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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo, Chicago Bears outside linebacker Leonard Floyd plays against the Detroit Lions during the second half of an NFL football game in Chicago. Floyd moved from Chicago to Los Angeles for the chance to realize his full potential as a pass rusher with the Rams. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, FIle)

Floyd hopes to find own path in Fowler's footsteps with Rams

May. 11, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although the blueprint drawn by Dante Fowler last season doesn't precisely fit Leonard Floyd, it's plenty close enough to thrill Floyd about the chance to turbo-charge his career with the Los Angeles Rams. In just 1 1/2 seasons with the Rams, Fowler transformed himself from another...

In this still image from video provided by the NFL, Henry Ruggs III, center, gets ready to put on a Las Vegas Raiders cap after being selected by the team in the first round of the NFL football draft Thursday, April 23, 2020. (NFL via AP)

Broncos, Raiders, Chargers add speed to try to catch Chiefs

Apr. 28, 2020 11:57 AM EDT

With their blazing speed on offense, the Kansas City Chiefs ran away from their AFC West brethren en route to their first Super Bowl title in half a century. So explosiveness was a common theme on the draft boards of rival general managers John Elway in Denver, Tom Telesco in Los Angeles and Mike Mayock in Las...

Missouri tight end Albert Okwuegbunam speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Denver QB Drew Lock big winner in Broncos' infusion of speed

Apr. 25, 2020 9:25 PM EDT

John Elway waited four years for just this sort of weekend where could actually build around a quarterback instead of sleuthing for one. After declaring Drew Lock his starting QB this spring, Elway used his cache of 10 picks in the NFL draft to score both targets and shields for his second-year passer. Moreover,...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2019, file photo, Penn State wide receiver KJ Hamler (1) scores after catching a pass from quarterback Sean Clifford during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Michigan in State College, Pa. Hamler was chosen by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the NFL football draft Friday, April 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Denver Broncos build around Drew Lock in the NFL draft

Apr. 25, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

John Elway pledged to give Drew Lock more weapons and better protection in an NFL draft teeming with wide receivers and offensive linemen. He delivered. The Denver Broncos general manager provided Lock with two terrific targets and added an athletic center through the first two nights of the draft. Elway...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) runs against Georgia during the second half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, in Atlanta. The Southeastern Conference broke the NFL record for first-round draft picks by a conference. Fifteen players from the powerhouse league were selected in the opening round Thursday night, April 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

The Latest: SEC has 40 players selected through 3 rounds

Apr. 25, 2020 12:16 AM EDT

The Latest on the second and third rounds of the NFL draft. ___ The Southeastern Conference is on pace to smash another NFL draft record. A year after having a record 64 players selected during the three-day, seven-round event, the powerhouse league had a whopping 40 guys go in the first three rounds. The...

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2019, file photo, Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (4) scores on a pass reception against Arkansas during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Denver Broncos selected Jeudy in the first round of the NFL draft. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

Broncos get Lock some help with Alabama wideout Jerry Jeudy

Apr. 24, 2020 1:19 AM EDT

Jerry Jeudy found a way to celebrate with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell even though the COVID-19 pandemic scuttled the league’s plans to hold the draft in Las Vegas. The former Alabama standout receiver was selected 15th overall by the Denver Broncos on Thursday night. He and Goodell marked the occasion...

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, Denver Broncos president of football operations and general manager John Elway speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Elway has selected a defensive player with his first draft pick six times in his nine drafts. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Broncos' Elway building around his quarterback for a change

Apr. 16, 2020 3:36 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colorado (AP) — For the first time in four years, John Elway didn’t spend his offseason analyzing quarterbacks ad nauseam. He’s set at QB at long last with second-year pro Drew Lock, who won four of his five starts last season, his only loss coming in the snow at Kansas City....

John Elway free to focus on O-line, receivers in NFL draft

Apr. 15, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

15. DENVER (7-9) LAST SEASON: Musical chairs at coach and quarterback in Denver finally ended when Vic Fangio turned to rookie Drew Lock, who went 4-1 — with only loss to Super Bowl champion Chiefs on the road. It was too late for the Broncos to avoid a third straight losing season but provided hope that...

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020 file photo Denver Broncos general manager John Elway speaks during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. NFL teams are having to rely more heavily on game film of college prospects as they prepare for the draft at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has halted business as usual. On Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Elway said in a conference call,

NFL teams rely on tape with virus altering pre-draft routine

Apr. 1, 2020 11:40 AM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Let's go to the tape. NFL teams are having to rely more heavily on game film of college prospects as they prepare for the draft at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has halted business as usual across the globe. The social distancing spawned by the new coronavirus has halted pro...