Last year Boise State had their biggest year ever in the NFL draft. Overall, in 2012 the Broncos had six draft picks, which included two first-rounders in Shea McClellin (Chicago Bears, No.19) and Doug Martin (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, No. 31).
In 2013, Boise State will not see nearly as much love on draft day, but they should still have a few guys in contention. Actually, there are probably as many as five or more in contention. However, it may be that only one or two make the list.
The highest draft pick in 2013 should probably be cornerback Jamar Taylor. He is projected by NFLDraftscout.com as being a second- or third-round pick. They also see Jerrell Gavins as a possible seventh-round pick.
Other players that might get a chance late or at least as free agents are offensive lineman Joe Kellogg, linebacker J.C. Percy and, even though he suffered a season-ending knee injury, defensive juggernaut Michael Atkinson.
D.J. Harper could also get a look, and Boise State fans would love to see him continue his remarkable story.
There may be a few surprises as well, but it won't be the event it was in 2012. However, it will still be exciting for Bronco fans to see a few of their beloved players make the big time.