A few years ago, Ole Miss defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche was the next Jadeveon Clowney, a can’t-miss product with seemingly all the natural ability in the world. Today, he’s a bong-sized question mark.

Is he the freak athlete we’ve seen on Saturdays? Or is he the guy who fell out of a double-paned hotel window after getting way too high?

Maybe he’s both, but with the way we’ve seen the careers of Johnny Manziel, Martavis Bryant and Josh Gordon go, the latter tends to override the first. That makes Nkemdiche, a top-five talent, a very dangerous prospect.

According to Ian Rapoport, though, that may not stop the Denver Broncos.

Of course, a visit doesn’t mean the Broncos are going to draft him — often times a visit is nothing but misdirection — but it makes sense. As our own Casey Light wrote earlier in the week, if there’s any organization where Nkemdiche makes sense, it’s the Denver Broncos.

Just as they took a risk last season with Shane Ray, the Broncos are in a position to take a risk with Nkemdiche. Having a guy like DeMarcus Ware — and his budding protege, Von Miller — in your locker room allows you to do that.

And at pick 31, you’re not going to find a player with as much upside as Nkemdiche. Just imagine a pass rushing corps of Nkemdiche, Miller, Ware and Derek Wolfe. This is the type of move that could make Denver forget about Malik Jackson real fast.