Third Round, 94th Pick: CJ Prosise
CJ Prosise from the University of Notre Dame gives the Broncos the scat back they had with Ronnie Hillman. Prosise may not seem as an ideal fit for the Broncos’ offense, but Gary Kubiak and every coach in the NFL would love this type of running back toy to play with in the backfield.
Prosise would still need time to have more reps at the position. Backing up CJ Anderson would be ideal situation given Prosise’s skillset. Prosise’s talent, however, is very different than Hillman due to time at a different position. Prosise spent some of his time at wide receiver at Notre Dame and would give the Broncos a catching threat out of the backfield. Prosise, if he does not pan out as a running back, would compare to Theo Riddick of the Detroit Lions. Prosise can have a higher ceiling if he establishes a between-the-tackles runner, while withstanding punishment.
Agility by Prosise and vision to hit the holes with a much-improved offensive line could make him an intriguing candidate for the Broncos. Even though he lacks time at the position, sky is the limit for his talent. Prosise in my view has the same skill as Giovanni Bernard. Bernard is electric with the ball in his hands and Prosise could provide the same element with the Broncos. If Prosise is not the answer in the third round, Tyler Ervin from San Jose State could give the Broncos the same potential in the later rounds.
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