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College Free Agents On Board

Posted Apr 26, 2010

On Monday, the Broncos' rookie class got a lot larger, as the team agreed to terms with 19 college free agents. For information on the 10 offensive and nine defensive players, click here.


Two days after drafting nine new players, the Broncos agreed to terms with 19 college free agents on Monday.

The group is split fairly evenly -- 10 players on offense, nine on defense.

Here's a little more information on each pick-up.

KEVIN ALEXANDER
• POSITION: Outside Linebacker/Defensive End
• COLLEGE: Clemson
• HEIGHT: 6'4"
• WEIGHT: 265

Alexander didn't miss a game in his career at Clemson, a career in which he totaled 125 tackles, 12.5 tackles for a loss, 5.5 sacks, two pass breakups and one forced fumble.

One of the strongest players for the Tigers -- he can bench press 470 pounds -- Alexander helped Clemson finish among the nation’s top 25 teams in both total defense and scoring defense during all four seasons of his collegiate career.

Kevin Alexander
ALRIC ARNETT
Alric Arnett • POSITION: Wide Receiver
• COLLEGE: West Virginia
• HEIGHT: 6'2"
• WEIGHT: 189

Arnett was a two-year starter at West Virginia, totaling 78 receptions for 1,052 yards with nine touchdowns for the Mountaineers, after competing at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona in 2006 and Butler Community College in Kansas in 2005.

After redshirting at West Virginia in 2007 due to a thumb injury, he led the team in receiving yards as a junior in 2008 and ranked second on the team in both receptions and receiving yards and tied for the team high in receiving touchdowns as a senior in 2009.

TONEY BAKER
• POSITION: Running Back
• COLLEGE: North Carolina State
• HEIGHT: 5'10"
• WEIGHT: 225

Baker played 38 career games at N.C. State from 2005-09, totaling 451 rushes for 2,045 yards with 17 touchdowns, and tacked on 65 receptions for 676 yards and four scores. He finished his collegiate career ranked 11th in school history in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns, which is made more impressive by the fact that he missed nearly two entire seasons with a knee injury.

He entered his junior campaign in 2007 on the Doak Walker Award -- given to the nation’s best running back -- watch list before suffering the knee injury in the season opener. Two years later, he earned the ACC’s Brian Piccolo Award as the conference’s most courageous player after bouncing back to rank sixth in the conference in rushing and ninth in all-purpose yards in 2009.

Toney Baker
JARON BASTON
Jaron Baston • POSITION: Defensive Lineman
• COLLEGE: Missouri
• HEIGHT: 6'1"
• WEIGHT: 305

Baston did not miss a single game while at Missouri. He played in 54 contests for the Tigers -- starting 27 -- amassing 101 tackles, 2.5 sacks, one interception and two fumble recoveries.

He received second-team All-Big 12 honors by the league coaches as a senior in 2009, a year after earning honorable mention All-Big 12 accolades as a junior.

DEVIN BISHOP
• POSITION: Inside Linebacker
• COLLEGE: California
• HEIGHT: 6'1"
• WEIGHT: 239

Bishop spent three seasons with the Golden Bears, playing in 24 games and starting nine. He totaled 66 tackles and 2.5 sacks. He played in all 12 games as a senior and tied for fourth on the team in tackles while receiving the Ken Cotton Award as the most courageous player on defense.

He redshirted in 2007 after transferring from City College of San Francisco, where he earned junior college All-America honors as a sophomore with a team-high 45 tackles for the Rams.

Devin Bishop
KOREY BOSWORTH
Korey Bosworth • POSITION: Outside Linebacker/Defensive End
• COLLEGE: UCLA
• HEIGHT: 6'1"
• WEIGHT: 242

Bosworth played 51 career games for the Bruins, starting 28 of them and totaling 154 tackles, 11 sacks and 33.5 tackles for a loss. He started all 13 games as a senior, ranking third on the team and sixth in the Pac-10 in tackles for loss and second on the team in pass breakups. As a junior, he led the team with 7.5 sacks

His uncle, Brian Bosworth, was a two-time Butkus Award winner at the University of Oklahoma and played for the Seattle Seahawks.

MARCELLUS BOWMAN
• POSITION: Safety
• COLLEGE: Boston College
• HEIGHT: 6'2"
• WEIGHT: 225

For the Eagles, Bowman totaled 129 tackles, six interceptions for 210 return yards and a defensive touchdown, and two forced fumbles in 49 career games played including 15 starts.

He played both safety positions during his collegiate career, placing second on the team in tackles while tacking on two sacks as a senior after finishing third on the team with three interceptions -- including one for a touchdown -- as a junior.

Marcellus Bowman
CHRIS BROWN
Chris Brown • POSITION: Running Back
• COLLEGE: Oklahoma
• HEIGHT: 5'10"
• WEIGHT: 200

Brown played 45 career games with 14 starts at Oklahoma, totaling 626 rushes for 2,923 yards -- an average of 4.7 yards per carry -- with 42 touchdowns along with 44 receptions for 323 yards and three scores. He received honorable mention All-Big 12 Conference accolades in each of his final two years with the Sooners, and finished his career ranked fourth in team history in total touchdowns and rushing touchdowns, ninth in rushing yards and fifth in rushing attempts.

As a junior, he posted a career-high 1,220 rushing yards on 216 carries while registering the fifth-most rushing touchdowns for a season in Sooners history -- 20 -- to help Oklahoma reach the BCS National Championship Game.

PAUL DUNCAN
• POSITION: Tackle
• COLLEGE: Notre Dame
• HEIGHT: 6'7"
• WEIGHT: 315

Duncan saw time at both tackle positions in 41 career games with 21 starts for the Fighting Irish. As a senior in 2009, he started all 12 games at left tackle, logging the third-most playing time on the entire team.

