The Denver Broncos finally got to pick on day three of the 2019 NFL Draft. With the 156th overall pick, they selected Justin Hollins from Oregon.
Because of all the moves the Denver Broncos made in the past 12-plus hours, it took a while before we got to see the Broncos select in the NFL Draft. It finally happened in the fifth round. And with the 156th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos selected Justin Hollins from Oregon University.
Denver acquired the 156th overall pick from the Minnesota Vikings in the trade last year that sent Trevor Siemian to the Gopher State. The Broncos used the pick to add more depth to the linebacker position.
Justin Hollins played edge rusher for the Ducks of Oregon. We all know how much the Broncos enjoy their pass rushers. They currently have two of the best in the game in Von Miller and Bradley Chubb.
With the departure of Shaquil Barrett and Shane Ray in the free agency pool, this move makes sense. It helps add depth and spells either Miller or Chubb if needed.
In his final season at Oregon, Justin Hollins had 64 tackles, 6.5 sacks and five forced fumbles. From the looks of it, he is the disruptive force that could really help the Broncos defense.
I am fascinated to find out what he will do for the Denver Broncos at the pro level. I do not see him making a huge impact right away. But hopefully he can learn under the Vic Fangio system and do well. His prospect grade is not strong, but that grade could be null and void if he can bring his game to the next level.
The Broncos have two draft picks remaining. The last two rounds could be intriguing. Welcome to the Denver Broncos Justin Holland!