DENVER (AP) -The off-the-field issues surrounding Marcus Thomas didn't bother Denver as the Broncos traded up to take the Florida defensive tackle in the NFL draft on Sunday.
The Broncos gave Minnesota their final picks in the 2007 draft, a sixth-rounder (No. 176 overall) and a seventh-rounder (No. 233), and also a third-round pick in 2008, to take Thomas in the fourth round (No. 121).
The 6-foot-2, 314-pound Thomas was suspended from the Gators in 2006 by coach Urban Meyer after failing two marijuana tests. He was reinstated, but then kicked off permanently in early November for leaving Gainesville, Fla., to go to Orlando with friends.
The Broncos moved up four spots in the first round Saturday to select Florida defensive end Jarvis Moss with the 17th pick. Moss tested positive for marijuana in the middle of the 2006 season and was suspended for one game.
``It was a real (embarrassing) moment in my life for me,'' Moss said.
The Broncos have taken players with a history of problems in the past. Denver selected Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett with a third-round pick in 2005. Clarett was cut before even playing a preseason game.
Thomas played in 41 games with the Gators and had 14 sacks.

Recent NFL Discussions

SUPER BOWL PLAY on Mon, Feb 2017 by MichaelF12
2017 NFL Draft Props on Fri, Feb 2017 by Blade
Handicapping Week 1 on Fri, Feb 2017 by Blade
Blade what time do you get up on Thu, Feb 2017 by Blade
VIR- V TECH GAME on Sun, Feb 2017 by Timmy1961
Advertisement

Top NFL Public Bets

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Krik Cousins Next Team Prop Odds Which team will Kirk Cousins be playing for in Week 1 of the 2017 NFL regular season?
Thumbnail Tony Romo Next Team Prop Odds Which team will Tony Romo play for when the 2017 NFL regular season begins? Oddsmakers have weighed in.
Thumbnail Taylor could be fit in Cleveland Could current Bills Tyrod Taylor be a fit for the quarterback-needy Browns next season?
Thumbnail Palmer, Fitz both returning for Cards The Arizona Cardinals will have their starting quarterback back for 2017, as Carson Palmer confirmed he will return to play next season.
Thumbnail AFC Championship Odds In no surprise, the Patriots are favored to win the 2018 AFC Conference Championship over the Steelers and the rest of the field.
Advertisement

NFL Team Pages