After busy free agency, Broncos quietly fill need drafting Bradley Roby

Bradley Roby (center) fell to a contender in Denver, where John Elway and John Fox are pushing for a Super Bowl run.
Ed Andrieski/AP

So yes, the Broncos' draft mattered, even if it didn't have the sparkle of other teams'. Sometimes meeting a need is better than making a wave, and Denver did that unequivocally. Considering the selection it had, it's hard to think the Broncos could have done much better at No. 31 in their quest to land pick No. 32 a year from now.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.