The Broncos have selected Arizona Safety Will Parks with the 219th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Let’s take closer look at Parks and how he fits on the Broncos roster.
The Broncos have “double dipped” at the Safety position in the 2016 NFL Draft by selecting Arizona S Will Parks with the 219th overall pick. Let’s take a closer look at Parks and how he fits on the roster.
Strong leadership skills. Team Captain.
Two year starter.
Played a hybrid position of safety/nickel corner in Arizona’s 3-3-5 defense
Quality special teams and tackling skills.
Has starting upside
Doesn’t have a strong build
Sometimes gets burned in coverage
HOW HE FITS:
This is a solid pick up for the Broncos late in the 6th round. He can come in and be a Special Teams contributor with potential to develop into a starting caliber Strong Safety a few years down the road. Parks is more of a Strong Safety and gives the Broncos another developmental Safety to pair with Justin Simmons, the Broncos 3rd Round pick. By no means will this guy be a ball hawk or a shut down player in the NFL, but he could certainly carve out a good role as a sub-package Safety who can play in the box and excel on Special Teams.
Overall, this is a solid pick that gives the Broncos the opportunity to add depth in the secondary that can potentially develop into a starting Strong Safety down the road.
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