Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/25/12

The Broncos have now signed all of their draft picks from the 2012 class. On Tuesday afternoon, the Broncos announced that they signed second round draft pick Brock Osweiler to a four year contract, as well as third round draft pick Ronnie Hillman. Osweiler and Hillman were the last two remaining picks of the Broncos that had yet to be signed.

Osweiler will earn the same amount of money as the No. 57 overall pick last year, Mikel Leshoure, did. Hillman will earn the same amount as Buffalo linebacker Kelvin Sheppard received as the No. 68 overall pick in 2011.

Getting these two signings done were of the utmost importance. Hillman figures to play a very prominent role in the Broncos' offense in 2012. With starting running back Willis McGahee turning 31 years old in October, it wouldn't shock anybody to see Hillman split carries with McGahee, if not potentially unseat him as starting running back as the season progresses.

Osweiler might not even be the primary backup in 2012. As it stands right now, he is currently No. 4 on the depth chart, and the primary backup to Peyton Manning will likely either be Adam Weber or free agent signee Caleb Hanie. 

However, it is expected that Osweiler will be the Broncos' quarterback of the future after Manning hangs up his cleats. Osweiler is only 21 years of age, and has only started one full season of collegiate football. He'll have several years to learn under one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time in Manning.

Outside of defensive tackle Derek Wolfe, Osweiler and Hillman were Denver's most hyped draft selections. As of now, they can officially call themselves Broncos.

Be sure to check out other great articles at Sports Media 101.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

New Astro Josh Reddick looking for ‘hot spots’ like Dave & Buster’s, Arby’s

Scottie Pippen: Phil Jackson the main problem with Knicks

Jerry Jones hints Cowboys looking to trade out of first round

Muhammad Ali will be subject of new Ken Burns PBS documentary

UConn’s Geno Auriemma blasts ESPN over tournament schedule

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

James Jones reportedly challenged Cavs in locker room after blowout loss to Spurs

Goldberg clarifies comments about being 'miserable' in WWE return

Elway disagrees with notion Kaepernick is being blackballed

Jeanie Buss: Luke Walton can be Lakers coach for 10-15 years

DeMarcus Cousins goes Marshawn Lynch to answer Kings questions

Sherman on trade talk: ‘Organizational philosophies change’

The 'It appears as if the Padres aren't even pretending to try in 2017' quiz

MLB promotions we're dying to see teams incorporate

NFL Roundup: Jay Cutler wasted a perfectly good sendoff photo

Box Score 3/30: The calm before the final days of March Madness

The 'So, is this the last ride for the Dead Man?' quiz

Athletes in other sports (or famous professions) who played in the NCAA Tournament

2016 MLB playoff teams that won't make it back this season

Box Score 3/29: Free hats (Caps fans only)

The 'Are you mentally prepared for 'One Shining Moment'?' quiz

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Serge Ibaka can't connect

Can the Padres' Christian Bethancourt really succeed at pitcher and catcher?

The Raiders will forever belong to Oakland

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 'It appears as if the Padres aren't even pretending to try in 2017' quiz

MLB promotions we're dying to see teams incorporate

NFL Roundup: Jay Cutler wasted a perfectly good sendoff photo

Athletes in other sports (or famous professions) who played in the NCAA Tournament

The 'So, is this the last ride for the Dead Man?' quiz

2016 MLB playoff teams that won't make it back this season

The 'Are you mentally prepared for 'One Shining Moment'?' quiz

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Serge Ibaka can't connect

Can the Padres' Christian Bethancourt really succeed at pitcher and catcher?

The Raiders will forever belong to Oakland

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker