Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State
With the 41st pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos selected Dalton Risner, an offensive lineman out of Kansas State.
For those of you just joining in the draft festivities, Risner has been a target of the Broncos for a long time. Or is it the other way around?
Risner sprinted over to John Elway at the 2019 Senior Bowl in Mobile, AL so he could meet a childhood idol, the quarterback of his favorite team growing up.
Risner is a Wiggins, CO native and became a three-time captain for Bill Snyder at Kansas State. He exemplifies professionalism on and off the field and has for a really long time.
The Broncos got a steal here in round two, in my opinion, especially with guys like Kaleb McGary going first round, and Greg Little going higher in the second.
Risner is a monster in the trenches with a very physical but controlled style of play. He’s not limited to being a guard at the NFL level but the Broncos have their bookend tackles in Garett Bolles and Ja’Wuan James, now they add Risner to play right guard and he will prosper there.
Risner is a student of the game and said in pre-draft interviews he felt like he was best suited for a zone scheme, which the Broncos are implementing under Rich Scangarello.
He is athletic enough to play in space and strong enough to hold up on the inside. This kid is a difference maker and for the Broncos to get him at 41 is an absolute steal considering the run on linemen that was happening.