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Report: Broncos looking to trade up


At a time when plenty of teams in the first round would like to trade down, there’s not an overabundance looking to trade up. One franchise exploring it, according to Adam “Stella Liebeck” Schefter of ESPN is the Broncos.

Denver currently sits at No. 20. If they’re looking to move up, it’s not because they generally want a higher position; it’s because they have a specific player or two in mind.

One could be local product Christian McCaffrey, the son of former Broncos receiver Ed. Earlier this week, Broncos G.M. John Elway laughed off the team’s pre-draft meeting with McCaffrey.

“He was close and it was free,” Elway said, laughing. “And we wanted to meet with him. He’s a great kid. We like Christian a lot and we wanted to bring him in. It was one of those [where] he was in the area, so we wanted to take advantage of that to get to see him again. He’s a great kid.”

With McCaffrey expected to go between No. 5 and No. 15, the Broncos could possibly get him without having to go up very far.

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55 Responses to “Report: Broncos looking to trade up”
  1. Mary773 says: Apr 27, 2017 2:23 PM

    Which team will draft the most violent felons?

    A. Bengals
    B. Vikings
    C. Cowboys
    D. Raiders

  2. huskersrock1 says: Apr 27, 2017 2:26 PM

    McCaffrey is the best running back in the draft, a player that truly does it all. Like a 5 tool baseball player.

  3. jjackwagon says: Apr 27, 2017 2:26 PM

    They need to move up and get a QB.

  4. touchdownelvis says: Apr 27, 2017 2:28 PM

    I’m no Broncos fan, but that would be a nice story.

    Also, while on the subject, the Australian Football (Aussie Rules) League has provisions for situations like this – where the father of a draft prospect has played a hundred games for his team, the son can (but doesn’t have to) nominate as a father-son selection, and if another team selects the son in the draft, then the team with father-son rights has the option to trade a pre-calculated amount of draft pick capital (the draft picks are given a weight, a la the Jimmy Johnson chart) to move up to that spot and take them.

    Now, free agency is more of a land rush in the NFL, so not so many players have quite the same fealty to their teams, but it’s something interesting to note.

  5. cb28031 says: Apr 27, 2017 2:29 PM

    They would have to go higher than #8

  6. ricardorobertasq says: Apr 27, 2017 2:31 PM

    If there are a lot of teams wanting to trade down, the price should be cheaper. Play them against each other.

  7. bobthebillsfan says: Apr 27, 2017 2:32 PM

    Hey Mike, why does every picture you guys show of John Elway show him neighing? I normally get quite a kick out of the pictures that accompany the articles, but some of these Elway pictures are a bit much.

  8. 8oneanddones says: Apr 27, 2017 2:35 PM

    McCaffrey has a lot of potential (assuming he stays healthy), but moving up for an RB when offensive line is a greater need? Doesn’t make sense.

  9. dal1as says: Apr 27, 2017 2:35 PM

    Make it happen John

  10. redlikethepig says: Apr 27, 2017 2:37 PM

    He would be excellent in the right situation, but that has to include a professional QB … something the Broncos lack.

  11. thatneuneu says: Apr 27, 2017 2:37 PM

    Panther fan here says “no”. Stay where youre at and reach for a tackle.

  12. black59razorblog says: Apr 27, 2017 2:44 PM

    I live in Denver, and I can tell you, John Elway is not even being allowed to make this pick. Local Bronco fans are POUNDING the table for McCaffrey. It’s absolutely ridiculous. The Broncos SHOULD solve their biggest need, which is LT with Ryan Ramczyk, but if Elway makes that call, there will be revolt among Bronco Country

  13. radioactivechimp says: Apr 27, 2017 2:48 PM

    If they’re going to trade up for anyone, it’s likely Cam Robinson

  14. milehipigskin says: Apr 27, 2017 2:49 PM

    Typical Broncos move. Their O-line is in tatters, one of the worst last season. So what do they want to do? Draft a shiny hood ornament instead of fixing the transmission.

  15. joemammy says: Apr 27, 2017 2:50 PM

    Hmmm… He must be a great kid.

  16. yourunclerico says: Apr 27, 2017 2:53 PM

    Typical me ed
    Loves to trade up a few spots every year and always selects B players that would have been available anyway!!

  17. ricko1112 says: Apr 27, 2017 2:58 PM

    How about not cheating the salary cap this year? Biggest cheaters in NFL history!

  18. choocho says: Apr 27, 2017 2:58 PM


  19. winningisabrees says: Apr 27, 2017 3:00 PM

    Saints @ 11

  20. I'm never wrong says: Apr 27, 2017 3:03 PM

    Trade up, cheat the books, eat some hay.. typical day in Horseface land

  21. IMHIM says: Apr 27, 2017 3:06 PM

    Elway needs to hit it out of the park in this draft. He has had some duds and we are all of a sudden an afterthought coming off a Super Bowl victory a year ago.

  22. corkspop says: Apr 27, 2017 3:08 PM

    McCaffrey going #8 to the Panthers.

  23. wrlegrand says: Apr 27, 2017 3:08 PM

    He is not going past the Panthers at #8, unless Fournette slips there as well. That is the only possibility. They might have to get up to the Titans at #5 to be sure…

  24. rondayne says: Apr 27, 2017 3:10 PM

    If mccaffrey falls to Buffalo at 10 I bet that’s where the trade happens, the Bills are looking to move down

  25. bkostela says: Apr 27, 2017 3:10 PM

    With “plenty of teams” looking to move down, the Broncos should be able to move up relatively cheap.

