ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- With their first of two fifth-round picks in the draft, the Denver Broncos selected Missouri guard Connor McGovern. McGovern is a versatile player who started games at left tackle, right tackle and right guard in his career with the Tigers.
My take: McGovern was one of the strongest linemen on this year’s draft board. He has positional versatility, something the Broncos require given they usually have just seven offensive linemen in uniform on game day. He was Missouri’s starter at left tackle this past season, but most project him inside as a guard in the NFL. McGovern also said he spent one season at Missouri practicing at center and feels “comfortable" if he had to play there in a game.
Weighty matters: McGovern set a pile of weight-room records at Missouri, including five squat repetitions of 690 pounds. He even suffered a torn pectoral muscle in one session of heavy lifting.