The Denver Broncos held a private workout for USC quarterback Sam Darnold in Los Angeles on Friday, the team announced.
General manager John Elway and head coach Vance Joseph were among the Denver contingent to view Darnold, who is rated as the No. 1 overall prospect by NFLDraftScout.com senior analyst Rob Rang.
The Broncos own the No. 5 overall pick in this month's NFL Draft and speculation is rampant that they will take a quarterback despite signing Case Keenum to a two-year, $36-million contract in free agency.
Denver also has 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch and Chad Kelly behind Keenum, but Elway said late last month that it would not preclude the team from taking a quarterback with its first pick.
Darnold heads a quarterback-heavy class that also includes UCLA's Josh Rosen, Wyoming's Josh Allen, Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and Louisville's Lamar Jackson.
The 20-year-old Darnold completed 303 of 480 passes for 4,143 yards with 26 touchdowns and 13 interceptions last season for the Trojans. He threw 31 touchdown passes as a redshirt freshman.