LB JUSTIN STRNAD Overview: Of the Broncos' 10 draft picks, Wake Forest's Justin Strnad was the only player not to appear in a game for Denver this season. A wrist injury in training camp ended Strnad's season before it began, but there were early flashes that suggested the rangy linebacker could've played a role as a rookie for the Broncos. Strnad took reps in the team's nickel defense in training camp and may have been the coverage linebacker the team has missed in recent years.
There are many questions directed toward some key players on the Denver Broncos as the 2021 NFL Draft and free agency inch closer. One specific position that currently has question marks is at safety. The Broncos want to sign free safety Justin Simmons to a long-term deal after he played the 2020 season on the franchise tag.
Sure, getting Courtland Sutton back will be big, figuring out the right tackle position is going to matter, and everyone growing a year older and better is important, but in the end, the biggest difference this offense can make this offseason is improved play at the quarterback position — Lock or not. With Lock, the Broncos go into 2021 with the fourth-best quarterback in the AFC West, but with Stafford, the team would be in the conversation for the second-best.