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Published on 06/09/2008 at Mon Jun 09 16:04.
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Mitch Erickson

Mitch Erickson
Name: Mitch Erickson
Height, Weight: 6’6″, 285
Position: Guard
Age, Experience: R, 23
College: South Dakota St.

Mitch Erickson signed with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2008 out of South Dakota State. Erickson started at either guard or tackle for all 44 games in his career with the Jackrabbits.

The Good: Erickson was voted the team’s offensive MVP in his senior year, a year in which SDSU only allowed 12 sacks and averaged 34.2 points per game. Erickson was a first-team All-Great West Football Conference selection during each of his final three seasons and received first-team All-America honors from the Associated Press as a senior..

The Bad: Erickson’s combine workouts were average at best. He ran a 5.32 40-time, to go along with a 4.45-second short shuttle, a 7.45-second three-cone drill, a 32 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot broad jump while completing 29 reps on the 225-pound bench press. The real knock on him, though, is his size – a full 15 pounds below 300, Erickson needs to add weight to compete at the pro level, regardless if he’s playing with the Broncos or not (Denver generally values lighter O-linemen).

Status: Potential camp fodder. Signed undisclosed contract April 2008. It would surprise me to see Erickson make the roster. His best bet is to make the practice squad and compete for a roster spot next year. Mitch Erickson was born on May 14, 1985, in Hutchinson, MN.

As always, we invite you, the readers, to partake. Does Erickson’s production outweigh his measurables, or is the uphill battle he’s facing too steep?

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  • flbronc

    he probably is camp fodder, but sounds like a tough guy and those are always good to have around. all conference three years, and started every game. best of luck to him, hope he catches on to the p-squad.

  • Jon

    hey Kyle, i’ve been real busy, but don’t worry i’m gonna keep the comments come’n

  • Kyle

    I agree flbronc, he just needs to gain a little weight.

    We’re always glad to have you here Jon. Don’t sweat it. :)

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  • Jason

    It’s difficult to disapprove with such college accolades and Mike had to see something in him to give him the opportunity to compete. I will add my well wishes also, on or off the Bronc squad.

  • rcsodak

    ALWAYS good to have another ‘Rabbit. Gary Zimmerman, anyone? *wink*.

  • Ben

    I agree, Gary. Erickson did his job with the Jackrabbits; he’ll do great with the Broncos. GO JACKS!

  • bigw75

    I watched the Texan game and it looked like he had some holding issues, but his pass pro was much better than Harris’ and granted he didnt play against Mario Williams, he went against the 2nd string and pretty much handled them…I think he will make the squad and challenge Harris for PT. Why does it always come down to stats, name 1 time an Offensive Lineman had to run 40yds to make a play, if he is quick and powerful on contact then the rest will fall into place.

  • Bud Sanken

    mitch is a BAMF and is going to smash skulls