With the erratic weather in the Mile High City, it's hard to know what season we're in, but in the NFL there's no doubt; it's full-on draft season. With the Combine fast approaching and the Senior Bowl in the books, it was time to update our big board before the “silly season” begins, as measurements and workout numbers skew everything.
We're offering up our top 100 prospects and to put it all into context, we're highlighting the biggest risers. Coincidently, all the prospects we're featuring play positions that the Denver Broncos could target in the draft, depending on how free agency and roster cuts play out in the upcoming weeks.
Mind you, we already featured the biggest risers from our time during Senior Bowl week, so we're giving the underclassmen some love here. This’ll be the first of lots of draft content to follow in the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned.
Until then, enjoy!
Movers and Shakers
Ronald Jones II, RB, USC
It’s still somewhat of a mystery why Jones isn’t talked about more on the national stage. The USC back is explosive, with game-breaking speed. More importantly, he has a strong base and won’t shy away from running in between the tackles.
Jones is a name to watch for in the fast approaching NFL Combine, as he could experience a rise similar to what we saw happen to Christian McCaffrey a year ago. He isn’t a bell-cow back at only 200 to 205 pounds, but his game-breaking speed in today’s NFL should entice several teams and could see him go much higher than where he projects now. Regardless, he’s a special talent and is now tenth on our board in a class that’s lacking a bit in surefire blue-chip prospects.