Nobody would be surprised to see the Broncos move around on draft day — they have 10 scheduled selections to choose and only 14 open roster spots. Last week, SB Nation's Dan Kadar included Denver among five teams he could see making draft day trades.
Today, the Denver Post's Mike Klis speculated that Denver could move up in the first round.
"I would be surprised if the Broncos' general manager doesn't go beyond his unlimited text data in an attempt to trade up from his team's No. 28 draft slot. With 10 draft picks, Elway has the ammunition to barter. And, as a team that won four consecutive division titles and is all in to win this season, the Broncos don't have 10 spots available on their roster. Why waste all those draft picks?" Klis wrote.
Klis said that Denver may have to jump eight spots to select an offensive tackle before Cincinnati (No. 21), Detroit (No. 23) and Carolina (No. 25), who are all also in the market for a tackle. Denver has shown much interest in tackles leading up to the draft.
According to MHR's interest tracker, Denver has shown interest in 10 offensive tackles, more than any other position. Among those tackles is LSU's La'el Collins, who has been projected as high as a top 15 pick.
The Broncos own selections in each of the seven rounds of the draft, including four compensatory selections. The compensatory picks cannot be traded, but their six other selections can be dealt.
This year's draft will start on Thursday, April 30, and will be broadcast on ESPN and NFL Network.