ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- What's most intriguing about offensive tackle
Normally, such numbers would push an offensive linemen into the first four rounds. Painter was available in the sixth because of his relative lack of starting experience; he didn't become a full-time starter until last year after working as a backup the previous three years. Painter also is relatively new to the offensive line; when he arrived at Virginia Tech in 2008, he worked as a defensive tackle before switching sides of the line of scrimmage.
The Broncos are fairly well-set at tackle for 2013 once
That wouldn't be the worst fate for Painter; he's raw and has plenty of room for growth. The workout numbers offer a glimpse of his ceiling, if his athleticism can be harnessed. Painter isn't a finished project; he's a projection -- like almost every pick of the final two rounds.