With the 207th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos have selected Boise State center Matt Paradis.
Paradis is a 6’3″ 206 pound center prospect who started 25 straight games for the Boise State Broncos and was named 2nd-team All-MWC as a senior.
He was also one of the team captains and a 1st-team All-MWC selection as a junior in 2012.
The Broncos apparently weren’t done looking for interior offensive line depth, and had done their pre-draft work on this kid. It’s not a flashy pick by any means, and Paradis might even be a longshot to make the team, but that won’t be new to him.
He was a defensive tackle and scout team player of the year on the defensive side of the ball as a redshirt freshman, and he didn’t earn a scholarship until his sophomore season in 2011.
This is a hard worker who is a dark-horse to start for the Broncos at center in a year or two.