Sixth-round pick (176th overall) Andy Janovich in action during his time at Nebraska. (AP Images)
CHICAGO –The Broncos kept with the theme of offense on Day 3 by selecting Nebraska fullback Andy Janovich with the first pick in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft (No. 176 overall).
Janovich, an All-Big Ten Honorable Mention in 2015, was primarily a lead blocker for the Huskers. He also pitched in with 265 yards and three touchdowns his senior season.
Like Connor McGovern, Janovich dominated his position group in bench press reps at the NFL Scouting Combine (30, tied for best with Northwestern fullback Dan Vitale). Janovich will be looked on to open running lanes for C.J. Anderson, Ronnie Hillman and the newly drafted Devontae Booker.
The pick used to select Janovich was acquired via a trade with the Tennessee Titans. The Broncos next pick is a compensatory selection in the sixth round (No. 219 overall).
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)
Round 7 (No. 228 overall)