The Denver Broncos have selected a quarterback of the future. Given the uncertain health of Peyton Manning, the future could become the present at pretty much any moment.
Quarterback Brock Osweiler has joined the Broncos via the 57th pick in the 2012 draft.
Officially at just under 6’7″ but listed during his college career at Arizona State as six-foot, eight, Osweiler will be groomed to succeed Manning, whenever Manning’s time in Denver ends.
Reports have been mixed on Osweiler. Before the draft, NFL.com’s Gil Brandt pegged Osweiler as a first-round talent. Others, like Charley Casserly and Mike Lombardi of NFL.com, insisted that Osweiler was a fourth round talent at best.
Reality roughly split the difference, with Osweiler leaving the board late in round two.