Safety Justin Simmons, the Broncos' third-round pick (98th overall), in action at Boston College.
CHICAGO – The Broncos closed the second night of the 2016 NFL Draft by selecting Boston College safety Justin Simmons with the 98th overall pick in the third round.
The second team All-ACC selection in 2015 started all 12 games at free safety. In 50 career games for the Eagles, Simmons totaled 229 tackles and eight interceptions.
Broncos select DL Adam Gotsis from Georgia Tech in the second round and FS Justin Simmons from Boston College in the third round.
At six-feet-two-inches, 202 pounds, Simmons had the best vertical jump (40.0 inches) among safeties at the NFL Scouting Combine. He'll join the NFL's top passing defense in 2015.
The Broncos have six picks on Day 3:
Round 4: No. 136 overall (compensatory)
Round 5: Nos. 144 and 157 overall
Round 6: No. 219 overall (compensatory)
Round 7: Nos. 228 and 253 overall