Another value pick for the Broncos here. Some thought Vinston Painter would be overdrafted because of his outstanding workout numbers but that wasn't the case. At 6'4" 305 pounds Painter ran a 4.95 40-yard dash at the Hokies pro day. He also did 32 reps at 225 pounds on the bench press.
Scouts know Painter is a better athlete than he is a football player at this time. However, his upside is very good and he could develop into a quality right tackle or guard in the NFL.
Painter is light on his feet and can be a sticky blocker at the second level. He does a good job of finding linebackers and blotting them out of the play.Handling an edge rusher is not a problem for Painter as he's develop a quick kick step and sets up before defenders have a chance to get into their first move.
He originally went to Virginia Tech as a defensive tackle but was moved to the offensive line as a freshmen. Painter lacks experience with only 13 starts under his belt during his college career. Potential is a dangerous word in the draft process but selecting Painter at this spot in the draft is a smart move for Denver.
The Broncos need offensive line depth and Painter gives them that and a whole lot more. He'll be a reserve player now but could step in as an emergency starter sometime in the near future.