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The Broncos' running back situation heading into next season looks murky at best. Will Knowshon Moreno or Willis McGahee be the starter? Will either guy even be on the team?
Recent reports (via NFL.com) have connected the Broncos to having interest in free agent running back Shonn Greene of the New York Jets, but the team needs a young prospect even if they sign a guy like Greene.
Christine Michael could be one of those mid-round gems. He had an excellent combine, showing a combination of speed, power and athletic ability.
Michael ran a 4.54 40-yard dash while putting up 27 reps on the bench press. He also had great times in the three-cone drill (6.69 seconds) and the 20-yard shuttle (4.02 seconds). Aside from that, Michael tallied a 125" broad jump to go along with a very impressive 43" vertical leap.
He is a very strong, straight-ahead runner who is able to get tough yards, but is also deceptively quick. To go along with that, he is an above-average pass-blocker.
The only knock on Michael is his durability, but if he is able to stay on the field, Denver couldn't go wrong with this selection.