Apr 24, 2010 9:25 PM

Broncos wrap up NFL Draft with 4 more picks

NGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos began the final day of the NFL Draft by selecting Oklahoma State cornerback Perrish Cox in the fifth round.

The second-team All-American defensive back had 36 tackles in 2009 and picked off four passes.

But Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy suspended Cox from playing in the Jan. 1 Cotton Bowl and banned him from attending the Cowboys' pro day workout on March 10.

The Broncos used their sixth-round draft pick on center Eric Olsen of Notre Dame.

Olsen, who started 31 games for the Fighting Irish, is the second center chosen in this draft by Denver. The Broncos also chose J.D. Walton of Baylor in the third round.

The Broncos entered the draft with a gaping hole at center after Casey Wiegmann rejoined the Kansas City Chiefs in the offseason after two superb seasons in Denver.

The Broncos wrapped up the day with two seventh round picks including University of Indiana linebacker Jammie Kirlew

The Broncos also selected Cal cornerback Syd'Quan Thompson in the seventh round after trading Tampa Bay a fifth-round draft pick in 2011 to obtain the Buccaneers' two seventh rounders Saturday.

Kirlew was a two-time team MVP and two-time All-Big Ten selection for the Hoosiers.

He played defensive end in college but will play outside linebacker in the Broncos' 3-4 defensive scheme.


      Denver Broncos 2010 Draft Picks

      1 (22) Demaryius Thomas, wr, Georgia Tech.

      1 (25) Tim Tebow, qb, Florida.

      2 (45) Zane Beadles, ot, Utah.

      3 (80) J.D. Walton, c, Baylor.

      3 (87) Eric Decker, wr, Minnesota.

      5 (137) Perrish Cox, db, Oklahoma State.

      6 (183) Eric Olsen, g, Notre Dame.

      7 (225) Syd'Quan Thompson, db, California.

      7 (232) Jammie Kirlew, lb, Indiana.


 (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)



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