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Denver Broncos select running back De’Angelo Henderson in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft

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The Denver Broncos have drafted Coastal Carolina running back De’Angelo Henderson with the 203rd pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.

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The Denver Broncos, with the 203rd pick in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, selected Coastal Carolina running back De’Angelo Henderson.

Henderson scored a touchdown in the last 35 games he played in, which was an FCS record and was the 2015 Big South Offensive Player of the Year. Like the Broncos first round pick, Garett Bolles, he will turn 25 this year.

The Broncos got an explosive pass-catching running back, that is the kind of player Mike McCoy had in Danny Woodhead. CBS Sports likes his game and how it will translate into the NFL.

IN OUR VIEW: Henderson is more than just a big fish in a small pond. His versatility as a runner, receiver and returner warrants Day Three consideration and could help him carve out a nice "little" career at the next level.

COMPARES TO: Danny Woodhead, San Diego Chargers: There is only one man in the history of college football with a longer steak of touchdowns scored in games than Henderson and that is the similarly built and determined Woodhead, who scored in 38 consecutive games for D-II Chadron State. Like Woodhead, Henderson's value lies with the shiftiness he provides as a runner and receiver, as well as underrated power due to their compact frames and leg drive.

2017 Broncos Draft Picks

Round Pick Selection Position School Info Highlights
Round Pick Selection Position School Info Highlights
1 20 Garett Bolles OT Utah Scouting Report Video
2 51 DeMarcus Walker DE Florida State Scouting Report Video
3 82 Carlos Henderson WR Louisiana Tech Scouting Report Video
3 101 Brendan Langley CB Lamar Scouting Report Video
4 126 Traded to Browns
5 145 (from Browns) Jake Butt TE Michigan Scouting Report Video
5 172 (from Packers) Isaiah McKenzie WR Georgia Scouting Report Video
5 177 Traded to 49ers
6 203 De'Angelo Henderson RB Coastal Carolina Scouting Report Video
7 238 Traded to Packers
7 252 Trade to Browns
7 253 Chad Kelly QB Ole Miss Scouting Report Video

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