While it took longer than some expected, JL Skinner has now found a home in the Mile High City. It appears that Skinner’s injury was much more of a factor than previously anticipated and that not working out in the NFL Combine took its toll.
This is the first selection from Boise State in the 2023 NFL Draft.
We got ourselves a Bronco.— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) April 29, 2023
Welcome to #BroncosCountry, @JlJlskinner! pic.twitter.com/eAr4fDLygS
Notable other Bronco players that are waiting to hear their name called include Scott Matlock, John Ojukwu and Tyreque Jones.
For the rest of the Mountain West, two players have been selected.
Fresno State QB Jake Haener was taken in the late stages of the 4th Round by the New Orleans Saints and San Jose State EDGE Viliami Fehoko Jr. was selected two picks later by the Dallas Cowboys.
Another Fresno State QB added to the mix.#Saints | @FresnoStateFB | @jakehaener10 pic.twitter.com/8lkfHhMeVk— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) April 29, 2023
The Mountain West DPOY is headed to the Lone Star State!— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) April 29, 2023
Welcome to Dallas, @juniorfehoko42!#CowboysDraft | @Fanatics pic.twitter.com/HCZUxqGSMo
Even though the NFL Draft is nearing a close with less than two rounds to go, keep an eye on the free agent deals that occur immediately after the draft. That’s where many Mountain West prospects will ink their first deal as a professional.
As always, we will keep you updated here at the Mountain West Connection.