Good Morning, Broncos fans! Heading into the final day of the 2014 Draft, Denver has four picks left (131, 207, 242, 246).
Their fifth-rounder went to San Francisco in the trade up for Cody Latimer, and they received an extra seventh-rounder from the Niners in the deal (originally a New Orleans pick).
As we detailed last night, the Broncos also sent San Francisco their 2015 fourth-rounder, leaving them with six picks (one in each other round) next year.
Mike Klis has been reporting that Denver expects to receive four 2015 compensatory picks from the net free agency losses of this offseason.
If correct, that means the team would still have ten picks to work with, and keep in mind that comp picks cannot be traded.
And, if the Broncos are still a top team, and still have Peyton Manning, it's nearly impossible for ten drafted rookies to make final cuts.
So, it wouldn't shock us to see them use another pick or two from 2015 to move up again today.
On the flip side, having extra picks will provide a cushion for moving up in next year's draft. There's going for players you want today, and there's ensuring you don't limit your flexibility for a year from now.
Klis guesses that Latimer will be Denver's fourth receiver this season and take on a more prominent role in 2015, when Wes Welker and/or Demaryius Thomas might be gone.
Unlike Klis, at least Troy Renck took the time to discuss the details of Bradley Roby's arrests, rather than just paint him a frightening character risk.
Jeff Legwold considers the Latimer and Schofield selections, adding that he expects Denver to focus on linebacker and running back today. He figures the right tackle competition will come down to Schofield versus Chris Clark.
Seattle tackle Russell Okung recently underwent foot surgery.
Cleveland wideout Nate Burleson recently suffered a fracture of the same arm he broke last year while trying to save a pizza.
James Brown, Bill Cowher, and Deion Sanders (UGH) will host the Thursday Night pregame show this season.