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Denver Broncos select Oregon running back, Royce Freeman in the third-round of the 2018 NFL Draft

The Denver Broncos have selected Royce Freeman in the third-round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

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In the third-round of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos have selected Oregon running back, Royce Freeman.

Freeman is a 6’0”, 229lb running back from Oregon. He played four seasons at Oregon and put some solid numbers. During that four-year span, Freeman totaled 5,621 yards and 60 touchdowns. He also averaged 5.9 yards per carry and caught 79 passes for 814 yards, and 4 touchdowns.

The Broncos released veteran running back C.J. Anderson last week and needed another power back in their stable to compliment Devontae Booker and De’Angelo Henderson. I think he will be the Broncos red zone/short yardage back who could take over the position if he plays well.

I really like this pick and glad the Broncos didn’t wait long to address the running back position. So far, I am really liking John Elway’s draft. Hope he continues it later tonight with their second third-round pick at the end of the round.


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Denver Broncos 2018 draft results

Round Pick Player Position Info Highlights
Round Pick Player Position Info Highlights
1 5 Bradley Chubb Outside Linebacker Scouting Report Video
2 40 Courtland Sutton Wide Receiver Scouting Report Video
3 71 Royce Freeman Running back Scouting Report Video
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