It's the sixth round, and this is the second Broncos pick I've not seen in action. Again, I'm not coming out here and blowing smoke up your collective arses.
What I will say is that Doug has already given us the goods on Painter right here.
Clearly, Painter's performance at the combine caused teams to give him a look:
As expected, Painter put up strong numbers in the workouts. He ran a 4.95-second 40-yard dash, repped 225 pounds 32 times on the bench press and had a 30.5-inch vertical, numbers that put him in the top five among linemen in each category.
With this much natural talent, plucking Painter in the sixth round was worth a roll of the dice.
Here is tape of Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas, but you can easily spot Vinston Painter at right tackle (#71):
As advertised, Painter is a great athlete. Yet the video also shows a really raw prospect (look at the 2:49 mark). And despite his reputation for strength, I didn't see a lot on the tape that gave me that impression. It's clear the Broncos drafted him as a developmental project.
His thin frame could easily add more bulk if the Broncos wanted to give him a look at guard.