Denver Broncos: Baron Browning a potential starter at pick 105

Denver Broncos, 2021 NFL Draft, Baron Browning. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos, 2021 NFL Draft, Baron Browning. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

The Denver Broncos drafted a guy from Ohio State but not the quarterback that many fans wanted.

For all the love people were giving to Micah Parsons out of Penn State, there were/are other options in this class who were potentially better prospects or as good of players as Parsons. Baron Browning was exactly the type of player this Vic Fangio defense needed at the linebacker position to bolster a unit that will see possible turnover after the 2021 season.

Browning is a very skilled inside and outside linebacker who can play on the edge running sideline to the sideline. He is also a physical freak who blew up with his numbers at the Ohio State pro day.

Browning is a skilled player capable of being a star down the line for this team. It would not surprise me in the least to see Browning start mid-season replacing Josey Jewell or Alexander Johnson. He is a freak athlete at the position who could be the missing piece to that linebacker room. A room that could look very different in 2022.

Both Johnson and Jewell are expected to be unrestricted free agents along with Josh Watson being restricted in 2022. The only other option long-term on the roster is Justin Strnad. Everything we know about linebacker Strnad is the team is in love with his coverage skills.

If the future is with Browning and Strnad it will be something nice. Both of them have the necessary speed to run from sideline to sideline.

The Denver Broncos did a lot to add a playmaker at linebacker who is instinctual to create turnovers with the amount of quickness he has to do those things.

This was a crazy day two of the NFL Draft to where arguments could be made Denver had a great second as much as anyone. With the amount of talent and value of other players on day three, Denver could swing a lot of talent tomorrow.