John Elway, Brian Xanders Scouting Prospects At Oklahoma-Baylor
The celebrity guests at the Oklahoma-Baylor tilt Saturday night may not have the star power of the quartet at the Oregon game, but they're far more significant from a practical standpoint. With the Denver Broncos idle this weekend following a Thursday night game, GM Brian Xanders and executive VP of football operations John Elway are watching the Sooners and the Bears, reports Mike Klis of the Denver Post.
The natural assumption would be that the Broncos are scouting the top-prospect QBs, Landry Jones of Oklahoma and Robert Griffin III of Baylor. But as Klis points out, there are plenty of other NFL prospects on these two college squads including standout Oklahoma linebacker Travis Lewis. The Broncos are currently starting Tim Tebow at quarterback; Tebow's statistics are unremarkable at best -- 630 passing yards with 6 touchdowns and 1 interception in his five starts -- but he has shown an ability to consistently deliver wins for his team.