It's that time of the year again. Mile High Report begins our annual 90 players in 90 days roster breakdown. Last year went fairly well, but starting today and through August 27th, we'll break down every player on the Denver Broncos roster.
Name: Eddie Yarbrough
Height: 6'3" Weight: 251
Age: 23 Experience: R
Eddie Yarbrough was signed as a college free agent out of Wyoming, but played high school football for Grandview in Aurora, CO (a suburb of Denver). You may remember during the draft phase that Yarbrough joined now Oakland Raiders wide receiver Max McCaffrey at the Broncos local pro day.
The Good: At Wyoming Yarbrough was a three-time first team All-Mountain West selection, often matching up seasonally with Denver Broncos 2014 second round pick Ty Sambrailo (who played for Colorado State in college). With Wyoming, Yarbrough made 256 tackles (39 for a loss), 21.5 sacks and forced/recovered 4 fumbles.
The Bad: A nagging knee sprain his Senior season knocked him down from being a likely top 100 pick to a college free agent. Entering 2015 Yarbrough was 6th among all FBS defensive linemen in tackles for a loss and on record pace at Wyoming.
Quotable: "Denver gave me an offer I couldn't refuse. To stay home and be a hometown kid, represent my home state and the Wyoming Cowboys, it's hard to beat."
Status: It will be difficult to not at least keep the hometown hero for the practice squad and much like former Bronco defensive lineman from the University of Wyoming (Mitch Unrein), I'd expect Yarbrough to work his way onto the gameday roster soon enough.