All top wide-outs visit Broncos

The Denver Broncos are hosting several leading collegiate wide receivers for visits as draft day draws near.

The following players have visited or will visit the Denver Broncos:

Maurice Stovall/WR/Notre Dame (visit)

Ht: 6-4.5 Wt: 217 40: 4.58 Year: 5Sr Scout.com Ranking: WR 4

Bio: Three-year starter coming off a career season. Posted 60/1,023/11 as a senior after 21/313/1 the prior year.

Pos: King-sized wide out with a developing game. Beats jams at the line of scrimmage, shields opponents away with his frame and out-positions defenders to make the reception. Sells routes, adjusts to the errant throw and makes the reception in stride. Consistently extends to make the reception away from his frame. Offers the quarterback a huge target in the middle of the field. Gives effort blocking downfield and seals lanes open for ball carriers.

Neg: Does not always display a great sense of timing or anticipation. Lacks the speed to get separation downfield.

Analysis: A large receiver who plays to his size, Stovall improved as the season progressed last year. Moving up draft boards, he is a first-day pick with potential as a second wide out in a conventional system or a West Coast offense.


Chad Jackson/WR/Florida (visit)

Ht: 6-1 Wt: 213 40: 4.35 Year: 3Jr Scout.com Ranking: WR 1

Bio: Moved into a full-time starting position last season, producing career-best numbers of 88/900/9 and winning All-Conference honors. Started three games as a sophomore, posting 29/648/6.

Pos: Athletic receiver slowly developing a complete game. Uses his frame to shield away opponents, adjusts to the errant throw and extends to make the reception away from his frame. Sturdy receiver who gets airborne and pulls the pass from a crowd or takes a pounding then holds onto the ball. Has the speed to beat defenders deep.

Neg: Must improve his route-running skills. Gets marginal results blocking.

Analysis: A terrific prospect with an ever-improving game, Jackson showed signs of dominance as a junior then went on to have an outstanding combine. Moved into the first 30 selections and should develop into a No. 1 receiver at the next level.


Santonio Holmes/WR/Ohio St. (visit)

Ht: 5-10.5 Wt: 188 40: 4.40 Year: 4Jr Scout.com Ranking: WR 2

Bio: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors after his sophomore and junior campaigns. Led the team in receiving last year with 53/977/11, also averaging 12.8 yards on 11 punt returns. Sophomore totals included 55/769/7.

Pos: Consistent wideout with a polished game. Fluid releasing off the line, quickly gets into breaks and separates from opponents. Sneaks downfield and easily adjusts to the errant throw running full speed. Physical, battles to make the tough catch and is effective running after the reception. Effectively uses the sidelines and gets vertical, high-pointing the ball and plucking the pass from the air. Consistently extends to make the reception away from his frame and is a reliable pass-catcher.

Neg: Below-average blocker. More of a one-speed receiver who does not have a sudden burst.

Analysis: Though not explosively fast or very large, Holmes is a solid football player who finds a way to produce. Should flourish as a second receiver in the NFL.


Sinorice Moss/WR/Miami-Fla. (visit-4/17)

Ht: 5-8 Wt: 185 40: 4.41 Year: 4Sr Scout.com Ranking: WR 3

Bio: Posted career-best numbers as a full-time starter last season with 35/604/6. Started four games as a junior totaling 20/351/3.

Pos: Explosive wideout with game-breaking speed. Fast off the line, quick to top speed and easily runs past opponents with a flip of the switch. Displays adjustment, body control and contorts in midair to pull the ball from a crowd. improving route-runner and separates from defenders.

Neg: Short and loses battles for the ball. Does not consistently make the difficult, over-the-shoulder reception downfield. Marginal blocker.

Analysis: Ever-improving the past six months, Moss capped a solid final season with a good showing at the Senior Bowl. A potential second wideout at the next level


Daryn Colledge/OL/Boise St.

Ht: 6-4.5 Wt: 299 40: 5.04 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Four-year starter awarded All-Conference honors since his sophomore campaign. Previously timed at 4.93 in the 40-yard dash.

Pos: Hard-working offensive tackle who was very productive on the college level. Nasty and works to finish off opponents, yet a lineman who plays with great intelligence. Patient, keeps his feet moving throughout the play and slides off the edge in pass protection. Makes outstanding use of blocking angles and body positioning.

Neg: Not a dominant run-blocker who gets much movement off the line. Marginal skills in motion. Does not possess the height teams want in a blind-side tackle.

Analysis: A coachable prospect and favorite of the Boise State staff, Colledge is a polished lineman with a good


Stephen Gostkowski/K/Memphis (worked out)

Gostkowski is one of the top kickers in the country last year. He finished his senior season by connecting on 19-of-22 field goals and all 32 PATs, with a long of 53-yards and was 9-of-9 from 40-plus yards. Gostkowski also holds Memphis and Conference USA records in PATs (156), field goals (67) and scoring (357 points).


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