Brett Rypien, Boise State
In the 2018 NFL Draft, the Broncos highly valued experience and leadership. The one common thread for just about every pick and signing they made was that of leadership or even captainship in most cases.
Brett Rypien would certainly fit that prerequisite as the leader and signal caller for the Boise State Broncos the past four seasons.
Rypien played 50 games for the Broncos and saved his best for last, completing over 67 percent of his passes this past season with 30 touchdowns and just seven interceptions.
Though the Broncos likely found some time for most prospects at this event, they were spotted meeting with Rypien, perhaps to set up a longer meeting later on.
Jordan Ta’amu, Ole Miss
Ta’amu was a JUCO transfer who played the last two years with Ole Miss and showed a lot of improvement this past season, specifically.
He threw for nearly 4,000 yards with 19 touchdowns, eight interceptions, and six rushing touchdowns.
This guy is a pretty freakish athlete with the ability to throw and run, and he’s been turning some heads at the East-West Shrine practices.
Easton Stick, North Dakota State
The Omaha, NE native and four-year player at North Dakota State crossed paths for one season with Carson Wentz before Wentz became the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
He threw 56 touchdown passes over the past two seasons and reportedly struggled in the week of practices.
He’s still one to watch as a very experienced player who may be better in the game than in the awkward or unfamiliar practice environment.