Broncos undrafted rookie spotlight: Brett Rypien
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By Travis Wakeman

Brett Rypien, perhaps the most recognizable name among the Denver Broncos’ class of undrafted free agents, will conclude this year’s undrafted spotlight series.

Rypien was a top recruit coming out of high school and settled on Boise State. Brett, the nephew of former NFL quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien, has long had his sights set on the NFL.

At Boise State, he passed for 13,578 yards, a Mountain West Conference all-time record, breaking the mark set by Ryan Lindley in 2011. He also threw 90 touchdowns compared to just 29 interceptions.

Many teams had a draftable grade on Rypien and it was a bit of a surprise that he wasn’t selected. He can line up under center, so he’s not one of these gimmicky college quarterbacks that only lined up in shotgun during his college career. He’s an intelligent quarterback who feels pressure and climbs the pocket well. He also moves the safeties with his eyes better than most quarterbacks at the college level are able to do.

Rypien was connected to the Broncos early on in the draft process as the team spoke to him in preparation for the East-West Shrine...

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