Scouting the Mountain West - Boise State

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

The Broncos had a player selected in the first round of the NFL Draft last April for the first time since 2012. The roster has no first-round prospects in the near future but has a few young players to keep an eye on.

Ezra Cleveland is our highest-rated Bronco, and while we presently stamp the left tackle as a fourth-round prospect, he has the potential to move into the draft’s initial 75 picks. The redshirt sophomore is fundamentally sound and does a terrific job in pass protection. Cleveland must get stronger and improve his run blocking but has upside.

Jabril Frazier impressed me as a sophomore, but his play took a step back in 2017. He shows flashes of dominance as a pass rusher and can be a force off the edge. Frazier lacks consistency and was not even in the starting lineup for Boise State at times last year. The talent is available, but it must be continuously applied.

Brett Rypien is an efficient game manager who could be a solid backup quarterback at the next level.

NFL Prospects from Boise State

Grade

Rnd

Full Name

Pos

Yr

#

3.58

4th

Ezra Cleveland

T

3So

76

3.35

6th

Jabril Frazier

OLB

5Sr

8

3.27

7th

Brett Rypien

QB

4Jr

4

3.21

FA

Tyler Horton

CB

4Sr

14

2.98

FA

David Moa

DT

5Sr

55

2.92

FA

Tony Lashley

ILB

5Sr

33