This selection feels more like a local tie with both need and sentimental value. Andrew Wingard is widely regarded as the heartbeat of the defense at Wyoming. Wingard is a downhill safety capable of mixing it in zone coverage. Something Denver may do more of in 2019. Wingard is a true enforcer at safety and a tremendous tackler.
The angles he takes are solid in zone coverage and the presence to be a box safety gives Denver Broncos options. Wingard will be added to a group at safety that is deep but can change quickly. Su’a Cravens place long-term is uncertain. As well as Will Parks.
Parks is in line to be the safety after they chose not to sign Adrian Amos in free agency. Also, Parks is entering his fourth season. It is a contract year and we know those adages all too well now.
Denver Broncos will look at Wingard as a potential development project that competes strictly on special teams. In fact, early on Wingard can be a solid special teamer. This is where he will make his name and prove to Denver he can stay around.