Perfect 100 picks: McShay's three-round 'Grade: A' 2018 NFL Mock Draft](http://www.espn.com/nfl/draft2018/insider/story/_/id/23038075/perfect-2018-nfl-mock-draft-all-32-teams-todd-mcshay-plays-gm-three-rounds-first-100-picks) (Todd McShay, ESPN Insider)*
*Round 1 (5): Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
Baker Mayfield could certainly be in play at No. 5 if he's there, but Denver won a Super Bowl when it had the best defense in the NFL -- led by its secondary.
2018 NFL Draft Guide: One burning question for each AFC team (Nick Shook, NFL.com)
With the fifth pick and his team suddenly in transition, Elway stands with his best chance to find a franchise QB during his executive tenure.
Broncos know No. 5 pick has to be able to handle more than football (Jeff Legwold, ESPN)
Should the Denver Broncos stay put in the first round of the NFL draft and use their No. 5 pick on a player they hope can help lead the rebound from last season's 5-11 record, that player will also join a rather exclusive club in the franchise's history.