"One of the things I’ve tried to prove throughout this whole process is that I can play both," Schofield said. "I would say I’m more comfortable as a tackle but I’ve definitely become more comfortable as a guard so I’m open to whatever position the Broncos want me to play."
Schofield offers the Broncos positional flexibility, which is crucial to their long-term planning.
"It just gives us a lot of different options," the executive vice president and general manager said. "With his versatility, he'll start at tackle and move inside and play some guard, also. So we're going to be playing with a bunch of different combinations, and by the end, I'm sure we'll come out with the best combination.
"Nothing's in concrete. But Mike is just a guy that brings competition, he's athletic and has done it."
Schofield acknowledged in a conference call after his selection that he was more comfortable at tackle. But during practices prior to the Senior Bowl, he worked mostly at guard, and looked comfortable.
The size at which Schofield settles could help determine his future. Schofield said he currently weighs "closer to 305" pounds, up from 301 at the Combine.
"We think that he has the ability to get bigger and stronger," Elway said. "He's a guy that has tremendous versatility. He played guard as well as tackle, and he brings big competition to the offensive line."