20. Denver Broncos: Western Kentucky OG Forrest Lamp
One year after winning the Super Bowl thanks to a stellar defense led by Von Miller, the Denver Broncos seemed capable of making another run to defend their title early on in 2016, only to fall short of making the playoffs. Losing four of their final six games after a 7-3 start certainly didn’t help the Broncos late in the offseason, but with a new coaching staff along with addressing a few needs in the offseason, hopefully this team can get back on the right track during the 2017 season.
When it comes to looking at guards in the upcoming draft with the potential to succeed in the NFL, Western Kentucky’s Forrest Lamp has found a way to climb to the top of that list, and rightfully so when taking a closer look at the four years he spent with the Hilltoppers. According to Pro Football Focus, Lamp only allowed five pressures during his final season at Western Kentucky in 2016, and with Denver looking to improve the offensive line, this almost seems like a perfect fit at No. 20.
Not to mention, the Broncos realize the importance of doing whatever it takes with the development process of Trevor Siemian now that he has one year of experience as a starter under his belt. But without the proper protection on the offensive line, Siemian’s development will only take longer, which is the last thing Denver can afford to see happen at the moment.