2016 NFL Draft: Teams Patriots fans should watch
No. 31 – Denver Broncos
Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold sees the Broncos finishing the first round by selecting Vonn Bell to round-out what is quite possibly the best secondary in the league right now.
"If the board falls this way Thursday, the Broncos, who take the best player available no matter where they have Pro Bowl players on the roster, will take a look at Alabama center Ryan Kelly and Arkansas tight end Hunter Henry before they select Bell, whose coverage ability will put him in the Broncos’ specialty packages as soon as he arrives."
However, Sayre Bedinger of Predominantly Orange has different take. Bedinger wonders if the Broncos should directly address their quarterback need in the first round by taking Lynch or Chris Cook, or even making moves for Colin Kaepernick, who we all know wants to end up in Denver (just anywhere that’s not San Fran) more than anything.
Talk about a team that gives the Patriots trouble; the Broncos are the only team that Brady has a career losing record against. In fact, Brady has only emerged victorious in Denver twice over his years in the NFL. An 0-3 playoff record in the Mile High City paints a picture of frustration for Brady in this neck of the woods.
The Patriots or Broncos have represented the AFC in the past three Super Bowls, and there’s no reason to say why that will change in 2016.
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