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,212commentsThis would be interesting. Report: Growing sense is that the Broncos would like to trade back from 10th overallRon Chenoy-USA TODAY SportsAccording to Orange And Blue 760’s Benjamin Allbright, there is a growing sense around the Broncos that they would like to trade back from 10th overall during the 2019 NFL DraftThis news throws a big wrench into those who assumed that the Broncos were eyeing Drew Lock or Dwayne Haskins at 10th overall. However, this scenario has always been in play, and probably the most ideal scenario for the Broncos.First, it would allow them to acquire extra picks for the 2019 and ideally a 2020 first-round pick in return for 10th overall. That way they can use the 2019 picks to help build up their roster under new Head Coach Vic Fangio and also allow General Manager John Elway to use that 2020 first-round pick on a quarterback in next years class(Justin Herbert is a name to watch). Allbright mentions Washington as a name to watch and it makes sense. They lost Alex Smith to a gnarly leg injury last season and just have Case Keenum and Colt McCoy at quarterback currently. They need a quarterback badly and have the 15th overall selection in the draft which means they are on the outside looking in on the quarterback market. So jumping to 10th overall, ahead of Bengals and Dolphins makes sense for them.Washington has two third-round picks and two fifth-round picks to deal and I would demand their 2020 first-round selection in any deal as well. They seem like a team destined to have a bad 2019 season, so that first-round pick could be VERY valuable next season.Some other teams to watch on the trade up list in my opinion are the Pittsburgh Steelers, Atlanta Falcons andthe Carolina Panthers.Trading back in this draft in particular makes a ton of sense because of talent you can get from say pick 20 to 60. It’s a very deep second tier group in this class and the drop off in talent is very minimal. So acquiring as many picks as possible in this area is something a lot of teams are trying to do.Here are some of the prospects that I can see the Broncos eyeing if they decided to trade back.Tight end’s Noah Fant and T.J. HockensonCenter Garrett BradburyGuard Cody FordDefensive tackle Christian WilkinsCornerback Byron MurphyGuard Chris LindstromGuard Dalton RisnerWide receiver D.K. MetcalfWide receiver N’Keal HarryDefensive Lineman Jerry TilleryThe Broncos have brought in multiple top interior lineman and they should start coming off the board around 20th overall so if they trade back around there, they can get their pick of the litter. Bradbury would step in as a day one starter at center, Lindstrom would be a stud at guard, Risner brings versatility, and Cody Ford would be an intriguing tackle to guard transition player for the Broncos as well. The odds of Noah Fant or T.J. Hockenson falling too far in the draft seem slim, but if they do Drew Lock Jersey Black
, have to imagine that the Broncos would be interested in one or both of them.Another positional group the Broncos have been showing interest in is the interior pass rushers. Notre Dame’s Jerry Tillery is another name to watch. He would step in right away as a sub-package pass rusher for the Broncos and give them an interior pass rush they have lacked since Malik Jackson. One name that is being overlooked and one that would be a PERFECT scheme fit for Vic Fangio’s defense is Washington cornerback, Byron Murphy. You have Chris Harris Jr. skipping out on practices, entering FInally, a dark-horse pick we could see early in the draft is wide receiver. Emmanuel Sanders is entering the final year of his deal and has injury questions surrounding him. Getting a top receiver to pair with Sutton and Hamilton down the road could be in play. They have done work on Deebo Samuel, N’Keal Harry and could be interested in a D.K. Metcalf if he falls some during the draft.So what do you think MHR? Do you want the Broncos to trade back and collect picks or stay at 10th overall and take a blue chip prospect? The signing of Riddick puts Booker’s roster spot in danger." Denver Broncos NewsWhat signing Theo Riddick could mean for Devontae BookerNew,38commentsThe signing of Riddick puts Booker’s roster spot in danger.MDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:What signing Theo Riddick could mean for Devontae BookerTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailPhoto by Matthew Stockman/Getty ImagesIt was reported on Thursday that former Detroit Lions running back has decided to sign with the Denver Broncos. He was deciding between the Broncos and the New Orleans Saints, but the connections and Rich Scangarello’s offense likely swayed him to coming to the Mile High City.He officially signed his one-year deal with the team on Friday, according to 9NEWS Denver’s Mike Klis. Riddick will now join a suddenly crowded backfield that includes Phillip Lindsay, Royce Freeman, Devontae Booker, the speedy Khalfani Muhammad, big Dave Williams, and UDFA Devontae Jackson. Obviously Steve Atwater Jersey
, Riddick wouldn’t have been added if they did not plan on keeping him on the 53-man roster, so he very likely took a roster spot from one those names listed above not named Phillip Lindsay or Royce Freeman. The likely odd man out in this scenario is Devontae Booker.Booker has served as the Broncos third-down back/pass catching back the past few seasons and looked to have that spot secured this season. However, the surprising release of pass catching back Theo Riddick may have changed everything. Riddick is one of the better pass catching backs in the league and can be the teams third-down back as well, so he basically replaces and upgrades that role over Booker. Now while things look bleak for Booker, I expect him to stick around throughout the remainder of camp and the preseason. Injuries unfortunately happen and you always need depth at running back. Also, injuries are likely to strike throughout the league and the Broncos could feel comfortable with their depth and use Booker as a trade chip. At the very least, I see him sticking around until cut day. I’m also not completely closing the door on Booker sticking around. Riddick is mainly a pass-catching back who only had 40 total carries for the Lions last season. If either Lindsay or Freeman were to go down during a game, it would leave the Broncos pretty thin at tailback. Freeman is your lone power back, and Broncos seem to want to limit Lindsay’s carries. Plus Reddick is a much better receiver than running back. So keeping Booker who can run and catch the ball as depth could be something they consider. With that said, they could look to find a cheaper back off the waiver wire who can do all those things as well. Either way, Booker’s job is suddenly in danger and how this whole situation plays out in the coming days and weeks will be one of the more interesting remaining aspects of Broncos camp.