ENGLEWOOD box checked off.
Now on to other needs. The Denver Broncos entered the 2017 NFL Draft with two primary needs: Left tackle and playmaker.
John Elway, the Broncos general manager, got his left tackle with the No. 20 overall selection in the first round Thursday by nabbing Garett Bolles, who hailed from a two year church mission trip in Colorado Springs, from a two year stay at Snow College, a community school in Ephraim, Utah, and from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
Bolles got a strong hint he would be a Bronco as he was finishing up his college visit at the team UCHealth Training Center headquarters on April 18.
Elway told me he was going to see me on Thursday when I visited him last week, and he a man of his word, Bolles said in a conference call late Thursday night.
Now for the playmaker. And no, don expect the Broncos to select Joe Mixon. The Broncos have three picks lined up for Day 2 of the NFL Draft, which conducts rounds two and three.
Those three picks: No. 19 of the second round, or No. 51 overall, plus the No. 82 and 101 overall selections in the third round.
By playmaker, the Broncos are referring to more speed at running back, a No. 3 caliber receiver, a receiving threat at tight end, and a punt returner.
Local kid done great Christian McCaffrey would have filled most of wholesale jerseys those needs and had he fell outside the top 10 or so, he might have been a Bronco. wholesale jerseys It didn happen. He went to Carolina with the No. 8 pick.
Mixon, who played two years at Oklahoma, is the most talented playmaker available but the Broncos are expected to shy away him today because of his character.
Still, there are plenty of Authentic pittsburgh steelers jerseys wholesale quality players who slipped out of the first round but can still help the Broncos in 2017. Besides playmaker, the Broncos could also use a defensive lineman; an interior offensive lineman as insurance to center Matt Paradis, who is coming off double hip surgery; a No. 4 cornerback; and a fourth edge rusher to team with Von Miller, Shane Ray and Shaq Barrett.
And if there an inside linebacker who a tackling machine and capable of covering a tight end, they take one of those too. A third quarterback is also a need, but hardly a priority. No. 3 quarterbacks are rarely priorities.
Here are some second and third round possibilities for the Broncos:DeMarcus Walker, Florida State
He 6 foot 4, 280 pounds, an ideal 3 4 defensive end. But after he was second in the nation with 16 sacks last year, he probably won make it to No. 51.