Denver Broncos Offensive Lineman Player Profile: Paul Cornick


Aug 30, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Jets tackle Paul Cornick (69) along the sidelines during the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Jets 28-10. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Every NFL team has those individuals who are relatively unknown and spend much of their time fighting to be on an NFL roster – be it the normal roster or even the practice squad.  While fans rarely think about these individuals, I’m sure coaches and players realize that without these players, the great things we see on Sunday may not happen.  As I continue highlighting the Denver Broncos offensive linemen, I have a feeling that Paul Cornick may be one of these individuals.

Birth date and location: March 15, 1989 – Orono, MN (age 24)

Height: 6-6

Weight: 310

Jersey number: 71

High school: Orono High School

College: North Dakota State University

NFL Draft: Undrafted

Years pro: 1

Games played: 0

Games started: 0

Awards / accomplishments:

  • Honorable mention all-state selection at Orono High School
  • Named All-American following senior season at North Dakota State
  • First-team All-Missouri Valley as Senior at North Dakota State
  • While a senior at North Dakota State, graded out at 96.5% with 102 knockdown blocks and allowed only one quarterback sack and no quarterback hurries

Interesting Facts:

  • Career transactions:
    • Signed by the New York Jets as a college free agent on July 12, 2012.
    • Waived by New York Jets on August 31, 2012
    • Signed by New York Jets to practice squad on September 1, 2012
    • Released by New York Jets on September 27, 2012
    • Signed by Denver Broncos to the practice squad on December 10, 2012
    • Signed by Denver Broncos to a future contract on January 15, 2013
  • While in high school played on defensive line, making 141 tackles and forcing three fumbles during his junior and senior seasons

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