The Buffalo Bills trading up for Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen ? The Cardinals trading up for UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen ? All interesting moves that make sense for each club.
The Dallas Cowboys going with Boise State linebacker Cheap Authentic Baseball Jerseys Leighton Vander Esche instead of a wide receiver? Interesting.
The Atlanta Falcons taking another Alabama wide receiver in Calvin Ridley to team with Julio Jones? Scary for the rest of the NFC South.
The result was that the first wide receiver went off the board later than in any draft since 2008, when none went at all in the first round. (For what it’s worth, the second-rounders that year included Jordy Nelson and DeSean Jackson; Pierre Garcon went in the sixth.)
Ridley was presumed by many to be the first wideout to go. He wasn’t — and the Falcons, who are practically the opposite of the Panthers in terms of weapons for their franchise quarterback, took him 26th.
The 5-foot-11, 229-pound Freeman comes with 4.54 40-yard dash speed and should compete immediately for the starting job when considering Denver’s current running back stable consists of Devontae Booker and De’Angelo Henderson Sr.
Freeman appeared in 12 games in 2017 and rushed for 1,475 yards and 16 touchdowns on 244 attempts, averaging 6 yards per carry, en route to a second-team All-Pac-12 selection. He was also a semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award, which recognizes the nation’s top running back.
On his career at Oregon, Freeman appeared in 51 games with 46 starts, totaling 5,621 yards and 60 touchdowns on 947 carries (5.9 yards per attempt).
The 60 touchdowns established school and Pac-12 records. Freeman displayed versatility as a receiver out of the backfield with 79 catches for 814 yards and four touchdowns.
Freeman left Oregon with a decorated career as a two-time second-team All-Pac 12 selection (2014, 2017), a first-team All-Pac Cheap Braves Jerseys selection in 2015 and was the Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year in 2014.