2017 Denver Broncos game-by-game predictions (Jeff Legwold, ESPN.com)
The Broncos' schedule gives them plenty of work to scrap their way back into the postseason conversation with the likes of the Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots, New York Giants and Miami Dolphins on the slate to go with two teams in their own division that made the playoffs last year -- the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders. Oh, and four of the last six games of the season are on the road.
Broncos have toughest schedule in 2017, will open at home vs. Chargers (Nicki Jhabvala, Denver Post)
The Broncos' road back to the playoffs will be bumpy — the bumpiest in the league with a .578 opponents winning percentage — and it will begin and end in Denver.
Draft will give Broncos chance to find third wheel in passing game (Jeff Legwold, ESPN.com)
Which is why the deep group of pass receiving tight ends in the draft will get a long look, as will some of the draft's multi-taskers at wide receiver and running back, given the Broncos are looking for help at returner as well.
NFL Draft capsules for AFC teams (Associated Press)
Elway could land left tackle in first round but this draft is so deep on defense it wouldn't be surprising if he scraps plans and grabs another highly rated defender like when Bradley Roby and Shane Ray slipped down in previous drafts.