Right now, there are so many mixed opinions on Kyler Murray.
Some feel like he has a decent chance to be a top 20 pick, and others think teams will be too scared to take him in the top 20 with the looming threat of baseball in combination with his small stature.
Murray’s skill set is so enticing, however, that the option of taking him shouldn’t just be thrown aside. The Broncos — and any other team needing a quarterback — should look into this as an option even if it doesn’t come to fruition.
With Murray in the fold, the Broncos would have a combination of speed in the backfield with he and Phillip Lindsay that would be a lot of fun to watch. It’s also hard to fathom a backfield duo of two players under 5-foot-10, but just because we haven’t seen something like that in today’s NFL doesn’t mean it can’t work.
Murray’s Heisman season at Oklahoma didn’t happen by accident or simply as a result of a favorable scheme.
His speed is a game changer. His arm talent is phenomenal. He showed the ability to make NFL reads and throws this past year at Oklahoma and despite a slow start against Alabama, put together over 400 yards of offense with three touchdowns and no interceptions.
This draft class would give the Broncos a quarterback of the future along with another weapon for him offensively as well as a versatile defensive lineman who can be productive against the run or pass.
There are other positions the Broncos could address through the draft or free agency in the secondary, on the offensive line, or at tight end, but there’s time for that to get worked out.
We know John Elway likes to get to the NFL Draft with few — if any — actual needs, but quarterback seems to be a priority this year. If the Broncos get other positions worked out and have some flexibility, this would be a really interesting set of selections.