The NFL Draft took place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City from Thursday, May 8 through Saturday, May 10, and several former Broncos saw their life long dreams come true as they were drafted in to the NFL.
Former Boise State defensive end, Demarcus Lawrence, was projected as a potential first round pick on Thursday night. Lawrence’s name was not called Thursday night, but he didn’t have to wait long to move on the to the highest level of football.
With the 34th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys drafted Lawrence, making him the seventh highest pick in school history. Lawrence is the seventh second-round pick and the ninth pick in the first two rounds in Boise State history.
During his time at Boise State, Lawrence was named to the first team All-Mountain West in 2012 and 2013 and led Boise State defensive linemen in tackles both seasons.
Joining Lawrence as fellow draftees over the weekend were former offensive linemen Matt Paradis and Charles Leno Jr.
Paradis was the 31st pick of the sixth round (207 overall) by the 2014 Super Bowl runner-up Denver Broncos, while Leno Jr. was picked up by the Chicago Bears as the 31st pick in the seventh round (246 overall).
Former wide reciever Aaron Burks signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Falcons, late Saturday night.