Sep 28, 2013; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Keith Marshall (4) is tackled by LSU Tigers linebacker Lamin Barrow (18) during the second quarter at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
John Elway and the Denver Broncos are hard at work signing their rookies to contracts, and in less than 24 hours between Monday and Tuesday, they were able to get deals done with five of their six draft picks.
On Tuesday, they came to terms with third round offensive tackle Michael Schofield, as well as fifth round linebacker Lamin Barrow.
Despite the depth of the Broncos’ roster, both players are expected to at least compete for starting jobs in their rookie season, Schofield at right tackle and Barrow at inside linebacker.
Schofield was the 95th selection overall in this year’s draft, while Barrow was 156th. Both players will receive four-year deals with the team.
The only rookie whose contract is yet to be signed is that of first round pick Bradley Roby, who is still working out the language of guaranteed money and incentives, per ESPN’s Jeff Legwold.
Roby will receive a four-year contract, as all rookies do, but since he’s a first round pick, his will come with a fifth-year team option. That should also be wrapped up within the week.