Denver Broncos Draft Profile: Brett Smith

By Tylor Walden
Brett Smith
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Even though the Denver Broncos are in win-now mode, there is no harm in looking to the future.

The team is led by future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning, who has had an incredible two years in the Mile High city since being released by the Indianapolis Colts. But what will happen when he retires? The team is set on Brock Osweiler to be the new leader, but there are always rumors buzzing. The team could be interested in drafting a quarterback. Enter Brett Smith.

The Wyoming has a lot of promise. There is a good chance that not a lot of fans know about him because he played in the Mountain West Conference. But he showed a lot of promise during his years in college. He has a trait that not even Manning possesses. His ability to move in the pocket and extend the play is quite remarkable and could give the Broncos a solid play-maker.

He also has the mind of a quarterback, having the skills to read defenses and finds soft spots in coverage. This gives him the ability to know where he wants to go with the football before he even snaps the football. This could help Smith calm down, knowing that he knows what to do and can adjust quickly if needed.

His greatest assets are his attitude, work ethic, and passion. With qualities like that in a quarterback, he will certainly be a leader on a NFL team. Any team would enjoy having him. His only quirks are is his accuracy when throwing on the run and he tests small windows in coverage too often. Those could lead to turnovers if he does not put work into it. This should improve within time.

Even though the Broncos appear to be set at quarterback for years to come, having Smith on the team to give Zac Dysert some competition could benefit the team. Perhaps if the team drafts him, he could become the next leader for the Broncos organization.

Tylor Walden is a Denver Broncos writer for Follow him on Twitter @TylorDWalden, “like” him on Facebook, or add him to your network on Google.

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