Seminoles DE DeMarcus Walker drafted by Broncos in second round

Posted April 30, 2017

"You have to figure out what characteristics do you like the best and which ones can we help them with", Elway said.

Broncos first-round draft pick Garett Bolles poses with his 4-month old son Kingston on Friday at the team's headquarters in Englewood. He joins former FSU star Dalvin Cook, who was taken by the 10 spots earlier by Minnesota.

He had 4.5 sacks in the Seminoles' season opener against Ole Miss and 4.0 sacks in Florida State's final game against MI in the Orange Bowl. After three seasons, he ended his Bulldog career ranked fifth in school history in receiving yards.

Highlights include a 4.5-sack performance in the 2016 season opener against Missisippi and a dominant outburst (2.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 blocked kick) against Florida in 2015. "He's a guy that loves football and who was a tremendous leader for us". Denver boasts Pro Bowl receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, but it doesn't have a clear No. 3 receiver, especially one who can play in the slot. He was excited to receive a team welcome from guard Max Garcia and outside linebacker Von Miller, among others.

And he'll do it while carrying the same chip on his shoulder that drove him to great heights in Tallahassee. And he's never been shy about stockpiling pass rushers.

Once the first 32 picks were in the books, Walker took to his Twitter account to let the world know that he won't soon forget what he sees as a slight.

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Each general manager has his own philosophy about the National Football League draft. Elway and Co. beefed up the defensive line with the selection of Demarcus Walker at No. 51 overall. "Nasty DL with elite pass-rush skills inside and out".

Elway said prior to the draft that, while he wanted to improve the offense, it was just as important that he continued to build on the defense.

And while some may not be able to point to the moment when all they have imagined actually became possible, Bolles said for him it was a hot August day in 2011. "I have nothing to say".

He added that his opportunity to play for the Broncos is more a testament to his family and the support they've given him over the years.

After serving a Mormon church mission in Colorado Springs for a couple of years, Bolles made a decision to give football another shot, and earned a scholarship to play at Snow College for two years before packing his bags and signing with Utah.