Klis: Broncos will try to move up on Thursday

If you subscribe to the Denver Post's Broncos-related email list, your inbox received this gem of a message on Monday evening:

Breaking News: John Elway says Broncos could trade up or down in NFL draft

Thanks, guys. In other news, the team might also use their pick at #31 (if someone takes an unexpected tumble, as Sly Williams did), or even let the clock run out so that Seattle can again show how much faster they are.

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Report: Broncos hosted PSU wideout Robinson

According to the Free Press, the Broncos recently hosted Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson.

As Woody Paige put it, Denver "gave unusual attention to the overlooked" junior wideout.

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Report: Broncos hosted Su’a-Filo

According to Woody Paige, the Broncos recently hosted UCLA guard Xavier Su'a-Filo.

The 6-4, 307-pound senior has been projected to Denver in countless mocks this spring.

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Report: Broncos hosted Tyler Gaffney

Per Silver and Black Pride, Stanford running back Tyler Gaffney says he's visited with the Broncos, Raiders, and 49ers, among other teams.

The 5-11, 220-pounder gained 1,795 yards from scrimmage and scored 22 touchdowns as a senior in 2013.

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You Got Served: Draft thoughts on defensive players

Happy Friday, friends. As promised, here’s my look at the defensive position groupings for the 2014 Draft. This class is strong at cornerback and interior defensive line, and it’s weak at linebacker, edge rusher, and safety.

Don’t be surprised if guys are over-drafted at those positions, because of the shortage there.

After the jump, we’ll get into the nitty-gritty of things. Ready… BEGIN!!

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You Got Served: Draft thoughts on offensive players

Happy Thursday, friends. Somehow, some way, I’ve found a few minutes to think (and write) about the upcoming NFL Draft, which starts a week from today. I thought I’d share some thoughts on a few players in each position group, and that I’d split that into two articles. Today, you get a serving of offense, and schedule willing, tomorrow, I should have some defense for you.

I find the Broncos to be in excellent shape, in terms of the overall roster construction, and that there’s minimal need to worry about “needs” right now. A case could be made about drafting for need for seasons following 2014, but I think a best player available approach is the way to go right now. Particularly, I hope the Broncos are focused on maximizing value.

Anyway, let’s get started, on the other side of the jump. Ready…BEGIN!!

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Broncos hosted Louisville LB Preston Brown

According to Jeff Legwold, the Broncos hosted Louisville linebacker Preston Brown in recent weeks.

The 6-1, 251-pounder posted slow 40 times of 4.86 seconds at combine and 4.79 seconds at the Cards' pro day.

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Broncos hosting Mosley, Gilbert

The Broncos are reportedly hosting Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley today and tomorrow.

Late in February, Cecil Lammey reported the team was interested in the Tide's leading tackler, even suggesting they would consider trading up for him.

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Broncos hosted OSU LB Shazier

According to Mike Klis, the Broncos hosted Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier at Dove Valley on Tuesday.

Contrary to Klis's report, Shazier did not run the forty at the combine, but his 4.38-second time at OSU's pro day was faster than any linebacker ran in Indy.

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Report: Broncos hosted Oregon State DE Crichton

According to Ian Rapoport, the Broncos were scheduled to host Oregon State DE Scott Crichton on Wednesday (via PFT).

The 6-3, 273-pounder racked up 22.5 sacks in three years for the Beavers, and ran the fourth fastest 20-yard shuttle among defensive linemen at the combine.

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