With Free Agency beginning to slow down some, it's time to start turning our attention to the NFL Draft. The All-Star games and the Combine are a thing of the past, and now teams are turning their attention to prospects Pro Days, and setting up private visits with certain prospects.
Nineteen teams were on hand primarily to watch offensive tackle Tyler Sambrailo, who ran the 3-cone drill in a time of 7.26 seconds (compared to 7.54 seconds at the combine).
This isn't the first time the Broncos have shown interest in Sambrailo. The Denver Posts Mike Klis tweeted out that the Broncos met with him during last month's NFL Scouting Combine.
BTW: 2 days later, was told CSU OT Ty Sambrailo had a terrific Pro Day. 19 teams, including Broncos attened. Excelled in position drills.— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) March 13, 2015
Sambrailo would fit in well in Gary Kubiak's zone-blocking scheme. He has the athleticism and footwork you look for in a zone-blocking offensive lineman. One trait that I like most about him is his aggressiveness. He blocks with a mean streak and can be the most aggressive player on the field.
There are some questions about Sambralio's strength. Many scouts note that he lacks the core strength many teams look for in an NFL player and that he will need to spend time in the weight room before he hits the field. Some believe that he is better suited to a guard in the NFL. He doesn't have the long arms you look for in an NFL tackle and add that with his strength questions, he could be better suited to be a left guard.
Overall I think he would be a solid second round pick for the Broncos. He can play right tackle or guard for the Broncos(both areas of need), and his skill set fits in nicely with what the Broncos want to do along the offensive line.
- The Miami Dolphins have traded wide receiver Mike Wallace to the Minnesota Vikings.
- The New Orleans Saints continued trading their players. They traded receiver Kenny Stills to the Dolphins.
- Wide receiver Percy Harvin agreed to a one-year, $6 million dollar deal with the Buffalo Bills.
- Running back C.J. Spiller signed a four-year, $18M deal with the New Orleans Saints.
- The Dallas Cowboys signed running back Darren McFadden to a new deal.
- Recently released receiver Stevie Johnson is meeting with the San Diego Chargers.
- Free agent defensive tackle Nick Fairley signs with the St. Louis Rams.
- The Oakland Raiders continue their big offseason spending spree by signing quarterback Christian Ponder.
- The St. Louis Rams have re-siged receiver Kenny Britt to a new two-year deal.
- Quarterback Big Ben signs a new five-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
- The Tennessee Titans signed linebackers Derrick Morgan and Brian Orakpo.