After months of draft speculation and rumors, the event is finally just a week away, serving as an oasis in a vast desert without sports.

The good thing about all that coverage is that it’s given us a pretty good idea of who the Broncos would love to take in this draft, so let’s take a look at some of the dream scenarios for John Elway and Co.

Round 1. Pick 15: CeeDee Lamb

Why it’s great: Some may call for Henry Ruggs’ name here in the dream mock draft, but according to the Athletic’s Dane Brugler, the Broncos have their eyes set on CeeDee Lamb and Denzel Mims.

They land one of those guys here rather than having to trade up, and in doing so, get a receiver who projects to be a slightly bigger DeAndre Hopkins who’s even better after the catch.

Chances of it happening: The odds of one of the top three receivers making it to 15 seem pretty good. Three quarterbacks, four offensive tackles, three defensive linemen, two cornerbacks, and a linebacker projected to go in the first 14 picks, leaving just one vacancy for a receiver. A trade up or a surprise pick could change all of that quickly, though.

Even if a top receiver or two falls to the Broncos though, the odds of it being CeeDee Lamb aren’t great. He’s been tied to both the Raiders and 49ers, the two teams ahead of Denver most likely to take a wide receiver.

Round 2. Pick 46: Jaylon Johnson

Why it’s great: If the Broncos had a pick at the bottom of the first round, you could argue Jaylon Johnson would be the right pick for Denver there too. He’s got all the physical tools and can play in both zone and man coverage. All he needs is some refinement.

Chances of it happening: It’s more likely that he’s off the board before Denver’s pick, but him being there is still very possible. Johnson’s name has recently picked up steam in mock drafts as a late first-round pick, but with so many corners stacked at the bottom of the first or top of the second, it’s anyone’s guess as to what order they’re selected.

Round 3. Pick 77: Lloyd Cushenberry III

Why it’s great: Lloyd Cushenberry was the best player on the offensive line that was voted the premiere unit in college football last season. He’s got an incredibly high football IQ and he’s an excellent athlete for the position as well.

Chances of it happening: Not great. Cushenberry probably goes somewhere in the back half of round two, but a fall to third round wouldn’t be out of the question. How few talented interior offensive linemen there are in this draft hurts Denver here.

Round 3. Pick 83: Willie Gay Jr.

Why it’s great: Willie Gay has the highest ceiling of any linebacker in the draft not named Isaiah Simmons. He made big plays at Mississippi State when given the opportunity and was a five-star athlete coming out of high school. He just didn’t play as much as you would like, as academic issues kept him off the field.

Chances of it happening: Pretty good. The Broncos might have to spend their pick at 77 on Gay if he makes it that far, but the range where he could be drafted is huge.

Up until the combine, he was a consensus Day 3 pick, but he interviewed incredibly well with teams in Indianapolis, and could now find himself going as high as the top of the second round.

Round 3. Pick 95: Laviska Shenault Jr.

Why it’s great: In terms of pure talent, Shenault is one of the four or five best receivers in the draft. He’s incredible after the catch after the catch and he’s one of the best athletes in the draft despite his disappointing combine. His route-running and injury history are massive red flags, but in the third round, he’s worth the risk.

Chances of it happening: Better than you’d think. Before his rough combine, Shenault’s stock was at the bottom of the first round. The combine hurt him plenty, but since then he’s also had more injuries flare up and coronavirus has limited the amount of contact between team doctors and players like Shenault, making injury-prone players riskier than ever.