The Broncos take the third quarterback off of the board because they don’t want to risk the chance that no good options exist at their next pick, pick 41 overall. The 6-3, 231-pounder has enough mobility to move in the pocket but he’s not going to beat you with his feet, as he runs a 5.04-second forty time. Haskins strengths are related to his ability to stay in the pocket and beat teams from there.
Haskins has good arm strength, very good location, accuracy, shows touch, and good decision-making even in the red zone. His 51 touchdowns for the Buckeyes in 2018 are easily a school record for a season and he was a Heisman finalist but lost to Kyler Murray eventually. The knock is that Haskins hasn’t played that many games, because he barely played more than one full season.
Cumulatively, we believe that the quarterback pool will survive this long due to better strengths elsewhere in the draft. However, the Broncos limited years to find a successor to incumbent Joe Flacco who although he has a Super Bowl ring, is 34 years old and was beat out by a Rookie, Lamar Jackson, just last year in Baltimore. Flacco gives them a temporary starter, nothing more, despite his high price tag.