"They're special people and he's a special player". An invitation means that the Selection Committee, a group of top scouts, determines that a player will likely be drafted.
Now, after three years at Stanford, Christian McCaffrey is looking to write his own story.
Interviews were planned with the 49ers and Raiders, where he'll get to reunite with at least a couple familiar faces: 49ers general manager John Lynch (who played with Ed McCaffrey at Stanford) and Raiders coach Jack Del Rio (whose son, Luke, was Christian McCaffrey's high school teammate). In fact, he believes his style of play is different from everyone else in the country as well.
Former Stanford running back Christian McCafferey has said in the past that he plays with a chip on his shoulder.
"That would be awesome", McCaffrey said.
Officially listed as a running back, he is anything but limited to just one position.
McCaffrey is a versatile player in the Darren Sproles mold, only Sproles is not an every down back. He did all of that at the highest level as he was named the Heisman Trophy runner-up in 2015.
"I understand it now", Elway said at the combine. Now there will be questions about his transition to the pro game. Wherever they put me. "I think any team can find a spot for him".More news: Facebook's video app rolls out on Apple TV
Then, when he was done putting the rest of the running back class to shame in agility drills, McCaffrey did wide receiver drills. McCaffrey has stated to the media that he would love to play for the Broncos, and Elway also thinks very highly of McCaffrey as an National Football League prospect. It's their last game, ' and this and that. "Wherever he goes he's going to have an immediate impact".
Considered the third best back available behind LSU's Leonard Fournette and Florida State's Dalvin Cook, McCaffrey remains hard to typecast. While a first-round pick is highly impressive, that's not good enough for Christian. I have a chip on my shoulder at all times. I feel like a lot of people don't give me credit for my skills and talents. "I also don't really care too much".
Elliott, however, was among those who didn't like Fournette and McCaffrey bailing on their teammates, tweeting, "I would do anything to play one more time with my brothers in that scarlet and gray". "I am constantly trying to prove myself".
Added Del Rio: "Christian McCaffrey is first of all, an incredible young man. ..."
The 330 players arrive with dreams. "These are guys that my dad played with, guys that I have been around my entire life".
Christian McCaffrey already has strong connections to the Denver Broncos organization. Many of those players faded into NFL obscurity while a few overcame the odds and became prominent performers in the National Football League.
"Enjoy it; it's a once in a lifetime process". "Something I really pride myself on is not just being a running back that can catch the ball but if I move out to the slot, I become a receiver. I was just happy to have a lot of guys who had my back then". Whether it's with the Broncos or any other team, McCaffrey will be excited to take the next step in his football career.