Not only is John Elway a legendary (okay, some might say the most legendary) quarterback, but he has consistently proven himself to be a very smart guy. It started even before his Stanford education and has carried over into his business-savvy, post-playing career.
Elway has some serious business smarts, and his management style has put Broncos fans at ease following the two-year reign of terror from Josh McDaniels' evil empire. Having the most familiar face in franchise history on top of the franchise management chain makes being a Broncos fan much easier.
But still, fans have a lot of curiosity and little information on what will really happen come Thursday and into the weekend of the 2011 NFL Draft.
It is almost impossible to predict with any level of accuracy what will happen after the first two rounds of the NFL Draft because there are simply too many wild cards. Yet by gathering clues, fans can get some insight into how the first three picks—or rather the first two rounds—of the Broncos' draft might pan out.
Here are the intriguing players—and the realistic odds—that they will end up wearing orange and blue.