Denver Broncos in line for four compensatory picks in 2017
According to Mile High Report’s Tim Lynch, the Denver Broncos could receive the maximum number of four compensatory picks in 2017.
With the loss of Brock Osweiler, Malik Jackson, and a couple other former Broncos players, John Elway could pocket a few more draft picks for the 2017 NFL Draft.
Tim Lynch, who stated his sources from Over the Cap, came across a breakdown of all 32 team’s projected compensatory picks for 2017. According to those numbers, Osweiler and Jackson’s big time pay days resulted in the Broncos receiving the first and fourth highest projected picks.
The way that the compensatory picks work is that they project the average amount the player is projected to make in a year and go from highest to lowest. And because Osweiler and Jackson got paid the top and fourth highest respectfully, the Denver Broncos are projected to get two of the top four compensatory picks in 2017.
This could really help the Broncos continue to improve in their quest to be one of the best teams as of recent history. With the team starting the post-Manning era, it is going to be important for John Elway to continue his excellent off-season strategy.
With Danny Trevathan and Ryan Harris leaving via free agency, Tim Lynch and Over the Cap project that the Broncos will receive a fifth and seventh round compensatory pick.
With that, the Denver Broncos could use their recent history of finding gems in the later rounds and use the potential fifth and seventh round picks to do so.
So, perhaps the recent former Broncos leaving to other teams could be a blessing in disguise as long as John Elway is able to use those picks wisely in the draft.
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However, if we look at Elway’s drafts in the time he has been here, I think it is safe to say that the general manager of the Denver Broncos will do just fine with those picks.
It will be interesting to see if the projections hold true. But it appears as if the Denver Broncos will be set up for success in the draft if they do.