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Broncos draft P Riley Dixon in the seventh round


CHICAGO –The Broncos selected Syracuse punter Riley Dixon with their final pick in the 2016 NFL Draft (No. 228 overall).

Dixon averaged 42.6 yards per punt in 39 career games at Syracuse. The second-team All-ACC selection in 2015 forced fair catches on 42.4 percent of his punts last season.

The six-foot-four-inch Dixon booted a school-record 75-yard punt in 2013. He forced a total of 88 fair catches in his last three seasons with the Orange.

Denver closed the 2016 NFL Draft with four offensive players, three defensive players and a special-teamer:

Round 1 (No. 26 overall) – QB Paxton Lynch, Memphis
Round 2 (No. 63 overall) – DT Adam Gotsis, Georgia Tech
Round 3 (No. 98 overall) – FS Justin Simmons, Boston College
Round 4 (No. 136 overall) – RB Devontae Booker, Utah
Round 5 (No. 144 overall) – G Connor McGovern, Missouri
Round 6 (No. 176 overall) – FB Andy Janovich, Nebraska
Round 6 (No. 219 overall) – S Will Parks, Arizona
Round 7 (No. 228 overall) – P Riley Dixon, Syracuse

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