No. 3: Denver Broncos
If John Lynch wanted to create a bidding war for the No. 2 overall pick, he could do worse than engage in talks with his friend, Denver Broncos general manager John Elway.
With the No. 10 overall selection this April, the Broncos would also have to dish up a pretty hefty package to move up to the second pick. They own 11 total picks in the draft, including seven selections in the first five rounds. Again, moving up eight spots would likely command multiple first-round picks, along with a good number of those mid- or late-round picks, too.
But it isn’t as if Elway should avoid this thought.
Quarterback Case Keenum didn’t bring over the magic he enjoyed in 2017 with the Minnesota Vikings, completing 62.3 percent of his passes and posting a rating of 81.2 — numbers more indicative of his years as a perennial backup.
Keenum is signed through 2019, so this year might be the time Elway is tempted to grab the best quarterback possible, Dwayne Haskins, and not have to worry too much about rushing him into the fray prematurely.
Plus, Denver would then leapfrog all those other teams likely thinking about using their first pick on a quarterback.