Connor McGovern Drafted by Denver Broncos With 144th Pick

University of Missouri offensive lineman Connor McGovern was selected by the Denver Broncos in the fifth round.

University of Missouri offensive lineman Connor McGovern was the second Tigers' player picked in the 2016 Draft and will be reunited on the Denver Broncos with former teammate Shane Ray.

OL Connor McGovern

Round 5, Pick 144

Team: Denver Broncos

Bio Info

Shanley High School (Fargo, ND)

6-4, 306

5.11 40

32 7/8-inch arm length

10 3/8-inch hands

33 reps on the bench press

Scout Pre-Draft Rankings

Three-star prospect

No. 9 offensive guard prospect

No. 137 overall prospect

Missouri Career: A three-year starter, McGovern proved to be a versatile and valuable player along the Tigers offensive line throughout his career in Columbia. He started 14 games as a sophomore in 2013. Then in 2014 McGovern started four games at right tackle before moving to right guard for the final 10 games. As a redshirt senior in 2015, he started all 12 games at left tackle. He played in 48 games during his Missouri career and started the final 40. 

Related Story: McGovern looks to impress at Combine

Expert Breakdown: “McGovern could be a late-round steal for someone. While he does have a future on the interior, McGovern has shown he can play both tackle spots in a pinch, which will only increase his value in the NFL. He has the size and strength that should translate well in the NFL power game on the inside.” -’s Jamie Newberg wrote in his scouting report.

McGovern Says: “I think (my versatility is) a huge benefit for me going into the draft. They only travel seven (offensive linemen) so they need a guy that can snap, play guard and tackle and I feel like I can do all three. So I think it helps me a lot.”

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