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NFL Draft 2015: Colorado State OL Ty Sambrailo selected by the Denver Broncos

Colorado State OL Ty Sambrailo selected by the Denver Broncos

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With the 59th pick in the 2015 NFL draft, the Denver Broncos selected Colorado State Rams quarterback Ty Sambrailo. Sambrailo stands at 6-feet-5-inches and 311 pounds, and was rated as the 106th player overall and the 13th rated offensive tackle, per Mocking The Draft rankings.

Sambrailo had a good year in the Mountain West and was an all-league performer and was getting some All-American consideration. However, when he went to the Senior Bowl his stock dropped from a possible first-round selection. The reasoning for the drop was because Sambrailo did not have the strength teams thought he had for his size. This does not mean he will be a bad pro but he needs to work on his strength to be able to be a force on the line. Some have the thought of just moving him to guard but that is a position of needing even more strength, so he will be a tackle in the NFL.

He has the size to be a good tackle with good footwork and athleticism and the offense Colorado State ran is a pro-style offense with a lot of play action plays and more traditional blocking scheme. It might just take him a year or so in an NFL weight room to gain a little more strength to be able to have success at the NFL level.

This pick makes a lot of sense for the Broncos and Sambrailo due to the style of blocking that the Broncos use and this will counter the lack of strength that Sambrailo has shown when going up against elite athletes.