Published: Sun, April 29, 2018
Medical | By Vernon Walton

Denver Broncos draft Royce Freeman, upgrade at running back

Denver Broncos draft Royce Freeman, upgrade at running back

"I definitely am appreciative to be a part of this winning culture". He's Oregon's all-time leading rusher and is No. 2 in rushing yards in conference history.

"We did, " Elway said. He's a guy that we needed. "So he's great in short yardage and will hopefully break a run or two".

Former Oregon Ducks running back Royce Freeman has a new home. With C.J. Anderson gone, Freeman only needs to hold off Devontae Booker and De'Angelo Henderson to open the season as Denver's lead back.

The Denver Broncos' general manager grabbed the top-ranked defensive player in the National Football League draft Thursday night when North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb fell to Denver at No. 5.

Chubb said at the National Football League combine that he'd love to land in Denver and learn firsthand from his hero. "Just watching the TV and not knowing how it was going to play out". They're really positive people. "I was turnt up".

With their No. 99 pick in the third round, the Broncos selected Boston College cornerback Isaac Yiadom.

A number of draft experts list Crosby as the "best available player" entering the fourth round.

That was a time not many expected him to run. He had at least 100 yards in nine of 12 games while earning second-team all-Pac-12 honors before sitting out the Las Vegas Bowl.

Sutton gives quarterback Case Keenum another big, physical red-zone target who will initially be the third receiver but "has No. 1" receiver traits, according to coach Vance Joseph. "We had a first-round grade on (Sutton), too".

With just two wide receivers selected in the first round, six went on Friday in the second.

He had three seasons with over 1,300 yards rushing, including a big time bounce back year in 2017 where he came back from an injury-riddled 2016 campaign and averaged six yards per carry. He set an OR record with 1,836 yards as a sophomore in 2015, adding 19 touchdowns.

The 6'0 229 pound back said he is ready to "deliver the blow" with the Broncos.

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