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Broncos Meet With Former Lacrosse Star Ahead of NFL Draft

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Denver Broncos met with a former lacrosse star ahead of the NFL Draft.
The Denver Broncos met with a former lacrosse star ahead of the NFL Draft. / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Teams around the NFL are certainly doing their due diligence when it comes to draft prep. From countless meetings with college football stars, to workouts with lesser-known talents, draft research is an exhaustive process.

The Denver Broncos are no different. The franchise reportedly met with a former lacrosse star trying to make his name as a wide receiver or kick returner in the NFL.

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Denver met with one of the more intriguing NFL draft prospects on Wednesday, Jared Bernhardt. Bernhardt hails from Division II Ferris State, where he played quarterback and led the team to a national championship.

Bernhardt's current journey is particularly interesting because he was no slouch at lacrosse. The Ferris State QB star played at arguably the best college lacrosse program in the country, the Maryland Terrapins. He also won the Tewaaraton Award, given to the best player in the sport.

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Denver is considering the former lacrosse star as a wide receiver and kick returner.

The switch from college QB to NFL WR is not unheard of. Julian Edelman, Antwaan Randle-El and Braxton Miller are all examples of players who made the switch. It's also worth noting that the lacrosse switch has also been successfully done.

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is a well-known advocate of lacrosse, and made room for former Penn State lacrosse star Chris Hogan on his roster.

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