The Broncos did indeed select a first-round quarterback, they just got him after the round was over.
Denver traded up to the 42nd pick to select quarterback Drew Lock out of Missouri.
Many saw Lock as a first-round pick, but he fell into the second round somewhat inexplicably, though this could simply have had to do with preference as the Redskins loved Dwayne Haskins and the Giants really liked Daniel Jones.
Back to back.
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— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) April 26, 2019
Lock started most of all four of his years at Missouri, but went through three different offensive coordinators in his time there.
As a result he struggled with his accuracy and consistency, but as a junior, he set the SEC record for touchdown passes in a year (44) and he completed more than 60 percent of his passes for the first time a year later.
Many pundits liked Lock better than Jones, who went No. 6 to the Giants.
Denver will now start to groom Lock to be their starter as Joe Flacco is locked up for the next three years.
However, while Flacco is the Broncos’ starter, he has had injury problems, so Lock could very well see playing time in his first year.