The Denver Broncos are working hard at putting the final touches on their 2018 NFL Draft board. Here are their 10 reported pre-draft visits so far…
Prior to the 2018 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos will be allowed 30 official visits to their team facility. Though all 30 may not end up being leaked to the media, a few official player visits have started to come to light.
At this point in time, there are 10 player visits happening in Denver prior to the 2018 NFL Draft that we know about. That number will likely increase daily from now until the time of the draft.
Here are the players we know are visiting Denver, and a quick snapshot of what they bring to the table as a player…
Josh Allen, Quarterback
Allen has the strongest arm and most impressive physical makeup of any quarterback in this year’s draft. If he were able to put together one season with a completion percentage above 60 percent, he might be the undisputed top overall pick.
Baker Mayfield, Quarterback
Mayfield, the Heisman Trophy winner, is as exciting as they come. His passion for the game and accuracy are his greatest traits. His size and some concerns about his maturity linger.
Sam Darnold, Quarterback
Darnold decided not to throw at the Scouting Combine, but no one cares anymore. He wowed at his pro day and showed why he’s being considered for the top pick. Darnold’s skill set reminds me of Jameis Winston.
Josh Rosen, Quarterback
Rosen is the most pro-ready quarterback in this year’s draft class. Mechanically and technically, he is borderline perfect. Questions remain about his health as well as coachability.
Rashaad Penny, Running Back
Penny was the nation’s leading rusher in 2017. He has big time playmaking ability at prototypical size for the running back position. He looks like a future bell cow back in the NFL.
James Daniels, Center
One of the youngest players in this year’s draft class, Daniels is a well-rounded center prospect with plenty of room to grow, both literally and as a player. He looks like he will be a stud at center for a long, long time.
Vita Vea, Defensive Lineman
The freakishly athletic nose tackle has played over the center and standing up off the edge in his time at Washington. He would bring another athletic, physical presence to the Broncos’ defensive line.
Fred Warner, Linebacker
Warner is a matchup linebacker who can cover as well as he can make plays sideline to sideline. He doesn’t have ideal bulk for a linebacker, but is a phenomenal athlete and playmaker.
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Isaiah Oliver, Cornerback
Oliver knows how to get his hands on the football. He had only three interceptions the past two seasons, but his great length allowed him to be one of the top players in the PAC 12 in pass breakups. The Broncos sent their top decision makers to his pro day.
Devron Davis, Cornerback
Davis has football in his blood (cousin of Vernon and Vontae Davis) and is an aggressive player at corner with great size and physicality. He’s got a ton of potential.
Ultimately, what do these visits mean? The Broncos may be getting a closer look at a player’s mental makeup, their personality, or simply getting to look at a guy who wasn’t invited to the Combine for medical purposes.
These pre-draft interviews don’t guarantee the Broncos will select a player, as they often bring in a variety players at a position they are interested in picking just one player at. Last year, they brought in Garett Bolles along with a number of the draft’s top tackle prospects.
There are other times where the Broncos will make sure no other teams know of their interest in specific players, even as far as the players know. Like DeMarcus Walker last year, who didn’t have a clue Denver was interested in him.
The 2018 NFL Draft is three weeks from Thursday.