Good morning, Broncos Country.
As I mentioned last week — it’s officially NFL Draft season! Yesterday marked the beginning of the Senior Bowl festivities and the Denver Broncos are on the prowl. John Elway, Matt Russell and members of their scouting staff in Mobile, Alabama. It’s going to be one heck of a week, but the Broncos are already busy meeting with some of the best talent available at the position. According to Walter Football, here are some of the prospects scouts were seen speaking to on Tuesday:
Wide receiver: Jalyen Smith, Lousiville — Jakobi Meyers, NC State
Tight end: Trevon Wesco, West Virginia
Linebacker: Gerri Green, West Virginia — Drue Tranquill, Notre Dame — Sutton Smith, Northern Illinois
Edge: Jaylon Ferguson, Louisiana Tech
Cornerback: Iman Marshall, USC, — Corey Ballentine, Washburn
Wide receiver and linebacker were a focal point with interviews at last week’s Shrine Bowl. It appears as if that trend has continued into the Senior Bowl. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire and I fully expect the Broncos to acquire at least one prospect from those positions with their nine selections in the 2019 NFL Draft. Moreover, I’m pleased to see that Marshall makes this list, who I discussed earlier this week our Senior Bowl prospect primer.
The highlight player from the aforementioned is Ferguson who was one of the most dominant players in college football the past four seasons. He terrorized Conference USA opponents routinely and finished his career with 45 sacks and 67.5 tackles for loss. The Broncos have two stud edge defenders in Bradley Chubb and Von Miller but could you imagine if Ferguson was somehow available for the Broncos in the second round? Regardless of other needs it would be incredibly tough for them to pass him up, especially with Shaquil Barrett and Shane Ray being free agents.
As the week continues you can expect a handful of updates at Mile High Report about any rumors surrounding the team at this year’s Senior Bowl. It’s one of the most exciting times of the year and always great to analyze. Feel free to talk about some of the prospects mentioned above or any others you are hoping catch the eye of the Broncos’ officials down in Mobile.
As always, thank you for reading and here is today’s offering of Horse Tracks.
Von Miller expects big leap from Bradley Chubb in 2019
“I honestly don’t even think Bradley has tapped into the type of player that he’s going to be,” Miller said.
Kyle Shanahan has high praise for new Broncos coordinator Rich Scangarello
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan stated that it is ‘tough’ for their franchise to lose Rich Scangarello.
4 Quarters: Evaluating the Broncos’ candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame
The Broncos’ official website has an awesome video where fans can delve deeper into the legacies of Pat Bowlen, Steve Atwater, Champ Bailey and John Lynch with respect to their Hall of Fame candidacies.
Broncos name Chris Kuper as assistant offensive line coach
Kuper played eight seasons at guard for the Broncos.
DeMarcus Ware on Vic Fangio: ‘He’s a mastermind’ – NFL.com
New Broncos coach Vic Fangio draws high praise from former Broncos pass-rushing star Demarcus Ware, who believes Von Miller and Bradley Chubb will get even better under their new coach.
John Elway, Stephen Jones wary of replay changes – NFL.com
Sean Payton wants changes to the NFL’s replay system, but two other competition committee members — John Elway and Stephen Jones — disagree.
NFL announces five 2019 international games – NFL.com
The National Football League today announced five international games for the 2019 season with four in the UK and an AFC West showdown in Mexico.
Chiefs learn tough lesson in AFC title game defeat to Patriots – NFL.com
Jeffri Chadiha says an agonizing loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game also needs to be a valuable lesson for the Kansas City Chiefs in what should be a bright future.
Unsung heroes in the AFC: Chris Jones, Tyler Boyd step up – NFL.com
Brock Osweiler … difference-maker? Nick Shook selects one unsung hero from each team in the AFC — including, yes, a certain backup quarterback who came up big for the Miami Dolphins.
Senior Bowl notebook, Day 1: Montez Sweat rising into top 10 – NFL.com
Lance Zierlein says Mississippi State edge rusher Montez Sweat and Missouri QB Drew Lock were among the top performers on the first day of Senior Bowl practice. Plus, find out what we learned from Jon Gruden and a QB prospect who counts the Manning brothers among the influences in his development.
Daniel Jeremiah’s top 50 prospects for 2019 NFL Draft 1.0 – NFL.com
Defensive players occupy the first five spots in Daniel Jeremiah’s initial ranking of the 2019 draft’s top 50 prospects, with Nick Bosa leading the list. The top-rated QB? He’s listed at No. 15.