ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- When it comes to quarterbacks and the Denver Broncos, ESPN's Todd McShay believes the Senior Bowl mattered and McShay believes the Broncos are still poised to use their first-round pick in the draft to get a new prospect behind center.
In his second mock draft of the pre-draft season, McShay paired the Broncos with Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield. In his first mock draft McShay had the Broncos selecting Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen with the No. 5 pick.
Both were at the Senior Bowl last month and on the North team, which was directed by Denver's coaches.
Mayfield said he went to Mobile to give the NFL's decision-makers an up-close look at him and that they could also try to get to know him a little bit. He said he felt the Broncos were prodding and poking in their own way to see how would respond to certain situations.
"See what I'm all about, see how I react to certain things," Mayfield said then. "Maybe see if I can handle the pressure, stuff like that. But it's an honor. If John Elway asks you to be on your team you don't say no."
Mayfield also called himself an "emotional player, I'll do what it takes to win, love being around my teammates, love leading and having responsibility."
Mayfield, Allen, Washington State's Luke Falk and Nebraska's Tanner Lee were the four quarterbacks the Broncos worked with on the North team who were at the Senior Bowl. Broncos coach Vance Joseph called the week's worth of work with those quarterbacks both "invaluable" and an "advantage" in draft preparations.