The Broncos went back to Tempe.
A day after Denver drafted Arizona State quarterback Brock Osweiler, the front office plucked another player from the Arizona State campus in defensive back Omar Bolden.
A four-year starter, the 5-foot-10, 202-pound Bolden missed all of last season after tearing his ACL in a spring practice. But he said he is healthy and ready to go.
“Oh yeah, I’ve got (my speed) back,” Bolden said in a conference call. “I’m ready to play, ready to compete.”
Despite his injury, Bolden was still named a team captain his last year and earned Hard Hat player recognition for his work in the Arizona State weight room.
His main position was cornerback in college, but the Broncos could also use him as a punt returner.
“I love returning the ball,” Bolden said. “I played running back in high school so anytime I can get my hands on the ball, I enjoy it. I take pride in doing it.”