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Broncos lose Ogbebor

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It was a pretty big coup when the Broncos secured the services of wideout Bubba Ogbebor in the class of 2016. In fact, the Broncos effectively passed on other talented wideouts who were ready commit so they could have a chance of landing the talented Texas wideout. Indeed, Ogbebor was one of a handful of true freshman to play in 2016 and it looked like with Thomas Sperbeck graduating, 2017 would be “the year of the jump” for Bubba. Well, it wouldn’t be the offseason without attrition, right?

Ogbebor—who had 1 catch for 8 yards in Saturday’s Spring Game—announced this afternoon that he’d be transferring; leaving the Bronco receiving corps a man down, but the cupboard far from bare.

That Bubba is leaving on his own terms and for his own reasons is not lost on me after enduring some rather painful and public dismissals over the last few years. Ogbebor, from all appearances is a thoughtful young man who has the respect and support of his teammates...and as such, we’ll wish him nothing but the best. For what it’s worth, Bubba does have a brother that plays for Kansas—so like Kaleb Hill, he may just want to have an opportunity to play with his flesh and blood. Whatever his reasoning is, the decision was his...and even if we don’t like it, it’s far preferable to a forcible removal.

For the “FWIW File”, the Broncos signed 3 WRs in the 2017 class: Octavius Evans, Cartrell Thomas, and Damon Cole.