Mike Klis of the Denver Post writes that the Denver Broncos’ “preference” would be to trade down a few spots but still remain in the top-eight which would allow them to acquire an extra draft pick. Klis mentions Buffalo, Cincinnati, San Francisco and Tennessee as some teams that may consider trading up in the draft for a specific player.
Of the listed teams, Tennessee would make the most the sense mainly because of the fact that they need a quarterback and are in probably the worst spot to get one in either of the first or second-rounds. Trading up would be costly but if they really like Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert, this would ensure that they come away with a solid player at a position of need for the team.
Other than Gabbert, the only other player that would make sense for teams to trade up for would be Texas A&M LB Von Miller. Outside linebackers that can rush the passer are in high demand and this years supply is limited which makes Miller a hot commodity in the draft. Buffalo is said to have a lot of interest in Miller as well as Arizona so there’s a small chance something could happen.
As for Denver, the Broncos could really use another pick to help rebuild their depleted roster. You could make the case that the Broncos could use an upgrade at every position which is a pretty bad sign so adding the extra makes a lot of sense if they can get a deal done.