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2011 Denver Broncos Draft Cameos: Mikel LeShoure

Running Back - Mikel LeShoure, Illinois

Height:  5'11"
Weight:  227
40yd:  4.59

Interest Level:

Private Workout:  Yes
Private Visit to Team Facility:  No
Attended Proday:  No
Other: -

Quick Take:

Between the tackles downhill runner, who has run out of the spread and behind lead blockers.  Strong lower body that keeps churning and makes him difficult to tackle.  Kept fresh as part of a 3-back rotation, only adequate as a blocker in pass protection and will need additional work there to get a handle on the complex assignments in McCoy's offense.  Solid back overall with a first round grade who will likely be available in round 2.  Decent receiver who too often lets the ball get into his body.  May have trouble with fumbling at the next level, as he needs to learn to switch the ball to the outside arm when getting outside on a defender.

Where He Goes in the Draft:

Middle of 2nd round.

What is Denver's Interest In Him?


He would be a great complement to Moreno, and vice versa.  Denver will likely pass at #36 but will be looking for him to still be available at the #46 slot.

Position, Name

CB Patrick Peterson

DT Marcell Dareus

QB Blaine Gabbert

Top OLB/DE Von Miller
DE Robert Quinn

DT Nick Fairley

QB Cam Newton

Middle OT Nate Solder
OT Anthony Costanzo
DE Da'Quan Bowers
DE Aldon Smith

Bottom DT/NT Phil Taylor
DE Adrian Clayborn
OG/C Danny Watkins
OLB Akeem Ayers


QB Jake Locker
QB Christian Ponder
DE Jabaal Sheard
QB Ryan Mallett
CB Brandon Harris
QB Andy Dalton

2 Middle ILB Quan Sturdivant
RB Mikel LeShoure


3 Middle


4 Middle

5 Top



[Note:  All players in the table are ranked by overall grade within their round grouping, however, the round groupings are based on where this player will likely be drafted based on where teams are currently selecting in the draft.  Therefore a player is ranked within a group by his level of ability, but players in nearby groupings may have higher or lower actual grades, despite being in a different group.  Confusing enough for you? --Styg]