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Broncos Draft History: Offensive Line

Posted Apr 8, 2011

A look back at the offensive lineman the Broncos have selected in the NFL Draft.


As we wrap up our week's preview of the offensive linemen available in the 2011 NFL Draft, let's take a look back at who the Broncos have drafted at those positions.

Player: Ryan Clady
Year Drafted: 2008
Round: 1 - 12 Overall
College: Boise State

Broncos Career: One of the best young tackles in the game, Clady has been a mainstay at left tackle since he was drafted, starting all 48 games in which he has appeared. In 2009, Clady earned his first Pro Bowl selection and was a consensus All-Pro. With that honor, he became only the fifth tackle since the 1970 merger to be named a first-team AP All-Pro by his second professional season.


Player: Chris Kuper
Year Drafted: 2006
Round: 5 - 161 Overall
College: North Dakota

Broncos Career: The Alaska native appeared in just one game as a rookie before taking over at guard his second season. In 2008, Kuper was the NFL's only 16-game starting guard to not allow a sack, according to Stats Inc. His production was awarded in 2010 as the Broncos locked up Kuper for six seasons and he was named a team captain.


Player: Tom Nalen
Year Drafted: 1994
Round: 7c - 218 Overall
College: Boston College

Broncos Career: Nalen was drafted in the seventh round of the 1994 NFL Draft and took over the starting spot at center in 1995. He was an integral part of two Super Bowls and played in five Pro Bowls. Over his career in orange and blue, six different running backs had 1,000-yard rushing seasons, including Terrell Davis' 2,008 in 1998.


Player: Ken Lanier
Year Drafted: 1981
Round: 5 - 125 Overall
College: Florida State

Broncos Career: Like other Broncos' offensive lineman, it took Lanier a year before he cracked the starting lineup, but once he did he remained there for 11 seasons, starting 178 consecutive games, including playoffs. Lanier started all three Super Bowls he appeared and was named team captain for Super Bowl XXIV. Was affectionally nicknamed, "The Rock on the Right Side."


Player: Keith Bishop
Year Drafted: 1980
Round: 6 - 157 Overall
College: Baylor

Broncos Career: A career Bronco, Bishop started 95 career games from 1980-89 including Super Bowl XXI and XXII. In 1986 and 1987, Bishop earned Pro Bowl nods and he was named to the 50th Anniversary Team.


Other offensive lineman drafted:

Year Rd. No. Name College
2010 2 45 Zane Beadles Utah
2010 3 80 J.D. Walton Baylor
2010 6 183 Eric Olsen Notre Dame
2007 3 70 Ryan Harris Notre Dame
2005 6 200 Chris Myers Miami (Fla.)
2003 1 20 George Foster Georgia
2001 4a 113 Ben Hamilton Minnesota
2000 4b 112 Cooper Carlisle Florida
1997 3 67 Dan Neil Texas
1989 2a 41 Doug Widell Boston Collge
1983 1 4 Chris Hinton Northwestern
1983 2 31 Mark Cooper Miami (Fla.)
1977 4 101 Billy Bryan Duke
1974 3 68 Claudie Minor San Diego State
1973 3a 54 Paul Howard BYU

Next week we take a look at tight ends.

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