As the 2017 NFL Draft gets closer, more teams are reportedly intrigued by possibly of adding the former Stanford running back to their roster.
The 2017 NFL Draft is less than a month away and the player preferences for some of the teams around the league are beginning to leak out to the public. Whether or not these preferences are valid still remains to be seen.
On Thursday, it was reported that former Stanford star running back Christian McCaffrey recently visited with the Carolina Panthers according to the Charlotte Observer’s Jourdan Rodrigue. McCaffrey has been projected by some to be selected in the first round this year and the Panthers currently hold the eighth overall pick in the upcoming draft.
Following the news of the running back meeting with Carolina, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport tweeted out a couple other teams that he has heard may be interested in drafting McCaffrey this year.
Given the state of their current offensive backfields, both the Broncos and Redskins seem like logical landing spots for the running back to land. Plus, McCaffrey’s father Ed actually spent nine years of his NFL career in Denver.
Currently, Washington holds the 17th overall pick and the Broncos are the owners of the 20th overall selection in the upcoming draft. But based on the Panthers visiting with McCaffrey, the running back could be off the board before any team in the bottom two-thirds of the draft’s first round is able to even make a selection.