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Saturday, April 30, 2011
Denver lands another tight end

By Bill Williamson

While the Denver Broncos concentrated on defense in the draft, they did find time to pick up two intriguing tight ends Saturday.

All thanks to the Green Bay Packers. The Broncos sent fifth and sixth-round picks to the Packers for a fourth- and seventh-round pick.

In the fourth round, Denver took basketball player turned tight end Julius Thomas of Portland State. In the seventh round, Denver took Nevada tight end Virgil Green. Green is an intriguing player. Many scouts think he is more pro ready than Thomas. Green is not as big as Thomas, though. But he was productive at Nevada and he was high on many team’s boards. He is a solid receiver and blocker.

This was a quality pick in the seventh round.