Broncos take tight end Jeff Heuerman in third round



Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have selected Ohio State tight end Jeff Heuerman in the third round of the NFL draft on Friday night.

The 6-foot-5, 255-pound Heuerman caught 17 passes for 207 yards and two TDs last season for the national champion Buckeyes. Heuerman said he's "ecstatic" to catch passes from Peyton Manning.

Denver is trying to replace tight end Julius Thomas, who signed with Jacksonville in the offseason.

Earlier Friday, the Broncos picked Colorado State offensive lineman Ty Sambrailo in the second round. They took Missouri pass rusher Shane Ray in the first round.

___

Online:

AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast