2018 NFL Draft Rumors: Broncos Exploring Trade with Giants for No. 2 to Take QB

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistApril 26, 2018

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 11:  A helmet of the Denver Broncos plays rests on a cooler during a game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on December 11, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
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Buzz continues to build that the New York Giants could trade down from No. 2 overall when the NFL draft begins Thursday night. 

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Denver Broncos are "expected to explore" a trade up from No. 5 to No. 2 and would "target" a quarterback if they are able to swing a deal. 

Earlier Wednesday, ESPN's Dianna Russini spoke to a Giants source who said there was a "feeling" in their building that they would trade down. 

The source disclosed that move was in play because the team has "a ton of needs."

If the Giants stay put at No. 2, signs have pointed toward them selecting Penn State running back Saquon Barkley. 

"I think that the devaluing of the running back is really a myth," Giants general manager Dave Gettleman said. "If you have a great running back, he immediately makes your quarterback better, your offensive line better and your passing game. So I don't believe in it. It's how you evaluate the players, how we value them, how we rate them and then you go on from there."

Bleacher Report draft expert Matt Miller projected Barkley to the Giants and Notre Dame offensive guard Quenton Nelson to the Broncos in his final mock draft. 

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