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Broncos In The NFL | Bronco First-Round Picks | Broncos Taken In The NFL Draft

NamePosHtWtHometown (Previous School)NFL/CFL Team
Chaz AndersonWR5-10193Los Angeles, Calif. (Loyola HS) 
Travis AverillOL6-3295Anaheim, Calif. (Servite HS)Atlanta Falcons (FA)
Raymond FordCB5-10191Los Angeles, Calif. (Riverside CC) 
Chanceller JamesS6-2208Spring Valley, Calif. (Steele Canyon HS)San Francisco 49ers (FA)
Sam McCaskillDE6-3259Eugene, Ore. (Sheldon HS)Minnesota Vikings (FA)
Jeremy McNicholsRB5-9212Long Beach, Calif. (Santa Margarita HS)Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5/162)
Jonathan MoxeyCB5-10185West Palm Beach, Fla. (Dwyer HS)Tampa Bay Buccaneers (FA)
Tyler RausaK5-9189Murrieta, Calif. (Riverside CC) 
Thomas SperbeckWR6-0180Carmichael, Calif. (Jesuit)Tampa Bay Buccaneers (FA)
Tanner VallejoLB6-1223Penn Valley, Calif. (Nevada Union HS)Buffalo Bills (6/195)
Sean WaleP6-2193La Habra, Calif. (La Habra HS) 
Ben WeaverLB6-0222Klein, Texas (Klein HS) 
Mario YakooOL6-4326San Diego, Calif. (Steele Canyon HS) 

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Chaz Anderson
WR • 5-10 • 193 • Los Angeles, Calif. (Loyola HS)
Career: Played in 49 games over his Boise State career, making 93 catches for 1,420 yards and five touchdowns...averaged 15.3 yards per catch for his career...began his Bronco career as a defensive back, making four tackles and a sack in 2013 before being converted to wide receiver in 2014...caught 21 balls for 456 yards and two touchdowns...his 21.71 yards per reception ranks as fourth-best single-season mark at Boise State...caught three balls for 80 yards including a 57-yard touchdown against No. 10 Arizona in the Fiesta Bowl win...posted career highs of seven catches and 106 yards with a 54-yard touchdown catch at UNLV (Oct. 31, 2015).
 
Travis Averill
OL • 6-3 • 295 • Anaheim, Calif. (Servite HS)
Career: Named to the 2016 All-Mountain West First Team...along with the rest of the Bronco offensive line, was a semifinalist for the 2016 Joe Moore Award, given to college football's top offensive line unit...played in 47 games and started in 41 on the offensive line...part of a Bronco offensive line in 2016 that paved the way for the Mountain West's top offense at 472.8 yards per game...helped provide protection in a passing offense that ranked 15th in the country with 298.3 passing yards per game.
 
Raymond Ford
CB • 5-10 • 191 • Los Angeles, Calif. (Riverside CC)
Career: Appeared in 25 games, starting two, during his Bronco career, picking off three passes, knocking down another seven and making 45 tackles...intercepted a pair of passes in 2015, nabbing one at UNLV and making his second pick against Air Force...made his only interception of 2016 at New Mexico...made seven solo tackles at the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl against Baylor.
 
Chanceller James
S • 6-2 • 208 • Spring Valley, Calif. (Steele Canyon HS)
Career: Named to the All-Mountain West Second Team in 2016...played in 35 games over his Boise State career, making 24 starts...picked off four passes during his career, including a team-leading three in 2016...made 171 tackles during his career, with a high of 80 in 2016, second-most on the team...among his 55 tackles in 2015 recorded 5.0 tackles-for-loss and 3.0 sacks.
 
Sam McCaskill
DE • 6-5 • 268 • Eugene, Ore. (Sheldon HS)
Career: All-Mountain West First Team (2016)...played 51 games, making 26 starts and recording 100 tackles, 20.5 tackles-for-loss and 10.5 sacks over his career...led the team with 14.0 tackles-for-loss, second on the team with 6.5 sacks, made 50 tackles (30 solo) in 2016...blocked a field goal, broke up a pass, made a tackle-for-loss among his six tackles (four solo) against Washington State (Sept. 10, 2016)...started 13 of 14 games in Boise State's Mountain West title-winning and Fiesta Bowl season of 2014...had 1.5 sacks and five tackles total (four solo) in Fiesta Bowl win over No. 10 Arizona (Dec. 31, 2014).
 
