2011 NFL Draft Results: Denver Broncos Take Orlando Franklin

Here are the last several picks as we head into the middle of the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft:

39. Tennessee Titans: OLB Akeem Ayers, UCLA
40. Dallas Cowboys OLB Bruce Carter, UNC
41. Washington Redskins: DT Jarvis Jenkins, Clemson
42. Houston Texans: DE Brooks Reed, Arizona
43. Minnesota Vikings: TE Kyle Rudolph, Notre Dame
44. Detroit Lions: WR Titus Young, Boise State
45. Denver Broncos: S Rahim Moore, UCLA
46. Denver Broncos, offensive lineman Orlando Franklin, Miami
47. St. Louis Rams: TE Lance Kendricks, Wisconsin

The only one of these who has much of an impact on the Steelers is Franklin, who had been projected to go to the Steelers in the second round. I’m not sure the Steelers would have taken him, because he struggles at protecting the pass, but either way, he’ll affect the offensive line depth that will be available when the Steelers pick at No. 63. Kendricks is a bit of a reach and doesn’t have great size for a tight end.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Pittsburgh

You must be a member of SB Nation Pittsburgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Pittsburgh. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Pittsburgh

You must be a member of SB Nation Pittsburgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Pittsburgh. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.