Five things history can tell the Broncos about the No. 5 overall pick in the NFL draft (Nick Kosmider, Denver Post)
An examination of the past 30 picks at the fifth spot, from cornerback Rickey Dixon in 1988 to wide receiver Corey Davis last year, reveal some interesting trends, cautionary tales and, yes, hope that one great choice can change a franchise for years to come.
Call it what you will, Broncos hope Cravens can do what's needed (Jeff Legwold, ESPN.com)
"I feel like I'm a versatile player," Cravens said this week. "I think I'm a guy that can cover running backs and tight ends. I'm heavy in the run game and can blitz. Whatever they need me to do, I'll be ready to go."
NFL to distribute Next-Gen stats to all teams in 2018 (Kevin Seifert, ESPN.com)
The data, collected via RFID tracking devices in the shoulder pads of every player during every game, could provide the basis for a new era of player evaluation and strategy.