According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Denver Broncos are exploring their options about potentially trading up in the first-round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Plenty of teams want to move back; here's one trying to move up. Broncos exploring options of moving up in draft, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 27, 2017
So who are they looking for? I'm sure many think/hope they're trading for Christian McCaffrey, but it's likely to make sure they get the offensive tackle they want.
There's plenty of talk about the Seattle Seahawks and New York Giants wanting to trade ahead of the Denver Broncos for offensive tackle Garett Bolles. Everyone knows the Broncos need a tackle desperately and will likely take on at 20, so they're talking with Washington, the Titans, and Buccaneers about moving ahead of the Broncos to take their choice of offensive tackle.
If Dalvin Cook is there at 19, he'll be there at 28 too.— Eric Galko (@OptimumScouting) April 26, 2017
Team moving up to watch? #Seahawks. Bolles the target. They plan on OL in 1st. https://t.co/oYKZEUGcdw
So the Broncos are likely exploring trade options in case one of those other teams try to jump them. I know many will hope this is for McCaffrey, but odds are they're moving up to make sure they get their top tackle, and that guy is Garett Bolles.
Seattle and Denver exploring trade ups. Competition for Bolles.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) April 27, 2017
Benjamin Allbright of Mile High Sport's confirms that the Broncos are looking to move up for Bolles and also confirms that Seattle is as well. Both want the tackle, so whoever offers the most gets their top target.