If there is a silver lining to the season-ending ACL tear suffered by Denver Broncos' Pro Bowl left tackle Ryan Clady, it is that the club's second round pick is an ideal match in new head coach Gary Kubiak's beloved West Coast Offense and therefore could step in and play immediately.
A bold trade up to acquire the flashy running back could make San Diego the team to challenge reigning champion Denver in the AFC West -- a division that drafted very well.
Big names -- Adrian Peterson of the Vikings, Chargers QB Philip Rivers and Chiefs pass rusher Justin Houston -- are being discussed as draft weekend trade chips. They are among 10 valued veterans who could change address this week if the price is right.
As they did their homework for the NFL Draft that starts Thursday in Chicago, the Denver Broncos were obviously focused on protecting quarterback Peyton Manning.
Peyton Manning has contributed to Tennessee yet again, giving $3 million to the Vols to honor staffers and upgrade facilities.
The Denver Broncos have nine picks in the NFL Draft, including No. 28 in the first round April 30 in Chicago. How would you invest the team's picks in the 2015 draft?
Representatives from the four clubs included Denver quarterback Gregg Knapp and Tennessee's scout Tim Ruskell, a former general manager. The scouts were on hand to watch Northwestern quarterback Trevor Siemian, a 6-foot-3, 220 pounder who wasn't able to participate in all-star games or the Combine after suffering a torn ACL in November.
NFLDraftScout.com puts the Denver Broncos on the clock, analyzing team needs, best fit, expert picks. What would you do with the 28th overall pick?
On Monday, the NFL awarded 13 teams a total of 32 compensatory picks for the 2015 NFL Draft. With four picks apiece, Kansas City, Seattle and Denver were the big winners, though the Super Bowl defending champion New England Patriots and Cincinnati Bengals also have reason to feel fortunate.

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