Pro days are up and running all over football nation, but the coming days will feature some players on the Broncos' to-do list.
Already, Wisconsin running back Montee Ball gave the league's personnel evaluators plenty to think about Wednesday with his quality work in Madison. On Friday, the Buckeyes will go to work in Columbus, Ohio.
There, defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins, at 6-foot-3, 320 pounds, has the build the Broncos want on the inside of the defensive line.
At times, Hankins flashes upper-tier skills, but he is is a player who makes some scouts nervous because they feel like he had "bad weight" during the season and doesn't always play to his substantial talent.
But plenty of teams have a first-round grade on him because of his quick feet in tight spaces.
At 6-1, 257 pounds, John Simon played defensive end for the Buckeyes, but the Big Ten's Defensive Player of the Year this past season has said he would move to linebacker in the NFL if teams wanted him to. He had shoulder surgery last month so may not put in a full workout.
Also, Buckeyes' tackle Reid Fragel (6-7½, 308 pounds) is worth a long look. A big-framed player with good power in his game and quick enough feet that he was a tight end when he arrived in Columbus.
Prospects at Texas A&M will also work Friday, including running back Christine Michael, who just might be the most explosive athlete among the big backs on the board (4.54 40 at 220 pounds to go with 43-inch vertical jump). But he does carry some questions about injuries — torn ACL and fractured leg over the course of his career — and attitude.
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Next wave of NFL pro days have Denver Broncos scouts interested
Denver Post | Mar 8