Kiper Mock Draft 1.0: Denver Broncos 

January, 15, 2014
The Denver Broncos will pick deep in the first round -- they hope it’s the final pick of the day, the one reserved for the Super Bowl winner -- and they are going to have to fight the usual roster battle that winning teams fight.

Executive vice president of football operations John Elway wants a draft-built roster to, as he puts it, “to compete for the world championship year after year." That means they can’t keep everybody in the salary-cap era, and they need replacements for the players they lose.

The biggest needs likely will be at spots where they have players on the brink of free agency, players who will benefit from the traditional raids on teams that go deep into the postseason. But a big reason the Broncos were able to have five players with at least 60 catches is because they didn’t try to buy them.