ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The more the Denver Broncos covet a certain player, the less contact they'll have with him.
They don't want anyone to sniff out their true intentions.
But with the 12th pick in the NFL draft on Saturday, Denver isn't resorting to deception. The Broncos are freely talking to players they're interested in.
"Normally, that's been our philosophy," Shanahan said. "You don't want to give away your hand. But when you have that pick, at least you've got somewhat of an idea who might be there. So, therefore, you do talk to more players than if you're (picking) in the 20s."
Shanahan revealed little about which direction the team would take in the draft. Denver has several needs heading into the draft this weekend, and nine picks in which to work.
"We have a game plan going in and we try to execute that game plan," said Shanahan, who also has a second-round pick (42nd overall) on the first day. "There will be no difference in that game plan this year than we've had in the past.
"It's a little bit more fun picking 12th than it is 30th. I don't want it to happen very often, though."
"It all depends on what guys are there at what time," Shanahan said. "Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Jay Cutler was a guy we thought, if he fell to a certain position, we'd take a shot at."
Shanahan said Marshall's arm is making progress. The wideout was injured when he fell into a television set, cutting an artery, a vein, a nerve, two tendons and three muscles in his right arm.
"Hopefully, there's no setback," Shanahan said.
"That's why you try to get depth," Shanahan said.