Denver Broncos: 5 college prospects team should already be scouting
Carson Strong, QB, Nevada
Not long ago, I offered up five quarterbacks for the Broncos to consider in the first round next year. I’ll give a name that isn’t on that list and should be rising up draft boards and that is Nevada’s Carson Strong.
Strong is definitely not the most athletic quarterback, so he is not going to be a threat to run with the ball or run the read-option offense that so many teams employ in today’s game, but he can definitely make every NFL throw.
In his time with the Wolfpack, which has consisted of 22 games, he has completed 66.9 percent of his passes for 6,148 yards and 45 touchdowns with 13 interceptions. He also plays in a spread out, throw-it-all-over-the-park style of offense.
In three games this year, he has averaged nearly 41 pass attempts per game.
That should give evaluators plenty to look at when studying Strong who could be a solid option to build up in the Denver system if the team decides to hang onto Teddy Bridgewater and move on from Drew Lock this offseason.
Bridgewater is scheduled to be a free agent following this season and though he has been fantastic through his first three games in Denver, there is still 14 games (at least) left to be played.