mile High City, but in the opening round.