The Denver Broncos 7-round mock draft.
Denver is one of the most interesting teams to watch this National Football League offseason. It makes sense to overlook this team because of the talent level already in tow, but there are going to be massive changes made by general manager John Elway.
With the ownership situation in flux, look for the Broncos to try and save some money in the margins. How are they are going to do this? The Broncos are going to be saying goodbye to some of the most notable players on the team, including left tackle Ryan Clady, cornerback Aqib Talib, quarterback Peyton Manning and outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware.
By cutting that foursome, Denver saves a whopping $44.9 million. This is all money that will be needed to retain the services of quarterback Brock Osweiler, outside linebacker Von Miller, inside linebackers Danny Trevathan and Brandon Marhshall, defensive linemen Derek Wolfe and Malik Jackson, and perhaps give wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders an extension.
Clearly, this is going to be a team undergoing a massive facelift. Look for the Broncos to be taking care of business in-house without taking care of any needs in free agency. This all makes the draft a pivotal place for Elway, who needs to make sure he hits his marks in a major way to support his young quarterback.
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