Jeremy McNichols
RB • 5-9 • 212 • Long Beach, Calif. (Santa Margarita HS)
Career: 2016 Doak Walker Award semifinalist and named to the 2016 Maxwell Award Preseason Watch List...twice named to the All-Mountain West Second Team (2015-16)...five-time Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week selection...finished 2016 season with 1,709 rushing yards (third in Boise State single-season history) and 23 rushing touchdowns (fourth) on 314 attempts (second)...caught 37 passes for 474 yards and four touchdowns...his 27 touchdowns ranked second in the nation and third all-time in a single season at Boise State, while his 2,255 all-purpose yards were the second-most in a season in Boise State history...posted three 200-yard rushing games in 2016 (Sept. 24 at Oregon State, Oct. 15 vs. Colorado State, Nov. 18 vs. UNLV)...set a Boise State record with 40 carries against Colorado State (Oct. 15, 2016), setting career highs in carries, rushing yards (217) and all-purpose yardage (264)...in 2015, tied for second in the nation with 26 touchdowns (20 rushing, six receiving), set the Mountain West record for most consecutive games with a rushing touchdown (12)...posted seven 100-yard rushing performances...rushed for 1,337 yards (fourth in the Mountain West, 25th in the FBS) on 240 carries and caught 51 passes (ninth in the MW) for 460 yards...finished second in the Mountain West and 11th in the FBS with 1,886 all-purpose yards.
 
Jonathan Moxey
CB • 5-10 • 185 • West Palm Beach, Fla. (Dwyer HS)
Career: Named to All-Mountain West Second Team (2016)...appeared in 52 games during his Bronco career, making 38 starts...made three interceptions, broke up 31 passes, and recorded 134 tackles during his career...broke up a team-high 13 passes in 2016, also recording 50 tackles and 4.5 tackles-for-loss...picked off a pair of passes and knocked away 10 more in 2015...nabbed his interceptions against Idaho State and at Colorado State...knocked down seven passes in 2014...made three tackles in Fiesta Bowl win over No. 10 Arizona (Dec. 31, 2014).
 
Tyler Rausa
DB • 5-9 • 189 • Murrieta, Calif. (Riverside CC)
Career: Lou Groza Award semifinalist (2015)...named to Lou Groza Award Preseason Watch List ahead of the 2016 season...named to All-Mountain West First Team (2015)...was a perfect 58-for-58 on PAT attempts and went 9-for-13 on field-goal attempts in 2016...in 2015, set the Boise State single-season record with 25 field goals (previous mark was 24 by Tyler Jones in 2004) and the Mountain West single-season record for points by a kicker with 134 points (previous mark was 122 by Utah's Louie Sakoda in 2008)...led the Mountain West and tied for second in the FBS in field goals made (25) and finished second among all FBS kickers with 134 points...ranked second in the Mountain West with a field-goal percentage of 83.3 (25-for-30).
 
Thomas Sperbeck
WR • 6-0 • 180 • Carmichael, Calif. (Jesuit HS)
Career: Two-time selection to All-Mountain West First Team (2015-16)...twice named to Fred Biletnikoff Watch List (2015-16)...finished his Boise State career as the program's all-time leader in receiving yards (3,601) and 100-yard receiving games (15), and fourth all-time in receptions (224)...appeared in 48 games with 32 starts during his career...in 2016, led the Mountain West in receptions (80), receiving yards per game (97.8), and finished second in receiving yards (1,272), also caught nine touchdowns...his 1,272 receiving yards were the second-most in Boise State single-season history, while his 80 catches ranked fourth...in 2015, set Boise State's single-season record for receiving yards (1,412), passing previous record holder Titus Young (1,215) on Nov. 20 against Air Force, and matched Matt Miller's school record for receptions with 88...led the Mountain West in each category, as well as in receiving yards per game (108.6), while finishing tied for second with eight touchdown grabs...was named the Offensive MVP of the VIZIO Fiesta Bowl after making 12 catches for 199 yards against No. 10 Arizona (Dec. 31, 2014).
 
