If there was any team in the NFL that didn’t need to draft a quarterback, it was the Broncos: In addition to having All-Pro Peyton Manning as the starter, Denver has last year’s second-round draft pick Brock Osweiler as Manning’s heir apparent.
So the Broncos went ahead and drafted a quarterback anyway: In the seventh round of the draft, with pick No. 234, the Broncos selected Zac Dysert, a quarterback out of Miami of Ohio.
Although it seems like a strange place for a quarterback to go, there’s not much harm in spending a seventh-round draft pick on a quarterback. If Broncos boss John Elway thinks Dysert has potential, he might as well grab him as Denver’s No. 3 quarterback for now and see if he develops into something more than a third-stringer some day.
In a down year for quarterbacks, Dysert was the 10th passer to hear his name called.