Denver Broncos hosted Davontae Harris for pre-draft visit

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The Denver Broncos reportedly hosted Illinois State cornerback Davontae Harris for a pre-draft visit, adding another cornerback to the list…

The Denver Broncos reportedly hosted former Illinois State Redbirds star cornerback Davontae Harris on a pre-draft visit.

Harris turned a lot of heads at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine when he ran a 4.43 second 40-yard dash, and posted 22 bench press reps at just 190 pounds.

Harris’ visit was first reported by Mike Klis:

The Broncos have only drafted two other FCS players in John Elway’s tenure as an executive. Those players are 2017 draftee Brendan Langley, another cornerback, and 2011 draftee Julius Thomas, who is currently a free agent.

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Harris is unique, in that he would be the first player to play an entire four-year college career with an FCS school. Langley’s college career started as a wide receiver with the Georgia Bulldogs, and Thomas began his collegiate career as a basketball player.

The Broncos have never gone after someone who developed over four years with an FCS program.

That doesn’t mean Harris couldn’t be the first, and players with the last name of Harris are always welcome in the Broncos’ secondary.

To our knowledge, Harris is the fourth cornerback to take an official pre-draft visit to the Denver Broncos. He joins Colorado’s Isaiah Oliver, LSU’s Donté Jackson, and UTSA’s Devron Davis.

The Broncos have had 16 reported pre-draft visits up to this point, and 25 percent of those have been with corners. It seems likely they will take a corner in the draft, with Bradley Roby in a contract year and Tramaine Brock signing a one-year deal.

As Andrew Wade recently pointed out, the Broncos have drafted at least one defensive back in every draft John Elway has been part of.