A look at 5 oft-mentioned candidates for the Broncos to take with the 20th pick

Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

Most Broncos fans are already very familiar with the son of former hometown favorite wide receiver, and former Broncos radio announcer, Ed McCaffrey. Christian grew up and attended high school in the Denver metro area.

McCaffrey is a shifty explosive runner, that is capable of taking the ball to the end zone every time he touches the ball. The big question about McCaffrey will be his size. At 5-foot-11 and just over 200 pounds, can he be durable enough to be an every down back? Time will tell, but he did log over 300 touches in his past two seasons at Stanford, and proved to be up to the task.

There is no question that the Broncos could use a playmaker like McCaffrey, who racked up 3,864 all-purpose yards in 2015. Not only is he an elusive runner that is capable of gaining tough yards, but he is also a quality receiver, and could help the special teams with his returning abilities.

Final verdict: This looks like wishful thinking. While the Broncos would love to get their hands on McCaffrey, he probably won’t get past Philadelphia at No. 14, or Tennessee at No. 18.

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