Good Morning, Broncos Country.
There has been a lot of Denver Broncos news making waves through the media at the annual NFL meetings in Boca Raton, but the teams' personnel department and scouting staff are busy making the rounds at collegiate Pro Days across the nation.
According to top-tier draft analyst Tony Pauline, the Broncos have met with a handful of prospects recently.
Team officials were present at Louisiana Tech's Pro Day, who boast a handful of quality prospects in this years draft class. Per Pauline, Broncos team officials met with ex-Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel, who had an astounding Pro Day and wowed scouts with nearly a perfect outing in his 60 passing attempt performance.
Driskel is a late-round developmental prospect at quarterback who played in a shotgun heavy offense, but scouts are impressed with his leadership, athleticism and arm strength which will make him a highly sought after commodity on Day 3 of the NFL Draft. He might never be a top tier starter, but certainly has the traits to be a top-notch back up in the NFL.
While not explicitly mentioned, have no doubts that the Broncos were also keeping a close eye on Vernon Butler and Kenneth Dixon, who could be targets for the team early on in order to address needs at defensive end and running back respectively.
Officials were also present at Iowa State's Pro Day and took a closer look at wide receiver Quenton Bundrage, who posted good numbers and timed as low as 4.46 in the 40 yard dash. Bundrage is a late-round prospect who rebounded in 2015 after missing the entire 2014 season after injuring his knee against North Dakota State in their home opener.
Last but not least, the team was also seen speaking with North Carolina State defensive end Mike Rose, who had an absolutely fantastic performance in front of a handful of teams.
At 6'2 and 261 pounds, Rose will likely make the switch to outside linebacker in the NFL and posted great times of 4.67 in the 40 yard dash, as well as a 4.40 in the short shuttle and 7.47 in the 3-cone drills.
Rose had a monumental season for the Wolfpack as a senior, tallying 15 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks in 13 games. Don't be surprised if you hear his name called earlier than expected once the draft rolls around.
Be sure to keep tuned to Mile High Report over the course of the next month leading up to the draft for a ton of scouting reports, mock drafts and other miscellaneous analysis regarding this years crop of prospects.
As always, thanks for reading and have a wonderful Wednesday. Here are today's Horse Tracks.
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