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Broncos, Briefly: Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

Posted Jan 8, 2018

A quick look at the recent buzz on the Denver Broncos.

Five NFL prospects to watch in Monday’s national title game — and why they might fit with the Broncos (Nick Kosmider, Denver Post)

The game will only be the beginning for a handful of players who will turn their attention toward the 2018 NFL draft once it ends. The title game is loaded with pro prospects, and with the No. 5 pick in April’s draft at their disposal, the Broncos will have a close eye on a number of them.

Kirk Cousins? Alex Smith? Baker Mayfield? With Broncos, everything is an option at QB. (Nicki Jhabvala, Denver Post)
“There’s a lot of unknowns,” Elway said. “Until we kind of figure out exactly what that is—once we figure that out then we can set a plan of how we want to attack it. I think there is no doubt we have to get better at that position.”
 

To fix offense, Broncos may need to find an identity before a QB (Jeff Legwold, ESPN.com)
Because as they try to fix an offense that has largely failed them in back-to-back seasons, they must do it in the rather large shadow of a memory. As in four seasons ago, where the Broncos produced more points in a season than any offense in league history.
 

2018 NFL draft order: Top 24 picks set (Seth Walder, ESPN.com)
Fans of more than 20 franchises are looking ahead to free agency in March and the draft in late April.