We have officially entered the month of April, or as many in the NFL think about it, the month of lying. In a last ditch effort to evaluate draft prospects leading up to the Annual selection ceremony at the end of the month, teams will say and do just about anything to keep their Draft interests a secret.
It’s like any game involving strategy. Why show your cards when you don’t have to? Although many teams do their best to put the proverbial “smokescreen” out there on a player or two, there are some players that they can take a closer look at during this time frame and decide whether or not they remain in play for their team.
At this point in the 0ff-season, teams are allowed to bring in up to 30 Draft prospects to their team facility to have a meeting, workout, whatever kind of evaluation that is allowed for teams to get a better idea of the prospect they like.
With the seemingly endless tug of war going on between the 49ers and Broncos over Colin Kaepernick, Denver has kept its options open at the QB position and are doing their due diligence with prospects in the Draft. One prospect that the Broncos have taken a liking to at the QB position is confirmed to visit Dove Valley this week. That QB is none other than La. Tech QB Jeff Driskel.
Clearly, the Broncos are casting a wide net in their search for QBs. Aside from the obvious interest in guys like Kaepernick or a higher rated prospect in Dak Prescott, Denver is not going to be content until they find the right prospect and they know that you can’t leave no stone un-turned when looking at that position. Personally, I really like some of the attributes that Driskel has to his game.
At 6’4, 234 lbs, Driskel boasts the ideal size and athleticism (4.56 40 yard time at the Combine) to be a dangerous dual-threat QB in the NFL. He also has the necessary arm strength to make the throws in the NFL and by all reports, is a high character guy with great leadership skills.
There are a few set backs, though. One of which is his accuracy. In the video below, Mel Kiper explains some of his deficiencies in that area.
Despite the accuracy issues, injury history and inconsistencies from his time at Florida, many Draft experts like Kiper think that Driskel could go as soon as the 3rd Round of the Draft and with time, could develop into a starting NFL QB. We’ll see if this interest from the Broncos results in Driskel’s being selected by the team in the Draft later this month, but regardless of what happens, it’s clear that the Broncos aren’t putting their eggs in one basket regarding the QB position.