Will Denver draft a quarterback?

April, 15, 2013
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I know there is a lot of buzz because the Denver Broncos reportedly had pre-draft visits with quarterbacks Zac Dysert (Miami-Ohio) and Matt Scott (Arizona).

Both players are considered mid-round prospects. I wouldn’t read too much into it as far as how these visits affect Brock Osweiler's future. The Broncos love Osweiler, who they drafted in the second round last April, and view him as an effective starter when Peyton Manning, 37, leaves the game in two or three seasons.

John Elway loves quarterbacks. This is his third year as at the helm and he has looked closely at quarterbacks every year. I expect him to continue to check out play-callers he may draft.

Remember, Elway had Gary Kubiak as his backup for the majority of his career as a starting quarterback. Kubiak was considered as one of the best backup quarterbacks in the league. So, he knows the importance of being stacked at the position.

Denver has other draft needs, but if the timing is right, I could see a quarterback being drafted at some point.

Meanwhile, Caleb Hanie is reportedly signing with the Ravens. He was the No. 3 quarterback in Denver (he was signed to be the backup). Denver had no intentions of bringing him back and his signing elsewhere has no impact on the team's draft plans.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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