Denver Broncos Take Quenton Nelson at No. 5

Assuming the New York Jets didn’t trade up to No. 3 for running back Saquon Barkley, three quarterbacks will likely be off the board by the time the Denver Broncos are on the clock at No. 5. nfl authentic jerseys We’ll send UCLA’s Josh Rosen to the Jets and Barkley to the Browns at No. 4.

If Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield is sitting there, Denver would pull the trigger, though, right?hi-res-d676a51b536f06e2e6679dbddbebbfa2_crop_exact

There have been signs that link the Broncos and Mayfield for some time. The Denver coaching staff requested to have him on their team at the Senior Bowl. According to NFL Media’s Gil Brandt, nfl authentic jerseys cheap the Broncos also sent seven people—including general manager John Elway and coach Vance Joseph—to Mayfield’s pro day.

Some will be shocked when the Broncos pass on Mayfield to secure guard Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson.

By scooping up Nelson, the Broncos would tell us two things. For one, they’d show they believe in quarterback Case Keenum. Denver signed Keenum to a two-year, $36 million deal. He’ll now have a chance to show he’s more than a short-term solution.best nfl jerseys

Adding Nelson also shows Denver is still trying to win now. Instead of planning for the future—though Nelson is definitely a long-term asset—the Broncos are adding a piece that can support Keenum, nfl jersey wholesale improve the running game and help take advantage of a defense that is still playoff-caliber.

Passing on Mayfield leaves the next few spots ripe for trades.