Peter King mock draft has Broncos passing on Baker Mayfield

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Peter King of MMQB put out a first round mock draft, and he has the Denver Broncos trading down in the first round, passing on Baker Mayfield…

Peter King’s latest first round mock draft has Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield coming off the board with the fifth overall pick.

That seems like the ideal situation for Denver Broncos fans, only King added a predicted trade with that pick, that the Broncos would move down to pick number 15 with the Arizona Cardinals, who then selected Mayfield.

Chalk this scenario up as unlikely in my opinion.

The Broncos have received calls about moving down in the 2018 Draft, and teams obviously want to be prepared if ‘their guy’ falls to pick number five. The Broncos have apparently made it known they are open for business at that pick in case the player they want is not on the board.

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If this scenario were to present itself, and Mayfield remains on the board at pick number five, I don’t think the Broncos would pass on him.

Mayfield has the potential to be exactly what the Broncos want at the position, and they have shown significant interest in him since their regular season ended.

King then predicts that the Broncos would take Central Florida cornerback Mike Hughes with the 15th overall pick, but speculates they would also be interested in Iowa center James Daniels.

Daniels visited the Broncos’ facility for an official pre-draft visit, while Hughes did not.

Ultimately, the fact that one guy made a visit and the other didn’t doesn’t mean the Broncos won’t pick a certain player. They didn’t have pre-draft visits with a number of top prospects they could be interested in drafting with the fifth overall pick if they stay put.

The reaction of Broncos Country if the team were to pass on Baker Mayfield and draft a mid-tier corner or interior lineman would be absolutely disastrous.