Posted: Apr 23, 2010 9:02 PM
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos have selected offensive lineman Zane Beadles of Utah in the second round of the NFL draft.
The Broncos picked Beadles with the 45th overall selection Friday.
The 6-foot-4, 307-pound Beadles was a tackle with Utah.
In the third round the Broncos took another offensive lineman, J.D. Walton of Baylor
Walton was selected with the 80th overall pick Friday.
The 6-foot-2, 300-pound Walton is listed as a center and guard. The Broncos are looking for a player to fill in at center after losing starter Casey Wiegmann to Kansas City.
The Broncos then bolstered their receiving corps by taking Eric Decker of Minnesota later in the third round.
Decker was taken with the 87th overall pick Friday.
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Decker caught 50 passes for 758 yards and five touchdowns for the Gophers last season.
The Broncos have a fifth round pick and a sixth round pick left in the draft. Rounds four through six will be completed tomorrow.
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