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Broncos will attend Pro Days of Baker Mayfield and Josh Rosen

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Their quarterback search is not over.

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According to Sports Illustrated’s Robert Klemko, Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway and much of his staff(including Vance Joseph) are going to attend the Pro Day’s of Baker Mayfield tomorrow and Josh Rosen’s the day after.

After the Broncos signed veteran quarterback Case Keenum to a reported two-year, $36 million dollar contract, they have set their sights on their next quarterback of the future. Elway and much of his staff will reportedly be at Oklahoma’s Pro Day tomorrow to watch Baker Mayfield(among others) and will travel to UCLA on Thursday to see Josh Rosen.

It is clear the Broncos are not done adding a quarterback and will likely take one in the first-round of April’s 2018 NFL Draft. Keenum gives them some flexibility but make no mistake, they likely come away with a first-round quarterback. That quarterback could very well be Baker Mayfield or Josh Rosen.

The Broncos currently hold the fifth overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and are in a position to take one of the top four quarterback prospects in the draft. As of now, I would say USC’s Sam Darnold is likely the number one overall pick. I believe the Giants will strongly consider Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, but could take an Allen or Rosen. The Colts at three are a trade back candidate, and the Browns at four could trade back or stand pat and take the best defensive player in the draft.

That leaves the Broncos potentially picking from one or two of the remaining big four quarterback prospects if they do not trade up. For you Baker Mayfield fans, he could be there at 5 without the Broncos needing to trade up for him.

Now standing pat does come with some big risks. The Bills are aiming to trade up and have plenty of ammunition to do it. The Jets are six could make the jump, Miami at 11 is another, and Arizona at 15 is one other. So things could be tense in the coming weeks, but the Broncos are in the quarterback market despite signing Case Keenum.