Well, maybe quarterback Case Keenum wasn’t the answer for general manager John Elway and the Denver Broncos, who are moving on from head coach Vance Joseph after two underwhelming seasons at the helm.
While Elway may eventually want to find Keenum’s replacement, the fact Keenum is signed through 2019 should push off that need until later. At least into the later rounds of the NFL Draft, especially considering how thin this year’s class is.
That said, Keenum could benefit from some bona fide playmakers. He already lost veteran wide receiver Demaryius Thomas to a trade, then watched fellow wideout Emmanuel Sanders suffer a season-ending injury.
At 6-foot-4 and 213 pounds, there’s no doubting Arizona State wide receiver N’Keal Harry’s abilities as a big-bodied, mismatch talent, which would immediately upgrade what became an underperforming pass offense in Denver.
The Broncos have some defensive needs, too. But a relatively thin receiving class, plus Elway’s desire to get the offense going, makes this the pick for Denver.