Tanner Vallejo
LB • 6-1 • 223 • Penn Valley, Calif. (Nevada Union HS)
Career: Three-time All-Mountain West selection, being named to the Second Team in 2014 and honorable mention in 2015 and 2016...named to preseason watch lists of the Butkus Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy ahead of the 2016 season...named to Rotary Lombardi Award Preseason Watch List ahead of the 2015 season...appeared in 46 games, making 39 starts... finished the 2016 season fourth on the team with 69 tackles (39 solo), including 6.0 tackles-for-loss, despite missing the final four games due to injury...in 2015, was third on the team with 57 tackles (32 solo), tied for second with a pair of forced fumbles and tied for fourth with 8.0 tackles-for-loss...in 2014, finished fifth in the conference with 16.5 tackles-for-loss...led team with 100 tackles (64 solo) and three fumble recoveries...has scored two defensive touchdowns, the first a 31-yard fumble return at Connecticut (Sept. 13) and the second a 63-yard interception return against Fresno State in the Mountain West Football Championship (Dec. 6)...was named the Defensive MVP of both the Mountain West Football Championship and the VIZIO Fiesta Bowl, as he led the Broncos with 14 tackles (10 solo) including 1.5 sacks in the win against No. 10 Arizona (Dec. 31, 2014).
 
Sean Wale
P • 6-2 • 193 • La Habra, Calif. (La Habra HS)
Career: Named to All-Mountain West Second Team in 2016...Ray Guy Award Candidate in 2016, as well as a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy...averaged 42.7 yards over 189 punts in his career...averaged 45.0 yards over 50 punts, with 18 landing inside the 20, 23 being fair-caught and 13 going for over 50 yards in 2016...Punted 52 times, averaging 42.0 yards per punt with a long of 60...had 10 punts of over 50 yards, dropped 21 inside the 20-yard line and had just five go for touchbacks in 2015...punted 66 times for an average of 42.0 yards and a long of 63, with 20 of those downed inside the 20-yard-line in 2014.
 
Ben Weaver
LB • 6-0 • 222 • Klein, Texas (Klein HS)
Career: Named to the All-Mountain West Second Team in 2016...appeared in 51 games during his career, with 43 starts...led the Broncos with 108 tackles in 2016, also posting 2.5 tackles for loss...in 2015, led the team with 68 tackles (34 solo) adn had 4.0 tackles-for-loss...intercepted three passes, forced a fumble and recovered two more...in 2014, was third on the team with 62 tackles (41 solo), also had 2.0 sacks and 3.0 tackles-for-loss...made eight tackles (six solo) including a sack in Fiesta Bowl win over No. 10 Arizona (Dec. 31, 2014).
 
Mario Yakoo
OL • 6-4 • 326 • San Diego, Calif. (Steele Canyon HS)
Career: Twice earned All-Mountain West honors, being named to the First Team in 2016, and honorable mention in 2015...appeared in 51 games, making 39 starts during his career...along with the rest of the Bronco offensive line, was a semifinalist for the 2016 Joe Moore Award, given to college football's top offensive line unit...played in 47 games and started in 41 on the offensive line...part of a Bronco offensive line in 2016 that paved the way for the Mountain West's top offense at 472.8 yards per game...helped provide protection in a passing offense that ranked 15th in the country with 298.3 passing yards per game.

Broncos In The NFL
PlayerTeamPosition
Jay AjayiMiami DolphinsRB
Travis AverillCleveland Browns (PS)RB
Kamalei CorreaBaltimore RavensLB
Tyrone CrawfordDallas CowboysDE
Donte DeayonNew York Giants (PS)CB
George IlokaCincinnati BengalsS
Chanceller JamesSan Francisco 49ers (IR)S
Jeron JohnsonJacksonville Jaguars (IR)S
Demarcus LawrenceDallas CowboysDE
Charles Leno, Jr.Chicago BearsT
Doug MartinTampa Bay BuccaneersRB
Shea McClellinNew England Patriots (IR)LB
Jeremy McNicholsSan Francisco 49ers (PS)RB
Kellen MooreDallas CowboysQB
Jonathan MoxeyTampa Bay Buccaneers (PS)CB
Rees OdhiamboSeattle SeahawksOL
Matt ParadisDenver BroncosC
Orlando ScandrickDallas CowboysCB
Jamar TaylorCleveland BrownsCB
Darian ThompsonNew York GiantsS
Tanner VallejoBuffalo BillsLB
Billy WinnDenver Broncos (IR)DL
(IR) - Injured Reserve; (PS) - Practice Squad
Bronco First-Round Picks
YearPlayerTeam (Selection)Position
2012Shea McClellinChicago Bears (19)LB
2012Doug MartinTampa Bay Buccaneers (31)RB
2010Kyle WilsonNew York Jets (29)CB
2008Ryan CladyDenver Broncos (12)OT

