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Broncos select RB Royce Freeman with third-round pick


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. —With the 71st-overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Broncos selected running back Royce Freeman of Oregon.

Running back had been a position of need for the Broncos following the release of C.J. Anderson on the first day of Denver's offseason workout program.

Freeman, who has the second-most rushing yards in Pac-12 history and the seventh-most rushing yards in NCAA history, instantly helps fill that void. The Oregon product finished with 5,621 rushing yards.

Freeman's 60 rushing touchdowns are also the most in Pac-12 history.

The 5-foot-11, 231-pound prospect was also productive as a receiver, as he averaged 10.3 yards per reception during his career.

Freeman joins Devontae Booker and De'Angelo Henderson in the Broncos' running back room.

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