Broncos, Briefly: Friday, Jan. 18, 2019

10. Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

Murray is entering the draft. Now what? Well, it's still not certain he's actually going to commit to football. He could still get a new deal from the Oakland A's and report to spring training in February. For now, though, I'm treating the Heisman Trophy winner as if he's going to be in the 2019 class. And I think he has a great shot at being picked in the top 10. The knock, of course, is his size, but you can't deny his athletic ability, and he has an underrated arm. He can make every throw. I've said several times that he's one of the most dynamic dual-threat quarterbacks I've ever seen. Murray won't be for every team and every system, but if he lands in the right spot, he could be a star.

What do you think about the Denver Broncos’ hiring? — Ron R.

Actually, I think they did a hell of a job. I do think Vic Fangio will fit in well there. The Broncos hope he can be a defensive version of Bruce Arians. I think they are salivating at what he could potentially do with those defensive players. That will be a very scary defense with smart players.

"We're going to bust our tails to get better, to get back competitive, to get back where we want to be," Broncos president of football operations/general manager John Elway said. "Our young guys did well this year, we're going to continue to try to do well in the draft, that's key to what we want to do."

Scangarello will be eager to work with Case Keenum, who still has another year on his contract. After the 2017 season, Scangarello sent Mullens into the offseason with a homework assignment: study two NFL quarterbacks who are built and wired similarly to him. Those two quarterbacks were Drew Brees and Keenum.

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Baker was a consensus All-American last season. In four seasons with the Bulldogs, he tallied seven interceptions.

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