Broncos take George Foster with top pick

The Denver Broncos have taken offensive tackle George Foster with their number one pick in today's NFL Draft

With their first pick in the 2003 NFL Draft the Denver Broncos have chosen Offensive Tackle George Foster from the University of Georgia.

Foster, who stands 6-5 weighs in at a solid 338-pounds, and should help solidify Denver's offensive line with a good combination of speed and strength.

Quick Facts: 5.21 in the 40-yard dash…405-pound bench press…30.5-inch vertical jump…35 ¾-inch arm length…9 ½-inch hands…Right-handed.

Has a solid, athletic frame with very quick feet and good strength…Generates a strong finish once he gets his hands on the defender…Very quick out of his stance and stays focused at the job in hand…Has excellent lateral agility, showing proper kick slide to make blocks on the move and the short area speed to mirror the defenders… Sits well and keeps his weight over his feet…Strong reach blocker who delivers a powerful hand punch…Able to slide back fluidly in pass protection…Can easily readjust to a second move…Extends his arms and delivers the proper hand jolt to lock out the pass rusher…Has a very long wing span (35 ¾-inch arm length)…Can play either tackle position…Plays with a wide leg base, which allows him to set up immediately coming out of his stance…Regarded as the team's best combination blocker (pass/rush)… The two-year starter provided valuable leadership and depth to the offensive line with his ability to play either tackle position…Started ten games for the Bulldogs during his career.

The Broncos next pick will come as the 19th selection in the second round, the 51st pick overall.

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Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan is all smiles as he talks about the team's first round NFL draft pick, George Foster, at Broncos headquarters in Denver. Foster, a 338-pound offensive tackle, played for the University of Georgia. He was the 20th pick in the first round. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)


Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan, center, is flanked by Director of College Scouting Jim Goodman, left, and General Manager Ted Sundquist at Broncos headquarters in Denver, as they consider the team's first round NFL draft pick. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)


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