After the Broncos broke their ties with CJ Anderson on April 16, they entered the NFL Draft 2018, which was in dire need of running back.
On Friday night, the Broncos approached the position by bringing Oregon's Royce Freeman in the third round (71st
The 5-foot-11, 229-pound Freeman comes with a 4.54 40-yard shot speed and should immediately compete for the start job, when Denver's current running back stall consists of Devontae Booker and De'Angelo Henderson Sr
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Freeman appeared in his career in Oregon in 51 games with 46 starts, a total of 5,621 yards and 60 touchdowns on 947 vehicles (5.9 yards per attempt)
The 60 touchdowns formed school and Pac-12 records Backfield with 79 catches for 814 yards and four touchdowns. Freeman left Oregon with a decorated career as a two-time All-Pac 12 second-team selection (2014, 2017), a first-team All-Pac pick in 2015 and was the Pac-12's offensive freshman Year 2014.