George Paton’s decision to make Patrick Surtain II his first draft pick as an NFL General Manager was met with some resistance given the Broncos’ quarterback situation at this time last year. But after seeing young Surtain on the field in orange and blue as a rookie last season, it’s possible the Broncos ended up selecting a player that could…

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Jake Schwanitz was born in Harlingen, Texas and was raised in Albuquerque, NM. Jake attended the University of New Mexico earning a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2016. He gained experience in analytics and scouting while working as a Football Video Scout at Sports Info Solutions in 2017 and 2018. Jake became an intern at DNVR in 2020 and became the full-time CU Buffs beat reporter for DNVR starting with the 2022 football season.