The Broncos are in the thick of their 30 allocated pre-draft visits, and have one scheduled next week with TCU edge rusher, Ben Banogu.
Banogu joined the guys on 1st & 10 at 10 over on Orange and Blue 760 this morning and discussed his fit in Denver, looking up to Von Miller, and how his athletic ability would fit right in with Vic Fangio’s scheme.
The Broncos are set at starting edge rushers, but could definitely use some depth to pair with Jeff Holland in the mid to late rounds of the draft. I think Banogu could be a perfect fit.
Mile High Report’s Scotty Payne did a great preview of Banogu here, that you should definitely check out along with his interview above.
Ben Banogu is an elite athlete with arguably the highest ceiling of any edge rusher. He doesn't have the technical aspects locked down yet, but he has a chance to be a star https://t.co/zPKSVOm7Zg pic.twitter.com/0rqvZgMIsf— Billy Marshall (@BillyM_91) March 22, 2019
I agree with Andrew Mason’s comments at the end of the interview that Ben is a high character guy, and fits the mold of draft pick Denver did so well with last year - team captain, multi-year starter, high character draft picks.
The range could be a little interesting as #71 feels too high, but there’s a chance Banogu could be gone at #125, when Denver picks next. We’ll see how it shakes out, but that 4th round range feels about right for him.
Denver clearly sees something they like as he flies out to Dove Valley for a visit next week. He may just get the chance to play alongside his idol, Von Miller this year.