Former Clemson OT Isaiah Battle goes in 5th round of NFL Supplemental draft to…St. Louis Rams.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 9, 2015
What does this mean from the Broncos’ point of view? For 2016, they did not have their own 5th (traded to Detroit) or 4th (swapped with Baltimore for their 5th), and Baltimore, like Denver, was a playoff team, so their 5th would have also had lower priority that the six-win Rams. Thus, in order to beat the Rams, they would have needed to wager their 3rd round pick. Apparently, that’s not a price the Broncos were willing to pay, and will decide to keep rolling with their offensive line in its current state.