The Denver Broncos will look for late-round draft gems at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Saturday evening. Here are five prospects the team should keep an eye on.
- USC RT Jalen McKenzie: Even if Denver re-signs Bobby Massie this offseason, the team will likely add a long-term offensive tackle prospect this offseason. McKenzie could be a target to keep an eye on.
- Florida A&M DB Markquese Ball: With Kareem Jackson scheduled to become a free agent in March, the Broncos will likely bring in at least one safety this offseason. Caden Sterns is a strong in-house candidate to replace Jackson, but the team will need depth behind him. Ball totaled 95 tackles, two sacks and one interception last season.
- Missouri DL Akial Byers: Denver has three quality starters on the defensive line, but the team could use more depth. Byers (6-3, 289 pounds) could be a defensive end candidate for the Broncos to consider.
- Oklahoma State LB Malcolm Rodriguez: A former safety who converted to linebacker, Rodgriquez could potentially help Denver in passing situations. The Broncos have three in-house free agent linebackers and at least one of them will presumably be re-signed, but Denver will need to add some additional depth this offseason.
- Rutgers LB Tyreek Maddox-Williams: Another linebacker to watch is Williams, who impressed at practice this week. Maddox-Williams is a player to keep an eye on in passing situations to see how he might transition to that role in the NFL.
Saturday’s game will air on NFL Network at 6 p.m. ET.