Well, we are inching closer to Roger Goodell coming to you live from his basement. As the NFL Draft draws near, speculation about what teams will do continues to grow. As for the Denver Broncos, there seems to be some consensus about what will happen with that 15th pick.
As was reported earlier, they will possibly trade up, or trade down, or stand pat. As Ian St. Clair and I discussed on the MHR Radio Podcast, all the reports floating around are simply that, reports. There is no concrete evidence of what is going to happen with the Broncos.
What we do know is that John Elway has occasionally tipped his pitches in the draft. The best example of this might be Garett Bolles. While that isn’t the best pick in Elway’s draft history, it gives us some insight into how transparent the Broncos have been in the past.
When it comes to what Elway should do in the draft, building the offense has been what he and Fangio have spoken about since the end of the 2019 season. With Drew Lock taking the lead on offense, the best thing Denver can do is give him weapons to play with. While some will argue that the need is up front on the offensive line, the direction seems to be wide receiver.
Henry Ruggs III is the name that pops up the most, but the depth at wide receiver give Elway some options. However, if the consensus is that Ruggs, or one of the other top three wideouts is who they want, and available, Denver should go and get their guy.
We also went through the exercise of ranking the best teams in Broncos history. The 1998 Broncos topped both of our lists, but there are several contenders. Whether it be the 2012 or 2013 Broncos, or the 1977 team that seemed to put the franchise on the map, there are several great options to choose from.
It’s a fun discussion. So much so, that I wasn’t even able to keep track of it all. Have a listen, and let us know which team you think stands out as the greatest in franchise history.