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2010 NFL Draft - Zane Beadles

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Meet the newest Bronco!

The Denver Broncos continue to think outside the box in this draft, selecting Zane Beadles with the 13th pick in the second round.  Beadles spent the last two-plus seasons at offensive tackle for Utah, but he'll likely move into a guard spot at the next level.  By most accounts, that transition should be a smooth one for him and it elevates his ceiling considerably.  At 6'5", 310 pounds, Zane is yet another young, talented big body to plug in along the offensive line.  He is known for - surprise! - his toughness, leadership, versatility and work ethic.

UPDATE: It has been brought to my attention that Beadles could slide even further inside and play center in Denver, so it'll be interesting to see how that pans out.  I would also be remiss if I didn't note that Zane is a remarkably smart young man, personifying yet another tenet of the McDaniels' philosophy.  By the way, for those still relying on media rankings and deeming this pick "yet another reach": it's time to throw those out.  In a draft where Tyson Alualu goes 10th overall and Jimmy Clausen lasts until the 48th pick, perhaps we should forget about those publications that had the former projected as a second-rounder and the latter as a lock for the first half of the first round...