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Broncos add offense, secondary help on second day of NFL Draft

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The Denver Broncos turned their attention to bolstering their anemic offense Friday when general manager John Elway selected SMU wide receiver Courtland Sutton and Oregon running back Royce Freeman.
At 6-foot-3 and 218 pounds, Sutton will give Case Keenum another big, physical red-zone target to go with receiver Demaryius Thomas and second-year tight end Jake Butt, who missed his rookie year while recovering from knee surgery.
Recruited out of high school as a safety, Sutton was moved to wide receiver by former Mustangs head coach June Jones, who saw his ball skills and figured he'd be more productive on offense.

Freeman was the all-time leading rusher at Oregon. The former Duck started as a freshman and put together solid production over his career, rushing for more than 5,600 yards in his career.

The 6'0 229 pound back said he is  ready to "deliver the blow" with the Broncos.

With their last pick of the day, the Broncos added Boston College CB Isaac Yiadom. The corner will be asked to use his length (he's 6'1) to help bat away passes and was a standout in his special teams coverage, an area where the Broncos desperately need to improve.

The Broncos grabbed pass rusher Bradley Chubb with the fifth overall pick in the first round.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story)

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