Bronco 2014 Draft Overview

draftIn the end, the Broncos picked up 6 players in the 2014 draft held last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The following is a quick BIO of each player we drafted.

Broncos 1st Pick – 1st Round – 31st pick – CB Bradley Roby
Roby was a starter in all 37 games he played in over his three year playing career with the Ohio State Buckeyes. He had 44 career passes defended (eight interceptions and 36 pass break ups) and ranked third in school history with 226 interception return yards. He also scored 5 defensive and special team touchdowns.He was voted All Big Ten in 2013 and third team All-American after recording 69 tackles, 16 passes defended, and two blocked punts.

Broncos 2nd Pick – 2nd Round – pick 56 – WR Cody Latimer Ht 6-3 Wt 215
The Broncos moved up seven picks to nab the receiver they wanted on this draft board.
Latimer declared for the NFL draft, forgoing his senior season as an Indiana Hoosier.He become the 21st Hoosier to reach 100 catches and 1000 yards. Latimer closed out his career with Indiana tied in 100 yard games. (He made at least one catch in all 32 career games which included 24 starts). He was 2nd team All Big Ten, ESPN All-American player of the week.

Broncos 3rd Pick – 3rd Round – Pick 95 – OT Michael Schofield 6’7″ 304 lbs
Scofield was a four year letterman at Michigan appearing in 52 games on the offensive line and on special teams making 36 starts (26 at right tackle and 10 at left guard). His versatility appealed to the Broncos after losing Zane Beadles to free agency.

Broncos 4th pick – Round 5 – 156 pick – LB Lamin Barrow 6’2″ 232 lbs
Barrows started two years at linebacker for LSU in 2012 and 2013. He played in 51 games with 28 starts. He finished his career with 230tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. Add to these stats seven pass break ups, seven quarterback hurries and four recovered fumbles. He had seven games in his career where he had double digit tackles. Barrows played in four bowl games as well as the Senior Bowl.

Broncos 5th pick – Round 6 – Pick 207 – C Matt Paradis 6’3″ 300 lbs
Paradis was named second team All-Mountain-West and started each of the Broncos 13 games at Center his final year in college, closing his career with 26 consecutive starts. He was a key contributor to an offense that ranked 9th nationally in red zone offense.He was named to the 2013 Academic All Mountain West team.

Broncos 6th pick – Round 7 – Pick 246 – LB Cory Nelson 6’1″ 226 lbs
Nelsons stellar collegians career was cut short his senior year after suffering a partially torn pectoral muscle on 10/5/2013 playing against TCU in a game he had made six tackles in prior to the injury. He returned an interception 24 yards for a touchdown along with a tackle and a pass break up against Notre Dame (9/28). He recorded 5 tackles with one tackle for loss and two breakups against Tulsa (9/14) and a season high eight tackles with 2 tackles for loss and one sack against the ULM Warhawks on 8/31.

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