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Denver Broncos select Seth Olsen, G, Iowa

The newest Bronco.  Seth Olsen and his boiler!
The newest Bronco. Seth Olsen and his boiler!

The Denver Broncos made their 7th selection of the 2009 NFL Draft, targeting the offensive line by taking Seth Olsen from Iowa. Olsen, has good size at 6-6, 305, but has had some injury concerns. Here's a deeper look at Olsen --

Positives: Naturally large man with good weight distribution. Good initial quickness off the snap. Very good hand placement and upper-body strength. Seems to enjoy the physical hand-to-hand combat inside the trenches. Good strength to latch onto the defender, turn and either sustain his position or toss the defender onto ground for a pancake block. Underrated short-area lateral quickness and balance to hold up in pass protection. Plays with good leverage despite his height. Versatile blocker who has started at right guard, right tackle and left tackle over the past two years. Impressive week of practice at the East-West Shrine game.

Negatives: Strong and technically refined, but isn't an elite athlete. Only phone-booth quickness. Struggles adjusting in space at the second level. Lumbers after a few steps and is forced to lunge at defenders. Lacks the deep kick-step and elite lateral quickness to handle the left tackle position, though he has experience there. May struggle on the outside at right tackle.