Denver Broncos: 2019 Shrine game prospect watchlist
Defensive players to watch
Daylon Mack, DT, Texas A&M
Daylon Mack was once a big time catch in the recruiting circuit for Texas A&M. After racking up 9.5 tackles for loss in his freshman season, things were looking up, but he underachieved his first three years at College Station.
He had a nice breakout senior campaign with 32 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, and 5.5 sacks — all career highs — and a strong week of practices at the East-West Shrine game.
He also met with the Broncos and would be an ideal player in the middle of Vic Fangio’s defense.
Daniel Wise, DL, Kansas
If you’re looking for a player in this group with consistent production as an interior defensive lineman, look no further than Daniel Wise.
The four-year starter for the Jayhawks racked up 43 tackles for loss and 17 sacks over the course of his college career including 28 TFL and 10 sacks over the past two years.
Drew Lewis, LB, Colorado
Productive player over the past two seasons for Colorado, Lewis is the type of linebacker the Broncos could be looking for with range, some speed, and the ability to work on special teams before attempting to crack the rotation.
He may be a later-round or UDFA type, but could still be a quality depth player and developmental starter.
Lukas Denis, S, Boston College
The Broncos love their Boston College defensive backs, apparently.
In 2016, they spent a third-round pick on Justin Simmons. In 2018, they used a third-round pick on Isaac Yiadom.
In 2019, Lukas Denis could be a player in focus, though he’s a different type of player than either Yiadom or Simmons. He had seven interceptions in 2017 but that production took a bit of a dip in 2018.
BC also has a corner named Hamp Cheevers who could also be of interest to the Broncos. He’s not in this game as an early entry to the 2019 NFL Draft but he’s a player to watch.