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.
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.
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.
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.