INDIANAPOLIS – A non-free agent, non-Joe Flacco query has loomed over Broncos basic supervisor John Elway throughout this week’s scouting mix.

Can the Broncos maintain the momentum they felt was created by their 2018 draft class as they set their 2019 board?

The Broncos imagine a brand new basis was poured after they made 10 picks, 9 of whom stay underneath contract and as many as 4 might be Week 1 starters.

“Positive,” Elway stated. “With what we’re (this yr), bear in mind what we checked out final yr. We’ll proceed to do this.”

That mannequin: Each Broncos draft decide final yr was a university senior.

They felt older was wiser and extra skilled equaled better-prepared.

“We went somewhat older (with) group captains and we had a very good draft so I’m certain we’ll lean that manner once more this yr,” Elway stated.

That baseline would counsel Missouri quarterback Drew Lock as a substitute of Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins. It will lean towards Georgia cornerback Deandre Baker as a substitute of Washington’s Byron Murphy or LSU’s Grasping Williams. It will level to TCU linebacker Ben Banogu (a fifth-year senior who stated he had a gathering scheduled with the Broncos) as a substitute of Florida State’s Brian Burns.

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Relying on how free company develops, the Broncos’ home-grown cabinet might be naked later this month. A have a look at what number of of Elway’s picks stay on the roster:

2011: Certainly one of 9 picks stays — exterior linebacker Von Miller. That labored out.

2012: Certainly one of seven — defensive finish Derek Wolfe. One of many few remaining gamers from the Tremendous Bowl-winning protection in 2015.


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