The Broncos say they like newly acquired quarterback Kyle Orton, but members of the coaching staff are flying to Los Angeles on Tuesday to put USC quarterback Mark Sanchez through a private workout — five days before the draft. Sanchez is regarded among the top two quarterbacks in the draft, along with Georgia’s Matthew Stafford.
Stafford is expected to be selected by the Lions with the first overall pick, but even if he is not, the Broncos could favor Sanchez, whose stock, based on recent conversations, could make him a top-five draft pick. The Broncos have the No. 12 and No. 18 overall picks and could use one of those to move up into the front end of the draft, where they likely would find some takers who want to move back, for economic and player value reasons.
– Steve Wyche