Height: 5’10”. Weight: 222 pounds.
40 Time: 4.44 seconds.
Bench: 28 repetitions.
Vertical: 36”. Broad: 10’2”.
The 30-year-old Willis McGahee is reaching the end of his career. He may have one or two more good years left, but the Broncos need to find his replacement in this draft or the next. With the many needs the Broncos have all over the field, using a later-round pick on a running back is a smart move.
Adding Robert Turbin, a sleeper pick in the fourth round, would make Elway, Fox and company look like geniuses if he pans out.
At Utah State, Robert Turbin produced huge numbers. He averaged 6.1 yards per carry as a junior in 2011. He totaled 1,517 yards on the ground and scored 19 touchdowns. He showed some skills in the passing game also, catching 17 passes for 171 yards with four scores. He earned the WAC Offensive Player of the Year for his efforts.
Turbin would be a pick that would hearken back to the days of old when former Head Coach Mike Shanahan selected late-round picks and turned them into 1,000-plus-yard rushers. He has great hands, he is elusive and he will surprise in the pros.