In trades with the San Francisco 49ers and the Miami Dolphins, the Denver Broncos had the 45th and 46th overall picks, respectfully, in the NFL Draft.
That was plenty of time for Shannon Sharpe to show his pearly whites and announce the names of S Rahim Moore from UCLA and T Orlando Franklin from the University of Miami.
This is similar to the birth of twins for the Broncos who picked up two great players within the span of ten minutes.
Moore was just one of two guys left still sitting in the green room. Like Von Miller, the tears flowed heavily. He grabbed an orange hat and a Broncos helmet, hugged Shannon Sharpe, and looked mighty thankful to be a Bronco.
The Broncos took Moore with the thinking that Brian Dawkins is 38 years old. Moore is under a steady wing coming to Denver and “studying” the safety position under one of the best safeties in the game.
Sharpe told Moore as he called his name, “Welcome to the family.” Welcome aboard, indeed.
The Bud Light Ultimate fan announced Orlando Franklin’s name and with that, the Broncos are getting a tackle that can play the inside and outside positions. Franklin is a polished player having played all four years at Miami. Being 6-foot-7, 316 lbs, he’s got Ryan Clady size, and he can be moved around on the line depending on whether the Broncos start a right-handed or left-handed quarterback.
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