    To move up five spots in the first round usually costs a 3rd rounder. Maybe this year they only give up a fourth, or next year’s third.

    This is why the “ultimate reality show” is so fun to watch.

  26. footballboozer says: Apr 27, 2017 3:21 PM

    Bucked tooth donkeeeee cheater!!

  27. stoneydog1000 says: Apr 27, 2017 3:22 PM

    Adam Schefter ought to calling Jackie Chiles pronto.

  28. donbat67 says: Apr 27, 2017 3:31 PM

    The NFL Novela continues .

  29. tdrizzle74 says: Apr 27, 2017 3:34 PM

    talk in Denver is that Elway is talking with Tennessee for the #5 pick. If that’s the case McCaffery is the target.

  30. tylawspick6 says: Apr 27, 2017 3:44 PM

    Elway is a moron as our Broncos fans. They just don’t get how the salary cap and building a team works.

    They need all the picks they can get as they rebuild with older, priceuy vets with their contracts set to expire (Ward, Talib, Sanders, etc).

    Pats await.

  31. xavier179 says: Apr 27, 2017 3:48 PM

    So Siemian and Lynch aren’t the franchise quarterbacks you were envisioning John?

  32. EJ says: Apr 27, 2017 3:57 PM

    Buffalo is looking to trade down from 10 to pick up an extra pick… They are eyeing a Wide Receiver, Quarterback and Linebacker. All three positions are stacked with talent, so moving a few spots to gain an extra second round or third & fourth would be completely reasonable. Call Buffalo Elway…

  33. Robert says: Apr 27, 2017 3:59 PM

    Ed’s son is Denver bound.

  34. milehighmagik7 says: Apr 27, 2017 4:01 PM

    Titans need a CB a d Denver has them. Give up your 1st and a 4th and Talib. Done deal

  35. ariani1985 says: Apr 27, 2017 4:06 PM

    Derek carr just wet herself with the news!

  36. phinatic29 says: Apr 27, 2017 4:06 PM

    Mr. Ed wants to trade up apparently.

  37. RandyinRoxbury says: Apr 27, 2017 4:11 PM

    Every time i see a pic of Elway, i say Wilburrrrrrr!

  38. raiddawgz says: Apr 27, 2017 4:12 PM

    They will go after a doubt

  39. DitkasHair says: Apr 27, 2017 4:14 PM

    Love the picture of ole horse mouth Elway … they could put his smile on their helmets!

  40. therealzeitgeist says: Apr 27, 2017 4:15 PM

    “Hello Wilbur, I’m Mr. El-el-el-way.”

  41. cosmicredneck81 says: Apr 27, 2017 4:20 PM

    Any team that trades up in this draft is just moronic this is the worst draft I’ve ever seen

  42. maiphatdong says: Apr 27, 2017 4:25 PM

    “Elway is a moron as our Broncos fans”……lol as our

  43. idiedpretty says: Apr 27, 2017 5:07 PM

    Jumping up from 20 to 5 is pricey. Not sure, but it could cost Denver their first and two seconds, maybe more.

  44. maiphatdong says: Apr 27, 2017 5:26 PM

    broncos will trade up with the titans, McCaffrey will still be available at 18

  45. MostlyRight says: Apr 27, 2017 5:26 PM

    Work some trade up to Arizona’s spot. Give them Lynch, Arians liked him and they need a QB.

  46. tasutliff says: Apr 27, 2017 5:27 PM

    Maybe you should all just jump on the bandwagon instead of constantly trying to make yourselves feel better by bashing one of the best execs in the NFL.
    Nevermind, we don’t any snivlin babies in board.

  47. I prefer my Crush to be Orange says: Apr 27, 2017 5:29 PM

    Would be a cool story, but give me OL all day.

  48. tylawspick6 says: Apr 27, 2017 5:31 PM

    “Elway is a moron as our Broncos fans”……lol as our

    yes, let us focus on typos as someone works, as opposed to facts


    donkos are done

    all the yapping they do, won’t change that

  49. elrock7 says: Apr 27, 2017 5:50 PM

    Love hearing all the imbeciles on here who are constantly cutting up Elway… You should be so lucky!

  50. factpurveyor says: Apr 27, 2017 6:12 PM

    cosmicredneck81 says:
    Apr 27, 2017 4:20 PM

    Any team that trades up in this draft is just moronic this is the worst draft I’ve ever seen

    There are 31 teams that qualify as moronic after they all chose to support Roger Goodell when he convinced countless morons to subscribe to his science denying belief claiming that someone let air out of footballs.

    It would be nice if the NFL demonstrated the transparency that Roger Goodell pledged in 2014 and issued a press release containing the PSI information from the 2015 NFL season prior to the 2017 NFL Draft.

  51. norsehorse88 says: Apr 27, 2017 7:07 PM

    I think if McCaffrey makes it past the Panthers, then Elway will trade up to get him. He’s not going to trade everything just to get in front of Carolina though.

  52. trubroncfan07 says: Apr 27, 2017 7:10 PM

    Haters and losers one of the same.

  53. droppedinagreasefire says: Apr 27, 2017 7:13 PM

    Since Elway took over as GM, the Broncos have won 5 out of 6 AFC West Crowns, have the the third best record in the NFL, been to two Super Bowls, won one, was recently named the second best GM in the NFL behind BB, how’s your GM doing? LOL! Pat fans need not respond. We know.

  54. scuffeduptusks says: Apr 27, 2017 8:08 PM

    Still need a QB to get him the ball…

  55. yourunclerico says: Apr 27, 2017 9:09 PM

    Baaaa haaaa haaaa!!
    Mcaferry GONE!
    Hee haw!!

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