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Broncos Set Up Five More Rookie Visits

March 27, 2009
Louis Delmas

Louis Delmas

While the Broncos have definitely calmed down in free agency, they are still going strong in their pre-draft preparations. In the last two days, the Broncos have set up three visits and two private workouts, as they will visit with Louis Delmas, Alphonso Smith, and Beanie Wells, and work out Darius Butler and LeSean McCoy. All five are expected to be late first round or early second round picks.

Delmas, a safety from Western Michigan, is considered to be one of the top safeties in the draft. The 5-11, 202 pound Delmas has not let the scouts down either, running a 4.5 in the 40 at the Western Michigan pro day. He has also received interest from eight other teams.

Smith, a cornerback from Wake Forest, has been hailed as one of the top cornerbacks in the 2009 class.  At 5-9 and 193 pounds, he is relatively small, but he makes up for it with his speed and athletecism, running a 4.47 in the 40 and recording a 34-inch vertical leap.

Wells, a running back from Ohio State, is almost unanimously seen as one of the top three backs in the draft, rushing for 3,382 yards and 30 touchdowns in his three year Buckeye career.  And, with a 4.34 in the 40 and 33.5-inch vertical leap, he could very well be taken early in the draft.

Butler, a cornerback from the University of Connecticut, has risen very fast up many draft boards, and many think he will be one of the first five cornerbacks taken on draft day. At 5-10, 183, Butler recorded one of the fastest 40 times this year, running a blazing 4.38. He has received interest from 11 teams.

McCoy, a running back from Pittsburgh, will likely be the fourth back taken in the draft, following Knowshon Moreno, Beanie Wells, and Donald Brown. McCoy has not performed too well in workouts so far this season, running just a 4.5 in the 40. McCoy has set up three workouts so far.

The reason that the Broncos are working out these particular players is that all of these players should be available to the Broncos in the second round. All of these players would add youth and athleticism to these respective positions, and would be integral parts of the Broncos next year, if drafted.

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One Comment
  1. March 29, 2009 8:42 AM

    Exciting that Butler is visiting. He is by far one of the more underrated players in the draft and I would love for us to draft him in the second round.

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