While many teams slotted to pick in the top 10 are looking to move down, the Denver Broncos are one of a few teams reportedly looking to move up.
Plenty of teams want to move back; here's one trying to move up. Broncos exploring options of moving up in draft, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 27, 2017
The most obvious reason the Broncos would be looking to move up is the Christian McCaffrey connection. His father, Ed McCaffrey, was one of John Elway’s favorite targets back when the two of them were playing together in Denver. And McCaffrey has spent time with John Elway this offseason.
However, there are almost certainly other top players on Denver’s radar as well.
As things currently stand, the Broncos own the No. 20 overall pick. While excellent players will still be available there, most of the top players in this year’s draft are defensive backs or defensive linemen. Defense isn’t a huge problem for this team, whereas offensive talent is very much a need.
With that in mind, don’t be surprised if Elway — a guy who’s never been afraid to make bold moves — pulls off a trade to move into the top 10.