The Broncos get their first look at their draft picks and undrafted rookies this weekend, and all were issued numbers upon reporting to team headquarters Thursday for the start of their orientation.
Meet the 37 players participating in the Broncos' rookie camp this weekend. (All photos from Associated Press except where noted otherwise)
DRAFT PICKS (9):**
OLB Shane Ray, Missouri: No. 56
OL Ty Sambrailo, Colorado State: No. 74
TE Jeff Heuerman, Ohio State: No. 82
OL Max Garcia, Florida: No. 73
CB Lorenzo Doss, Tulane: No. 37
DL Darius Kilgo, Maryland: No. 98
QB Trevor Siemian, Northwestern: No. 3
CB Taurean Nixon, Tulane: No. 39
DB Josh Furman, Oklahoma State: No. 41
UNDRAFTED ROOKIES SIGNED THIS WEEK (8):
LB Zaire Anderson, Nebraska: No. 47
OL Dillon Day, Mississippi State: No. 62
WR Matt Miller, Boise State: No. 89
DL Chuka Ndulue, Oklahoma: No. 93
OL Connor Rains, Wyoming: No. 72
OL Kyle Roberts, Nevada: No. 66
WR Jordan Taylor, Rice: No. 87
DL Josh Watson, Clemson: No. 70
ROOKIES SIGNED EARLIER IN THE OFFSEASON (4):
CB Tevrin Brandon, Monmouth: No. 33
TE/FB Joe Don Duncan, Dixie State: No. 42
OLB Danny Mason, No. 45
P/KOS Karl Schmitz, Jacksonville: No. 9
FIRST-YEAR PLAYERS SIGNED EARLIER IN THE OFFSEASON OR RETURNING FROM THE 2014 PRACTICE SQUAD (5):
WR Bennie Fowler, Michigan State: No. 16
C Matt Paradis, Boise State: No. 61
G Jon Halapio, Florida: No. 67
OLB Shaquil Barrett, Colorado State: No. 48
S Ross Madison, Toledo: No. 34
Ten players not under contract will join the Broncos for tryouts at this weekend's minicamp:
DL MIKE DOUGLAS -- No. 60
6-3 - 293 - Kentucky
Douglas worked as a defensive tackle in Kentucky's 4-3 alignment, starting all 12 games last year. He made the transition from end to tackle in 2012, and added 45 pounds over the last three years to help him move inside, where he improved at generating pressure over the years. Douglas finished his career with four sacks, six tackles for losses and 89 total tackles. He capped his college career with a 24-yard fumble return for a touchdown against Louisville last Nov. 29, recovering a fumble forced by Steelers first-round pick Alvin "Bud" Dupree.
LS HARRISON ELLIOTT -- No. 84
6-2 - 243 - Air Force
The Broncos will get a look at the future Air Force officer before he begins his post-graduate military commitment. Elliott handled long snaps for three seasons after working his way up from the Academy's junior-varsity squad. According to NFL.com, the Broncos were the only team to attend Air Force's pro day workout, in which Elliott took part and posted three 40-yard dash times of 5.01, 5.03 and 5.05 seconds.
S SHARROD GOLIGHTLY -- No. 35 5-10 - 192 - South Carolina In the Gamecocks' defense, he played the "spur," a hybrid safety/linebacker position, and finished his senior season with 57 total tackles, 7.5 tackles for losses, 1.5 sacks, an interception and three passes defended. Golightly was clocked at 4.72 seconds for his 40-yard dash at his pro day workout, but he said he "had a little hamstring issue" that day.
QB GRANT HEDRICK -- No. 5
6-0 - 196 - Boise State
A productive, accurate passer since becoming Boise State's starter midway through the 2013 season, Hedrick led the Broncos to a Fiesta Bowl win over Arizona, completing 24 of 34 passes for 309 yards a touchdown and an interception in the win. Hedrick accounted for 31 touchdowns -- 23 passing, 8 rushing -- and averaged 264.0 passing yards and 42.3 rushing yards per game.
DL DESMOND HOLLIN -- No. 69
6-3 - 281 - Florida State
Snaps were sparse for Hollin with the Seminoles after he transferred from ASA (Junior) College in Brooklyn, but he was able to display his athleticism with increased playing time last season. He started twice in 2014 and finished with 33 total tackles, including four for losses. Between junior college and his two years at FSU, Hollin could line up anywhere from the 3-technique to the 6- or 7-technique. Hollin added 16 pounds to his frame after arriving at FSU.
RB JORDAN JAMES -- No. 36**
5-9 - 195 - UCLA
James had an impressive Pro Day workout, flashing 4.42 speed in the 40-yard dash -- which, if he'd been invited to the Combine, would have placed him atop the entire class of running backs. A backup through most of his years at UCLA, James averaged 4.36 yards per carry and 8.49 yards per reception over four seasons.
LB KEITH LEWIS -- No. 50
6-0 - 226 - Mississippi
Lewis started three games last year, finishing with 46 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for losses and one touchdown on a fumble recovery. He made six total starts during his four years with the Rebels. Some of Lewis' work came as the "stinger" outside linebacker, which is the primary playmaker on that line of defense, asked to cover from sideline to sideline.
TE BROCK LUTES -- No. 83
6-4 - 220 - Bemidji State
The uber-athletic Lutes will attempt the basketball-to-football transition. He told NewEraScouting.com in March that he had a football scholarship to Washington State, but ended up at Bemidji State because of "grades and some SATs (and) … family and economic reasons." Lutes is quick (4.21 seconds) and can jump, as seen here. Now he'll see if his skills translate to football.
LB EFREM OLIPHANT -- No. 52
6-0 - 228 - Houston
Oliphant started the last two seasons for the Cougars, working on the weak side before moving to middle midway through his senior campaign. His tackle total dropped a bit after he moved to the middle, but he learned how to operate in heavy traffic, and he still led the team with 136 stops -- two more than the previous year, when he also led the Cougars. Oliphant showed quickness at his Pro Day workout, completing the short shuttle in 4.38 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.99 seconds.
RB JOSH SNEAD -- No. 49
5-8 - 191 - Duke
As part of the Blue Devils' runner-by-committee collective, Snead ran for 401 yards on 81 carries (4.95 yards per rush) and added 92 yards on 12 receptions last year. His junior season was his most productive; in that year's rotation, he ran for 651 yards splitting time with a group of runners that included current Bronco Juwan Thompson. Snead ran the 40-yard dash in 4.56 seconds at Duke's pro day.