Broncos trade up for QB Jayden Daniels in 2024 NFL mock draft

In a recent 2024 NFL mock draft, Touchdown Wire’s Doug Farrar has the Denver Broncos pulling off a blockbuster trade with the New England Patriots to land their franchise quarterback.

The Broncos move up from pick No. 12 to pick No. 3 (for an undisclosed cost) to select LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels. In Farrar’s mock draft, Denver is “hoping [the trade] works better for them than it did for the San Francisco 49ers and Trey Lance a few years back.”

Three years ago, the 49ers moved up from 12th overall to 3rd overall in a swap with the Miami Dolphins. To complete the trade, San Francisco gave up three first-round picks (2021, 2022, 2023) and a third-round pick (2022).

If the Broncos were to make such a trade this year, they can’t afford to miss on the quarterback they select. Daniels, 23, is widely considered a top-three QB in this year’s class. Most pundits have him ranked below Caleb Williams and alongside Drake Maye.

The 2024 NFL draft will be held in Detroit from April 25-27.

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