Denver Broncos: 5 college prospects team should already be scouting

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Kaiir Elam

Sep 18, 2021; Gainesville, Florida, USA; Florida Gators safety Kaiir Elam (5) against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Following a 3-0 start, the Denver Broncos are in the midst of what could be a promising 2021 season.

But looking forward to the future is something that never stops and the team’s scouting department is out collecting a list full of names for the team to be looking at. Those scouts will then put in the work to dissect those players based on their attributes and what kind of impact they may be able to make at the professional level.

The Broncos happen to be a team that could have several glaring needs following this season, despite currently being undefeated.

There are still positions that are far from settled and there are several key players who will also hit the free-agent market in 2022.

Though there are many important decisions left for this team to make, the organization should be keeping a watchful eye on the following players during the remainder of this college football season.

Trevor Penning

AMES, IA – SEPTEMBER 4: Head coach Mark Farley of the Northern Iowa Panthers co0aches offensive lineman Trevor Penning #70 of the Northern Iowa Panthers on the sidelines in the first half of play against the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium on September 4, 2021 in Ames, Iowa. (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)

Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa

The Broncos still have plenty of uncertainty at the right tackle position and that doesn’t figure to change no matter what happens this season. The team has done a good job of finding capable players to man the position in Bobby Massie and Calvin Anderson, but the team needs a long-term option.

That could be Trevor Penning, who most won’t get to see play because he plays at Northern Iowa. But just because he is at a small school does not mean he is not one of the nation’s top prospects.

Penning has the size, quickness, footwork and nastiness you want out of a professional lineman and though other prospects will get more attention right now, that should change heading into the draft next year.

Penning is a high second-round pick at worst right now with the potential to crack into the first round. The Broncos should get ahead of the game and start doing their homework on this guy.

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