Their scouts have watched the film, pouring over the incoming crop of available players looking for star potential and late-round value. The most important part of a prospects grade will come from film study.
They’ve also attended the various all-star games like the East-West Shrine Game or 2014 Reese’s Senior Bowl. At these events, scouts are examining players up close to see how they respond to coaching in an unusual setting. Drills are ran and opinions are strengthened or swayed from what the film showed.
After the all-star circuit, scouts then head to Indianapolis for the scouting combine. This is the league’s biggest offseason event leading up to the draft. It gives these prospects a chance to test, get medically checked and interview with teams that are interested in selecting them.
Once the combine has wrapped up, it’s time for prospects to go through their pro day. These pre-scripted workouts can generate even more excitement for a prospect in the eyes of the media. By this time, most scouts have already finalized grades on these prospects. Any player that did not (or could not) work out at the combine can use his pro day as a chance to strut his stuff.
Now in the month leading up to the draft, teams will hold private workouts for certain players of interest. During this time there are plenty of rumors and buzz swirling around what a team might do in the draft.
Let’s cut through the mire to determine what is fact and what is fiction for the Broncos leading up to the draft.