Denver Broncos contingent meets with Christian McCaffrey

Elway and McCaffrey connect. That’s something that hasn’t been heard in the Mile High City in many years. It has a ring to it, doesn’t it? (Actually it has two) That’s exactly what happened Wednesday night.

On Wednesday, Denver Broncos general manager John Elway and team brass met with running back prospect Christian McCaffrey in Indianapolis, where they were all attending the NFL Scouting Combine.

The son of former Broncos wide receiver Ed McCaffrey, Christian has carved out his own niche in college, and will look to make a name for himself as a professional next season. Will that be with the Broncos? Only time will tell, but Elway and head coach Vance Joseph both spoke very highly of the running back.

“He’s a dynamic player who can do it all,” Elway said. “Wherever he goes, he’s going to have an impact immediately.”

“This kid’s a really good football player,” echoed Joseph. “You watch the tape, he’s a pro’s pro.”

Playing at Stanford (Elway’s alma mater), McCaffrey managed 2,327 all-purpose yards last season. In 2015, he set a NCAA record with 3,864 all-purpose yards. Whomever lands him can expect contributions in the rushing, receiving and returning attack.

The question in Denver is whether McCaffrey fills a pressing need for the Broncos, who also have holes to fill at tight end and on both the offensive and defensive line.

As far as if McCaffrey would want to follow in his father’s footsteps and play for the Broncos, he said: “that’d be awesome, that’d be great. I’d love to play there.

NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah currently has McCaffrey ranked as the 21st overall prospect. The Broncos’ first selection in the 2017 NFL Draft is 20th overall.

 

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