Broncos Taken In The NFL Draft
YearPlayerTeam (Selection)Position
2017Jeremy McNicholsTampa Bay Buccaneers (5/162)RB
 Tanner VallejoBuffalo Bills (6/195)OLB
2016Kamalei CorreaBaltimore Ravens (2/42)OLB
 Darian ThompsonNew York Giants (3/71)S
 Rees OdhiamboSeattle Seahawks (3/97)OT
2015Jay AjayiMiami Dolphins (5/149)RB
2014Demarcus LawrenceDallas Cowboys (2/34)DE
 Matt ParadisDenver Broncos (6/207)C
 Charles Leno, Jr. Chicago Bears (7/246)G
2013Jamar TaylorMiami Dolphins (2/54)DB
2012Shea McClellionChicago Bears (1/19)LB
 Doug MartinTampa Bay Buccaneers (1/31)RB
 Tyrone CrawfordDallas Cowboys (3/81)DE
 George IlokaCincinnati Bengals (5/167)S
 Billy WinnCleveland Browns (6/205)DT
 Nate PotterArizona Cardinals (7/221)OT
2011Titus YoungDetroit Lions (2/44)WR
 Austin PettisSt. Louis Rams (3/78)WR
 Brandyn ThompsonWashington (7/213)DB
2010Kyle WilsonNew York Jets (1/29)CB
2008Ryan CladyDenver Broncos (1/12) OT
 Orlando ScandrickDallas Cowboys (5/143)DB
2007Gerald AlexanderDetroit Lions (2/61)DB
 Legedu NaaneeSan Diego Chargers (5/172)WR
 Korey HallGreen Bay Packers (6/191) FB
 Derek SchoumanBuffalo Bills (7/222)TE
2006Daryn ColledgeGreen Bay Packers (2/47)OL
2003Brock ForseyChicago Bears (6/206)RB
2002Matt HillSeattle Seahawks (5/171)OT
 Jeb PutzierDenver Broncos (6/191)TE
2001Shaunard HartsKansas City Chiefs (7/212)DB
2000Dave StachelskiNew England Patriots (5/141)TE
1994Kimo von OelhoffenCincinnati Bengals (6/162)DL
1992Frank RobinsonDenver Broncos (5/137)DB
 Larry StaynerSeattle Seahawks (9/234)TE
1987Lance Sellars Miami Dolphins (6/155)LB
 Jim EllisLos Angeles Raiders (10/273)LB
1986Markus KochWashington (2/30) DE
 Jon FrancisNew York Giants (7/184)RB
1984Michel BourgeauNew Orleans Saints (11/291)DE
1983Jeff TurkAtlanta Falcons (7/183)DB
 John RadeAtlanta Falcons (8/215)LB
1982Rick WoodsPittsburgh Steelers (4/97)DB
 Randy TrautmanWashington (9/238)DT
1981David HughesSeattle Seahawks (2/31)FB
1979Larry PolowskiSeattle Seahawks (7/169)LB
 Willie BeamonNew York Jets (8/205)LB
1976John SmithDallas Cowboys (3/75)RB
 Gary GorrellBuffalo Bills (16/448)LB
 Jim MeeksDetroit Lions (17/475)DB
1975Rolly WoolseyDallas Cowboys (6/148)DB
 Jim McMillanDetroit Lions (14/350)QB
 Ron FranklinSt. Louis Cardinals (15/386)DT
1974Don HuttLos Angeles Rams (9/213)WR
 Dan DixonHouston Oilers (13/313)G
 Al DavisAtlanta Falcons (17/433)G
1973Al MarshallDenver Broncos (10/244)WR
1972Steve VogelBuffalo Bills (9/209)LB
 Eric GuthrieSan Francisco 49ers (14/356)QB
1971Faddie TillmanAtlanta Falcons (10/241)DE
1970Steve SvitakOakland Raiders (7/180)LB


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