Denver Broncos 2022 mock draft any head coach will love
What does the future hold for Melvin Gordon?
Gordon was having an outstanding game in the Broncos’ 2021 regular season finale against the Chiefs, and then he got blasted behind the line of scrimmage on a play that stood no chance, fumbled, and the Chiefs turned what was about to be an 8-point deficit into what felt like a commanding lead.
Gordon’s variety of untimely fumbles and age could prevent George Paton from throwing a bunch of money his way when he might prefer a very deep running back class in 2022.
Kyren Williams may not be available in the late portion of the third round in the real 2022 NFL Draft, but in this mock draft simulation, he was sitting there and I couldn’t pass him up.
A true three-down back, Williams would pair perfectly with Javonte Williams and allow the Broncos to really keep progressing in their identity as a running offense.
Especially when you also project the inclusion of a player like Desmond Ridder into the mix for this season and possibly beyond, adding more talent at the running back position is non-negotiable.
With a 17-game regular season, the Broncos will need at least two running backs that could carry the load for a significant period of time and Williams is capable of that.
He had 31 total touchdowns, 78 receptions, and 2,821 total yards of offense over the last two seasons at Notre Dame.