Broncos Don’t Want Any Glaring Weaknesses Going Into NFL Draft


Jan 28, 2014; Newark, NJ, USA; Denver Broncos vice president of football operation John Elway is interviewed during Media Day for Super Bowl XLIII at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos are one of the league’s best teams for a reason. They have drafted well, they’ve been smart in free agency, and they have good leadership from Pat Bowlen on down.

John Elway has, since 2011, established himself as one of the top executives in football, and a huge part of that is the fact that he has utilized free agency so well to plug holes for the Broncos and the draft to build around whatever needs may be left.

Elway knows the Broncos have needs to address, but he says that the goal for this team is to head into the 2014 NFL Draft or any draft without any major flaws.

“With free agency, we’re always trying to get ourselves in a position where when we go into the draft, we don’t have a glaring weakness where we are reaching for somebody in the draft,” Elway said.

The Broncos don’t have unlimited cap space or anything, but they’ll be able to get this team pretty close to where they want it to be before the draft kicks off in May. Denver has a TON of major players coming back from injury, and with the amount of unrestricted free agents they have, there will be a lot of roster turnover before we see any college players drafted.

It’s good to know Elway is on the same page as probably a majority of the fans. It’s hard watching other teams spend money and make improvements in free agency while others simply wait for the draft and make minor moves. The Broncos are not one of those teams though, and they will be active when free agency kicks off in a couple of weeks.