With the NFL draft quickly approaching, teams are looking at their own rosters closely. It’s time to determine whether or not free agents will be retained. It’s also time to look at the incoming draft class to put together the draft board based off team needs and which players could be available in each round.
However, there is another thing every team is considering right now—trades.
General manager John Elway has made over 600 transactions since he was hired as an executive in early 2011. He has made some trades during that period, most notably when he traded away quarterback Tim Tebow to the New York Jets in 2012.
Elway must now self-scout the Broncos to determine if there’s anyone who could be worth dealing. He also must look across the free agency and draft class to determine whether or not an adequate player can be found to plug any existing hole.
In order to put someone on the trade block, that player must have value to another team. Looking over the Broncos roster, it’s easy to find players who could be put on the trade block.
Finally, the Broncos also need to consider adding extra draft picks. As it stands right now, Denver has seven picks in the upcoming draft—one in each round. If they want to make another run at the Super Bowl, then adding more selections may be an option.
Here’s a look at possible draft-day trade scenarios that Elway needs to examine.