Like so many other teams with high draft picks in recent year, the Broncos would rather have a pick that wasn’t so high.
In a mailbag for the Denver Post, Mike Klis writes that the Broncos’ “preference” is to trade back somewhere in the top eight to pick up an extra pick.
Ideally, Klis says the team would deal with Buffalo, Cincinnati, San Francisco or Tennessee. That’s easier said then done, of course, because the uncertainty surrounding a possible rookie wage scale could make trades difficult.
What Carolina does with the top pick would also hurt Denver’s chances. It’s hard to imagine a team trading up for Blaine Gabbert. Either Carolina will likely take Cam Newton or they might find a team willing to move up to No. 1.
Denver’s interest in trading down supports the belief that Denver’s interest in quarterbacks this offseason has just been a smokescreen. We think the Broncos could still look at quarterbacks in the second or third round.