NFL Draft prospects with local ties for Broncos to consider selecting
Broncos potential draft prospects from the Colorado Buffaloes
The Colorado Buffaloes have been an unsuccessful football program for quite some time but the school still has the capability of pumping out a solid prospect here and there.
Carson Wells, Linebacker
Carson Wells is a late-round prospect with a high motor and a real knack for making plays in the defensive backfield. In four seasons with the Buffs, Wells had 154 tackles (39 of those for a loss), 17.5 sacks and three interceptions.
He could be a really sneaky addition to the team that takes a chance on him.
Mustafa Johnson, Defensive lineman
Most likely an undrafted free agent, Johnson also posted solid numbers in the sacks and tackles for loss department at CU but his size (or lack thereof) will have him off most team’s draft boards. He is athletic, but will likely get pushed around at the next level and find it hard to produce.
Nate Landman, Linebacker
If you haven’t watched any Buffaloes games in the last few years, Nate Landman was the absolute heart of the team’s defense. He gives 110 percent on every play and seems to be in on every play in one way or another.
An absolute tackling machine, Landman had over 100 tackles in each of his sophomore and junior seasons and will bring effort and desire to any team that takes him.
He is a bit unrefined and can be reckless, described by some scouts as a bull in a china shop. But he has potential as a depth linebacker and special teams player that could eventually work his way into a starting lineup, much like recent Broncos signing Alex Singleton once did with the Philadelphia Eagles.