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Lelie excited to be heading to Denver

Updated: April 20, 2002, 9:35 PM ET
By Ashley Lelie with Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

BEAUFORT, S.C. -- In the end, it felt like the day after Christmas. My friends and family were all gone, I had opened my lone present -- a No. 19 selection to the Denver Broncos -- and all the excitement, anticipation and nerves had transferred to fatigue.

But, man what a day.

As expected, things went unexpectedly, with the New Orleans Saints, Tennessee Titans and Atlanta Falcons -- all teams that people thought were interested in me, taking a pass, leaving me for Denver.

I'd ...

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