Denver Broncos 2022 mock draft with surprise trade up for QB
Denver Broncos mock draft: David Ojabo, EDGE, Michigan
One of the position groups the Denver Broncos will undoubtedly want to emphasize in the 2022 offseason is off the edge.
Bradley Chubb has come back from his ankle procedure and has gradually started to look like his pre-injury self. Broncos Country has not been overly impressed with the recent return on investment from Chubb, a top-five pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, despite the fact that he was incredible as a rookie and made the Pro Bowl in (checks notes) 2020.
Heading into 2022, Chubb will have to prove that he is still able to stay healthy and play at a Pro Bowl level. Perhaps if he can do that early and often in the 2022 season, he’ll earn an in-season contract like wide receivers Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick did.
Jonathon Cooper looks like a gem off the edge from the 2021 NFL Draft class, but the Broncos need another true game-changer after the trade sending Von Miller away.
David Ojabo is exactly that — a game-changer.
Although he has the benefit of playing on the opposite side of the field from likely top pick Aidan Hutchinson, Ojabo has been wrecking games in his own right. His explosiveness and athleticism are absolutely silly to watch from a man of his size and build.
He’s a very young prospect, but George Paton might see a bit of Danielle Hunter in Ojabo, a player who was extremely young and somewhat raw coming out with the potential to be a consistently dominant force off the edge.