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Broncos, Briefly: Friday, March 1, 2019

The Broncos have pressing needs on the offensive line, at cornerback, linebacker and, if Emmanuel Sanders’ comeback from surgery to repair a torn Achilles hits a bump, at wide receiver. They also don’t have a quarterback on their roster they selected in the draft.

“We’re not the team that won the Super Bowl in 2015. But I do think the roster is better than winning 11 games in the last two years,” Vic Fangio told me.

Alfred Williams, the former Broncos defensive lineman turned radio personality, is no longer with Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan, the radio station announced on Thursday. Williams had been the co-host of “The Drive” with Darren “D-Mac” McKee.

Elway was asked by 9NEWS where he thought the draft was the strongest. He didn’t hesitate.

“The defensive front,’’ he said. “There’s a lot of good pass rushers and the defensive line is strong, as well as in free agency. There’s a lot of outside linebackers and rush ends in free agency.’’

Munchak, a Pro Football Hall of Fame player, will be involved in setting the offensive line draft board, which is normal. But the Broncos wouldn’t be blamed if they gave Munchak more say in making selections.

John Elway doesn't need the job. He boasts two Super Bowl rings as a player. His closet includes a gold jacket, marking his Hall of Fame status. As an executive, he constructed rosters that have won five division titles and reached two Super Bowls, winning the big game in 2015. So why does Elway want to continue as the general manager? I asked him Wednesday at the NFL combine.

"Losing. I don’t like to lose. I think that we’ve had a couple of tough years. I think that it’s a goal of mine to get it fixed and get it back to where it should be. I feel like that’s my responsibility," Elway said. "I enjoy that challenge. I think we’re off to a good start. But we still have a lot of work to do.”

Fifteen minutes before first-team All-ACC offensive tackle Tyler Jones settled down at a table at the 2019 NFL Combine to talk to the media, he took a quick phone call.

On the other line? A former teammate with a few pieces of advice.

Bradley Chubb, who played with Jones at NC State before being drafted by the Broncos last spring, wanted to share a few pointers ahead of Jones’ media session on Thursday and his ensuing Friday workout.

Chubb, though, is more than just a former member of the Wolfpack.

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