Posted Fri Apr 29th by Monty
The Denver Broncos had back-to-back selections in the 2nd round Friday, and they used the second pick to bolster their offensive line. Orlando Franklin, OT out of Miami, FL, was drafted by the Broncos with the 46th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.
Franklin (6’6″, 316 lbs.) has the size and speed to play right tackle but could also be moved inside to guard. NFL.com scouting report –
Franklin’s got a chance to emerge as a starting right tackle but could also settle in as a guard. Has very impressive measureables. Outstanding run blocker who gets off the ball quickly and is capable of holding up at the point or pulling and getting to the second level. Does a great job locating blitzers, staying home against stunts or helping out when not covered up. Can be tested when asked to mirror quicker pass rushers. Relentless player who wants to finish every block like its his last. Franklin has the physical gifts and on-field smarts to be selected early in the draft.
The Broncos used the 45th overall selection to select UCLA S Rahim Moore.
A safety and a tackle. Both positions of need, but it’s surprising to see the Broncos three picks in without addressing their greatest area of need, defensive tackle (particularly with Stephen Paea on the board). Perhaps this is a sign that the Broncos brass are truly exercising the Best Player Available philosophy, regardless of position. A philosophy we applaud.
And Da’Quan Bowers continues to fall…