Round 2: Broncos Select CSU OT Ty Sambrailo

For the second round, the Broncos stayed in their own backyard, selecting Colorado State OT Ty Sambrailo.

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Ty Sambrailo
Colorado State / 6'6 / 311 lbs
  • OT
  • [2] #26

Analysis

Sambrailo is a self-made offensive tackle. He was an unheralded recruit from Northern California in 2010. In fact, he began his high school career as a quarterback. Now Sambrailo is on the verge of becoming a professional offensive tackle. He was a big part of the Colorado State turnaround, starting 41 games. This past season he recorded 55 knockdown blocks, graded out at 87.1% and had 14 touchdown resulting blocks. He has good size, length, big hands and good feet. Sambrailo is a better run blocker at this stage. He did give up 4.5 sacks in 2014.

Dave-Te' Thomas Player Evaluation

Chicago, IL—In the first round, the Denver Broncos traded up to take an edge rusher in Missouri’s Shane Ray, after everyone expected them to go offensive line. General Manager John Elway assuaged the fears of many in Broncos Country tonight, by taking Colorado State offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo.

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Sambrailo is a player MHH is well-acquainted with. Jake Marsing and Brandon Perna attended his Pro Day and got an up-close look at Sambrailo. The Broncos were in attendance that day and as a Fort Collins resident, Sambrailo was literally in their backyard. Marsing came away impressed, as he mused in his field report afterwards

According to Sambrailo, any team that drafts him can expect to get a, “Reliable and hardworking offensive lineman, someone who’s coming in right away who wants to contribute.” He’s an athletic, versatile offensive lineman who could contribute to just about any NFL offensive line. Despite a limited pro day workout, it is plain to see that several franchises are riveted by Sambrailo’s potential. Don’t be surprised if his name is called early on April 30th.

He can immediately impact the Broncos roster and has the versatility to play inside at left guard, or outside at right tackle. The Broncos currently have Chris Clark and last year’s third round pick Michael Schofield at RT. Sambrailo gives them even more options.

Some draftniks think he’s a little on the raw side, but in Gary Kubiak and Rick Dennison’s system—one that demands lateral quickness, great footwork and speed—Sambrailo fits well. He has the upside to potentially be a future option at left tackle, if the Broncos decide to move on from Ryan Clady, who will be 29 years old in September.

Sambrailo joins fellow CSU Ram Shelley Smith on the Broncos O-line and could end up competing with him for the team’s left guard spot. Smith was originally drafted by Gary Kubiak while with the Houston Texans. Perhaps “Kubes” has a soft spot for Rocky Mountain maulers.

The Broncos must be really high on Sambrailo, because Hobart guard/center Ali Marpet, Oregon center Hroniss Grasu and the guy many mocked to Denver, Pittsburgh's raw but uber-talented offensive tackle T.J. Clemmings, were all still on the board.

Chad Jensen is the Publisher and Lead Analyst for MileHighHuddle. You can find him on Twitter @ChadNJensen and on Google+.

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