Denver Broncos draft Trevor Siemian

After receiving lots of interest leading up to the draft, the Denver Broncos drafted Trevor Siemian with the No. 250 overall pick in the seventh round. Siemian joins Peyton Manning, Brock Osweiler and Zak Dysert under center. In four seasons with the Wildcats, Trevor Siemian threw for 5,931 yards, 27 touchdowns and 24 interceptions with a  58.9 completion percentage and 116.6 quarterback rating.

While not the most highly rated quarterback, scouts were impressed by his size, mobility and Football IQ. Even with his poor tape at Northwestern, some teams saw him as a possible developmental prospect. With Peyton Manning expected to retire in a year or two, and only Osweiler and Dysert in front of him, Siemian should have a chance to earn a spot on the 53-man roster come training camp and possibly a chance to compete for the Broncos starting job in a few years.

Trevor Siemian is the first NU qaurterback drafted since Mike Kafka was drafted 122nd overall (4th round) in 2010 by the Philadelphia Eagles.  Trevor Siemian’s QB partner, Kain Colter, is also in the NFL, albeit as a wide receiver on the Minnesota Vikings practice squad.  Northwestern actually has a pretty decent track record getting their quarterbacks into the NFL, and Trevor Siemian looks to be the next Wildcat to make the leap.

It’s hard to imagine a better spot for Siemian to land than in Denver.  He gets to learn for at least a year under Peyton Manning, one of the best QB’s to ever do it, and can also study under John Elway, who is GM and Vice President of Football Operations for the Broncos, and had this to say about Siemian.

Siemian wasn’t projected to get drafted, but he snuck in to the later spots of the final round, and will now look to lock down a roster spot on one of the most talented teams in the league.

We’ll track his NFL progress over the upcoming months.

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