With the #156 overall pick, acquired from Chicago earlier in the day, the Broncos have selected LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow.
The 6-1, 237-pound fifth year senior led the Tigers with 91 tackles in 2013 and was named Second Team All-SEC.
His 4.64-second forty time was a distant third best among linebackers at the combine, and his 123-inch broad jump a distant fourth best.
Did you just spend the past two hours patiently waiting for the Broncos to pick at #131?
If so, the response from John Elway & Co. is something like, Hey, what's another hour?
Denver has traded out of the fourth round entirely, sending #131 to Chicago.
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Good Morning, Broncos fans! Heading into the final day of the 2014 Draft, Denver has four picks left (131, 207, 242, 246).
Their fifth-rounder went to San Francisco in the trade up for Cody Latimer, and they received an extra seventh-rounder from the Niners in the deal (originally a New Orleans pick).
As we detailed last night, the Broncos also sent San Francisco their 2015 fourth-rounder, leaving them with six picks (one in each other round) next year.
There's nothing fancy or pretty with this pick of Michigan tackle Michael Schofield. It was simply made with depth and flexibility in mind.
Like Orlando Franklin before him, Schofield is a tall and powerful run blocker who can grind dudes into the ground if he has leverage.
It's the same reason why he could also flex to guard for the Broncos if needed.
And as we all learned last year, there's no assurance the Broncos will finish the year with their tackles intact.
With their third-round pick, the Broncos chose Michigan tackle Michael Schofield.
The 6-6, 301-pounder started 36 games over the past three seasons, split amongst left guard (in 2011) and right tackle (2012-13).
At the end of the first round, the Broncos had a chance to grab a top wideout in Marqise Lee. They passed.
The wideout they drafted with their second pick may be a better option anyway.
Cody Latimer is literally bigger, stronger, and faster than Lee, who got a lot of street cred because he played for USC. Latimer's alma mater has no such credibility.
The Broncos traded up from #63 to #56 with the 49ers, to select Indiana wideout Cody Latimer.
To facilitate the move, Denver sent its 2014 fifth-rounder (#171) and their 2015 fourth-rounder to San Francisco, also receiving an extra 2014 seventh-rounder (#242) in return.
That leaves the team with six 2015 draft choices, but they're reportedly expecting as many as four compensatory picks, from net free agency losses this offseason.
Ted Bartlett evaluates draft-eligible prospects in his spare time, among a number of activities he pursues, including managing an accounting team, golf, studying for the CPA exam, insulting various religious figures in writing, and generally, staying ahead of more than a few curves. During the 2012 NFL Draft, he wiped the passion off of Jeff Legwold's face by nailing the Derek Wolfe pick, when Jeff had never even heard of him. Ted also focuses on the NFL's business and legal environment, offensive and defensive schemes, going off on unrelated tangents, and all 32 teams in the NFL. Follow along as he offers his instant analysis of tonight's NFL Draft.