After trading down a handful of picks and still getting Micah Parsons, the Denver Broncos could jump back into the first-round and get this year’s version of Isaiah Simmons — Notre Dame’s Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah.
Owusu-Koramoah plays all over the defensive formation but I think he has a great future as an off-ball linebacker in the NFL with his aggressive style of play and instincts in coverage.
I wrote about Owusu-Koramoah as one of “my guys” in a recent roundtable post with the PO crew, and I think he would be a tremendous fit in Vic Fangio’s defense.
Owusu-Koramoah is explosive, he has great length, and he can line up anywhere.
The Broncos have come really close eto using a top draft choice at linebacker in recent years, and in this mock draft scenario, they actually come away with two very versatile guys whose versatility can be used in very different ways.
While Parsons excels in the pass rush department and can also play off-ball linebacker, Owusu-Koramoah is a guy who you can literally line up as a slot corner and he can get the job done. Some have compared him to Darius Leonard of the Indianapolis Colts, and that comparison holds up when you watch this guy play.
Owusu-Koramoah has special change of direction skills in addition to being an absolute missile out there on the field.
Thinking about putting the speed of Parsons and Owusu-Koramoah into the Vic Fangio defense with Von Miller and Bradley Chubb is downright scary. I don’t know how committed the Broncos are to Alexander Johnson beyond 2021, and these two guys would give Fangio and the Denver Broncos a couple of guys who can do a lot of things well for the defense.