NFL clubs looking to trade up into an early first-round selection could have a partner in John Elway.
In a quarterback-rich draft, the Broncos could get prime value in such a deal, although every team selecting ahead of Denver figures to have at least some interest in a quarterback. The Cleveland Browns hold the Nos. 1 and 4 selections, while the New York Giants draft at No. 2 and the New York Jets pick No. 3. The Broncos signed quarterback Case Keenum to a two-year contract last month.
NFL.com analysts Charley Casserly and Maurice Jones-Drew have already projected the Broncos to trade down, allowing the Buffalo Bills to move up for a quarterback. The Billsalready have moved up in the first round once, trading the No. 21 overall pick to the Cincinnati Bengals for the No. 12 selection.