Broncos met with Shrine Week star DL Michael Danna

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The Denver Broncos met with East-West Shrine week riser and 2020 NFL Draft hopeful Michael Danna, who could provide a versatile presence up front.

The Denver Broncos will undoubtedly have their eyes peeled for help at every position in the 2020 NFL Draft, especially because they have so many picks to work with.

One intriguing player to keep an eye on potentially for day three is former Central Michigan star and Michigan Wolverines grad transfer Michael Danna, who recently had a great week of practices at the East-West Shrine Game.

According to Sikkema, Danna had a meeting with the Denver Broncos and while we don’t know the nature of the meeting, it’s not a surprise that the Broncos would show interest.

Although somewhat undersized at 6-foot-2, 250 pounds, Danna can play on the defensive line from the three technique all the way outside to the wide edge (9 technique) and produce.

Danna was one of a number of reported interviews for the Broncos, including:

  • Princeton QB Kevin Davidson (more on him in another post)
  • Charlotte OL Cameron Clark
  • Army CB Elijah Riley
  • TCU OG Cordell Iguagwu

The Broncos have found some gems in recent years through the Shrine Bowl. Phillip Lindsay was obviously not ‘discovered’ by Denver in this game but he was there in 2018 while 2019 fifth-round pick Justin Hollins had a similarly dominant week to that of a player like Danna.

So what is the fit here?

The Broncos seemingly have strong depth off the edge with Von Miller and Bradley Chubb up top with Malik Reed and Justin Hollins coming in right behind, but the Broncos obviously will never stop looking for pass rush help especially a guy who plays with this kind of effort and could contribute not only as a pass rusher but on special teams as well.

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Keep an eye out for this player as a possible late-round pick for the Broncos, especially if they wind up keeping all nine (or more) of their selections.