Canadian Franklin drafted by Broncos
Canadian offensive lineman Orlando Franklin was taken in the second round by the Denver Broncos with the 46th overall pick.
Franklin, of the Miami Hurricanes, said he was told he'd step in at right tackle in Denver after playing left guard and then left tackle for the Hurricanes.
The 'Big-O', who stands six-foot-seven and weighs 310 pounds, was born in Jamaica, but grew up in Toronto before moving to Florida to enhance his opportunity to secure a football scholarship.
After his mother quit her job and moved the family Delray Beach, Fla., Franklin landed at Miami, where he played at guard his first three years there before switching to tackle as a senior.
After playing his entire senior year with a torn meniscus in his knee, Franklin had surgery before the combine but still chose to perform there anyways.