Denver Broncos: Full Seven-Round Mock Draft

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Denver Broncos mock draft; Michigan Wolverines running back Hassan Haskins (25) runs the ball in the second half against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports /

Denver Broncos mock draft pick 116: Hassan Haskins, Running Back, Michigan

Dipping back into the running back pool after selecting Javonte Williams in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos and George Paton turn to former Michigan Wolverine, Hassan Haskins.

Standing at 6-foot-1, over 220 pounds, Haskins is a powerful runner that tries to do his best Melvin Gordon impression and fall forward when tackled. There isn’t an incredible amount of burst from Haskins and he is not a perfect prospect by any means, but this is why he is looked at in the fourth round, instead of the first.

Now Denver Broncos running backs coach, Tyrone Wheatley, was the running backs coach at the University of Michigan from 2015-2016. Wheatley could give the Wolverines Head Coach, Jim Harbaugh, a call and get some feedback on Haskins as well.

He has a similar style to Melvin Gordon and could be brought in to get those nasty two yards that keep chains moving when operating on offense. During his time at Michigan, Haskins ran for 2,324 yards and 30 touchdowns.

One downfall of Haskins’s play is his ability out of the backfield. He has never been a threat popping out of the backfield and that is important in today’s NFL. While it shouldn’t make or break the potential of a prospect, it certainly does make one more enticing.

Williams and Boone could be the main one-two punch in 2022, but when 2023 comes around, the Denver Broncos could have a dynamic, cost-controlled duo in Williams and Haskins.