Denver Broncos director of college scouting Matt Russell returned to his alma mater this week for Colorado’s Pro Day.
In his second year as director of college scouting, Russell was in Boulder to take a look at offensive tackle Nate Solder. Back in the day, Russell was the an All-American and Butkus Award winner. He was a nasty linebacker to say the least.
But on this day, when Russell tried to fill the hole during a drill with Solder, he got laid out…much to laugh of the other NFL scouts on hand.
We are hearing that Broncos’ general manager Brian Xanders was excited about Russell’s quick play recognition, but disappointed in his pad level at the point of attack.
Todd McShay now has Russell going in the 3rd round now based on quick play recognition. Solder is expected to be a first round draft choice.
Here's the tape: