Notre Dame’s Jerry Tillery visiting the Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos have a big draft coming up. Denver has slipped the past few years, with three straight seasons missing the playoffs after a long run of success. They have a new coaching staff led by Vic Fangio, and are armed with the 10th overall pick.
Most Broncos talk has centered around their first pick and whether they’ll use it to draft a quarterback like Drew Lock, but Denver has several other needs to fill. To that end, they’ve been digging around some of the top defensive prospects.
On the last day to host prospects on pre-draft visits, the Broncos are bringing in Notre Dame defensive tackle Jerry Tillery, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Tillery has been busy making the rounds during this process, and many teams are high on him.
In his senior season last year, Tillery had 8.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks. Many mock drafts have Tillery going anywhere from the late first round to the middle of the second round. As such, he could make a lot of sense for the Broncos with the 41st pick.
The Broncos already have a very solid pass-rush, led by Von Miller and last year’s first round pick Bradley Chubb. Adding Tillery would mean the Broncos would have a stacked defensive front. John Elway has caught some flak for how he’s run the front office in recent years, and he needs to nail this draft. It’ll be very interesting to see what he does in just over a week from now.