By Michael Spencer

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – The Broncos selected linebacker Josey Jewell out of Iowa with the No. 106 pick in the fourth round of the NFL Draft.

Josey Jewell #43 of the Iowa Hawkeyes looks on against the Purdue Boilermakers during the game at Ross-Ade Stadium on October 15, 2016 in West Lafayette, Indiana. Iowa defeated Purdue 49-35. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Jewell was a three time captain at Iowa and was the only sophomore to ever be named captain by Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz.

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Jewell finished his college career with more than 433 tackles including 28 tackles for loss and 10 sacks. In 2017 Jewell had 132 total tackles with 13.5 for loss.

He’s likely to play both special teams for the Broncos and serve as a backup linebacker for Todd Davis and Brandon Marshall. Jewell fills the hole left behind by Corey Nelson’s free agency departure to Philadelphia.

CBS Sports describes him as a “tackling machine.”

Iowa Hawkeyes linebacker Josey Jewell (43) during the New Era Pinstripe Bowl on December 27, 2017, between the Boston College Eagles and the Iowa Hawkeyes at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, NY. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Shortly afterwards the Broncos selected wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton in the 4th Round with pick No. 113.

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Michael Spencer is a Sports Anchor at CBS4. Read his bio or connect with him on Twitter @MichaelCBS4.


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