Broncos select LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow at #156

Last updated: May 10, 2014 3:09 PM

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.

The Louisiana native totaled 195 tackles (13 for loss), 1.5 sacks, and seven passes defensed as a starter over the past two seasons.

According to Mike Klis, the Broncos would have taken Barrow at #131 but thought they could get him later and extract some more value. Indeed, they did, getting Chicago's 2015 fifth-rounder as a bonus.

Here's what John Elway had to say about the selection of Barrow:

We've picked Lamin Barrow from LSU in Rd 5. Versatile linebacker who can play Mike or Will positions. Good toughness & instincts.

— John Elway (@johnelway) May 10, 2014

Ted's thoughts: 

This is the kind of guy the Broncos needed.  He's a fast nickel LB type, and he has some Woodyard traits to him.  I think that he'll play a lot on third and fourth downs once he gets his feet under him.  Great value in the fifth round, and I would have been fine with him at #131.

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