Report: Denver Broncos interested in trading up?
2016 NFL Draft: According to a report from WalterFootball.com, the Denver Broncos are interested in moving up from the 31st pick in the 1st round…
Are the Denver Broncos interested in trading up in the 2016 NFL Draft? According to this report by Walter Football, they are indeed…
If you haven’t had a chance to read my piece on trading up for Paxton Lynch, take a second to do so. I outlined what it might take for the Broncos to move up for him, and what some teams before them might be thinking about doing.
The Broncos are certainly in the market for a quarterback, and that would seem to be the primary reason for their interest in trading up. It makes a lot of sense. Last year, they traded up and selected Shane Ray, the edge player from Missouri who will have an expanded role this season.
It hasn’t always been John Elway’s way of operating to trade up in the draft, specifically the first round, but last year provided us with some precedence.
This year, it would be even more justified. Although the Broncos’ roster isn’t even at 70 guys right now, they have 10 picks to work with, likely at least 10 picks in next year’s draft, and a void at the QB position. That would seem to me to be the exact formula needed for trading up in the first round of the draft.
The question is, where would they trade up to? Would they try and move ahead of the Bills and Jets, who pick 19th and 20th respectively? Would they simply try and move ahead of the Kansas City Chiefs at pick no. 28?
The subject of the trade — we assume — is Paxton Lynch. The Broncos probably have a pretty good idea of what teams around the league are thinking in terms of where they might want to draft him, and if Lynch drops past pick 20, the phones are going to be ringing.