Quarterbacks the Denver Broncos should consider in the 2017 NFL Draft
New Mexico’s Austin Apodaca is the ultimate sleeper prospect.
He wasn’t invited to the Scouting Combine after attempting fewer than 100 passes in his senior season, but he put on a show at the New Mexico pro day with his arm strength and athleticism.
Hitting 61 miles per hour on a radar gun (which would have broken a Scouting Combine record), Apodaca has rare arm talent and raw skills with which to work.
The Broncos would likely consider Apodaca as a QB4 or practice squad option in his first season as he acclimates to the NFL game and a pro-style offense, but this is a guy who seemingly checks every box when it comes to the physical ability to play the game at a high level.
He ran the triple-option offense at New Mexico, and clearly that’s not his fit moving forward. I think he’d be worth a seventh round flier if the Broncos feel like there’s a chance he’ll opt for a different situation to try and break into the NFL.