Defensive end Quanterus Smith and wide receiver Tavarres King were drafted just 15 picks apart by the Broncos — both fifth-round selections.
So fittingly, the pair officially signed their rookie contracts approximately 15 minutes apart on Friday.
Smith was added with the 146th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft out of Western Kentucky University, where he totaled 23 sacks. The defensive end led the nation with 1.25 sacks per game in his injury-shortened senior season.
Smith is still recovering from an ACL injury that cut his 2012 season short, but is in attendance at this weekend’s rookie minicamp.
King, a wide receiver out of Georgia, was selected with the 161st pick. He ranks fourth in Bulldogs history with 2,602 receiving yards and his 950 yards in 2012 are fourth-most all-time for a single season in school annals.
Tackle Vinston Painter signed his rookie deal on Thursday evening, giving the Broncos three of their seven selections under contract.