Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph insists the team needs to draft players who can help the team now.
After a disappointing season that saw them finish 5-11 in Joseph’s first year in charge, the Broncos currently own the fifth overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and have the luxury of taking the best player on the board or the best player for their needs after their acquisition of quarterback Case Keenum earlier this month.
With Keenum signed for two years at a cost of $36m, and confirmed as the Broncos’ starting quarterback, it seems unlikely that the team will go after one of the quartet of top quarterbacks even if one should fall to them at five.
Joseph’s latest comments again suggest that to be the case, despite the team attending Pro Days and scouting visits with the quarterbacks.
The Broncos currently have nine picks in this year’s draft, with six in the first 110 picks in what will be a deep talent pool through the second and third rounds, and the Broncos’ philosophy seems clear after 2017’s rookie class was largely a wait-and-see disappointment.