Denver Broncos: 7-Round Mock Draft Heading Into the Bye Week
Denver Broncos mock draft – Round 3 Picks
Patrick (Pick 1): Daniel Faalele, OT Minnesota
The Denver Broncos have been using a “tackle-by-committee” approach for the seemingly cursed right tackle position. Veteran tackle Bobby Massie has been playing pretty well this season, but the Broncos need to find a long-term solution.
Minnesota OT Daniel Faalele could possibly be the long-term solution at right tackle for the Broncos. A massive prospect with good athleticism for his size, Faalele still has some work to do with his technique. However, he plays like a school ground bully and if Mike Munchak is still the offensive line coach in 2022, he may have a gem on his hands.
Sayre (Pick 1): Daniel Faalele, OT Minnesota
I was about to take Faalele with the last pick of round two, but to get him here in round three is even better.
There are some significant questions about whether or not Faalele could hold up as a full-time solution at the tackle position, but his upside is worth taking a shot on here.
Listed at 6-foot-9, 400 pounds at one point, Faalele is a literal giant on the football field who has exceptional movement skills for his position. He is capable of flat-out dominating. I like the idea of him next to Quinn Meinerz on that right side.
Patrick (Pick 2): Henry To’oto’o, LB Alabama
It seems like the Denver Broncos have used about 15 different players at the linebacker position this season. Injuries hit the group hard as both Josey Jewell and Alexander Johnson suffered season-ending injuries.
The Broncos have had to rely on the combination of rookie Baron Browning and second-year Justin Strnad, as well as trading for Kenny Young and signing Avery Williamson who has yet to play a snap in Denver.
With this pick, Denver gets a potential linebacker to partner alongside Browning. The Tennessee transfer has good closing speed, decent zone coverage skills, and has good instincts to take tackling angles. Could be a potential steal in the mid-rounds.
Sayre (Pick 2): Breece Hall, RB Iowa State
With their second of two third-round picks, the Broncos take a running back to complement Javonte Williams and replace Melvin Gordon, assuming Gordon walks in free agency.
If Gordon comes back, you can go another route, but I love the idea of having two backs that can hurt you on all three downs.
Breece Hall has been one of the best pass-catching backs in all of college football the last few seasons and a workhorse for the Cyclones.