Ty Sambrailo is moving on to the NFL, but only about 60 miles down the road.
Colorado State’s All-Mountain West offensive tackle was selected with the 59th overall pick, No. 27 in the second round of the NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos Friday night.
Sambrailo, who started 42 of the 48 games in his career at CSU, helped lead the Rams to their best record (10-3) since 2000 and helped block for a 4,000-yard passer (Garrett Grayson) and 1,200-yard rusher (Dee Hart). He also graded out above 90-percent in every game he played and registered more than 60 knockdown blocks while helping to lead one of the most prolific offenses in the Football Bowl Subdivision.
The native of Watsonville, California, was chosen to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl on Jan. 24 in Mobile, Alabama, and to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine in February.
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