Fifth Round, 144th Pick: Maliek Collins
There has to be a Nebraska Cornhusker tie somewhere. The Denver Broncos do not need a defensive tackle run stuffer; however, they will need continued depth despite the addition of Jared Crick. Maliek Collins gives the Broncos insurance in case the Broncos do not pick up the fifth-year option on Sylvester Williams.
Collins is an outstanding athlete for 6-2 311 lbs with an quick first step and body control to push the offensive linemen backwards. He does at times show inconsistencies and a tendency to take play off, but with proper coaching under Bill Kollar, any defensive tackle will have success in our system. Even though scouts state Collins does not have the power or brute strength in tight spaces to overwhelm an opponent, he showed form time to time at Nebraska. Collins is stout three technique defensive tackle for the 4-3 system that has a wow factor when scouts have seen him make a play.
Darius Kilgo is another B1G defensive tackle/nose tackle the team already has on the roster. The Denver Broncos have always shown interest in the B1G Conference. It would be uncharacteristic for the Broncos to take a look at any player in the B1G conference.
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