According to Mike Klis, the Broncos hosted Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier at Dove Valley on Tuesday.
Contrary to Klis's report, Shazier did not run the forty at the combine, but his 4.38-second time at OSU's pro day was faster than any linebacker ran in Indy.
The 6-3, 273-pounder racked up 22.5 sacks in three years for the Beavers, and ran the fourth fastest 20-yard shuttle among defensive linemen at the combine.
According to Aaron Wilson, the Broncos recently visited with Boise State lineman Matt Paradis.
The 6-3, 306-pound center was a Second-Team All-MWC choice last year, and has worked out for the Patriots.
According to Gil Brandt, Denver and Miami have private workouts scheduled with Ole Miss wide receiver Donte Moncrief next week.
The 6-2, 221-pound junior ran a 4.40-second forty at the combine, posted a 39.5-inch vertical, and a 132-inch broad jump. The former two figures each tied for third among wideouts, while the latter tied for the longest.
The 6-5, 200-pound senior was a reserve for the Canes, and it's not clear whether he played even high school football.
According to Aaron Wilson, Virginia Tech corner Kyle Fuller is scheduled to take an official pre-draft visit with the Broncos.
Wilson reports that Fuller has at least four other visits (Oakland, Chicago, Cincy, Jets) lined up, plus two private workouts (Indy, Carolina).
According to Gil Brandt, the Broncos were represented by a special teams coach (presumably either Jeff Rodgers or Derius Swinton) at Wednesday's North Texas pro day.
While we can't be sure that their purpose was to see wideout Brelan Chancellor, it would seem a good bet, given what Brandt writes about him:
The NFL announced 32 compensatory picks on Tuesday, with the Jets and Ravens each awarded four choices.
No AFCW squads received any extra picks, which go to teams calculated to have had net free agency losses from the prior offseason.
We'll do our best to track the Broncos' pre-draft meetings and visits. If you see anyone missing, please drop us an email with a source!
Happy Tuesday, friends. We've predictably seen some early commentary about distractions, vis-a-vis Michael Sam joining an NFL football team. We've also seen it compared to the Tim Tebow effect, but having lived through that era, I'm going to say that there's no comparison.
Sam will surely draw some extra media attention, but it won't be a lasting story.
As I heard Rich Gannon say on the radio the other day, once the media has asked Sam's 52 teammates how they feel about having a gay teammate, there's no more story to be had. Everybody can just forget about it, at that point, and get on with the business of playing football. Then, the guy will either be a good player, or not, but he'll have a chance to prove himself based on his play.