Denver Broncos Have Met with Two Quarterbacks; Will They Draft One?

Jon Heath@http://twitter.com/JonHeathNFLContributor IApril 10, 2013

MOBILE, AL - JANUARY 26:  Zac Dysert #7 of the North squad drops back to pass against the South squad during the first half of the Senior Bowl at Ladd Peebles Stadium on January 26, 2013 in Mobile, Alabama.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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The Denver Broncos do not have many holes on their roster, but several positions can afford to be upgraded (mock draft here).  And then there are the positions that have little depth.

At quarterback, Peyton Manning is obviously the guy.  Behind him, second-year Brock Osweiler is the backup and according to John Elway, Denver's "guy for the future" (ESPN).

But the Broncos do not have a third-string QB on the roster (Caleb Hanie was released last month).  With their free agency signings seemingly done, drafting a quarterback may be in Denver's plans.

Why not sign a veteran to a minimum salary contract?  In Denver's case, probably because a rookie would obviously be younger and come at a cheaper price tag.

The Broncos appear to be looking at late-round QB prospects, as B/R's Christopher Hansen noted on Tuesday that the team has and will visit with two QBs.

Quarterback ZacDysert visited with the Broncos on Monday, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post.

Quarterback Matt Scott will visit with the Broncos, according to Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net.

Scott is a 6'2", 213-pound senior that threw for 3,620 yards and 27 touchdowns in Arizona last season.  On CBSSports.com, he is projected as a third- or fourth-round pick.

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Dysert, another senior, measures up and weighs in at 6'3", 231 pounds.  He threw for 3,483 yards and 25 touchdowns at Miami (Ohio) last fall and projected to be a fourth- or fifth-round pick by CBSSports.com.

If one of these two prospects (or another QB that catches Denver's eye) falls into the fifth or sixth round, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Broncos draft one.  Whether or not that would be the right move is up for debate.

Denver owns six picks and will be selecting 28th overall in the first round later this month.  The draft is 15 days away.

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