The Denver Broncos will hold their local pro day on Wednesday and attendee Andrew Wingard could be of interest for them in the NFL Draft.
The Denver Broncos are hosting a local pro day for athletes from the state of Colorado and Wyoming looking for a shot at the NFL. In fact, Broncos star running back Phillip Lindsay attended last year’s event.
As we all know, Lindsay’s story speaks for itself, not getting invited to the Scouting Combine or the Senior Bowl. This season, there’s a safety out of Wyoming who could be intriguing for the team in the later rounds.
Andrew Wingard is a fiery competitor and a physical presence at safety who is not afraid to impose his will on players when they are in his area.
While safety is not a position of high importance, Wingard would give the Denver Broncos necessary depth in case something happens with a few players down the road. One of his biggest strong suits is being a box safety in the NFL.
Wingard more than likely is suited for the strong safety/box safety role at the next level. However, there have been plenty of players that have proven us wrong before.
The other trait that’s necessary for Wingard and a potential factor in Denver is tackling. This is a mind-boggling stat from the safety spot.
Wingard recorded 100 or more tackles total tackles in every season from 2015-2017. In 2018, he racked up 87 total tackles. We know from hearing head coach Vic Fangio speak that tackling is a must for a corner. But, I’m sure that applies in all aspects of his defense.
While he went to the University of Wyoming, he is from the state of Colorado. Wingard attended Ralston Valley High School located in Arvada. He won the Gatorade Player of the Year in Colorado in 2014 and oddly enough made First-Team All-State Class 5A honors at running back that same season.
The point is he may translate to strong safety, but he’s more athletic than people realize.
As the Denver Broncos host their local pro day, Wingard might be worth keeping a close eye on as we near the draft.