Broncos have pre-draft meetings with rising cornerback prospects

Denver Broncos 2021 NFL Draft prospect Trill Williams. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos 2021 NFL Draft prospect Trill Williams. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports /

The Denver Broncos are underway with pre-draft meetings and scheduling meetings with prospects ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft.

According to The Draft Network’s Justin Melow, the Broncos have already had or will have a pre-draft meeting (virtual, of course) with Purdue wide receiver Rondale Moore, a surprising name to have on the priority list given the team’s recent investments at the receiver position.

Melow has broken some additional prospect virtual visit news regarding the Broncos and a couple of risers in the defensive backfield.

The first player to talk about is Syracuse defensive back Trill Williams.

In addition to having one of the coolest names in the 2021 NFL Draft, Trill Williams is a fun prospect to watch play the game.

At 6-foot-2, 198 pounds, Williams has a rare build for a guy who can play full-time in the nickel at the next level.

His size is more like that of a safety but Williams has the fluidity of a much smaller player and he’s got some big-time speed.

This is a guy who has some seriously freakish athleticism and unlimited potential in the right defensive scheme. The current role in the Broncos’ defense he probably projects best to? Kareem Jackson’s role.

At the age of 33 this season, Jackson is certainly someone the Broncos are going to want to plan for the future with. Trill Williams could be an immediate answer there and is someone who could contribute in a variety of roles early on, including at outside cornerback.

The other defensive back the team has eyes on? Northwestern’s Greg Newsome II.

Over the course of three seasons, Newsome only played 17 games for Northwestern as injuries impacted him, but there is no question that he has the chops to play outside cornerback at the next level.

His missed time could cause him to fall into the later portion of the first round, but the Broncos would probably be lucky to get him at pick number 40 overall.

Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network has Newsome ranked as his 31st overall player in the 2021 class right now.

At 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, Newsome has the size to play outside on a full-time basis in the NFL but he proved at Northwestern that he’s more than capable of pressing and playing inside as well. This year’s class is truly tremendous when it comes to the versatility of an array of players.

Watching Newsome play, this guy has some serious explosiveness athletically and he plays with great instincts. His hip fluidity and long speed are excellent, but what the Broncos need right now?

Ball skills. Newsome has those in spades. He had 20 pass breakups in those 17 games he played at Northwestern. He’s going to be a baller at the next level and he could be a great fit for the Broncos if he sneaks to their pick in round two.