Brock drafted by Chicago in 6th round
Bronco Forsey was selected by Chicago with the 33rd pick in the 6th round, (206th pick overall).
Brock joins 9 other WAC players chosen in this years draft, but was the only Bronco player chosen.
Check out the latest on all of the other Bronco's who signed Free-Agent contracts after the draft, and what their chances are of making the squad.
Brock Forsey, (RB): Drafted by the Chicago Bears with the 33rd pick in the 6th round, (206th pick overall). Brock has an excellent chance of making the Bears as he was brought in for exactly what his strengths are, that being a 3rd down/receiving back who can return kicks and who has a non-stop motor. On the official Chicago Bears site, they had the following:
Ultra-tough and competitive, Forsey rushed for 1,207 yards and 13 TDs as a junior and 1,611 yards and 26 TDs as a senior at Boise State.
"We're really anxious to see him," Jauron said. "He's certainly not a household name, (but) we hope he becomes one."
The Bears view Forsey as a change-of-pace back whose receiving skills make him an option as a third-down specialist.
"What I like about him personally is that he's got a real swagger to him in terms of his toughness," Angelo said. "I wouldn't be surprised if he weren't a good cover special teams player. Obviously he was their bell-cow so they didn't use him in that role, but thats the way he plays, he's reckless."
Quintin Mikell, (FS): Undrafted. Signed a Free-Agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Philly brought in 3 true safeties, and 1 CB/S, so the need is there. Q will be going up against players from LSU, Auburn, and Temple. Philadelphia has numerous Pro-Bowl players, including All-Pro Brian Dawkins, who recently signed a new 7-year contract with Philly, so while they aren't necessarily looking for a starter at Q's position, they will always need depth and quality practice opponents. Plus, the money they had to expend to sign Dawkins means that their back-ups will be younger guys.. which is a plus for Q. Regardless of money issues, Q will always have an above average shot at landing a NFL spot simply because of who he is and how he plays. If Philly doesn't need him, there are other NFL teams that would gladly have a player of that caliber on their roster.
Rob Vian, (OG): Undrafted. Signed a Free-Agent contract with the Detroit Lions.
The Lions only took 1 OL in the draft, and that was a T, so that certainly bodes well for this 6'5 300lb+ OG. Detriot did however sign 3 OG's to Free-Agent contracts, Rob, and 2 others from USC & Ball State. CBS.Sportsline listed depth at OL, and specifically a guard as a priority for the Lions, so that is very encouraging.
The Lions would also love to come out of the draft with at least one potential starting guard, and more depth on the offensive line.
Billy Wingfield, (WR): Undrafted. Signed a Free-Agent contract with the Chicago Bears.
Joining Brock in Chicago will be BWing. Chicago obviously felt the need for a WR, taking 2 in the 5th round of the draft. Although undrafted, Billy is very similar in terms of speed and ability to the 2 WR's the Bears chose. Billy will have his work cut out for him to stick with the Bears, but after this past year, he has shown that he has the talent to play there. And, CBS.Sportsline listed a wideout who can play in multiple receiver sets as a definite need for the Bears.
Lou Fanucchi, (WR): Undrafted. Signed a Free-Agent contract with the NY Jets.
With the recent losses the Jets have had, they're in need of help everywhere. In particular, the loss of Laveranues Coles will really help Lou's chances of landing with the Jets. Lou is very similar in stature and ability to longtime Jet Wayne Chrebet, but also just a little faster, all of which could help him land a spot. For all their lack of depth after off-season defections, the Jets didn't draft any WR's, so Lou has a good chance of landing a spot. On the Jets official site, they list their needs for a WR as:
And we would like to pick up a young receiver at some point. It doesn’t necessarily have to be early on, but at some point in the draft whether it is the second, third or fourth round.