the 2019 NFL Draft with back-to-back good drafts now. Here’s how they graded out."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Broncos NewsBroncos 2019 Draft ClassBroncos PodcastsBroncos 2019 ScheduleKey Offseason DatesCommunity RulesFull ArchiveBroncos StoriesScheduleRosterStatsOdds Shop About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕NFL DraftNFL Draft GradesDenver Broncos 2019 DraftNFL Draft Grades: Broncos grade out well in 2019 NFL DraftNew Juwann Winfree Denver Broncos Jersey ,161commentsThe Denver Broncos appear to have nailed the 2019 NFL Draft with back-to-back good drafts now. Here’s how they graded out. NFL Draft Grades: Broncos grade out well in 2019 NFL DraftA year ago, Denver Broncos fans were very pleased with the job John Elway did selecting the teams picks in the 2018 NFL Draft. Many of us thought this was due to the “Gary Kubiak effect”, since Elway has never really done particularly well drafting. Except, now Elway appears to have done it again in the 2019 NFL Draft all on his own. In our own draft grade poll for the 2019 Broncos draft class, over 4300 people submitted their online grade as of this writing. 57% graded the Broncos an ‘A’ and another 35% threw down a ‘B’. That’s a winner. 2019 Broncos Draft ClassRoundPickPlayerPositionSchoolInfoHighlightsRoundPickPlayerPositionSchoolInfoHighlightsNFL Draft GradesSB Nation: A-Reaction: I like Dan Kadar’s stuff, so I would have been troubled had he been troubled by the Broncos draft class. Instead, Kadar sees the Broncos having made one of the smartest moves in the first round this year and picked up a few steals in later rounds. We’ll ignore his comments about Elway’s history of drafting quarterbacks as that sample size is too small. ESPN Mel Kiper: B+Reaction: Kiper’s final sentence is all we need to know about how well Elway navigated this draft. Every report that came out leading up to the NFL Draft suggested Elway was quite enamored with Lock’s potential and ability, which led to mock drafts to heavily favor the Broncos selecting him with the tenth overall pick. Instead, Elway took a chance on Lock falling into the second round. He made a trade to secure an additional second round pick knowing Dalton Risner was a pretty high target on his list at 41. The Broncos ended up with Fant and Risner before they packaged some picks together to get ahead of the Green Bay Packers to select Lock at 42. That was pretty damn impressive if you ask me. Old Elway would have panicked and pulled the trigger much earlier Justin Simmons Jersey , so it is good to see him learning from his past mistakes. NFL.com: AReaction: This post also graded each Day of the draft and the Broncos held steady with an A on all three days. I wasn’t all that pleased with the final day of the draft myself, but if we’re being honest on that it doesn’t really matter. The Oakland Raiders “won Day 3” of the draft, but winning on that day usually means you found some good backups - not elite starters. I’d rather my team win on Days 1 and 2. The Broncos certainly did that.Sports Illustrated: A-Reaction: It would seem Andy Benoit forgot about Ronald Leary when he talked about Risner’s role along the interior of the offensive line, but then again, who knows if Leary will even be starting enough games to matter in 2019. That has been a struggle for him throughout his career. If he can remain healthy, then the Broncos line looks fairly solidified with Risner added into the mix.The addition of Drew Lock should have fans fairly excited. First, they spent very little draft capital on him when considering where most analysts had the Broncos selecting him tenth overall a week ago. If he doesn’t work out, then all the Broncos wasted was a second round pick and time. A lot can happen in the 2020 NFL Draft, so why risk coming out of this without any quarterback of the future to work with?As far as when Lock could start Juwann Winfree Denver Broncos Jersey , I wouldn’t expect to see him at all this year unless Joe Flacco turns out to be as bad as or worse than Case Keenum was in 2018.Washington Post: A-Reaction: I love this paragraph. It’s short and nails it. Flacco shouldn’t be worried about the Drew Lock pick at all for the very reason WaPo noted here. The Broncos went all-in on a deep defensive draft class by getting talent the Broncos offense desperately needed to help improve efficiency. Both picks will help Flacco succeed in 2019 and that’s what really matters.USA Today: C+Reaction: One outlet has consistently disliked everything the Broncos did this year. Nate Davis completely ignores the entire class to gut punch Elway for having drafted Paxton Lynch and Brock Osweiler. Because those past decisions will automatically make Drew Lock a wasted NFL talent. Good job, Nate.Bleacher Report: A-Reaction: You are almost certain to win the draft if your team selects what everyone views as surefire starters in the first two rounds. The Broncos did that and by taking a flyer on Lock after he slid into the second round is a low risk, high reward move. With an adjusted contract finally in hand, Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. looks forward to getting to work soon. And to becoming in time to becoming the highest-paid player at his position.“I’m ready to roll,” Harris told Mike Klis of 9News.com. “I’m ready to get back with the team and start working on the camaraderie with my teammates.”Harris seems to be satisfied with a deal that bumped his 2019 payout from $8.8 million to $12.05 million, and he’s also determined to cash in when March rolls around.“I’m the fourth cornerback this year [in 2019 cash] and after this season I’ll hit free agency and be No. 1,” Harris said.Washington cornerback Josh Norman has been the highest-paid cornerback (in terms of contract value at signing) for four years. It’s surprising that no one has passed his $15 million annual average. Harris, whose next contract will be a brand-new deal and not an extension, has a chance to do it — especially since the salary cap will have gone up by well over $40 million since Norman did his deal.For now Juwann Winfree Jersey 2019 , Harris bypasses Kareem Jackson ($11 million per year, $12 million cash payout in 2019), who signed a three-year contract with the Broncos during 2019 free agency.“I just wanted to be the highest-paid cornerback on the team,” Harris told Klis. “It had nothing to do with Kareem. I just thought I deserved to be the No. 1 corner on the team. Nothing against Kareem.”Nothing against Kareem, other than the fact that Kareem is the guy Harris had to leapfrog. For his next trick, Harris will try to hurdle Norman.