2014 NFL Draft: Denver Broncos Select Matt Paradis, C, Boise State


Oct 20,2012; Boise,ID, USA; Boise State Broncos quarterback Joe Southwick (16) behind center Boise State Broncos offensive linesman Matt Paradis (65) during the first half of their game against the UNLV Rebels at Bronco Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

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.