He played in five games as a true freshman, appeared in 12 games as a sophomore then started all 12 games as a junior in 2007 before taking a medical redshirt in 2008.

Paul Duncan
BEN GARLAND
Ben Garland • POSITION: Defensive Lineman
• COLLEGE: Air Force
• HEIGHT: 6'5"
• WEIGHT: 275

Garland, an element leader in Cadet Squadron 27 at the United States Air Force Academy, totaled 115 tackles, 11.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and two blocked kicks in 39 career games played -- including 34 starts -- for the Falcons.

As a senior, he earned second-team All-Mountain West Conference honors from the league coaches.

RIAR GEER
• POSITION: Tight End
• COLLEGE: Colorado
• HEIGHT: 6'4"
• WEIGHT: 250

In 46 career games with 37 starts for the Buffaloes, Geer totaled 87 receptions for 974 yards and 11 touchdowns, ranking fourth, fifth and second, respectively, all-time among tight ends in Colorado history.

He began his career by earning second-team Freshman All-America honors from The Sporting News and Rivals.com in 2006, and closed it by earning first-team All-Big 12 Conference honors from the Associated Press and The Sporting News as a senior in 2009.

Riar Geer
PATRICK HONEYCUTT
• POSITION: Wide Receiver
• COLLEGE: Middle Tennessee State
• HEIGHT: 5'9"
• WEIGHT: 172

The three-year starter at Middle Tennessee State University totaled 116 receptions for 1,261 yards and eight touchdowns in his career.

He leaves the Blue Raiders ranked fourth in school history in receptions and ninth in receiving yards. He received third-team All-Sun Belt Conference honors from Phil Steele as a senior in 2009 after leading the team in receptions.

CHRIS MARINELLI
Chris Marinelli • POSITION: Tackle
• COLLEGE: Stanford
• HEIGHT: 6'7"
• WEIGHT: 300

Marinelli played 46 career games with 41 starts at Stanford as a three-time All-Pacific-10 Conference choice. He earned first-team honors in 2009 and honorable mention in 2007 and 2008.

He played primarily at right tackle as a senior, blocking for a Cardinal offense that ranked 11th in the nation in rushing with a school-record 2,837 yards. He helped clear the path for Heisman Trophy runner-up Toby Gerhart, and earned second-team All-America honors from the Associated Press along the way.

KYLE McCARTHY
• POSITION: Safety
• COLLEGE: Notre Dame
• HEIGHT: 6'1"
• WEIGHT: 210

The Broncos add yet another Golden Domer in McCarthy, who played 38 career games with 26 starts at Notre Dame. He totaled 241 tackles and eight interceptions for more than 100 return yards in his career.

He started every game in his final two seasons, recording more than 100 tackles in both seasons, making him the first Notre Dame defensive back in team history to eclipse the 100-tackle mark. He had a team-high 110 tackles in his junior season.

Kyle McCarthy
NATHAN OVERBAY
• POSITION: Tight End
• COLLEGE: Eastern Washington
• HEIGHT: 6'5"
• WEIGHT: 270

Overbay set numerous records at Eastern Washington, including his school-best mark of 19 touchdown receptions by a tight end. He played 43 games for the Eagles, totaling 93 receptions for 1,189 yards with 19 touchdowns. He set another EWU record for tight ends as a senior in 2009 with 51 receptions. That season, he averaged a touchdown every 3.9 catches to earn first-team All-Big Sky Conference honors.

He is the nephew of Toronto Blue Jays player Lyle Overbay.

MICHAEL SHUMARD
Michael Shumard • POSITION: Guard
• COLLEGE: Texas A&M
• HEIGHT: 6'5"
• WEIGHT: 301

Shumard played in 41 games including 29 starts for the Aggies, manning positions across the offensive line. He started 12 games as a senior -- 10 at left tackle and two at left guard -- helping the team total just over 465 yards of offense per game. He started all 12 games as a junior at left tackle.

The lineman saw action in all 13 games as a sophomore and helped a unit that paved the way for the nation’s 13th-best rushing attack -- 211.6 yards per game.

JEFF STEHLE
• POSITION: Defensive Lineman
• COLLEGE: Wisconsin
• HEIGHT: 6'6"
• WEIGHT: 310

Stehle played 38 career games with 13 starts on the defensive line at Wisconsin, totaling 40 tackles, 6.5 tackles for a loss, four sacks and two pass breakups.

He received the UW Jay Seiler Coaches’ Appreciation Award for his work on defense as a senior.

CASSIUS VAUGHN
• POSITION: Cornerback
• COLLEGE: Mississippi
• HEIGHT: 5'11"
• WEIGHT: 195

Vaughn played 50 career games with 24 starts at Mississippi, totaling 152 tackles, five interceptions, 20 passes defensed and two forced fumbles. As a senior, he tied for seventh in the SEC with 13 passes defensed.

He saw time at running back, wide receiver, quarterback and defensive back at East High School in Memphis, Tenn.

Cassius Vaughn
LANDIS WILLIAMS
Landis Williams • POSITION: Wide Receiver
• COLLEGE: Maine
• HEIGHT: 5'10"
• WEIGHT: 174

Williams played in 42 career games with 30 starts for the Black Bears, totaling 142 receptions for 1,679 yards and 23 touchdowns, and tacking on five rushes for 70 yards, 19 punt returns for 151 yards and 24 kickoff returns for 505 yards.

He tallied the fourth-most receptions in school history as a senior in 2009. That season, he set single-game school records in receptions -- 18 -- and receiving yards -- 239 -- against Rhode Island to go along with his three touchdowns.

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