Assigning Odds to Every Potential Denver Broncos 1st-Round Pick

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Assigning Odds to Every Potential Denver Broncos 1st-Round Pick
Dave Martin

The 2014 NFL draft is fast approaching. Out at Denver Broncos headquarters (Dove Valley) the team is feverishly putting the final touches on their draft board.

Putting together a draft plan is a lot like painting on a canvas.

The draft is always in flux, and teams have to be ready for moves/trades/values they didn’t expect. Some strokes are brilliant, and can be the foundation of the piece. Other strokes initially look “off” compared to the surroundings. Regardless of how things come together in the moment, the final piece must look good.

There may be a plan in place where a certain player is considered a “lock” in the first (or any) round. But what happens when that player is off the board by the time their pick rolls around? What about when a player of greater value falls to them unexpectedly?

Essentially, general manager John Elway wants to be like Bob Ross and make “happy” accidents—or happy little trees.

The point is this; the Broncos must be fluid with their thinking in each round. They must anticipate which players will be on the board when they pick, while also watching what other teams do to see if certain players may fall to them.

Here’s a look at potential targets for the Broncos in the first round with odds on the player being added.

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