BOISE, Idaho Orlando Scandrick became the second Boise State Bronco picked in the 2008 NFL Draft when the Dallas Cowboys selected him in the fifth round on Sunday. Scandrick was the 143rd overall pick.
Scandrick joins Ryan Clady, who was picked by the Denver Broncos with the 12th pick of the first round on Saturday, as Boise State players selected in the 2008 NFL Draft. The two draft picks come a year after four Boise State players were chosen in the 2007 NFL Draft, led by Gerald Alexander who was grabbed in the second round by the Detroit Lions. Legedu Naanee was a fifth-round pick by the San Diego Chargers; the Green Bay Packers selected Korey Hall in the sixth round; and the Buffalo Bills in the seventh round picked Derek Schouman.
It marks the first time since the 1986 and 1987 drafts that multiple Bronco players have been picked in consecutive seasons. Markus Koch was a second round pick by the Washington Redskins and Jon Francis was a seventh round selection by the New York Giants in 1986, while Lance Sellers was grabbed by the Miami Dolphins and Jim Ellis went to the Los Angeles Raiders in the 10th round in 1987.
Scandrick is the 10th highest Boise State player ever picked in the draft and the first cornerback since Frank Robinson was selected by the Denver Broncos in the fifth round in 1992. He is also the fifth Bronco picked in the fifth round joining Robinson, Dave Stachelski (2000, New England Patriots), Matt Hill (2002, Seattle Seahawks) and Legedu Naanee (2007, San Diego Chargers). Scandrick is the sixth Boise State defensive back to be picked in the draft. He is also the third Boise State player to be selected by Dallas, joining Rolly Woolsey (sixth round, 1975) and John Smith (third round, 1976).
Ryan Clady made history Saturday. The former Boise State offensive tackle became the first Bronco ever drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft.
Scandrick is the 41st pick in Boise State history and the 12th since the Broncos moved to Division I before the 1996 season.